When I saw a listing for a Pendleton Yakima Camp Blanket on Craigslist for $35.00, I was ecstatic. I've been coveting Pendleton blankets, and dream of having a few around the cabin for super-cold winter nights, pops of color, and picnics - but brand new they're a bit out of my price range. Even on ebay Pendleton blankets generally go for around $100.00 +, depending on the design.
When I told my friend Leigh I was buying a blanket from Craigslist, her immediate response was "Ewwww...someone could have died on it." Hmmm...good point - but I still bought it. I'm happy to report that it's unstained, smells fresh, and looks great draped on the end of a bed in our cabin (pictured above - the chain is for a light fixture that is yet to be hung).
Now the question is, would you buy a "vintage" (code word for: used) blanket? If not, would you buy any used house-ware item (i.e. dinnerware, rugs, furniture). Clothing? Where would you draw the line?