As long as I can remember, my family has had Pendleton blankets around. Along with a mix of old Native American blankets, you'll usually spend the night at their house under a wool blanket that is somehow warm enough just one its own. In fact, my parents' sofa is a custom built-in with loose back cushions made from old wool blankets (not Pendleton but just as cool). Yes, I know, I need to do a house tour.

As part of their commitment to American-made products, Room & Board has a variety of items from the Pendleton company. They were thoughtful enough to send this Mt. Rainier National Park blanket as a token of moving into the Seattle area. I love the colors and the classic stripes. Even though this little corner of our apartment is far (far!) from finished, I like the shot of red mixed in.

My parents have a Pendleton blanket they received as a wedding gift (or so I remember) that we fondly know as the Wedding Blanket. When my sister and her husband got married two years ago, they also got a Pendleton Wedding Blanket. I hope to have one as well, and build on a little tradition to pass down to my kids one day. Of course, my future vacation vacation lake house (cue fantasy) will have cozy Pendleton blankets in the bunk house and stacked up by the bonfire for late night cuddling.

Thanks Room & Board for sending me on this trip down memory lane!

Pendleton blankets are one of those nostalgic reminds-me-of-home pieces. What's one of yours?

The blanket was a gift but this post was not paid and all opinions are my own.