Each Wednesday I post about some sort of treasure I found during the past week. It might be thrifted or found on a walk or whispered in my ear or discovered on a dark shelf in the basement. Something. Anything that makes me feel lucky and thankful. It doesn't necessarily have to make its way home with me - it just has to be noticed. The idea is for it to cost very little and feel very big. After all, this isn't about acquiring new things; it is about paying better attention to the world around me.
If you discovered a treasure this week (a new friend, a snow fairy, a fancy dish at the thrift store, a bird's nest) please do share it, as well as any links, in the comments section below.
This is the second in the Nanny Ruth scarf series. This smashing little number is definitely one of my favorites from the collection. I imagine that one of her friends bought it for her at Bloomingdale's in the early 70's. I especially love the geometric medallion in the center.
It doesn't feel like pure silk, but it definitely is a silk blend of sorts. The part that isn't silk actually makes it perfect for wearing in my hair because it makes it a bit rough and grippy, so it doesn't slip around.
The designer is georgio di Sant Angelo, who was a New York textile artist in the late 1960s and 1970s. The internet tells me that he studied with Picasso for six months and had an apprenticeship with Disney before landing in New York where he made plastic jewelry and began his work in textile design.
Happy Wednesday, you guys.