Why don’t you…frame a vintage scarf?





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.

  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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