I found this vintage woollen blanket at the thrift store this week. Falling for the charming red and the luscious grey I have been trying to find out about the manufacturer of this gorgeous blanket.
I could an only find minimal information on the 'Laconia' brand name at the Victorian State Library Website. That fact in itself is intriguing to me. From what I can gather the Laconia Blanket Mill was around in the 1950's in Richmond, Victoria...that is about as much information as I have found...so far.
It is in perfect condition and after washing it gently and leaving it on the clothes-line for a day in the sun the strong odour of mothballs has been eliminated. It must have been so well looked after and hardly used at all to have lasted this long. Don't you love the cute label?
My ginger plant is in flower at the moment and adds a striking addition to the shades of red.
I usually pick up these trugs or tool boxes as some call them. They always come in super handy for bits and bobs in my garden shed. Changes had to be made to this one though and as I am in the mood for the colour blue...sorry, but the ' fresh eggs' and the chicken just had to go!
I also added a strip of paper that I found in my craft room with gorgeous and decorative Fleur di lis design. Added a bit of distressing and here you are. So much brighter.
Add a few herbs from the garden as I try out my new macro lens for the camera that arrived from Hong Kong this morning!
Don't forget the Brisbane French Festival is on again tomorrow at Southbank. I had a fabulous time there last year and I would thoroughly recommend it for lovers of all things French. You can also read about it from Thea at Thea and Sami here .
Enjoy your weekend. x