today i'm sharing something we lOvE to have in our home.
i have a tendancy... if i see one... i fEEL like i have to have it.
you can find them on our beds... curl up chairs... sofas...
and in a big basket under the sofa table.
the girls use them to make big tents.
they're just the right amount of snuggle for a cat nap.
the doggies even think they're mighty comfy.
an impromtu spa day.
you name it.
they're fun to have around.
i get lots of questions about them too.
i think it's their fun color... they love getting attention. :)
they're cotton kantha throws.
made from old/vintage/discarded sari dresses.
they have been becoming more & more popular it seems...
easier to find.
the thing is...
IF you see one you like... in a store or online... you REALLY love it...
it's usually a situation you've got to grab i then...
it will be gone really soon.
i have actually gotten lucky and found two at tuesday morning!
some places to check... maybe get on their mailing lists... for this & other fun...
one king's lane...
joss & main.
and there are oodles of other sources & shops online.
all you have to do is search "kantha".
i prefer the ones that have minimal stitching... just a personal preference...
they are lighter... and we live in texas.
having said that...
i haven't met one i didn't like. :)
each one is unique & special.
have their own look.
maybe that's what i love about them.
sometimes they'll even have patches where they were worn & loved.
not a mole... a beauty mark....... for sure.
and if someone should happen to climb all over one... all muddy...
i've had no problem washing on cold & tumbling on low/cool a bit.
i can't guarantee this... but i've had no problems what so ever.
i like to wash things when they enter the home anyway.
and if you're like me... think kantha throws are fun...
they're making bags... pillows... scarves..... yadda.
lots of good & pretty repurposing going on.
i'm a fan!