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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Faux fur throws

This past weekend, we were lucky enough to visit our friends' cabin in Connecticut. Alex and I are usually huge wusses about winter, but, inspired by our friends, we decided to embrace it. We built roaring fires, ate French toast and bacon for breakfast, chopped wood, went cross-country skiing, threw the toddlers in the bath together, and later comforted crying kids on hikes because their hands were too cold and rushed them back to the warm car—all in all, a real country weekend:)

But the biggest surprise of the trip? Our friends' sofas were draped in these faux fur throws from Restoration Hardware, and they were soft and luxurious. We spent the weekend cuddled in them, and when we returned home on Sunday night, we immediately ordered one. I'd highly recommend them!
P.S. Love Alex's face while chopping wood!

(Photos by our friends, who are actually the designers behind Pinhole Press. Thanks, Ashley and Stefan!)

94 comments:

Chandra Fredrick said...

I have one of these and lurve it! Toby is looking so grown up suddenly in photos you're posting! such a cutie pie.

CP and KW said...

this looks awesome, positively chilly, and i adore faux fur throws. i got mine at costco. amazing
kw, Ladies in Navy

ale norris said...

being a native texan where our coldest days are usually in the low 50's, i'm a pretty big wuss about winter too. but there's something about being in the woods at wintertime drinking spiked cider or hot chocolate that nobody can say no to!

lisaathome said...

What an incredible weekend.

I grew up in the most rural of areas of NJ and looking back I so miss simple times like these. Now, living in the city, they're so special and rare.

Amber Marlow said...

You guys have matching jackets?! Awww!

Lauren @ Sassy Molassy said...

Ah, such pretty photos! Looks like a great weekend.

Mason said...

What a fun weekend! There's another fabulous faux fur throw at C. Wonder right now that I just purchased and I'm obsessed with it! It was originally $128 but is on sale for $98...and another 40% off that! Worth looking into if you want to add some more fur to your lives :)

xo Mason

Unknown said...

My wife adores her throw. @copystrands

Ellies Wonder said...

What a lovely weekend! It is always nice to escape the city and enjoy something else for a weekend. My husband has been wanting a fur throw for ages, I'll have to check out the ones at Restoration Hardware. Have a great Tuesday!

Ellies Wonder

Elle_dee_em said...

Those blankets are the best! My parents-in-law have one, and I use it every time I'm home. They bought me the matching scarf for Christmas, and it's just as wonderful. I recommend it too! :)

lipoooo said...

I can see on those pictures, your weekend was so cool! ;)

Allison {Halcyon Style} said...

I've done the same thing this winter with my faux fur throws. It's especially divine on my leather reading chair which get's so cold in this miserable weather!

allie said...

I love the photo of you and Toby reading A Snowy Day! So cute!!

Meredith said...

How can you be from Michigan and still be a wuss about winter? ;)

elleseesandsays said...

What a great way to take advantage of the fun parts of winter :) I am quite weak when it comes to being cold. I'm psyching myself up to going skiing in a couple weeks (even though my favorite part of the day is leaving the slopes and stopping for pizza and beer...)

Jill-Marie Parrella Vaughn said...

I love Pinhole Press and had a great 2012 working with them! They rock!!

Thanks for a look into your trip - love Alex's face too. It took me a minute to figure out what I was looking at! Ha!

xo Jill

The Slow Pace said...

Faux fur blankets? Country skiing? Bacon and eggs for breakfast? That sound like ther perfect weekend!!!

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Shruti Kapoor said...

This throw is amazingly soft...good choice!! Can't believe Alex is chopping woods, that's a tough one :)

Catherine Masi said...

These photos make me feel so nostalgic for winters (but not for too too long, I've gotten embarrassingly used to Santa Barbara climate.) The sweetest images of all of you- what fun!

Amanda McNutt said...

We have one of those throws and we love it!

allmussedup said...

Sheepskins are one of my favorite ways to cozy it up in the wet Dutch winter -- those throws look lusciously soft, too!

Justin + Liesl said...

Just ordered one because of this post! I can't wait to get it!

xoxo
Liesl

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melissa said...

Chopping wood photo might have to be a framer...super manly hot

Brittany Roske said...

I didn't see snow until I was 21 (I was born and raised in Jacksonville, FL) and didn't really care for it either! It looks lovely to be cuddled up inside, but I'm awed by people who can run around outside in the freezing cold!

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paper friday said...

