We keep a special blanket in the trunk of our car for impromptu picnics, when and wherever we feel like it. Vintage tea towels lend their colorful graphics, design elements, and conversation starters to our one-of-a-kind picnic blanket. I love everything about it—the unique vintage tea towels, its antique tablecloth backing, and the quilter’s knots my daughters tied with their little hands. (And when not in use, this picnic blanket doubles as the emergency blanket in our family car!) Simple construction combined with sturdy fabrics intended for dining and cleanup creates a functional and decorative showstopper of a blanket you will use again and again.
from Vintage Made Modern: Transforming Timeworn Textiles into Treasured Heirlooms
by Jennifer Casa