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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Still Getting Ready for Fall

Get out the Throws!

Ok, full disclosure here, I have Raynaud's Disease which means I can produce body heat but cannot maintain it all day so I get cold fast. Therefore some of these throws stay out all year but come fall they all come out! Sometimes I am cold for a few minutes but most time I am cold for hours and hours. I have learned to have a sweater in the car all the times and hubby brings a jacket for me when we go to church or out to eat since the sweater will most likely not be enough. Anyhow back to the throws....

First they get a good washing then they get tossed over the back of the sofa, and the chairs that I will be closest to. Basically they can be found in every room in the house! Every year I try to find a new way to toss them around so they don't look "tossed". I've seen magazines photos of rooms and the throws always look like they are so perfectly placed on the arm of the chair or across the back of the sofa but somehow when I try that, they look tossed! I will keep trying because I'm not ready to give up on the "perfectly placed throw" just yet. Does anyone out there have a trick for this?

My two favorite throws include this blue one that can either stay open like a throw, or snap close around me like a "snuggie" and I can walk around wearing it. I'm all into taking the heat with me.
Becke looks on while I model the wearable throw

And my all time favorite is this pink one that plugs in and turns on. An electric throw! That's what I'm talking about! Man there are days I would love to have this in the car but the authorities frown upon driving while covered up to ones eyeballs with an electric throw so it stays home :-(

I also have these Sure Fit Slip covers on the chair-and-a-half and the couch. If you have children or pets these things are the best! They wash like a dream and really take a beating. Once on, they stay in place and with a pillow or the throw they are so inviting.

When I hit the thrift stores and summer yard sales, one of the things I look for is throws and twin size quilts. For those living frugally these come in handy to stay warm while watching TV or reading. You can keep the room temperature down a bit and still stay warm. Do you have throws in your house to help you stay warm? Which one is your favorite?


  1. Hi Lynn Marie,
    Yes, I have throws on both my sofas and chair downstairs, as well as one I use upstairs while watching tv.

    I've yet to perfect the placement of my throws too, but sometimes this works:

    Pinch the middle of your throw and then drape diagonally across the end and arm of your couch or chair. Adjust as necessary, but don't smooth the throw flat. Fake some casually "thrown" folds in your afghans by loosely pleating.

    That said, sometimes I'm in the mood to just place a throw along the entire top length of my sofas, smoothed completely flat. Depends on which kind of look I'm after (and how much I feel like fussing with them at the moment).

    xox Anu

  2. All my throws are piled in the closet, in one of those vacuum storage bags. Someday maybe we'll live in a place where I can take them out. :)

  3. Anu,
    Thanks for the tip, I'll give it a try and post how it looks. I do have one just smoothed out on the back of the couch but I like the pinch method. Thanks for stopping by.

    I'm surprised you even have throws! Wouldn't think you would need them living in the desert and all. Do you even put on heat in the winter? He...he... :-) Thanks for stopping by.


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