THE ADVENTURES OF
SHARK SCARF WEEK!
Hey lovelies, I hope you've had a great week. I know I did even though I spent a lot of my time preparing for an interview. I managed to do some thrifting earlier in the week and so I have some goodies to share. I hope you enjoy them!
I found these two beautiful cotton Vera Scarves. The red one has a silk? detailing/threading along the edges which is a nice subtle detail but I have to say that I just LOVE the black and white one. I don't know what it is about black and white and geometric patterns but they get me all the time! The dots gradate in sizes from one corner to the other.
I found another Vera Scarf that is a rayon/silk blend. This one still had the vintage Nordstrom price tag on it! The scarf was priced at $6.00 originally but was marked down to $2.90. Oh to buy scarves at those prices nowadays!
If you're curious, there is a fabulous blog post by the Vera Company that helps to date vintage Vera Neumann scarves. I believe mine are from the late '60s to early '70s.
Continuing with scarf week, I found a vintage Diane Von Furstenberg scarf that also has a gradated pattern. This one has green squares that expand to almost a solid fill pattern towards the middle. Look at that leopard that would be crawling up your back or side, how wild!
Last but not least (for scarves), I found a Richard Allan scarf with a beautiful flower pattern. The pattern reminds me a lot of Oh Joy!'s wallpaper design for Hygge & West. The colors are splendid and it feels oh so luxurious!
This week I acquired my first piece of Weller Pottery. It isn't nearly as 'valuable' as their typical pieces. It seems that a lot of the utilitarian pieces created by well-known potteries don't command the same prices as the 'art pottery' pieces do. It is something to keep in mind if you plan on reselling them. I must say though that I really enjoy the cradle on this casserole. I love the Art Nouveau Styling of the handles.
I'm excited to share this next piece because I love enamelware! Even though this piece has some damage on the lid I could not pass it up. Due to finding my first Finel piece, I knew what the bottom of their pans looked like so I had an idea of what it was even though it was not stamped. I also knew I had seen the same style of handle on the lid before. I had to do some research when I got home but it is always nice to have some idea of where to start. It turns out that this piece is designed by Seppo Mallat for Arabia/ Finel. I just love the teak handle on this baby!
In keeping with the enamelware, I found a couple of fun colored enamel bowls. One is in a bright yellow and the other in a great teal. Did you know that these bowls come with a detachable handle? Neither did I! Unfortunately mine did not have the handle and for the life of me I can't remember where I read about it so I can't even link to it. Don't you just hate it when that happens!
I also found some more LP's, I'm temporarily hooked! I just had to pick up The Cure's Quadpus there on the top left. The LP on the top right is another album with the cover design by S Neil Fujita. *(update) I believe the bottom two are designed by Sam Suliman.*
This last LP has a cover designed by Barbara Brown/Peters. Like Josef Albers and Gerry Olin, she designed album covers for Command Records under the direction of Charles E. Murphy. There was an Exhibition in New York at the end of 2009 which included several notable album covers by the aforementioned designers. You can take a look at them here.
Also, if you enjoy album cover designs then just take a look at this Flickr profile, they have so much eye candy... its incredible! I love Phillip Glass and I'd never seen his album covers. They are amazing as well!
*I know that I throw a lot of random names out there. I promise I will get around to making posts about particular designers with larger samples of their work. *
I'll be linking up with two lovely ladies again and I'll be popping around to see what you've found!