Travel Scarves

IMG_1266Travel Scarves

By Mary Jo

I'm not sure when I first fell in love with scarves and shawls, but I suspect it was related to long hours at a computer and not liking to have a cold neck.  Besides being warming, scarves add color and a bit of dash to someone like me who is a pretty casual dresser. 

I have a lot of scarves of different weights, sizes, and textures. On a cold day, I want something cozy and may even layer a couple of different scarves. In warmer weather, I wear something lighter.  And when I'm traveling, I regularly succumb to the lure of buying new scarves which are not only lovely and enticing, but have the advantage of being easy to pack.  Plus, when traveling you can add a bright scarf to basic black and have a new look every day. 

So here are some favorites I've acquired when traveling, and naturally, they all have stories.  The model is Snow Bear, who is the biggest fashionista among our stuffed companions, and she loves the chance to dress up!

1) Chinese silk from Melbourne. 

When I was speaking at a Romance Writers of Australia conference in Melbourne, which is Anne Gracie's home turf, she took me to a nearby neighborhood called The Lanes, which is also the setting for Kerry Greenwood's delicious Corinna Chapman books. It's full of lovely shops and shopping arcades, and in 'the silk shop,' I found this gorgeous shawl length scarf.  It's shimmery and purple and orange, and the biggest problem was choosing the scarf I liked best!

 

IMG_12682) Argentine colors: 

I found this on a visit to Buenos Aires at the beginning of an Antarctic cruise, and the brilliant colors were riveting!  There were other similarly brilliant scarves, and I bought two.  If I'd realized how favorable the exchange rate was to the American dollar, I'd have bought several more!

3) Scottish delights:

The lovely silk scarf on the right is relatively short and light, and I found it in the shop attached to the Sheila IMG_1269Fleet jewelry shop and restaurant when we toured Orkney.  It was probably made in India, as perhaps the Argentine scarves were. India creates amazing fabrics and scarves, and I have a number of them.  

4) Irish textures:  

This fabulous woolly shawl is from the Blarney Woollen Mills, which we visited on a tour of Ireland some years ago.  The store is warehouse IMG_1271sized and has an amazing array of clothing and related products as well as a nice little cafe where we had lunch.  I fell in love with the rich texture and colors of this shawl. Perfect for keeping a person warm as they sit by their peat fire sipping Irish cider!

5) Greek designs:

I found this lightweight scarf in a museum shop below the temple of Poseidon in Greece.  The temple is legendarily the site where King Aegeus, ruler of Athens, jumped to his death when IMG_1267he saw that the sails on his son Theseus's returning ship were black and thought that meant that his son was dead. The sea is called the Aegean after him.  The temple is on a dramatic and windswept cliff that we visited on last year's Adriatic cruise.  I like the colors since I wear both black and navy blue, and the fabric is light enough to wear in spring and summer. The pattern has a lovely Greek feel.

6) The streets of Santorini: 

This is perhaps my very favorite travel scarf.  I was on a chick IMG_1270trip to Greece with my sister and sister-in-law, and we were staying in an apartment dug right into one of Santorini's volcanic cliffs. There were a number of street vendors, and one was a woman who took a piece of translucent white silk and dyed it in multiple colors as I watched.  The colors were glorious and the silk was so lightweight that I understood how Indian silk saris would be so delicate that they could be drawn through a wedding ring. Certainly this scarf is that light, and the colors are mesmerizing. 

Are you a lover of scarves and shawls?  Do you have any with special stories you'd like to share?  Please tell!

Mary Jo and Snow Bear, who welcomed the opportunity to dress up!

155 thoughts on “Travel Scarves”

  1. Mary Jo, please compliment Snow Bear on an excellent job modeling your beautiful scarves!
    In cold weather I wear a burgundy cashmere scarf that I once found at a thrift store. It’s warm, lightweight, and not scratchy. (I will continue to ignore the hole so please do so also!)
    My mother liked to wear scarves, so I have a nice little collection if I ever feel motivated to become more dressy.

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  2. Mary Jo, please compliment Snow Bear on an excellent job modeling your beautiful scarves!
    In cold weather I wear a burgundy cashmere scarf that I once found at a thrift store. It’s warm, lightweight, and not scratchy. (I will continue to ignore the hole so please do so also!)
    My mother liked to wear scarves, so I have a nice little collection if I ever feel motivated to become more dressy.

    Reply
  3. Mary Jo, please compliment Snow Bear on an excellent job modeling your beautiful scarves!
    In cold weather I wear a burgundy cashmere scarf that I once found at a thrift store. It’s warm, lightweight, and not scratchy. (I will continue to ignore the hole so please do so also!)
    My mother liked to wear scarves, so I have a nice little collection if I ever feel motivated to become more dressy.

    Reply
  4. Mary Jo, please compliment Snow Bear on an excellent job modeling your beautiful scarves!
    In cold weather I wear a burgundy cashmere scarf that I once found at a thrift store. It’s warm, lightweight, and not scratchy. (I will continue to ignore the hole so please do so also!)
    My mother liked to wear scarves, so I have a nice little collection if I ever feel motivated to become more dressy.

