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Winter is here!

Winter is here! Time to break out the Beacon Blankets!

With cold weather predicted and even a chance of snow, it's time to pull out the Beacon blankets. Last year we were lucky enough to snag a vintage Beacon blanket on eBay. But we didn't use it because it still had the original tag intact.

But after consulting with Jerry and Kathy Brownstein, authors of the book, Beacon Blankets Make Warm Friends, we've decided we are going to use our Beacon blanket this winter to stay toasty and warm. After all, that is what it was made for.

"Beacon Blanket Makes Warm Friends" Day


On October 5th 2019 the town of Black Mountain declared "Beacon Blankets Make Warm Friends Day." Sponsored by Beacon Linens and the Swannanoa Valley Museum and History Center, over 200 people attended the event at the museum. In addition to lots of Beacon fans and former employees, Jerry and Kathy Brownstein, the authors of the beautiful book Beacon Blankets Make Warm Friends were on hand to sign copies of the book they created 20 years ago. 

The stories flowed as former Beacon employees reconnected with old friends and new Beacon fans learned more about their favorite new/old brand. Other special guests included Julia Popescue, archivist at Ralph Lauren, DeeAnne Carpenter of Adore Designs, and Charles D. Owen Jr., whose family started the mill in New Bedford MA. 

Tedd Smith and Steve Hutchinson, of Beacon Linens showcased the new Beacon blankets they are manufacturing based on the classic old designs. 

Good to see that all these years later, Beacon blankets are still making warm friends. 

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