Favorite Fall Fabrics: Cozy, Rugged Flannel

The other day, a fellow Midwesterner bemoaned the fact that these mild San Francisco seasons don't really give us a chance to rock the flannel like we mean it. I guess I'm lucky I run cold, because my flannel sheets and shirts are in heavy rotation — though I admit it's not the same as when it's -20ºF … that's a very special time for flannel. • Upping the glam quotient are these gorgeous Edie sheets, in a palette that will look good year-round.
• Sadly, this pillow is sold out, but I wanted to show it to you because it would be so easy (for you sewing types) to make a similar one out of a rescued flannel blanket. Hit the thrift stores before the rush!
• When I lived in colder climates with colder kitchens, I would always wrap a tea towel around my French press as it brewed. This French press cozy is a more effective solution, is made of salvaged materials, and is just begging to be taken on a camping trip.
• The tiniest scraps from flannel shirts were woven into this "Red Lumberjack" rag rug- no waste!
• Have any of you every used a hot water bottle? I have a hard time believing they don't flood your bed, every single time- or rather, that my Calamity Jane tendencies wouldn't cause them to flood my bed. Anyway, if you've got one, you'll need a cute cover for it, and this nearly-black one is sweet, cozy, and elegant all in one.
• And now, time for the bedding! These Paintbrush Ticking flannel sheets are quintessential flannel to me. Autumnal colors, timeless design, the kind of sheets that (you hope) will just look better and better with wear.
• Finally, some flannel sheets that shock a traditionalist like me just a bit. Not stripes, or pinecones, or skiers, or even flowers: polka dots! Bright, cheerful polka dots to make your bedroom bright and cheerful, no matter how dark the days.

Images: 1. The Black Strap via The Haystack Needle 2. emeHANDMADE 3. WebWorksFiber 4. Toast 5. Garnet Hill 6. Toast 7. Garnet Hill

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