Mexican Blankets

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Those Mexican blankets you have undoubtedly seen at Mexican restaurants have quite a history. For decades they have been popular throughout Mexico, loved for their durability and beauty. Nowadays, the popularity of these blankets has spread from the tourist hot-spots of Cancun and Acapulco, to all corners of the globe. Anywhere around the world, these blankets are now an iconic symbol of Mexico.

These blankets have a variety of uses. Of course they can be used as a traditional blanket, but they have many, many additional uses as well. For starters, they make great decorations for Mexican fiesta parties such as Cinco de Mayo (Fifth of May), or any other type of fiesta-themed event or party. They make great tablecloths for any size table, but can also be used as centerpieces, or even hung on the wall to add more color and flare to the atmosphere. They also come in table runner and place mat sizes which make great party decor for any fiesta. Add a few maracas and sombreros and your decorations are taken care of.

In other rooms of the house, they can be used as couch covers to add color and fun to any living room. Or they can be used as curtains in the bedroom, guest room or living room. They have even been used as shower curtains and toilet seat covers in fiesta themed bathrooms. For those who know how to sew, they can be mae into throw pillows for your bed, RV, couch or love seat. Many hot-rod enthusiasts even use these blankets to reupholster the seats in their cars.

Finally, these blankets are great to keep in the car for the next trip to the beach or picnic or just a day at the park. They come in assorted colors, from bright pink to red to black, and also come in a number of sizes from X-large to X-Small, so there is a size for whatever your need.

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This article was published on 2010/04/14