Last weekend as I waited for our house guests to arrive I snuck off for half an hour to browse a hospital thrift store. It is the same store where my daughter found her genuine leather Hermes belt.
Darling daughter has a real gift for finding treasure.
I enjoy looking at the vintage wares...
they each have a story and I like to think about who owned them and where they have been all these years.
This bright and cheerful scarf caught my attention out of the corner of my eye.
Vibrant, bold and beautiful colours spoke loudly and I couldn't help but turn my head.
It is in mint condition...made in England of 100% pure silk, has exquisite hand rolled edges and is signed by the designer Frankie Welch.
Worn here with my Lands' End cashmere cardigan which is several seasons old.
I think this is the 7th purchase this Fall.
For the first time in my life I am tracking what I buy and how much I spend.
Skinny Jeans, black dress pants, 2 Merino wool Tee's, a Barbour vest and the Chillox walking coat.
I'd never heard of Frankie Welch so being naturally curious I looked on the internet.
It turns out that she designed thousands of scarves and has designed many around the political arena and many have The White House architectural details in their designs.
She wanted to study with Frank Lloyd Wright but he refused her request saying that he did not teach women!
I do not recognize this building or if indeed it has any significance.
Perhaps it is a Virginia landmark.
I love the bright tones and how they perk up my basic greys and blacks.
Knotted twice ~ it's so simple.
I plan to pair this scarf with my red ballet flats.
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"Your attitude is like a box of crayons that color your world.
Constantly color your picture gray, and your picture will always be bleak.
Try adding some bright colors to the picture by including humor, and your picture begins to lighten up."
~ Allen Klein ~