Monday, April 26, 2010

Tuesday ~ Colorful blankets

Decorating on a Single-Mom budget can be challenging, especially when everything I like is so expensive. I do my best to find thrifty bargains and turn trash into treasures. I just bought a daybed on Craigslist that I am trying to decorate. I have an old "Zarape" (Mexican blanket) that belonged to my mother that I am using as the daybed cover. It really fits well on the bed and the price is the best part...free. I am sewing matching pillows and hopefully will be done next week. I really have to toot my own horn by saying that our house in our new city is really coming together. I have managed to decorate the house on a budget and with a talent for revamping things.
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Above is a picture of the border town in Mexico that is just across my hometown. Through the years I have found many bargains.


I love the Ruby Red Tuesday colors in these Mexican blankets. I have started to incorporate reds into my home decor. I love the rich textures too.
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It is truly worth the money to buy handmade blankets in Mexico. The crafter's talents are exquisite. It takes many long hours to finish a zarape blanket. It is a skill that is passed on through generations. The women take pride in their work and justifiably so.
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Here are more women of talent. Go by and visit these blogs and get inspired. It doesn't take much money to make a house look beautiful. Like me, find an old blanket and turn it into a treasure centerpiece.


Have a terrific Tuesday!
Yoli :)

9 comments:

  1. I've used them as throw rugs to bring color to a room...I like your idea too.

    :::PUNCH!!::: Red One!! You've been warned...be alert...commercial, straight ahead. [In other words, mine's posted]

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  2. Good choice for Ruby Tuesday. I love serapes, too.

    Here's my RT entry.

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  3. Is zarape a particular kind of blanket or does the word mean "blanket"? Luv the pics--Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Yoli, will be waiting to see the day bed with the zarape and the pillows.

    Have a great rest of the week.

    Barbara

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  5. The colours on those blankets are incredible! There is a Mexican craft shop near my parents in Edinburgh, and I'll have to look in there, although I guess the import prices will be a bit shocking.

    I can't wait to see your finished daybed. It will be all the better for having family memories on it.

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  6. Yoli, I just love all the vivid colors! Red is one of my favorites that I use in decorating. A dear friend of mine has several of these zarape's and she decorates a lot with them. I can't wait to see your daybed! I just moved too and getting it all done is somewhat of a challenge...of course, I'm much older than you! :-)

    Thanks so much for sharing! I hope you have a blessed week ~

    xoxo
    Pat

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  7. Thanks for sharing these photos -- I felt like visiting the town with you. :) The blankets are beautiful.

    Greetings from Munich,
    Birgit

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  8. I'm so excited to have found your blog, I can't wait to learn more about you & your life. Are those blankets all yours? They are amazing. The colours of Mexico are so appealing, bright & bold. See you again xo

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