Luxury on a Budget: Yumi & Laurie blanQuette Giveaway No. 2

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Waaay back in 2008, I introduced many of you to Yumi & Laurie, a company that makes gorgeous eco-friendly textiles, specifically their signature luxury blanQuettes. I fell in love with the style and story behind this product without ever having experienced one myself — until now. Owner Laurie Suzuki recently sent me not just one, but two of her gorgeous blanQuettes so I could see for myself what all the fuss is about.

I can unequivocally say that I now get it.

We are addicted to blankets in this house. I have one over the back of my desk chair that use to get comfy, we curl up in them on the sofa, and we even take them in the car with us on long drives. I can easily say that these blanQuettes are the most luxurious throws we own. They are unlike any other blanket in our collection, and we have quite a few. The colors are vibrant and stunning, and they are the weight of a hefty blanket with a texture similar to a really high-end towel. It’s like the most luxurious robe you’ve ever owned, but it won’t make you hot if you’re wrapped too long.

They are made of 50% bamboo and 50% organic cotton. This construction also makes it antimicrobial, so it can actually get wet without any worries about mold. It can be hung out to dry, much like a towel, and used again. I haven’t had the chance to test this particular feature, but it’s nice to know.

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As you can see above, my daughter is having a good time with her blanQuette. At 6’6″ by 4’9″, it is more than big enough for her to wrap up in. In fact, we both easy cuddled under it, which is a good thing, since we usually find ourselves fighting for covers on the sofa. I’m not over-exaggerating when I say that I love them. They are so versatile and available in so many colors that they can fit into any decor, and thrown over the arm of a sofa or folded across a neatly made bed, they could be a great finishing touch.

And at these remarkable prices, slashed significantly from where they were a year and a half ago, you’re getting a luxury project at a non-luxury price. A win-win situation, really.

Why It’s Green:

  • Made of 50% Organic Cotton and 50% Bamboo
  • Yumi & Laurie textiles are antimicrobial

Price: $78-88 (down from $195-235)
SPECIAL OFFER! When you purchase a blanQuette from Yumi & Laurie, mention that you found them at Green Your Decor, and get 2 free washcloths, also made of 50% organic cotton/50% bamboo.

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Want to win?

Laguna blanQuette by Yumi & Laurie
Yumi & Laurie is generously offering up a Laguna blanQuette (shown above) for three lucky readers of Green Your Decor in the winner’s choice of color.  That’s right! Three of you will get to experience the luxury for yourselves! So how do you win? Visit the Yumi & Laurie site, then come back here and leave a comment about which of ALL the blanQuette styles you’d love to own AND how you’d use it. Do this by 11:59 p.m. EST on Monday, March 22, 2010, to enter.

Want to enter more than once? Boost your chances of winning by completing one or more of the tasks on this list. Please leave a separate comment for each entry:

  1. Make a purchase from Yumi & Laurie and get 5 bonus entries! And don’t forget to use the special offer above to get 2 free washcloths!
  2. If you haven’t already, sign up for Green Your Decor’s email updates by 11:59 p.m. EST on Monday, March 22, 2010. You must verify your email subscription to be eligible. Current subscribers must leave a comment saying that you are a subscriber to be entered.
  3. If you’d prefer to receive your updates via RSS, sign up for the GYD feed. Then please leave a comment letting me know that you’ve done so, and be sure to include your email address.
  4. Become a fan of Green Your Decor on Facebook and leave a comment on the wall. Then leave a comment letting me know you’ve done so.
  5. Follow Green Your Decor on Twitter. Then tweet about GYD or this giveaway and leave a comment with a link to your tweet.
  6. Blog about this giveaway and leave a comment with a link to your post.

You have until 11:59 p.m. EST on Monday, March 22, 2010, to enter. A winner will be chosen via Random.org and contacted via email. Good luck everyone!

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  • Avatar Elita @ Blacktating March 8, 2010, 8:45 am

    Could your daughter be any cuter?! Gah!

    OK, I’d like to win a blanQuette in Sky Blue because it matches my son’s nursery and we’d use it there and like you, in the car for road trips (daddy likes to blast the AC)

  • Avatar May March 8, 2010, 11:32 am

    Love the navy one. How I’d use it: tossed on the couch for some snuggling, in the car for chilly morning carseat rides, all bundled up in the stroller, luxury blankie for all those dolls and stuffed animals, peek-a-boo play, on the grass at the park, and as a flying cape (of course).

  • Avatar Kristen Leigh March 8, 2010, 2:51 pm

    After seeing your daughter in the pink…I choose pink! It would be great to cuddle up in it and enjoy a cozy movie night!

  • Avatar Carla | Green and Chic March 8, 2010, 4:43 pm

    I would love the purple one. I would use it while curling up on my sofa with a good book or sitting on the front porch on a chilly day.

