Why don’t you…frame a vintage scarf?

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I’ve always loved this shot from Domino magazine with an Hermes scarf framed on the wall. I’d love to do the same in our new apartment and The Lucky Fish has a variety of reasonably priced Vera Neumann options.  Among my favorites are the Mondrian-esque, leopard spotted (morphing into mod tiger stripes, naturally…), pop art sun and emerald maze.  Thoughts…?

19 comments on “Why don’t you…frame a vintage scarf?

  1. Jenny

    I’ll admit it, I bought a hermes scarf in Paris and had it framed – it’s in our bedroom. It’s really a statment piece and I love it!

  2. Katie Armour Post author

    Colleen — I know, so much fun if you find or inherit a beautiful scarf!

    Jenny — Amazing! I only have one Hermes scarf “borrowed” from my mother and I wear it too often to frame it. You lucky girl! xx

  3. Jasmine

    that’s such a great idea! you should totally do it. i LOOOOVE the first scarf, but any of them would be excellent choices. i gotta stop visiting your blog – you make me want to buy too many pretty things! :)

  4. Katie Armour Post author

    Blue Hydrangea — You beat me to it! That sounds like something that would make me happy coming home each day. I want to see a photo!! xx

    Jasmine — I need to stop writing this blog or I’m going to go bankrupt wanting to buy pretty things! I understand, trust me : )

  5. J. is a Bird

    Oh, you’ve given me such a good idea.

    I had come down with a wicked cold two days before my wedding. While out shopping in the local village, a guest came across two handkerchiefs. One was blue and white with my, soon to be, initial on it which I carried this one up the aisle while I sniffled away. The other was obviously an old souvenir as it had pictures of some of the great castles in Scotland on it (we were married in a castle in Scotland, but alas it was not one of the ones pictured on the handkerchief). Framing these two pieces, which have been in a drawer for almost eight years, will be a great memento.

    Thank you so much for posting this, I can’t wait to get home and try it out now.
    Cheers!
    J.

  6. D. @ Outside Oslo

    You know, I’ve been thinking about scarves. If only it were easier for people of our generation to wear them–without looking like we’re trying to make a statement. There’s just something so elegant and refined about scarves of this variety, but the current fashion has replaced them with long and thin. *Sigh*

  7. meg

    I adore this idea and have seen it executed well in so many different ways which makes me inclined to try it myself with a Pucci scarf I’ve been saving. Any of the picks above would made a great statement; good luck!

  8. Elle

    When I worked for Charlotte Moss New York, we had the best time hunting around for vintage scarves and fabrics to frame… it’s such a fun way add some color to a room!

  9. Robyn

    What a wonderful idea! Someone should quilt a bunch of scarves together, that might be cool! I’m sure people have lots of crazy, and maybe even gorgeous, scarves packed away somewhere! Thanks for sharing!

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