    Reply
  5. Mary Jo, please compliment Snow Bear on an excellent job modeling your beautiful scarves!
    In cold weather I wear a burgundy cashmere scarf that I once found at a thrift store. It’s warm, lightweight, and not scratchy. (I will continue to ignore the hole so please do so also!)
    My mother liked to wear scarves, so I have a nice little collection if I ever feel motivated to become more dressy.

    Reply
  6. I love shawls and I have crocheted several over the years when I was a Civil War Reenactor/Living Historian. I’ve made several “Granny Triangle” shawls for male and female friends. I was seriously tempted to purchase several shawls at an artist’s shop in Savannah’s City Market. I thought about how packed my suitcases would be, so I left them there. Next time…I’ll save space!

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  7. I love shawls and I have crocheted several over the years when I was a Civil War Reenactor/Living Historian. I’ve made several “Granny Triangle” shawls for male and female friends. I was seriously tempted to purchase several shawls at an artist’s shop in Savannah’s City Market. I thought about how packed my suitcases would be, so I left them there. Next time…I’ll save space!

    Reply
  8. I love shawls and I have crocheted several over the years when I was a Civil War Reenactor/Living Historian. I’ve made several “Granny Triangle” shawls for male and female friends. I was seriously tempted to purchase several shawls at an artist’s shop in Savannah’s City Market. I thought about how packed my suitcases would be, so I left them there. Next time…I’ll save space!

    Reply
  9. I love shawls and I have crocheted several over the years when I was a Civil War Reenactor/Living Historian. I’ve made several “Granny Triangle” shawls for male and female friends. I was seriously tempted to purchase several shawls at an artist’s shop in Savannah’s City Market. I thought about how packed my suitcases would be, so I left them there. Next time…I’ll save space!

    Reply
  10. I love shawls and I have crocheted several over the years when I was a Civil War Reenactor/Living Historian. I’ve made several “Granny Triangle” shawls for male and female friends. I was seriously tempted to purchase several shawls at an artist’s shop in Savannah’s City Market. I thought about how packed my suitcases would be, so I left them there. Next time…I’ll save space!

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  11. Ditto, Mary Jo, to everything you said. Scarves are the ideal packable travel memento, with the added benefit of dressing up your home and person when you get vack. I have some of mine clustered on a clever brass rack shaped like a row of saguaro cacti, hanging on a wide, sliding closet door that needed some color.
    I think you’re right, many of them are produced in third-party, third-world countries, but the memories are of where I bought them. I even have a silk one I dyed myself, gloriously golden from turmeric I dug from the ground at a workshop in Cambodia. Cherry on top–just last week, I was able to lend a vibrantly woven, red-patterned shawl scarf from Russia to a friend attending her granddaughter’s wedding.
    I’ve also brought home statement t-shirts and musical instruments (yes, I play them), but scarves are The Best. P.S. Your display photos of ‘Bear and your scarves are wonderful. Very nice post!

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  12. Ditto, Mary Jo, to everything you said. Scarves are the ideal packable travel memento, with the added benefit of dressing up your home and person when you get vack. I have some of mine clustered on a clever brass rack shaped like a row of saguaro cacti, hanging on a wide, sliding closet door that needed some color.
    I think you’re right, many of them are produced in third-party, third-world countries, but the memories are of where I bought them. I even have a silk one I dyed myself, gloriously golden from turmeric I dug from the ground at a workshop in Cambodia. Cherry on top–just last week, I was able to lend a vibrantly woven, red-patterned shawl scarf from Russia to a friend attending her granddaughter’s wedding.
    I’ve also brought home statement t-shirts and musical instruments (yes, I play them), but scarves are The Best. P.S. Your display photos of ‘Bear and your scarves are wonderful. Very nice post!

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  13. Ditto, Mary Jo, to everything you said. Scarves are the ideal packable travel memento, with the added benefit of dressing up your home and person when you get vack. I have some of mine clustered on a clever brass rack shaped like a row of saguaro cacti, hanging on a wide, sliding closet door that needed some color.
    I think you’re right, many of them are produced in third-party, third-world countries, but the memories are of where I bought them. I even have a silk one I dyed myself, gloriously golden from turmeric I dug from the ground at a workshop in Cambodia. Cherry on top–just last week, I was able to lend a vibrantly woven, red-patterned shawl scarf from Russia to a friend attending her granddaughter’s wedding.
    I’ve also brought home statement t-shirts and musical instruments (yes, I play them), but scarves are The Best. P.S. Your display photos of ‘Bear and your scarves are wonderful. Very nice post!

    Reply
  14. Ditto, Mary Jo, to everything you said. Scarves are the ideal packable travel memento, with the added benefit of dressing up your home and person when you get vack. I have some of mine clustered on a clever brass rack shaped like a row of saguaro cacti, hanging on a wide, sliding closet door that needed some color.
    I think you’re right, many of them are produced in third-party, third-world countries, but the memories are of where I bought them. I even have a silk one I dyed myself, gloriously golden from turmeric I dug from the ground at a workshop in Cambodia. Cherry on top–just last week, I was able to lend a vibrantly woven, red-patterned shawl scarf from Russia to a friend attending her granddaughter’s wedding.
    I’ve also brought home statement t-shirts and musical instruments (yes, I play them), but scarves are The Best. P.S. Your display photos of ‘Bear and your scarves are wonderful. Very nice post!

