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.

7 comments:

Karyn said...

Hi there. I found your blog by searching for "Vera Neumann" on Google. I recently purchased a Vera tablecloth, and I'm dying to find out some information about the design, but I'm having a very difficult time. Would you happen to know anything about this piece (see my blog link below)? I appreciate your time!

http://fatorangecat.wordpress.com/2007/07/23/tablecloth-art-and-more-powder-blue/

mhomeinc said...

I have a Vera signed framed print. Not a scarf, an original painting by Vera given to my father in the 60's. I can send you a picture by email. I want to sell it. Are you interested?
Let me know.
Wendy Hodgden
Kansas City, Mo.
816-941-2191
email to: wendyndhod@aol.com

fjs said...

Thought you might like to know that I am distributing 2 films I made about Vera in the 1970's. They can be found at http://www.goldenageproductions.info

THE VERA COMPANY said...

H, I just ran into this blog entry of yours and thought you'd like to know that The Vera Company has their own blog now. the link is theveracompany.blogspot.com. There you can find out all the happenings at The Vera Company! Feel free to leave a comment, I'd love to know what you think.

THE VERA COMPANY said...

Hey, I thought I'd thought I'll let you know how great it is that you love Vera. Also, The Vera Company is currently working to get Vera back into the public and we're blogging all about it. We already have a scarf line out and an apparel and scarf line coming soon. We'd love to get your feedback! It's http://theveracompany.blogspot.com

Kathy said...

I have a Vera signed and framed print that I'd like to sell. I plan to post it on ebay. Are you interested in it?
Kathy Provenzano
provenzano01@att.net

Kathy said...

I have an original Vera painting in a frame. I'd like to sell it. anyone interested? I can email a pic of it back to you if you are interested send email to provenzano01@att.net

Thanks,
Kathy