I say a fond goodbye to 2008 and its fiery pit of economic doom and a cheery hello to the only blanket pattern ever made by three companies – in this case Oregon City, Beacon and Pendleton. Who made it first? I can say with complete certainty that I haven’t a clue.
There is one original here and two cases of outright design thievery – one of the culprits was likely Beacon who made their copy in cotton for a tenth the price of the two wool versions. I do know all were made in the 1920’s and it’s one of my all-time favorite patterns. Directly below is the Oregon City version:
And now the Beacon:
And lastly the Pendleton: