Katy Elliott

A daily design journal about new england life, home decorating resources, and renovating a 257-year-old house in Marblehead, MA.

The Blanket Lady

Posted on | October 27, 2011 | 9 Comments

Did you know snow is in the forecast for much of New England today? Winter is upon us and it’s time to cuddle up with a warm wool blanket and drink hot apple cider. MacKimmie Co. new to Marblehead’s historic district is filled with stacks of plaid, stripe, and herringbone blankets.

Doris carries all my favorites: Johnstons of Elgin throws from Scotland, herringbones in wool and cotton from Brahms Mount, jeweled toned lambswool from Sorcha and cozy stripe wool blankets from Prince Edward Island.

Reversible 100% lambswool throws from Johnstons (above) are gorgeous and have a nice weight and size 55” X 75” without being too bulky. Brahms Mount throws and merino wool blankets are irresistible. View photos from my visit to their mill in Hallowell, Maine this summer.

Pop into the shop for a visit or Doris would be happy to accept phone orders and mail a blanket directly to you. Below snapshots of my favorites in the shop.

MacKimmie Co.
Doris Barsauskas
134 Washington Street
Marblehead, Massachusetts (map)

Johnstons “Point Blankets” are available in stripes and solids in green, red and blue.

A selection of Brahms Mount herringbone merino wool blankets samples. The green on the left caught my eye.

This 100% lambswool plaid throw from Sorcha is amazing. The colors are out of this world. I had a hard time resisting.

Reversible tweed 100% lambswool throws from Johnstons.

An assortment of blankets and throws in blues and khaki.

A tartan reversible throw from Johnstons.

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Mill Tour of Brahms Mount in Maine
Great English Outdoors: Plaid Heaven

Fall New England Favorites

Posted on | October 26, 2011 | 12 Comments

Pumpkins have been popping up above front doors all over town. Greg and I were joking if the “pumpkin above the front door” idea came from homeowners tired of their pumpkins getting smashed?

Above and below a selection of fall-themed posts from my past four years in Marblehead—I can’t believe it. A few places I love to visit and recipes to warm your bellies. Click on each link for more info and photos. Enjoy!

Old Burial Hill is one of my favorite places in Marblehead. Beautiful gravestones and a gorgeous view of the sea.

Decorate your mantel with gourds, bittersweet and a fresh leaf wreath.

Make pumpkin cookies with brown butter icing for your Halloween bash.

Have you ever tried to making homemade doughnuts? I made an Apple Cider version and they were pretty darn delicious!

Golden Seagrass in IpswichHead up to Ipswich for a walk in the golden seagrass. It’s absolutely stunning in late October.

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Pumpkins Above The Front Door
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