I cannot afford to buy a wardrobe of Hermes scarves exclusively.
in various sizes, colours, patterns and weights means that there is a scarf for every occasion.
A frugal alternative to Hermes and other higher end designers is to seek out silk scarves in thrift and consignment shops.
I have been surprised to find scarves in mint condition for very reasonable prices...I often think that they must have been gifts and never or seldom worn.
This large scarf was an unexpected find at the Antique Mall near Pike Place Market in Seattle.
The Mall is a wonderful place to browse in as there is something for everyone.
It's a great spot to dodge the rain and spend an hour looking at things from days gone by.
There are full glass cases with a wonderful assortment of trinkets and treasures.
From Chinese porcelains to paintings, and estate jewelry to World's Fair memorabilia...
wicker and teak, tasteful and tacky...it's all here!
In the back of the space it opens up to some themed rooms or open areas where you can find
Mid Century Modern teak and glass, Country wares, Shabby Chic furniture and a fewVintage clothing stalls.
silk scarf made in Como Italy
the company has been in business since 1882
I was not familiar with the brand
I purchsed it because I liked the weight and feel of the silk
the delicate evenly stitched hand rolled edges
and it's large size.
The soft banana yellow and black mix well with my wardrobe.
The crisp intricate floral pattern reminds me
of the Arts and Crafts prints that William Morris designed.
Seattle is a great city to visit
if you go make sure to pack an umbrella and a rain slicker!
It's a very beautiful city by the sea
and make sure that you go and explore the Pike Place Market.