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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Vintage Vera

Several years ago I got a vintage Vera scarf on Ebay. My plan was to have it framed. Time passed. The scarf got misplaced, balled up and tucked away somewhere "safe". During a recent and highly unusual cleaning and purging phase I found it. And finally took it to the framers. Two days later...



Voila! I love it. It has all the colors of my house. I have tried it in several rooms and I like it in all of them. It will probably be another two years before I decide exactly where to hang it.



It's funny because now that I have my framed scarf, I have started seeing them everywhere.


I probably just wasn't looking before.

It's like when a friend gets a new car and suddenly you see that car everywhere you go.

This is actually hanging in an Anthropologie store.
They did a whole display with Vera scarves including covering an entire wall.
You can check it all out here.

Ivanka Trump's apartment. I like it. I especially like her blue chandelier. She has a framed scarf. It is Hermes. Let's just face it; she is fancier than I am.

So have you ever framed a scarf, scrap of fabric, piece of clothing...anything different or exciting?
Or like me, have you ever let a project sit for two before completing it?

pictures from: Blue Hydrangea,
From the Right Bank, Fibercopia, Casar Sugar, The Vera Store, Elle Decor.

23 comments :

  1. It is FABULOUS!! Of course, those two colors together are my faves. Same colors as your blog header. Have you decided where to put it?!

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  2. I love this! I just saw a scarf in an ad that I thought would be beautiful framed for my great room. Great inspiration images.

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  3. Very Pretty! But if you think that's safe from your kids, think again. I mean who else gets Benadryl on a headboard? I see those toy numbchucks and some broken glass in your future LOL

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  4. Brilliant idea! I have what is supposed to be an Hermes scarf - bought it for about five bucks at an estate sale, so, doubt it's authentic...but, I'm also not real likely to wear it - maybe it has a frame in it's future??? ;)

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  5. I have an Hermes scarf that my grandmother gave me when I was small. Until a couple of years ago I didn't even know the worth. I always say I need to get it frames. I think you just pushed me over the edge with yours, gorgeous.

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  6. i love this idea! i founda box of scarves in my grandmothers house a few months ago. I wear some of them, but a few would be lovely framed somewhere in my house! love your blog!

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  7. I have a piece of fabric framed and matted in the kitchen... I was actually planning to post about it today :)

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  8. I just picked up a linen of some sort at a flea market in NYC that is about the size of your scarf. It's waiting for me to find time to have it framed, but yours is great modivation.

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  9. Love it. I hate empty walls. I framed some older ones...you can take a peek here http://kaycehughes.blogspot.com/search?updated-min=2008-01-01T00%3A00%3A00-08%3A00&updated-max=2009-01-01T00%3A00%3A00-08%3A00&max-results=44

    i am also a huge fan of frames by mail. Very reasonable pricing especially when you need a custom size. And they always seem to ship right away.

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  10. LOVE! I have some scarves of my mom's from the 70's...I can promise you there is not an Hermes in the bunch but the prints are great. Good idea!

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  11. love it! some of my favorite shades of blue and green together! I'd love to do that someday!

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  12. Oh my goodness, Ivanka's dining room is beautiful! Love the framed scarf and murano chandy there!

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  13. nice. my suzani needs a frame. but it's so big, ikea or target don't have frames big enough. and custom is out of the question. any ideas where i can get a fairly large, odd shaped frame for very little money?

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  14. I've always wanted to do this with an Hermes scarf but knew it would cost me. I should keep my eye out for others though, yours look beautiful I love the colors!

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  15. I don't but it is such a neat idea
    XoxoGapGirl

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  16. I love your scarf, and the colors are fantastic!

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  17. I love Vera Scarves and so does Kate Spade. Great post!

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  18. super great idea- Love it! And scarfs have a way of adding so much happiness and color.

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  19. looks gorgeous! off to a flea market today, just added scarves to my list, thanks!

    glad to know others have those darn "safe" places...............sigh..............

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  20. This is such a cool idea. I've framed block printed textiles that my aunt brought me back from Egypt to make a kind of framed textile "quilt" on a particularly broad stretch of blank wall, but never scarves. I have a gorgeous one of no discernible pedigree that my mom found in Paris when she was a teenager. I had no idea what to do with it, so it's been stacked in my closet for years and years.... until now! Great idea - thanks!

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  21. I totally have some Vera scarves. Project time!

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  22. Yesterday I was at an antique store and lo and behold, right in front of me, 8 gorgeous vintage Vera scarves! Needless to say...I bought them all!

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