Monday, July 2, 2007
I love - Vera Neumann
I have been collecting Vera scarves for about 10 years, after I purchased my first scarf in a thrift store. I now have a collection of about 20 scarves, even though if I really wanted it could be thousands.
I am not sure how many people are aware of Vera Neumann or her wonderful work. She is mainly known for her scarves and linens, but also had licsencing with Mikasa for china, Burlington for bedding, Island Wooster for pottery and Schumacher for wallpaper and fabric (I would love to find a roll of her wallpaper on EBay). She was the first designer to incorporate a logo into her designs – her signature with a ladybug. Someone has reissued her scarves, but you can find some really neat designs on EBay for not a lot of money, but I am sure that will all change as Vera regains popularity.
I have saved my scarves to frame or turn into pillows (only the polyester scarves, not the silk). The colors and patterns are so graphic and colorful. They make great accent items to any room. All photos are from an EBay search.