    Reply
  15. Ditto, Mary Jo, to everything you said. Scarves are the ideal packable travel memento, with the added benefit of dressing up your home and person when you get vack. I have some of mine clustered on a clever brass rack shaped like a row of saguaro cacti, hanging on a wide, sliding closet door that needed some color.
    I think you’re right, many of them are produced in third-party, third-world countries, but the memories are of where I bought them. I even have a silk one I dyed myself, gloriously golden from turmeric I dug from the ground at a workshop in Cambodia. Cherry on top–just last week, I was able to lend a vibrantly woven, red-patterned shawl scarf from Russia to a friend attending her granddaughter’s wedding.
    I’ve also brought home statement t-shirts and musical instruments (yes, I play them), but scarves are The Best. P.S. Your display photos of ‘Bear and your scarves are wonderful. Very nice post!

    Reply
  16. Ah, Mary Jo, you’ve brought back so many memories – before I retired a couple of years ago, I was known for the scarves I wore as much as for the work I did. It started because black was the easiest thing to wear each day, but I really wanted a bit of color, too. Most of my scarves were bought at different spots in the US on various business trips, but I also have several purchased in Scotland, Cornwall, and Covent Garden in London. I also used to purchase scarves on my travels to bring home as gifts. My favorite multi-scarf purchase took place in Venice, when I got very lost, and wandered into a shop in San Polo where no one spoke English, but had the most beautiful scarves in many different fabrics. My husband says I’ve never met a fabric I didn’t like, which isn’t quite true, but I will admit to being in heaven in that shop. All my favorite women benefited from my lack of sense of direction on that trip, and many years later, we’re all still wearing long silk ombré dyed scarves in beautiful rich colors. Thanks for such a lovely post!

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  17. Ah, Mary Jo, you’ve brought back so many memories – before I retired a couple of years ago, I was known for the scarves I wore as much as for the work I did. It started because black was the easiest thing to wear each day, but I really wanted a bit of color, too. Most of my scarves were bought at different spots in the US on various business trips, but I also have several purchased in Scotland, Cornwall, and Covent Garden in London. I also used to purchase scarves on my travels to bring home as gifts. My favorite multi-scarf purchase took place in Venice, when I got very lost, and wandered into a shop in San Polo where no one spoke English, but had the most beautiful scarves in many different fabrics. My husband says I’ve never met a fabric I didn’t like, which isn’t quite true, but I will admit to being in heaven in that shop. All my favorite women benefited from my lack of sense of direction on that trip, and many years later, we’re all still wearing long silk ombré dyed scarves in beautiful rich colors. Thanks for such a lovely post!

    Reply
  18. Ah, Mary Jo, you’ve brought back so many memories – before I retired a couple of years ago, I was known for the scarves I wore as much as for the work I did. It started because black was the easiest thing to wear each day, but I really wanted a bit of color, too. Most of my scarves were bought at different spots in the US on various business trips, but I also have several purchased in Scotland, Cornwall, and Covent Garden in London. I also used to purchase scarves on my travels to bring home as gifts. My favorite multi-scarf purchase took place in Venice, when I got very lost, and wandered into a shop in San Polo where no one spoke English, but had the most beautiful scarves in many different fabrics. My husband says I’ve never met a fabric I didn’t like, which isn’t quite true, but I will admit to being in heaven in that shop. All my favorite women benefited from my lack of sense of direction on that trip, and many years later, we’re all still wearing long silk ombré dyed scarves in beautiful rich colors. Thanks for such a lovely post!

    Reply
  19. Ah, Mary Jo, you’ve brought back so many memories – before I retired a couple of years ago, I was known for the scarves I wore as much as for the work I did. It started because black was the easiest thing to wear each day, but I really wanted a bit of color, too. Most of my scarves were bought at different spots in the US on various business trips, but I also have several purchased in Scotland, Cornwall, and Covent Garden in London. I also used to purchase scarves on my travels to bring home as gifts. My favorite multi-scarf purchase took place in Venice, when I got very lost, and wandered into a shop in San Polo where no one spoke English, but had the most beautiful scarves in many different fabrics. My husband says I’ve never met a fabric I didn’t like, which isn’t quite true, but I will admit to being in heaven in that shop. All my favorite women benefited from my lack of sense of direction on that trip, and many years later, we’re all still wearing long silk ombré dyed scarves in beautiful rich colors. Thanks for such a lovely post!

    Reply
  20. Ah, Mary Jo, you’ve brought back so many memories – before I retired a couple of years ago, I was known for the scarves I wore as much as for the work I did. It started because black was the easiest thing to wear each day, but I really wanted a bit of color, too. Most of my scarves were bought at different spots in the US on various business trips, but I also have several purchased in Scotland, Cornwall, and Covent Garden in London. I also used to purchase scarves on my travels to bring home as gifts. My favorite multi-scarf purchase took place in Venice, when I got very lost, and wandered into a shop in San Polo where no one spoke English, but had the most beautiful scarves in many different fabrics. My husband says I’ve never met a fabric I didn’t like, which isn’t quite true, but I will admit to being in heaven in that shop. All my favorite women benefited from my lack of sense of direction on that trip, and many years later, we’re all still wearing long silk ombré dyed scarves in beautiful rich colors. Thanks for such a lovely post!

