Parlez vous Francais?

  This 1950’s handkerchief is a fun guide to the french and english words for a variety of things. Featuring charming hand drawn illustrations of an array of animals, colors, and symbols. I especially love the little faces.                      

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Leopardo

    I found this epic scarf at an estate sale in my neighborhood recently. Lately I have been going to more of these sales – it’s always fun to get a glimpse into someone’s home and see how they lived. And in my neighborhood there are some great old houses that have amazing features […]

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Summer Is Here

Another great scarf by my favorite – Vera Neumann. These bold anemone flowers pack a punch and I love the fuzzy centers as painted by Vera.

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Bohemian Wanderlust

  Sometimes a scarf conjures a mood. For me this one recalls images from the 1970’s of terribly chic women lounging on a yacht in Greece or on the French Riviera. Sexy, hedonistic and carefree. A little Lauren Hutton, Talitha Getty and Jerry Hall all in one. The simplicity of the batik-like artwork is lovely […]

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Op Art, the Square and the art of Richard Anuszkiewicz

  I bought this handkerchief at a flea market recently – I loved the op art influence, the squares within squares, and of course that it is in shades of blue. I have always been fascinated by the artwork of Josef Albers and his “Homage to the Square” works. Months earlier I found a book […]

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Ponte Tresa vintage scarf

This scarf caught my eye with its bright colors and crisp geometric pattern. It has a Hollywood Regency feeling with a bit of Pucci. It is signed “Ponte Tresa”- a name I had never heard of before. Ponte Tresa is a region on the border between Italy and Switzerland. My research hasn’t turned up much […]

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Butterfly Patterns

I scored this vintage Gucci scarf a couple of months ago – love it! I think it is from the 1970’s. Featuring a grid layout of different butterflies, it is a riot of colors and patterns.     It got me to thinking about other great patterns of butterflies on fabrics, wallpapers and in fashion. […]

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Vera & Schumacher

Vera (Neumann) had a prolific career as an artist and designer. Her hand painted designs have appeared on everything from scarves to dinnerware, bedding, fashion, and towels. Her first foray into licensing her name and artwork was with the fabric house F. Schumacher in 1947. It was a pairing of two textile powerhouses. The first […]

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