20 March 2013

At last ...rare scarf alert...

I have been searching for this silk  scarf for a few decades, at last, it has tipped up.

 A coronation souvenir designed by Oliver Messel. 1953.  Decorative and romantic in the extreme.

The Jaeger logo in the corner. Normally I save all Jaeger scarves for my sister,but this one is too badly damaged for her. Doesn't bother me, what do you expect for 50 cents?

Another beauty from about the same era.  Les fables de La Fontaine,  with a 'pure soie' tag.

 Lovely quality and an exuberant, detailed  design. Again, a wee bit worse for wear so it will have to stay with me.

The scarf front has been very interesting recently, so I am afraid you are in for a few more posts on the subject. 
Interesting that the souvenir scarves I sold in my etsy shop yesterday were from Cyprus and Venezuela.......what does that tell me?


  1. They are both beautiful! X

  2. These are both gorgeous, well done you!

  3. You have such a great eye for finding these little treasures. Fontaine's Fables... I love it.

  4. I love anything to do with Oliver Messel. Beautiful scarf. I'm always on the lookout for his designs for Glyndebourne, programmes etc.

    Jean x


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