Looks like a great weekend! I have one, which is perfect for snuggling under on the sofa with a glass of wine!

jm said...

Those fires look so cosy and Toby looks like a regular little boy (as opposed to a baby) now!

sarah nadine said...

i love my faux fur throw! it's almost like my adult "blankie" in the winter (today is -9 F over here). would highly recommend them also!

xo

Amy Hill said...

Two random comments: 1) You are a gorgeous pregnant lady! 2) I just received a faces/names board book that I ordered from Pinhole Press for my son's first birthday. It's so cool! Wanted to pass on a huge thank you to your friends. I love their site and am super happy with Griffin's book. :)

Chloe Moon said...

I have a faux fur rug over my sofa!! It is so comfy! Okay the picture of your husband chopping wood really is EPIC!! =)

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Julie said...

Haha! What a lumberjack you have! The throws look like the perfect balance to the freezing (but fun) country weekend.

Hot Mess in the Desert said...

Restoration Hardware blankets are the best! They make slippers too. a MUST!

thatssomedda said...

This is totally unrelated, but have you found any good sources for pretty maternity nightgowns/lingerie. I'd love to get something for Valentine's day. I'm due a few weeks after you with my second child as well.

Ms. Shypoke said...

Target also sells some throws.. only 25 bucks.. These are probably better quality but I have one from target that is super soft fur on one side and a luxurious velveteen on the back and I reach for it constantly from October through May!

Surabhi Muncie said...

Thank you for the faux fur throw source! I got one from pier 1 about a year ago and adored it but it really didn't last too well. I washed it on gentle cycle once and its kind of gross now! Out with the old and in with the new.

This lady cannot give up on her faux fur throws!

Jamie said...

I have a faux fur throw that I use every single day in the winter! I'm in Ohio and it has been COLD lately (not today though... 60 degrees out!). I LOVE it!! My MIL gave it to us as a wedding gift and I thought it was so random and not my style, until I tried it. Instant convert! It's instantly snuggly and warm, and I am ALWAYS cold.

Monica | Hola!design said...

haha yes i love alex's face, too!

wmbg. said...

how fun! not a fan of the cold either but i could definitey be seduced with fire and marshmallows.

fancyalterego said...

As it's 65 degrees here right now, the faux fur throw isn't appealing to me today...but ask me again in a few days when the high is going to be about 20, and I'm sure I'll be looking for one too! I decided to embrace winter more this year too, and found that I'm not as big of a wuss as I thought...in fact, I don't altogether hate winter...just driving in it. :-)

Heather P.

Chianne Hood said...

Wow, this looks like so much fun! xx

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Zoomie said...

And you a Michigan girl! Impossible to be a winter wuss when you're from the Mitten!

trinaenriquez said...

Alex's expression while chopping wood reminds me of his expression while racing you on the beach. :)

P.S. Faux fur blankets for indoors and firepits out? Cozy cool.

Rhett said...

Great pix! You, Alex, and Toby are too cute. Can't wait to "meet" your new addition.

Britt T said...

What color did you get??

Shan said...

So cute--my boyfriend and I have matching olive green winter parkas, too!

Unknown said...

Check out the faux fur throws at Pottery Barn. They go on sale (1/2off!) once a year. My daughter who came home from school early because she doesn't feel well is sleeping on my bed with the "magic blankie" as we call it, right now. It's impossible not to have a wonderful nap with it.

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Eggs look good, faux looks good, love your green hat, and my my... how Alex is putting a lot of ooomph into chopping that woodl.. LOL

J.Elizabeth said...

Joanna - im reading a new book I think you would LOVE. Its by Nora Ephron... called "Heartburn." Its about a food critic whose seven months pregnant when she learns of her husband's affair... Recipes and satire ensue. Thought you'd like it!

Lisa | Happy By said...

Alex has won himself fairly the chance to be featured all ALONE in your 2013 Christmas cards. You can order them now, you won't regret it. I love your friends' outdoor space. Lucky u :)

kharini said...

Beautiful photo of you and Tobie!

Pheasant said...

they look lovely and cosy. a cheaper alternative would be to buy a large length of faux fur from the fabric store and line it or hem it.
yum

Jamie Herzlinger said...

I love fur throws, even the faux ones. They are more practical! Cute post, love your blog dear!

Love, Jamie Herzlinger

jendanz said...

Looks like the perfect country weekend! So cozy! Now you have me craving French Toast!

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simply blythe said...

i love that photo of you and toby.
looks like a great time...helping me embrace our freshly fallen snow.