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  • Avatar Marci March 8, 2010, 5:13 pm

    Navy for hubby and I to cuddle up together on the sofa to watch romantic movies.

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  • Avatar Naomi March 8, 2010, 5:15 pm

    I love the plum/goldenrod/persimmon Furano and the sand/midnite Nevis. The florals are stunning! My favorite from the Laguna would probably be the purple.

  • Avatar kelli March 8, 2010, 5:48 pm

    I would love the Milan in Olive — it would look great in the Hammock for when the sun hides behind the clouds.

  • Avatar Stephanie V. March 8, 2010, 6:09 pm

    would pick navy and since my little boy doesn’t have a comforter/blanket yet would give to him for a cozy night’s sleep. Lucky guy!
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  • Avatar Rachelh March 8, 2010, 10:35 pm

    Gee. I retweeted your post anyway, but I’ll just take the one entry. 😉 I think the prettiest one is hands down the Furano Collection! I would love to have something for my son and I to cuddle under on cold Sunday mornings while I read him the comics. Bliss!

  • Avatar Grace Toy March 8, 2010, 11:59 pm

    I’d like the Furano blanket the most, and would use it for cold winter days/nights. Thank you.

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  • Avatar Lori March 9, 2010, 7:49 am

    I love the Furano blanquette in purple — it’s so sophisticated and would look great draped across the bottom of my bed!

  • Avatar Oonafey March 9, 2010, 11:24 am

    I really love the St. Moritz in the Aegean and Sky colors. Beautiful…

  • Avatar Oonafey March 9, 2010, 11:33 am

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  • Avatar Barbara Wilson March 9, 2010, 12:32 pm

    I love the Furano blanket the best, I\’d use it curl on the sofa with my lap top!

  • Avatar donna graham March 9, 2010, 1:19 pm

    I like the Furano style in Mocha/sand & Choc. brown. I would wrap up in it when reading on the couch at night.

  • Avatar Jen Kaplan March 9, 2010, 3:04 pm

    I like the Laguna in purple. I\’d use it while watching tv and also as a spare blanket on my bed if it is really cold.

  • Avatar Lori Z. March 9, 2010, 4:08 pm

    I would pick the Nevis in Celery Sky for my kids’ playroom. It’s nice to snuggle up while they are running around crazy up there…

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  • Avatar carla March 9, 2010, 10:13 pm

    i would love the nevis in sand midnite – gorgeous and matches our style perfectly. would be perfect for couch lounging.

  • Avatar Sarah Miller-Kramer March 10, 2010, 8:00 am

    I would love the Nevis in Dust Mauve. Perfect for curling up on the sofa reading books with the kids!

  • Avatar JenO March 10, 2010, 8:03 am

    I’d love the Laguna in the sky blue, to use as a baby blanket for my one month old! 🙂

  • Avatar Sarah Miller-Kramer March 10, 2010, 8:05 am

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  • Avatar Vicki Wurgler March 10, 2010, 10:12 am

    I like the milan in olive and I’d use it when I curl up on my porch swing

  • Avatar melissa mc March 10, 2010, 10:57 pm

    i like the Furano in mocha/sand/chocolate brown, and would use it as a comfy throw cover in the living room — thank you for the chance!

  • Avatar Jennifer T. March 11, 2010, 12:26 am

    I like the Furano blanQuette in Plum Goldenrod Persimmon.

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  • Avatar Susan King March 11, 2010, 10:15 am

    How lovely!! How to choose a favorite when they are all so beautiful….I am however immediately drawn to the St. Moritz in the Persimmon color as it reminds me of the organic tomatoes that I grow in my garden…YUMMY!! 🙂
    The Laguna BlanQuette in Navy is very striking also!! I am a chemical injury survivor therefore can only tolerate natural/organic fibers/fabrics…along with the ability to comfort me while on my healing journey it is also very important to me to choose products that are sustainable for the earth. Thanks for the opportunity to possibly snuggle into one of your products!!!!! 🙂

  • Avatar K. Rock March 11, 2010, 10:23 am

    I like the Furand in Sand and Hunter. This would be great to cozy up with the hubs.

  • Avatar Susan King March 11, 2010, 10:27 am

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  • Avatar Wehaf March 11, 2010, 10:48 am

    I love the Milan design. If I won I would use this as a throw on the couch.

  • Avatar Peter March 12, 2010, 10:04 am

    I would like the sky blue Laguna Organic Blanket. Thanks.

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  • Avatar Youthful One March 13, 2010, 3:07 am

    I like both the Milan and Laguna styles. I imagine I’d snuggle with one or more of my six kiddos under one in my big comfy chair. 😀

  • Avatar Michele Pineda March 13, 2010, 2:27 pm

    these are gorgeous! I would use the St. Moritz sky blue blanQuette in my living room on the back of my sofa. That way, if it got a bit chilly, I could cuddle up in a nice, warm blanQuette!

