July 26, 2012Vintage(?) Flamingo Chenille Bedspread….Sara Needs Your Help!
By Sara In AZ
Soooooo, I recently found this Chenille Flamingo Blanket at a Flea Market. It’s draped over the clothes line in this picture, so you cannot see the top half.
Anyway, I have NEVER seen a Chenille Flamingo Blanket in all my years of looking so I was immediately drawn to it. It did have a few condition issues such as a couple minor tears and some brown spots, so I talked them down to a $40 price. Honestly, I have no idea if that is a good buy or not but I completely loved it so I threw caution to the wind and took it home.
Here the blanket is on our Heywood Wakefield Bed after cleaning and repairs. It’s not ultra perfect, as it does have a few missing areas of chenille – but I think it still looks great and you can’t really see the problem areas anyway unless you are REALLY looking for them.
Here is a close up of the Flamingo. I just love those extra touches of the palm trees and the grass around the Flamingo!
I took some close-ups of the bedspread so you could see that the chenille runs throughout the blanket.
So my question for you is this – Has anyone ever seen a Flamingo Chenille blanket before? Do y’all feel like this is vintage or newer? I am thinking this blanket is probably vintage, but I’d like to hear what y’all have to say. I’ve looked all over the internet and I cannot even find a picture of a blanket that looks like this……help!!!