Lejla said...

looking great! and the eggs..a dream..

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Julia said...

everything about this post is awesome. I hate winter too and would love to learn to embrace it...this is inspiring!

Angelica said...

gosh i would love a few of those! toby is becoming so very grown up!

Kristina said...

Looks like a fun trip!! I have a faux fur throw and it's my favorite.

Kristina

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Jocelyn said...

I remember a long time ago you posted a picture of you and Alex racing (on a beach?) and it was almost that SAME FACE! He certainly is determined, huh? Too funny!!!!

RBV said...

I had a faux fur throw that i loved. When we brought home our adorable little puppy, she loved it too and thus it became hers. At least we have the chic-est dog bed around :)

Liz said...

I had a faux fur throw that I loved when I was a teenager. I haven't had one since. I'm guessing my kids would love one. :) As would our dog. Fun weekend!

Posh Pearl said...

Having wine and cheese outside with the snow and fire going looks super fun! xx

JoyandEva said...

It's 35 degrees here in Australia and I still want a Faux Fur throw x

Jada said...

Connecticut is a beautiful place to spend winters!

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mysoftomania said...

this looks awesome, positively chilly,very nice work keep it up
god bless you......

belikedot said...

Jo, it looks you had a great time. We had bit of snow here in the UK and we were celebrating it like mad :)well now I'm sick in bed...
greetings
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Talki said...

your weekend looks so cozy :) but I really don't like faux fur because it reminds me too much of the real thing...

Sandra Carson said...

What a fab weekend...:)
pet smart

Dara said...

Yesterday, while at Goodwill, I found some RH faux fur pillows that were BRAND NEW, and oh-so soft! I was ecstatic! The covers are going to the dry-cleaners ASAP, but it was still a great score!

Maywyn said...

Beautiful photos

Consider buying Reebok wind pants, elastic hem, deep pockets, zipper bottom side easy to get over boots are light, and wear very well.I wear mine going to the store on cold days. They're better than thermal underwear. They slip over jeans easy (ok, pajama bottoms as well).

Living Notes from NYC said...

ha! i'm glad you enjoyed the snow... i am not greedy at all : you can take ALL of ours. ( i'm so not a long term snow person...)

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Natalie - The Senses Five said...

I have 3 blankets on my sofa right now. Wouldn't make it through winter without them!

Dani said...

Those throws. So perfect.

E. and Baby P. said...

haha, yes, we have one too. we use it to cover/drape our futon. it is quite luxurious.

Joanna Goddard said...

amber, haha, yes, it's embarrassing. people always point it out when we walk down the street together :)

Joanna Goddard said...

Meredith, i know, i should have toughened up by now!

Joanna Goddard said...

lisa, hahaha, you're so right. :)

Joanna Goddard said...

J.Elizabeth, oh yes! i read heartburn ages ago and loved it (norah ephron is hilarious and her writing makes you feel like you're talking to a friend). now i want to reread it. thank you!

Joanna Goddard said...

britt, we got the mink color. it's the darker brown.

Unknown said...

I just love when you post pictures of Toby. He looks a little like a year or so older version of my son, Teddy, and when I'm at work it warms my heart.

smash said...

What a great picture of you and Toby! I love those throws too. What color did you get? xo

Traveling Mama said...

I never owned anything but a fur coat when I was a little girl for our visits to my grandparents in Chicago, but since moving to Denmark we have loads of fur! I bought a similar throw in Sweden except it is fleece backed and everyone fights over it... time to get another one, I think! :-)

Daisy Rogers said...

What a wonderful collection of fox throw. I just love those throws!!!!

viiru said...

Now can I make a recommendation;) I do not understand people who don't dress up their kids properly for the weather, so mittens!!!!

Greetings from Finland (where people dress up properly)

viiru said...

Now can I make a recommendation;) I do not understand people who don't dress up their kids properly for the weather, so mittens!!!!

Greetings from Finland (where people dress up properly)

WWGwyneth Do said...

This looks so idyllic and lovely! And I've been eyeing those throws, too...just hard to justify here in SoCal ;)

caroline copper said...

that photo of you and toby is ridiculously cute. as is the one in the bathtub. looks like a fun time!

Noemi said...

This is wonderful, as a travel agent myself you just made me realize how little travel I have been doing lately, thanks I needed that smack back to reality :) I need to start getting away with my hubby of 30+ years while we still can...Love reading your blog glad I finally found the time to come back and check it out.
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