Thrifted Vintage Blanket and Afghan Collection -1970s Retro Home

Thrifted Vintage Blanket and Afghan Collection -1970s Retro Home

Here are my favorite thrifted vintage crochet blankets and afghans. I’m really proud of my retro blanket collection! When I leave a thrift store I almost always have a vintage blanket in hand. They spark so much joy for me and I always make sure to have squishy armchairs with plenty of throw blankets on top. Remember to like and subscribe if you enjoyed my video!
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My vintage crochet blankets really complete my colorful 1970s inspired home. I love searching through thrifts shops for the perfect retro blanket for my eclectic living room. I hope this video inspires you to get to your local thrift store to find your next thrift find!

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  1. Angela Roland on August 8, 2023 at 3:44 pm

    Absolutely love the colors on these blankets! Such a fun collection.

  2. Paula Beach on August 8, 2023 at 3:52 pm

    I have some crochet blankets and some old antique quilts. I quilt so it’s fun to collect the old ones!

  3. MIR ASMR on August 8, 2023 at 3:56 pm

    Woww, mi abuela los teje pero en versión pequeña, es muy hermoso todo 🤭, a tejer se a dicho 😁👌

  4. CookieBag on August 8, 2023 at 3:56 pm

    I would love to see a video on your vintage towels if you have any! Soooo sweet that your mom found your favorite blanket for you. I love Shirley Temple, and my Mom gave me a thrifted blue honeycomb depression glass pitcher with her picture on it. It was part of a Kellogg’s promotion in the 30’s. Knowing that my Mom thought of me when she found it makes me love it that much more!!

  5. JacksonPlayz Everything on August 8, 2023 at 3:59 pm

    My fave is the chevron because I inherited one from my grandmother!! Also, I’m subscriber #666- I don’t know what that means but I promise I come in peace! Longtime insta follower of yours finally making my way to your YouTube channel! Thanks for all your sweet and joyous vintage sharing!

  6. The Adventure Begins on August 8, 2023 at 4:01 pm

    I love them all!! I have a collection also 🙂 how do you recommend to wash them ?

  7. Happy Susan blog on August 8, 2023 at 4:04 pm

    Wow love your video. I follow you on Insta and it’s great you are on Youtube now. I just read about how to wash vintage sheets on your blog. Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom🌸🤩😘

  8. Christa Sterken on August 8, 2023 at 4:07 pm

    Ooh! If you ever get rid of that aqua one, let me know! I have a chronic illness were weighted blankets, are helpful, and it’s my favorite colors🎉

  9. Sarah Anderson on August 8, 2023 at 4:11 pm

    Oooo my favorite has to be the daisies! I have seen huge afghans just like that, but never managed to snag one… yet! 🌼🌼🌼

  10. My Little Colorado Cottage on August 8, 2023 at 4:11 pm

    Awesome afghan collection

  11. Steffany Olson on August 8, 2023 at 4:12 pm

    Omg I looooove your collection of afghans 😍 all of mine are from my gramma. Your vintage style is sooo fun 🤩

  12. Tracy Vanleeuwen on August 8, 2023 at 4:12 pm

    We have many. My son who is now 13 loved afghans when he was a baby. Family gave him a lot that were made by his great grandma. His favorite was one of the last ones she made. (She passed 3years before he was born) but it started falling apart since it wasn’t that tight since grandmas hands didn’t work as well as they once did. Thankfully he has an awesome 2nd cousin who took many many pictures took it all apart and put back together and even added to it so it fit his 3 or 4 year old self so he had many more years with blankey. It’s put up now for his kids. But will get out sometimes when he isn’t feeling well. But he doesn’t know I know he does this. I let it be his secret.
    Daisy’s are my favorite flower. Now I’m on the hunt for one. If you find another one let me know I will buy it from you. I like in Grand Rapids so not far.

  13. alenka213 on August 8, 2023 at 4:13 pm

    I love them all! The blanket I’m always looking for is an afghan with crochet frogs. Never find those 😞

  14. Di Pi on August 8, 2023 at 4:14 pm

    Hi Emily, thank you for taking us on your blanket/afghan tour. I love them all. I should put you on my blanket/afghan will when I’m long gone. Trust me, my kids won’t want them. 😂😭😳😩☹️😉🤷🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️

  15. Ugly Beat on August 8, 2023 at 4:17 pm

    I love all of these sooooo much! Like wooooow!!!!

  16. notquitekate on August 8, 2023 at 4:20 pm

    I truly feel that you can never have too many comfort items and blankets. I also love to look for deals on crocheted items at the thrift store. I feel like I am rescuing something that was created out of love.

  17. Sharon Brich on August 8, 2023 at 4:23 pm

    Happy national granny square day. Too funny that you posted your video on the day that it’s national granny square day.

  18. Larry Tate on August 8, 2023 at 4:23 pm

    wow, a beautiful collection,..thanx for sharing.

  19. Amy J on August 8, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    I love the mint and pink blanket!!

  20. Mehri T on August 8, 2023 at 4:26 pm

    Beautiful blankets love it thanks for sharing.

  21. Kelly Rashedi on August 8, 2023 at 4:27 pm

    I love your colorful blankets! The daisy is my favorite,too!

  22. Four Sticks on August 8, 2023 at 4:29 pm

    You could try adding dye to the light pink blanket

  23. goonsbrain on August 8, 2023 at 4:32 pm

    i adore how colourful your home is :]

  24. Aporrety on August 8, 2023 at 4:33 pm

    Love all the afghans!

  25. Tania Miller on August 8, 2023 at 4:35 pm

    Love cozy blankets! Great collection! So beautiful!!!

  26. Monica C on August 8, 2023 at 4:35 pm

    Oh my gosh that crochet daisy blanket. Love

  27. erin crossley on August 8, 2023 at 4:36 pm

    Love your collection! My job is estate sales and I see a lot of afghans and yours are wonderful ❤

  28. City Brocante on August 8, 2023 at 4:36 pm

    The mint & pink is my favorite!!

  29. Robyn Wade on August 8, 2023 at 4:36 pm

    Omg, you have such an amazing collection. As for your question about cutting up vintage handmade blankets, I am an avid knitter and crocheter and to me the idea of giving pieces new life is wonderful.

  30. Polly Porter -Campbell on August 8, 2023 at 4:38 pm

    New viewer here. I love the concept of an afghan dress but don’t know how it would work since cutting into one would most likely make the stitches ravel.

  31. Aloha Susan on August 8, 2023 at 4:42 pm

    Emily, thank you for sharing you’re fun blanket collection! My favs were the daisy and the granny square! ❤️

  32. Sarah Hamzah on August 8, 2023 at 4:42 pm

    I love handmade blankets theyre so beautiful and have so much work put into them. The daisy blanket is so beautiful

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