Thrift Club: Blanket Statement

Ronnie James DIo likes the new binky

It’s beginning to feel a lot like winter. Happily, I was able to find a nice wool point blanket at the Value Village. It’s gold, warm and — best of all — has not been marred by my number one enemy, the moth.

This is the first point blanket I’ve ever found at a thrift shop. While it’s not the iconic Hudson’s Bay Point Blanket (it’s a Trapper Point Blanket from the rival T. Eaton Company), it is a nice example of a 1940s colourway.

I do have a Hudson’s Bay Point Blanket as well as two point blanket coats (one in the classic Multistripe, one in scarlet and black). I had another, but I sold it to the Hudson’s Bay Archives. That’s right, museum quality! I bought this Trapper Point for my niece’s room and she rejected it as too itchy.

Anyway, my point is that I paid, like, $70 for that one (very similar to the model pictured on the far right of the 1950s catologue image below) and $7.99 for this one.

The cat likes it, too. It matches his eyes.

Hudson's Bay Point Blankets