Snuggly and cuddly, soft, warm and comforting, who can resist wrapping themselves in a gorgeous blanket when the weather turns chilly – or, equally, after a hard summer’s day surfing on a wild Cornish sea?
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7 Gwythian Way, Perranporth, Cornwall
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Atlantic Blankets was born out of the need to comfort a small girl with chicken pox and has grown into a stylish, sumptuous yet at its heart entirely comforting company, headed up by the gorgeous Gemma Teague.
At this point I have to make a confession: I am pretty much addicted to blankets and throws. I possess rather a large number and I can’t seem to stop acquiring them – a slightly scratchy vintage Welsh one, a designer pink wool one with silky edging, some cheap fleecy ones, a hand-knitted one in mad colours… I could go on, but unless you share my problem you’ll have glazed over by now. So I spend more time than is healthy salivating over the Atlantic Blankets website, yearning for pretty much anything from any of their collections. And this year I finally gave in and bought one that I’d had my eye on for a while: a cable-knit Aran throw in oatmeal. It’s described as ‘a throw to turn to in times of need, tough but soft with a discreet but robust presence.’ And yes, indeed, I do turn to it in times of need – in need of eating chocolate in front of the telly, mostly. It’s fab – heavy but soft, and gorgeously comfy and warm.
Inspired by her Cornish surroundings and the coastline of the British Isles, Gemma sources her products from the Atlantic seaboard and beyond, especially Cornwall, Ireland, Scotland and Norway. While I feel the phrase ‘classic with a twist’ is over-used, it really does describe her blankets – Scottish lambswool woven into a ticking stripe in fabulous soft colours, for example, or pure Yorkshire wool with blanket-stitched edging but funky shades such as pistachio and hot pink, or Cornish lambswool windowpane checks in turquoise and mocha. There are also throws, in mohair and alpaca (amongst others), knee rugs in Smartie colours (best-sellers – no wonder, as they’re great value), uber-cool baby blankets, picnic rugs and new exciting products on the way But bring on the blankets, because Gem’s selection is the best. Buy online, where you can browse blanket beauties till you’re blissed-out to the brim. Brilliant…