Vintage Beacon bathrobes are so warm and cozy. I love the heavy cotton woven fabric in all colors and patterns. I've never been lucky enough to find a vintage Beacon blanket - maybe some day - because I LOVE those, too! I bought my first robe at an antiques shop in Sebastopol, California more than 20 years ago. I was so happy to find one at a good price that fit me, and it helped me through some cold winters! That robe got ruined - (long, stupid story, totally my own fault), and I was so sad. Years later, I managed to find one almost exactly like it on ebay.
So now I have three. I was sure I had one more, but I couldn't find it when I was taking pictures for this post - so maybe I'm mistaken.
My sister surprised me with this nice red one at Christmas a number of years ago:
I notice these great old robes all the time. You will see them worn in many old movies - and new movies, and television programs. I think maybe most wardrobe departments have at least one of these in their stash! In promos for the TV show "The Big Bang Theory", I see Johnny Galecki's character wearing one all the time! A closer view of the red plaid - perfect for Christmas morning, no?
Often, the labels have come loose after many years of wearings and washings. Here's a close-up of the best label on one of my bathrobes:
If you come to stay - I'd be happy to loan you one to wear while you're here! But I don't know that I'll ever part with any of them.
The ultimate in cozy vintage comfort.
And on another note - do you know what gives me the warmest feeling ever? Family and my dearest and oldest friends - one of whom celebrates her birthday today. Happy birthday, Debbie! I love and treasure you.