    Reply
  21. Wonderful post, Mary Jo! I love your collection from various travels.
    I adore scarves, too. Most aren’t from traveling. but I do have some treasures—a an amazing William Morris design from Liberty of London that I bought in London when I was a college student It’s still going strong) And a gorgeous silk design that I got on my recent trip to Istanbul—a fabulous abstract that I bought at the Museum of Islamic Arts.

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  22. Wonderful post, Mary Jo! I love your collection from various travels.
    I adore scarves, too. Most aren’t from traveling. but I do have some treasures—a an amazing William Morris design from Liberty of London that I bought in London when I was a college student It’s still going strong) And a gorgeous silk design that I got on my recent trip to Istanbul—a fabulous abstract that I bought at the Museum of Islamic Arts.

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  23. Wonderful post, Mary Jo! I love your collection from various travels.
    I adore scarves, too. Most aren’t from traveling. but I do have some treasures—a an amazing William Morris design from Liberty of London that I bought in London when I was a college student It’s still going strong) And a gorgeous silk design that I got on my recent trip to Istanbul—a fabulous abstract that I bought at the Museum of Islamic Arts.

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  24. Wonderful post, Mary Jo! I love your collection from various travels.
    I adore scarves, too. Most aren’t from traveling. but I do have some treasures—a an amazing William Morris design from Liberty of London that I bought in London when I was a college student It’s still going strong) And a gorgeous silk design that I got on my recent trip to Istanbul—a fabulous abstract that I bought at the Museum of Islamic Arts.

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  25. Wonderful post, Mary Jo! I love your collection from various travels.
    I adore scarves, too. Most aren’t from traveling. but I do have some treasures—a an amazing William Morris design from Liberty of London that I bought in London when I was a college student It’s still going strong) And a gorgeous silk design that I got on my recent trip to Istanbul—a fabulous abstract that I bought at the Museum of Islamic Arts.

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  26. I have a number of scarves I’ve bought on trips. Great souvenirs! My problem is I’ve never figured out how to wear them in a chic manner.

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  27. I have a number of scarves I’ve bought on trips. Great souvenirs! My problem is I’ve never figured out how to wear them in a chic manner.

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  28. I have a number of scarves I’ve bought on trips. Great souvenirs! My problem is I’ve never figured out how to wear them in a chic manner.

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  29. I have a number of scarves I’ve bought on trips. Great souvenirs! My problem is I’ve never figured out how to wear them in a chic manner.

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  30. I have a number of scarves I’ve bought on trips. Great souvenirs! My problem is I’ve never figured out how to wear them in a chic manner.

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  31. Beautiful, Mary Jo! I particularly like the one from Buenos Aires, so pretty. I don’t wear scarves very often but I love pashminas. You can pick up cheap ones at stalls along London’s Oxford Street and I have a hard time not buying one of each colour. My favourite is a primrose yellow one!

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  32. Beautiful, Mary Jo! I particularly like the one from Buenos Aires, so pretty. I don’t wear scarves very often but I love pashminas. You can pick up cheap ones at stalls along London’s Oxford Street and I have a hard time not buying one of each colour. My favourite is a primrose yellow one!

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  33. Beautiful, Mary Jo! I particularly like the one from Buenos Aires, so pretty. I don’t wear scarves very often but I love pashminas. You can pick up cheap ones at stalls along London’s Oxford Street and I have a hard time not buying one of each colour. My favourite is a primrose yellow one!

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  34. Beautiful, Mary Jo! I particularly like the one from Buenos Aires, so pretty. I don’t wear scarves very often but I love pashminas. You can pick up cheap ones at stalls along London’s Oxford Street and I have a hard time not buying one of each colour. My favourite is a primrose yellow one!

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  35. Beautiful, Mary Jo! I particularly like the one from Buenos Aires, so pretty. I don’t wear scarves very often but I love pashminas. You can pick up cheap ones at stalls along London’s Oxford Street and I have a hard time not buying one of each colour. My favourite is a primrose yellow one!

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  36. I’ve collected so many lovely scarves, that they’ve taken over my closet!
    I need to figure out a better way to store them, so I can remember what I’ve worn recently, and maybe give the unused one’s away to charity.
    My tastes have changed over the years, and of course, we must change with the seasons.

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  37. I’ve collected so many lovely scarves, that they’ve taken over my closet!
    I need to figure out a better way to store them, so I can remember what I’ve worn recently, and maybe give the unused one’s away to charity.
    My tastes have changed over the years, and of course, we must change with the seasons.

    Reply
  38. I’ve collected so many lovely scarves, that they’ve taken over my closet!
    I need to figure out a better way to store them, so I can remember what I’ve worn recently, and maybe give the unused one’s away to charity.
    My tastes have changed over the years, and of course, we must change with the seasons.

