December 2008

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:

 



 

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