Thursday, March 12, 2015

Take one silk scarf....

I spied a pretty silk scarf at the Oak Bay United Church Rummage Sale...
buried deep in a bin brimming with garish and gaudy polyester scarves. It was like finding a needle in a haystack!



A "no name", silk, hand rolled printed in a Liberty-esque pattern.
A small versatile square in a neutral tan and black combination and for the bargain price of $2.00 how could I pass it up?


I learned this scarf tie from the fabulous blogger Faux Fucshia
You can see how easy it is...






leave the knot a little lose until you thread the two wnds through the knot then tighten it







"Expect the unexpected" ~ mixing up colours and stripes.



I like to use this cowboy tie under a jacket or coat.


Casual and unfussy this is the way I usually wear my silk square scarves.


Vintage silk scarves can be found in thrift and charity shops,
online on etsy or ebay.
You needn't spend a lot of money or break your budget when purchasing a silk scarf.
And however you choose to wear them they do add a dash of colour and interest to an outfit.
Tie one on your handbag as a nod to Babe Paley if you like...

“You can never be too rich or too thin.”
~ Wallis Simpson The Duchess of Windsor ~

For the garden enthusiasts...
I'm working on the Glass House Post from Graham's Garden walkabout and I'll post it soon.



17 comments:

  1. I LOVE this scarf on you. As you might expect, I'm a bit of a scarfoholic (it's in the blood). I really need a separate armoire for just my scarves.

    Black and tan is one of my favorite color duos. You look lovely in it. It's also one of my favorite knots -- casual chic. "Oh, my Dear, I just threw it on this way."

    Cheers, M-T

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    1. Sounds like we both are passionate about scarves!
      I'll be volunteering at The local Orchid Society show this weekend and the lat time I was a volunteer I wore one of my Hermes scarves and I got so many compliments...funny thing though was another volunteer said she thought about wearing a scarf but fiddled with it for a long time and gave up...she mentioned that it looked like I just threw it on...!!!

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  2. What a great scarf find! It looks great on you in every variety of knot.

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    1. The Church sales are such great sources for treasure!

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  3. OK. more importantly, howdidyou take the photos? Long arms?

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    1. I actually have rather short arms but I did extend them to capture the image!

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  4. Great find!! You do have amazing luck finding the quality items. I love the combo with the stripes!!

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    1. Gosh and I am envying your new designer clothes...shopping with all those delightful women must have been such fun!

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  5. Brilliant! I love to see a good pattern mix. You've got an eye for the best things...

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  6. Janice I am thrilled that you stopped by...pattern mixing is tricky isn't it?
    My daughter has a real gift in finding the best things...I think I learned from her!

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  7. Duchess of Windsor quote, not Babe Paley. Nice scarf though!

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  8. What a great find! That scarf will coordinate so well with your wardrobe.

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  9. I really love that scarf Leslie. It never ceases to amaze me what patterns we can put with good old French stripes!

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  10. Synchronicity Shopping was really working for you when you found that pretty scarf. Very nice color and pattern. It will look pretty with so many of your blouses. I admire your talent for scarf tying.

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  11. Great find, and it does look wonderful with the stripes. Not a fan of the quote.

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  12. What a pretty scarf. That Wallis Simpson quote represents a view I cannot endorse nor admire.

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