    Reply
  39. I’ve collected so many lovely scarves, that they’ve taken over my closet!
    I need to figure out a better way to store them, so I can remember what I’ve worn recently, and maybe give the unused one’s away to charity.
    My tastes have changed over the years, and of course, we must change with the seasons.

    Reply
  40. I’ve collected so many lovely scarves, that they’ve taken over my closet!
    I need to figure out a better way to store them, so I can remember what I’ve worn recently, and maybe give the unused one’s away to charity.
    My tastes have changed over the years, and of course, we must change with the seasons.

    Reply
  41. I so enjoyed this post with the stories behind the scarves Snow Bear presented so well. I do not wear scarves often but appreciate the colors and textures of them. This was an interesting subject with lovely photos.

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  42. I so enjoyed this post with the stories behind the scarves Snow Bear presented so well. I do not wear scarves often but appreciate the colors and textures of them. This was an interesting subject with lovely photos.

    Reply
  43. I so enjoyed this post with the stories behind the scarves Snow Bear presented so well. I do not wear scarves often but appreciate the colors and textures of them. This was an interesting subject with lovely photos.

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  44. I so enjoyed this post with the stories behind the scarves Snow Bear presented so well. I do not wear scarves often but appreciate the colors and textures of them. This was an interesting subject with lovely photos.

    Reply
  45. I so enjoyed this post with the stories behind the scarves Snow Bear presented so well. I do not wear scarves often but appreciate the colors and textures of them. This was an interesting subject with lovely photos.

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  46. You’re speaking my love language, Mary Jo. I adore scarves and shawls. That last one from Santorini is gorgeous. I’d probably find an excuse to wear it every week! 🙂
    I have two drawers devoted to the many scarves/shawls I’ve purchased, received as gifts, and brought home from trips. There are two I keep in my office in case I get cold, two others earmarked for flights, and still more I wear when I want to “pretty up” an outfit or just feel the need to wrap myself up in cozy comfort. I have some from Japan, South America, India, Italy (I went a bit crazy buying pashminas in an outdoor market), and from several trips around the U.S. I love them all. <3
    Kudos to Snow Bear for her outstanding modeling. Well done!

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  47. You’re speaking my love language, Mary Jo. I adore scarves and shawls. That last one from Santorini is gorgeous. I’d probably find an excuse to wear it every week! 🙂
    I have two drawers devoted to the many scarves/shawls I’ve purchased, received as gifts, and brought home from trips. There are two I keep in my office in case I get cold, two others earmarked for flights, and still more I wear when I want to “pretty up” an outfit or just feel the need to wrap myself up in cozy comfort. I have some from Japan, South America, India, Italy (I went a bit crazy buying pashminas in an outdoor market), and from several trips around the U.S. I love them all. <3
    Kudos to Snow Bear for her outstanding modeling. Well done!

    Reply
  48. You’re speaking my love language, Mary Jo. I adore scarves and shawls. That last one from Santorini is gorgeous. I’d probably find an excuse to wear it every week! 🙂
    I have two drawers devoted to the many scarves/shawls I’ve purchased, received as gifts, and brought home from trips. There are two I keep in my office in case I get cold, two others earmarked for flights, and still more I wear when I want to “pretty up” an outfit or just feel the need to wrap myself up in cozy comfort. I have some from Japan, South America, India, Italy (I went a bit crazy buying pashminas in an outdoor market), and from several trips around the U.S. I love them all. <3
    Kudos to Snow Bear for her outstanding modeling. Well done!

    Reply
  49. You’re speaking my love language, Mary Jo. I adore scarves and shawls. That last one from Santorini is gorgeous. I’d probably find an excuse to wear it every week! 🙂
    I have two drawers devoted to the many scarves/shawls I’ve purchased, received as gifts, and brought home from trips. There are two I keep in my office in case I get cold, two others earmarked for flights, and still more I wear when I want to “pretty up” an outfit or just feel the need to wrap myself up in cozy comfort. I have some from Japan, South America, India, Italy (I went a bit crazy buying pashminas in an outdoor market), and from several trips around the U.S. I love them all. <3
    Kudos to Snow Bear for her outstanding modeling. Well done!

    Reply
  50. You’re speaking my love language, Mary Jo. I adore scarves and shawls. That last one from Santorini is gorgeous. I’d probably find an excuse to wear it every week! 🙂
    I have two drawers devoted to the many scarves/shawls I’ve purchased, received as gifts, and brought home from trips. There are two I keep in my office in case I get cold, two others earmarked for flights, and still more I wear when I want to “pretty up” an outfit or just feel the need to wrap myself up in cozy comfort. I have some from Japan, South America, India, Italy (I went a bit crazy buying pashminas in an outdoor market), and from several trips around the U.S. I love them all. <3
    Kudos to Snow Bear for her outstanding modeling. Well done!

    Reply
  51. First of all, I think that Snow Bear is someone I used to dance with on a Friday night. I do love scarves and shawls. I give them as gifts. For me it would be like putting lipstick on a pig, I am not the glamourous type.
    And I do believe one must be lovely and glamourous to dress so beautifully. I loved the pictures and the stories of your wonderful collection. Thanks for the post and the pictures.