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  • Avatar Laura L March 13, 2010, 3:21 pm

    Love the blog!

    My favorite is the Laguna Sky Blue. I’d use it to snuggle with the hubby & kitty!

  • Avatar Shawna OBrien March 14, 2010, 2:18 pm

    I love the sky blue Baby Blaquette. I’d use it for my baby boy to keep him warm when he is sleeping in his crib.

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  • Avatar Julie March 14, 2010, 5:17 pm

    I love the Laguna blanQuette in Fucia! I would wrap up my feet with that blanket because I have severe chemical sensitivities and have not been able to tolerate socks this year or hardly any bedding at all for the past 5 years…or if it is big enough I can wrap my upper body in it to stay warm at night. Living with severe chemical sensitivities is hard, and having one of these eco blankets would sure help at night!

  • Avatar kathy March 14, 2010, 10:58 pm

    I would use the furano in my daughter\’s room

  • Avatar kathy March 14, 2010, 11:01 pm

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  • Avatar Jes March 15, 2010, 6:58 am

    I love the Milan design! I would curl up with it every day because even if it is warm out, I love to be swaddled with something soft and luxurious! 🙂

  • Avatar LeeAnn P. March 15, 2010, 7:27 am

    I like the St. Moritz. I’d love to have it for snuggling under on a chilly night watching TV or reading on the couch.
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  • Avatar Patricia Hill March 15, 2010, 7:35 am

    I love the St. Moritz style in Sky. I would give it to my granddaughter who loves the color blue.

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  • Avatar Tiffany March 15, 2010, 7:48 am

    I like the Furano blanket in mocha

  • Avatar Terri Dell March 15, 2010, 8:56 am

    These are all nice but my favorite is the Pink Laguna. I\’d use it while watching TV to stay warm and it would look nice draped over the sofa when not in use

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  • Avatar Joannie March 15, 2010, 10:11 am

    I like the design on the Laguna in sky blue or navy the best! I would use it in my den for snuggling in the winter while reading a great book!

  • Avatar Irene March 15, 2010, 10:12 am

    I love the St.Moritz in the aegean color. It matches my family room decor just right.

  • Avatar Kat March 15, 2010, 10:41 am

    I love the Laguna in purple. I’d use it to wrap up on the sofa on a rainy day.

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  • Avatar nuna March 15, 2010, 11:10 am

    I am an emil subscriber — the blanquette is gorgeous in all colors, but not as gorgeous as your daughter!

  • Avatar nuna March 15, 2010, 11:16 am

    i love the milan in olive and i would use it cuddle with my daughter at storytime each night.

  • Avatar adrian March 15, 2010, 12:52 pm

    The celery sky one from the Nevis collection would be great to use with my 2 kids on the couch

  • Avatar Urban Sherp March 15, 2010, 5:19 pm

    oooh, love the purple paisley laguna blanket – since it’s still winter up here, I’d use this to snuggle up on the couch…

  • Avatar Urban Sherp March 15, 2010, 5:20 pm

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  • Avatar michelle young March 15, 2010, 9:08 pm

    I LOVE the Nevis in Sand Midnight. I would use in as a throw over the bench in our living room that I recent;y recovered and sneak it over to the couch to cuddle in when we’re watching a movie.

  • Avatar Susan I. March 17, 2010, 6:57 am

    I love the Nevis in Celery Sky. I would use it as a throw over our tan couch in the living room to add a great pop of color and help unify the room since we have a funky couch in there that is also patterned in yellow and blue.

  • Avatar Michelle L March 18, 2010, 1:20 pm

    I LOVE the purple Laguna but my daughter would probably like the fucia better. My daughter’s blanket is getting too small, so this would be a perfect replacement!

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  • Avatar Laura March 18, 2010, 10:49 pm

    I love the Furano in Sand/Palm Tree/Hunter. Every day after I come home from work, make dinner, and exercise, I curl up on the couch with a blanket. Mine is getting pretty ratty, so I would love to replace it with a new one from Y&L! They’re so lovely!

  • Avatar sarah oswald March 20, 2010, 9:14 pm

    I love the nevis in celery sky and i would probably use it when im on the sofa watching T.V. I hope i win i will keep my fingers crossed.

  • Avatar Nicole March 22, 2010, 4:03 am

    I really like the Laguna in Navy! I would use it as a throw for when we got cold while spending family time in the living room, the midnight feedings for my baby girl or just to cuddle up with Hubby! He loves Blue!

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  • Avatar The Happy Wife/Danielle March 22, 2010, 9:48 am

    I like the Nevis in Celery and sky.

  • Avatar Karina March 22, 2010, 6:39 pm

    I love purple Laguna. we need a new replacement for our old blanket

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