I now own 201 Vera scarves with these finds yesterday..
This is what two hundred Vera scarves look like..beautiful!!
I began this craze after reading about them on numerous blogs, I thought that it was something I should look for, well, that was November 2011 and this is what it has become. My good friend Carol jumped on the Vera bandwagon shortly after that and now we snap a pic as soon as a new scarf is purchased, we just have to see what the other has found!!
Here's the first one I found back in 2011...
There are just so many patterns out there, very rarely, do I ever find a duplicate - florals, geometrics, stripes, sheers, solids, leaves and trees, paisleys, the list goes on. And then there are long scarves, small and large squares, wing tips, tube scarves, tie scarves - made of silk, cotton, polyester, wool, oh, my , there are just so many....
I have found most of my scarves at the thrifts, very few have I purchased on line. I actually found one at a yard sale once!! Fellow bloggers have sent me scarves and of course, Carol and I have traded any duplicates. I found some Vera's that my Mom had and I also have one that belonged to my mother in law - those are special ones which I never expected to find! I look for them wherever I go - I've brought scarves home from Florida, from Michigan, from Maine, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island but the majority of them have come from right here in Ontario. I will continue to look for these beautiful pieces wherever I go!!
The very best day I ever had was finding twelve scarves at a thrift - it was really an exciting day for a Vera collector - here's that post if you'd like to relive that day with me!!
The one good thing about collecting scarves, they don't take up much space. I keep them in this basket and that is my book that I record each scarf in.
I love the thrill of the hunt for these scarves, I can tell a lot of them just by the look and feel of them now and when I see that Vera signature and sometimes the ladybug, it's coming home with me!!
Check out the link up at We Call it Junkin, always lots of interesting posts there. Today is the last day for Thrifty Things Friday, Linda and Diann have put a lot of work into this great little party - but things change... thanks to the both of you!!