Wearing A Vintage Welsh Blanket Cape in a Modern Style

Wearing vintage and making it look contemporary is all about the silhouette. The shapes we make with our clothes are important, balance is everything. I saw some Capes in ‘And Other stories’ a few weeks ago and it reminded me to get out my vintage welsh blanket cape. If you follow me on Instagram  you will know I have a soft spot for welsh blankets. We own two large ones, an orange/ beige and a pink/ purple, they are the warmest, heaviest, most beautiful blankets we own.

 

Pavers Boots Wearing A Vintage Welsh Blanket Cape in a Modern Style

 

 

Wearing vintage and making it look contemporary, is all about the silhouette.

 

 

Wearing A Vintage Welsh Blanket Cape in a Modern Style

 

 

 Wearing A Vintage Welsh Blanket Cape in a Modern Style

 

A Vintage Welsh Blanket Cape:

I have owned this beautiful vintage cape for about 6 years, I found it in a local charity shop and could not believe my eyes when I saw it hanging on the rail. Welsh blanket are different on each side, the colours are reversed due to the weaving method. So If I changes the zip I could wear this as a reversible cape.

This is known as the signature ‘Carthenni double weave’  A fascinating process used for household textiles, the end result is very much like a tapestry. Because this cape is vintage the colours have a very 1970’s vibe whereas modern day blankets and capes have more subtle colour combinations.

 

 

Wearing A Vintage Welsh Blanket Cape in a Modern Style

 

 

I have owned this beautiful vintage cape for about 6 years, I found it in a local charity shop and could not believe my eyes when I saw it hanging on the rail.

 

 

Wearing A Vintage Welsh Blanket Cape in a Modern Style

 

 

The Melin Tregwynt Wool Mill

Welsh wool blankets have traditionally been made in the same place since the 17th century. You can read more about the history of the blankets and the welsh mill – Melin Tregwynt (where they are still made) by clicking the link above. You can also visit the mill and see the process from beginning to end.

 

Pavers Boots Wearing A Vintage Welsh Blanket Cape in a Modern Style

 

 

A Quote from the site:

“The tradition of weaving in Wales goes right back to the middle ages, our hills and lowland pastures make for great sheep country and fast running streams provided the power needed in the pre-industrial age”

 

 

Wearing A Vintage Welsh Blanket Cape in a Modern Style

 

 

Pavers Boots

The black knee length boots I am wearing are by Pavers Shoes.They are leather, fit true to size and were comfy from the first day of wear. For less than £100 you can’t say fairer than that? In fact the first time I wore them was on trip to London, which in hindsight was a risky choice. I might have ended up with blisters, needless to say I did not.

 

If my feet could talk I feel they would have congratulated me on my choice of footwear!

 

 

Pavers Boots Wearing A Vintage Welsh Blanket Cape in a Modern Style

 

 

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Pavers Boots Wearing A Vintage Welsh Blanket Cape in a Modern Style

 

 

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More Posts On Wearing Vintage:

My Favourite Vintage Coat

Why I am writing about my Vintage collection

Another Vintage pink dress in another field

A Marks and spencer blouse that is almost as old as me!

A Horrockses Vintage dress goes to the Steam Fair.

 

 

 

 

 

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14 Comments

  1. 07/12/2018 / 14:29

    I love the coziness and retro vibe of that fun colorful Western-inspired coatigan. You look beautiful, put-together and warm!

    Happy December! Welcome by and join my linkup this week and every Thursday. Any post is welcome! Thanks, Ada. =)

    • Ashley
      Author
      08/12/2018 / 13:03

      Thank you we call this a cape or a poncho in the uk, we call a coatigan a long cardigan.
      Have a great weekend best wishes
      Ashley x

    • Ashley
      Author
      05/12/2018 / 17:32

      Maria
      Thank you so pleased you like it, not everyone likes or appreciates vintage. My cape is sooo warm too.
      bestest wishes
      Ashley x

  2. 02/12/2018 / 14:38

    I love the blanket cape. They are versatile and perfect for this time of year. You styled yours so nicely

    • Ashley
      Author
      02/12/2018 / 14:47

      Rama, thank you very much. Yes you are right it is very easy to wear with most things…
      Bestest Ashley

  3. 01/12/2018 / 10:10

    I so admire your eye for detail and all the gorgeous things that you find! A fabulous look my friend! I’m loving the boots too but your best accessory of course is my beloved Murphy! xx

    • Ashley
      Author
      02/12/2018 / 14:39

      Ahhh Bless you laurie, I do wish you lived nearer, we called walk ‘little and large’ together? xx

  4. Shirley
    01/12/2018 / 09:49

    I love your cape. It’s amazing what you can find in a charity shop. I love browsing them.
    Fingers crossed for you in the Blog awards. I was happy to vote for you.

    • Ashley
      Author
      02/12/2018 / 14:38

      Shirley thank you so much, your vote is very much appreciated!
      I too love a good pootle in a charity shop!
      Ashley xxx

  5. 01/12/2018 / 08:01

    Of course Ivoted for you! That is a beautiful cape!

    • Ashley
      Author
      02/12/2018 / 14:37

      Nancy thank you so much!! I am going to need all the help I can get, glad you liked my cape, it is very warm!
      ashley xxx

  6. 01/12/2018 / 03:40

    Ooh, this blanket cape is SO FUN!!! And this is a different dog! How many are there??

    PS – I voted for you in the Blogger thing – good luck!

    Bettye

    • Ashley
      Author
      02/12/2018 / 14:36

      Aha….
      Hi Bettye and thank you, I too love my cape.
      Well spotted I have two!
      x