I love scarves. Scarves are a perfect item — they don’t take up much space in my closet, are easy to pack, and usually not outrageously expensive, unless they are Hermes. And it is fun to look for them in museum shops. Buying things in a museum shop isn’t really “shopping” since the shop is in a museum. Right?
Here are some absolutely gorgeous scarves. I am particularly taken with these beautiful wool scarves from Pine Cone Hill, based on original prints by Melissa Lillie. They are a very affordable at $98. I saw them on one of my favorite blogs, Fresh American.
Here are some other favorites
|This is a reproduction Vera from Target!|
And you can see, I like color. I have white hair and pale skin and without some color, I can look very washed out.
Mr. Not-So-Curious built me a scarf rack for our closet. Here’s a photo.
|He made it from curtain rods. I have a lot of scarves.|
The scarf rack allows me to see all my scarves at the same time and keeps them relatively neat. I did say relatively, didn’t I?
There is a wonderful blog, MaiTai’s Picture Book , that is totally devoted to scarves, including how to tie them and use them in new and interesting ways. She also sells great accessories that allow you to make the most of your scarves. And she is a fabulous photographer. Her recent photos of the windows of the Hermes shop in Paris are amazing. Of course, so are the products.
Last but not least are the scarves of Georgina von Etzdorf. Not exactly a household name around these parts, but her scarves and textiles are just gorgeous. My friend Joan and I went to her shop in London in 1997 and learned how to tie a scarf. Sadly, she no longer produces scarves, but you can buy some on ebay and there are some “left overs” at her online shop.
Here’s some examples from her website:
Another great place to buy scarves is Anne Touraine. Also gorgeous.
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