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  52. First of all, I think that Snow Bear is someone I used to dance with on a Friday night. I do love scarves and shawls. I give them as gifts. For me it would be like putting lipstick on a pig, I am not the glamourous type.
    And I do believe one must be lovely and glamourous to dress so beautifully. I loved the pictures and the stories of your wonderful collection. Thanks for the post and the pictures.

    Reply
  53. First of all, I think that Snow Bear is someone I used to dance with on a Friday night. I do love scarves and shawls. I give them as gifts. For me it would be like putting lipstick on a pig, I am not the glamourous type.
    And I do believe one must be lovely and glamourous to dress so beautifully. I loved the pictures and the stories of your wonderful collection. Thanks for the post and the pictures.

    Reply
  54. First of all, I think that Snow Bear is someone I used to dance with on a Friday night. I do love scarves and shawls. I give them as gifts. For me it would be like putting lipstick on a pig, I am not the glamourous type.
    And I do believe one must be lovely and glamourous to dress so beautifully. I loved the pictures and the stories of your wonderful collection. Thanks for the post and the pictures.

    Reply
  55. First of all, I think that Snow Bear is someone I used to dance with on a Friday night. I do love scarves and shawls. I give them as gifts. For me it would be like putting lipstick on a pig, I am not the glamourous type.
    And I do believe one must be lovely and glamourous to dress so beautifully. I loved the pictures and the stories of your wonderful collection. Thanks for the post and the pictures.

    Reply
  56. Mary M–turmeric dyed by you? Wonderful! I just looked turmeric up on Wikipedia to learn more. I love that golden color. And travel scarves are certainly superior to t-shirts, though not to musical instruments. *G*

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  57. Mary M–turmeric dyed by you? Wonderful! I just looked turmeric up on Wikipedia to learn more. I love that golden color. And travel scarves are certainly superior to t-shirts, though not to musical instruments. *G*

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  58. Mary M–turmeric dyed by you? Wonderful! I just looked turmeric up on Wikipedia to learn more. I love that golden color. And travel scarves are certainly superior to t-shirts, though not to musical instruments. *G*

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  59. Mary M–turmeric dyed by you? Wonderful! I just looked turmeric up on Wikipedia to learn more. I love that golden color. And travel scarves are certainly superior to t-shirts, though not to musical instruments. *G*

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  60. Mary M–turmeric dyed by you? Wonderful! I just looked turmeric up on Wikipedia to learn more. I love that golden color. And travel scarves are certainly superior to t-shirts, though not to musical instruments. *G*

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  61. Christina, I tend to include pashminas in the whole s scarf/shawl category (though ruanas and ponchos are another matter.) I have a number of pashminas myself and usually lean toward burgundy or blue. (But none were bought while I was traveling.)

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  62. Christina, I tend to include pashminas in the whole s scarf/shawl category (though ruanas and ponchos are another matter.) I have a number of pashminas myself and usually lean toward burgundy or blue. (But none were bought while I was traveling.)

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  63. Christina, I tend to include pashminas in the whole s scarf/shawl category (though ruanas and ponchos are another matter.) I have a number of pashminas myself and usually lean toward burgundy or blue. (But none were bought while I was traveling.)

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  64. Christina, I tend to include pashminas in the whole s scarf/shawl category (though ruanas and ponchos are another matter.) I have a number of pashminas myself and usually lean toward burgundy or blue. (But none were bought while I was traveling.)

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  65. Christina, I tend to include pashminas in the whole s scarf/shawl category (though ruanas and ponchos are another matter.) I have a number of pashminas myself and usually lean toward burgundy or blue. (But none were bought while I was traveling.)

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  66. Vicky, even though individual scarves don’t take much space, en mass then can easily take over a closet. I’ve seen scarf holders that are like a big honeycomb where you can thread a scarf through each hole, then hang in a closet or on a door. But yes, sometimes one must send an unused scarf on to new life.

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  67. Vicky, even though individual scarves don’t take much space, en mass then can easily take over a closet. I’ve seen scarf holders that are like a big honeycomb where you can thread a scarf through each hole, then hang in a closet or on a door. But yes, sometimes one must send an unused scarf on to new life.

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  68. Vicky, even though individual scarves don’t take much space, en mass then can easily take over a closet. I’ve seen scarf holders that are like a big honeycomb where you can thread a scarf through each hole, then hang in a closet or on a door. But yes, sometimes one must send an unused scarf on to new life.

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  69. Vicky, even though individual scarves don’t take much space, en mass then can easily take over a closet. I’ve seen scarf holders that are like a big honeycomb where you can thread a scarf through each hole, then hang in a closet or on a door. But yes, sometimes one must send an unused scarf on to new life.

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  70. Vicky, even though individual scarves don’t take much space, en mass then can easily take over a closet. I’ve seen scarf holders that are like a big honeycomb where you can thread a scarf through each hole, then hang in a closet or on a door. But yes, sometimes one must send an unused scarf on to new life.

