Celestial Patterns in Home Textiles and Fashion

I came across this scarf when I visited my mother last Christmas. It was my father’s but I had never seen it before. My dad was rather debonair and had a few silk handkerchiefs and scarves but I don’t remember him wearing them much in my day – he probably did more often in the […]

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Cherry Blossom season and a vintage Vera scarf

In honor of spring and cherry blossom season, here is a lovely vintage scarf by Vera (Vera Neumann). It is such a cheerful piece and features Vera’s signature loose brush stokes. I also love the pink with the accent of chartreuse.

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The Explorers Vintage Scarf

I found this scarf at a flea market and I have to admit – I was not crazy about the colors or the design. But something about the subject peaked my interest. It is unusual for a scarf or fashion accessory; a grid of well known explorers with their dates of birth and death. Certainly […]

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Peacock Feather Patterns

“Hera” is one of the most iconic fabric designs of all time but also in the history of Liberty of London. The pattern was designed in 1887 by Arthur Silver. The name “Hera” is derived from the Greek goddess whose favorite animal was the peacock. Liberty acquired the design from Arthur Silver’s studio and has […]

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A Very Merry Christmas – Vintage Pucci Scarf

Vintage Christmas Pucci scarf

One of my best finds/scores ever is this Pucci handkerchief. Emilio Pucci made these every year from 1950-1988 and sent them to his friends as a Christmas greeting from his wife Cristina and himself. This particular handkerchief is not dated but it says “A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Cristina and Emilio.” […]

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Gucci – Vintage Equestrian Scarf

A classic Gucci scarf from my collection – in an equestrian theme which has been a Gucci signature for decades. This scarf features a horse bridle and stirrups – symbols of horseback riding that Gucci used early on to signify and attract a wealthy clientele.  

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Marimekko and Nature

  This Marimekko scarf features a section of the “Ruusupuu” design created in 1957 by Maija Isola. The name translates to “Rosetree” and it is one of the fabric company’s most iconic designs.     The legendary Maija Isola was the first full time designer hired by Marimekko in 1949. Isola was first and foremost […]

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Fall by Vera

I adore this scarf by Vera – I bought it many years ago for its unique colors.

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