you're like that, right?? no? it's just me? hmm.
well anyway, silk Vera Nuemann scarves...I've got...a few of them.
at least this obsession is pretty cheap, as obsessions go? I pick them up at flea markets and (when I'm lucky) thrift stores, and I usually pay one or two bucks a piece. I've never paid more than $4, and that was a really special one. I never feel bad about walking away from ones that are priced too high because there are just so many of them. this lady was seriously prolific! I dig for them all the time and I have never come across the same one twice.
for $1 I'll pretty much buy them no matter what the design, but I found a few pretty nice ones at the Pasadena City College flea last weekend...this pink and orange sheer one is classic Vera, and how cute is the aqua donkey print??
I really dug this one with the fruit, I love the really painterly ones and they are harder to come by. and this has a bunch of her signature ladybugs on it!
the blue patterned one is stylized peacock feathers. and I rarely come across black and white prints of hers, so I had to grab this cool abstract one:
if you don't know about Vera Nuemann, she was a really inspirational artist and businesswoman who made quite an empire out of her handpainted designs. her designs have experienced a big resurgence in the last couple years and fabrics with her patterns are back in stores again, including Anthropologie and Bloomingdales.
there's even a book all about her that came out a while back, which I can't believe I don't have, but I would love to get. maybe for Christmas? just sayin.
either that or more scarves.