Thursday, 26 November 2009

A tiny part of my vintage scarf collection



















Details of some of my favourite vintage scarves, above. Apologies as usual for my mediocre photographic skills. My criterion for a collectible scarf is largely subconscious: if it grabs my eye and doesn't look too much like something I already have (e.g. Italian tourist scarves) then I grab it! As it happens, looking at this little bunch I can see some common themes emerging: a certain level of kitsch, maps and travel themes, bright colours and a simple illustrative quality. The final one is my favourite: a relatively large Jacqumar London scarf commemorating the QEII, which according to last August's The World of Interiors may well be worth a couple of pretty pennies. Or it would be if I hadn't blu-tacked it to the hallway wall one summer and stained its corners permanently. I love it too much to part with it anyway.

This post is part of an ongoing game over at the lovely Meet Me at Mike's, which anyone is welcome to take part in. This week's theme of collections was dreamt up by Kate at Fox's Lane.

7 comments:

The Back Shed said...

A gorgeous collection. I wonder how many of us could part with a treasure if we found out it was valuable?

Sara said...

lovely lovely things to collect! They would make a beautiful patchwork curtain I suspect.

Sandra Eterovic said...

Hi Ladies! Thanks very much for looking. The scarves would indeed make a lovely curtain, but I can never decide what to do with them, so they just live in a box, or out on the town around my neck or waist. And yes, you are right collector extraordinaire The Back Shed -- I could never part with my most beloved items, whether they be worth 1c or $1,000. I suspect you couldn't part with your lovely cups either!!

What Kate did next ... said...

I'm surprised you have so many English-themed scarves, I associate scarves more with the Frenchies. They are all gorgeous.

Sandra Eterovic said...

Thanks Kate! Maybe they were for the French tourists to take back across the channel? ;)

This might become an ongoing series, seeing as so many people have enjoyed this post. There are still many many more scarves that I could show....

Pip Lincolne said...

Oh LOVELY scarves! Just gorgeous! Such wonderful colours! So pleased that you decided to show us! x

Sandra Eterovic said...

Thanks Ms. Pip! Yup, I think I will definitely have to show a few more one day -- soon! :)