I had similar blanket/throws from 25 years ago. We used them so much I finally needed to replace them. Most throws today are flimsy fuzzy fleece that don't feel as warm or hold up well when washed. My daughter really wanted something similar and I was glad to find them on Overstock and such a great price. The color of this blanket is neutral enough but mainly it is so well made- very warm and cozy. I highly recommend these blankets.
I was truly amazed at the beauty, warmth and softness of this blanket. The fabric is an actual cotton/dralon (some sort of nylon blend) fleece with the pattern in high/low relief. It is just big enough to use as a twin bed blanket and when combined with one of the German flannel blankets I have been able to create a very warm, strikingly beautiful bed. I wish these blankets came in full/queen size, I would have one on every bed in my house. I washed it before use (by itself), as directed, and it washed beautifully. This was a wonderful purchase!
I found the beach/ocean pattern stated in the description to be very faint in the actual item. I wanted it to stand out and it did not. Much better in picture than in the item I received. It appeared to be well made and thicker than throws I own, but I really wanted to see a beach pattern and it just wasn't there for me. This item is made in Germany, not China, which is one of the reasons I bought it. Return shipping cost me $9 and I'm a Club O member. I am disappointed in this purchase, which is unusual for me.