I think it may have been Thomas Toft that first started branding with his most beautiful slip trailed chargers. I bit the bullet on Saturday and bought a Hudson’s Bay Blanket for my bed. I have always wanted one and the urge was too large to fight off. I was relieved to see it was made in England and not China. The red, green, yellow and black stripe are a brand so strong it is known the world over. I have a David Fleming treadle lathe Windsor chair and with my new blankey they are really a testament to my love of good quality. When I get old and my kids put me in a the potter’s retirement home “The Falling Arches Home for the Demented” I hope they set me in my chair, wrap me in my blankey and plunk my Art Fawcett handmade beaver felt fedora on my noggin. I might even take up smoking again if I hit the magic age of 100.