Something Small I'm Cooking Up

I have been slowly working on something for the last month. You all know I love to collect, the cooler the objects the more I want them, even if I don't need or have room for them.

{ a beautiful, soft pile of vintage handmade blankets }

My latest obsession came about when I stumbled upon this beauty a few weeks ago. It is an amazingly big and soft afghan that has a black/white/grey chevron pattern. I'm sure whomever made this baby had no idea that chevrons would be so big and the fact it was in such neutral colors struck me as unusual. I always pictured afghans to be horrible shades of brown and avocado for some reason...

But once I started comparing it to others, I couldn't believe how beautiful and special each blanket was. I wanted ALL of them!! But of course, I don't need any of them. So my mom and I came up with the idea to start a little online shop selling handmade vintage blankets. And that is how my latest adventure came about. I've decided to call it Hey, Oyster. It may sound silly, but it is an homage to the fact that each blanket is a unique treasure, much like a pearl. Oh yeah, and purl is a knitting term that I had no idea existed until this whole scheme started cooking but I like that it plays into Oyster nicely. 

I remember when we decorated Wren's nursery it was a major stroke of luck that my mom had saved many of my baby blankets and they just so happened to be blue. In the spirit of reduce, recycle, reuse more families are making it a priority to find pre-loved, yet original products for their children (or themselves), so I am thrilled to have a little place where there is a fun rainbow of colors to choose from to match whatever look they are after. 

I have found soooo many little gems, I know it is going to be hard to part with them but I will be happy seeing them go on to new, equally loving families. It may be another week or so until the site goes live, but I cannot wait to share it with you.

Cheers to new adventures and new endeavors in 2013!