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  71. Annette, I think scarves are for anyone who loves color, texture, and warmth. Try on on just for yourself to enjoy and don’t look into a mirror. Glamour has nothing to do with it!

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  72. Annette, I think scarves are for anyone who loves color, texture, and warmth. Try on on just for yourself to enjoy and don’t look into a mirror. Glamour has nothing to do with it!

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  73. Annette, I think scarves are for anyone who loves color, texture, and warmth. Try on on just for yourself to enjoy and don’t look into a mirror. Glamour has nothing to do with it!

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  74. Annette, I think scarves are for anyone who loves color, texture, and warmth. Try on on just for yourself to enjoy and don’t look into a mirror. Glamour has nothing to do with it!

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  75. Annette, I think scarves are for anyone who loves color, texture, and warmth. Try on on just for yourself to enjoy and don’t look into a mirror. Glamour has nothing to do with it!

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  76. Lovely blog, Mary Jo. I love scarves and shawls too, and I love that you included the Chinese one you bought in Melbourne. I will have to revisit that gorgeous shop and check that it’s still there — so many businesses died during CoVid.
    I have scarves from everywhere, but the ridiculous thing is, I rarely wear them. I mostly do when I’m dressing up. For my first RWA conference in the US, an actress friend advised me to wear basic black (no problem there), but take a range of fabulous scarves, which would distract people from noticing that I was wearing the same few clothes underneath. *g* She and her small daughter gave me my “‘parkly ‘carf” —her daughter at that point couldn’t pronounce sp. Her tactic worked — or if it didn’t, and people were muttering that I only had a handful of outfits I was blissfully unaware of it. Since then I’ve had the prefect excuse to buy scarves, which really I buy because they’re beautiful and I can’t resist them. And I still have — and wear — my parkly carf.
    Don’t you wish we could include photos in the comments of this blog? So many beautiful scarves.

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  77. Lovely blog, Mary Jo. I love scarves and shawls too, and I love that you included the Chinese one you bought in Melbourne. I will have to revisit that gorgeous shop and check that it’s still there — so many businesses died during CoVid.
    I have scarves from everywhere, but the ridiculous thing is, I rarely wear them. I mostly do when I’m dressing up. For my first RWA conference in the US, an actress friend advised me to wear basic black (no problem there), but take a range of fabulous scarves, which would distract people from noticing that I was wearing the same few clothes underneath. *g* She and her small daughter gave me my “‘parkly ‘carf” —her daughter at that point couldn’t pronounce sp. Her tactic worked — or if it didn’t, and people were muttering that I only had a handful of outfits I was blissfully unaware of it. Since then I’ve had the prefect excuse to buy scarves, which really I buy because they’re beautiful and I can’t resist them. And I still have — and wear — my parkly carf.
    Don’t you wish we could include photos in the comments of this blog? So many beautiful scarves.

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  78. Lovely blog, Mary Jo. I love scarves and shawls too, and I love that you included the Chinese one you bought in Melbourne. I will have to revisit that gorgeous shop and check that it’s still there — so many businesses died during CoVid.
    I have scarves from everywhere, but the ridiculous thing is, I rarely wear them. I mostly do when I’m dressing up. For my first RWA conference in the US, an actress friend advised me to wear basic black (no problem there), but take a range of fabulous scarves, which would distract people from noticing that I was wearing the same few clothes underneath. *g* She and her small daughter gave me my “‘parkly ‘carf” —her daughter at that point couldn’t pronounce sp. Her tactic worked — or if it didn’t, and people were muttering that I only had a handful of outfits I was blissfully unaware of it. Since then I’ve had the prefect excuse to buy scarves, which really I buy because they’re beautiful and I can’t resist them. And I still have — and wear — my parkly carf.
    Don’t you wish we could include photos in the comments of this blog? So many beautiful scarves.

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  79. Lovely blog, Mary Jo. I love scarves and shawls too, and I love that you included the Chinese one you bought in Melbourne. I will have to revisit that gorgeous shop and check that it’s still there — so many businesses died during CoVid.
    I have scarves from everywhere, but the ridiculous thing is, I rarely wear them. I mostly do when I’m dressing up. For my first RWA conference in the US, an actress friend advised me to wear basic black (no problem there), but take a range of fabulous scarves, which would distract people from noticing that I was wearing the same few clothes underneath. *g* She and her small daughter gave me my “‘parkly ‘carf” —her daughter at that point couldn’t pronounce sp. Her tactic worked — or if it didn’t, and people were muttering that I only had a handful of outfits I was blissfully unaware of it. Since then I’ve had the prefect excuse to buy scarves, which really I buy because they’re beautiful and I can’t resist them. And I still have — and wear — my parkly carf.
    Don’t you wish we could include photos in the comments of this blog? So many beautiful scarves.

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  80. Lovely blog, Mary Jo. I love scarves and shawls too, and I love that you included the Chinese one you bought in Melbourne. I will have to revisit that gorgeous shop and check that it’s still there — so many businesses died during CoVid.
    I have scarves from everywhere, but the ridiculous thing is, I rarely wear them. I mostly do when I’m dressing up. For my first RWA conference in the US, an actress friend advised me to wear basic black (no problem there), but take a range of fabulous scarves, which would distract people from noticing that I was wearing the same few clothes underneath. *g* She and her small daughter gave me my “‘parkly ‘carf” —her daughter at that point couldn’t pronounce sp. Her tactic worked — or if it didn’t, and people were muttering that I only had a handful of outfits I was blissfully unaware of it. Since then I’ve had the prefect excuse to buy scarves, which really I buy because they’re beautiful and I can’t resist them. And I still have — and wear — my parkly carf.
    Don’t you wish we could include photos in the comments of this blog? So many beautiful scarves.

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  81. I like scarves and shawls and have several. Most have no significance except that I needed that color or liked the look of one. I don’t remember where I obtained most. Some even came from Goodwill. I am sitting at the computer with a long shawl because the AC makes me chilly.

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  82. I like scarves and shawls and have several. Most have no significance except that I needed that color or liked the look of one. I don’t remember where I obtained most. Some even came from Goodwill. I am sitting at the computer with a long shawl because the AC makes me chilly.

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  83. I like scarves and shawls and have several. Most have no significance except that I needed that color or liked the look of one. I don’t remember where I obtained most. Some even came from Goodwill. I am sitting at the computer with a long shawl because the AC makes me chilly.

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  84. I like scarves and shawls and have several. Most have no significance except that I needed that color or liked the look of one. I don’t remember where I obtained most. Some even came from Goodwill. I am sitting at the computer with a long shawl because the AC makes me chilly.

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  85. I like scarves and shawls and have several. Most have no significance except that I needed that color or liked the look of one. I don’t remember where I obtained most. Some even came from Goodwill. I am sitting at the computer with a long shawl because the AC makes me chilly.

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  86. Beautiful scarves, fabulous model. I usually buy scarves as gifts for friends when I’m traveling.
    My favourite travel scarf is the one I wore all around England when I was there in 2019. It’s an infinity scarf with a zipper pocket that I could put my phone, a credit card, ID and emergency cash in.

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  87. Beautiful scarves, fabulous model. I usually buy scarves as gifts for friends when I’m traveling.
    My favourite travel scarf is the one I wore all around England when I was there in 2019. It’s an infinity scarf with a zipper pocket that I could put my phone, a credit card, ID and emergency cash in.

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  88. Beautiful scarves, fabulous model. I usually buy scarves as gifts for friends when I’m traveling.
    My favourite travel scarf is the one I wore all around England when I was there in 2019. It’s an infinity scarf with a zipper pocket that I could put my phone, a credit card, ID and emergency cash in.

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  89. Beautiful scarves, fabulous model. I usually buy scarves as gifts for friends when I’m traveling.
    My favourite travel scarf is the one I wore all around England when I was there in 2019. It’s an infinity scarf with a zipper pocket that I could put my phone, a credit card, ID and emergency cash in.

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  90. Beautiful scarves, fabulous model. I usually buy scarves as gifts for friends when I’m traveling.
    My favourite travel scarf is the one I wore all around England when I was there in 2019. It’s an infinity scarf with a zipper pocket that I could put my phone, a credit card, ID and emergency cash in.

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  91. Anne, your actress friend was right on–basic black for travel and business, and glorious scarves to add travel and dash. As you say, it’s a pity we can’t include images in the comments. I hope the Silk Shop survived–there were so many beautiful things that I had a terrible time choosing. (I often do!)

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  92. Anne, your actress friend was right on–basic black for travel and business, and glorious scarves to add travel and dash. As you say, it’s a pity we can’t include images in the comments. I hope the Silk Shop survived–there were so many beautiful things that I had a terrible time choosing. (I often do!)

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  93. Anne, your actress friend was right on–basic black for travel and business, and glorious scarves to add travel and dash. As you say, it’s a pity we can’t include images in the comments. I hope the Silk Shop survived–there were so many beautiful things that I had a terrible time choosing. (I often do!)

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  94. Anne, your actress friend was right on–basic black for travel and business, and glorious scarves to add travel and dash. As you say, it’s a pity we can’t include images in the comments. I hope the Silk Shop survived–there were so many beautiful things that I had a terrible time choosing. (I often do!)

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  95. Anne, your actress friend was right on–basic black for travel and business, and glorious scarves to add travel and dash. As you say, it’s a pity we can’t include images in the comments. I hope the Silk Shop survived–there were so many beautiful things that I had a terrible time choosing. (I often do!)

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  96. Nancy, it doesn’t matter if a scarf came from Santorini or Goodwill, if you love it, that’s all that matters. The one you’re wearing as a shield against air conditioning is being used exactly as it ought to be!

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  97. Nancy, it doesn’t matter if a scarf came from Santorini or Goodwill, if you love it, that’s all that matters. The one you’re wearing as a shield against air conditioning is being used exactly as it ought to be!

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  98. Nancy, it doesn’t matter if a scarf came from Santorini or Goodwill, if you love it, that’s all that matters. The one you’re wearing as a shield against air conditioning is being used exactly as it ought to be!

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  99. Nancy, it doesn’t matter if a scarf came from Santorini or Goodwill, if you love it, that’s all that matters. The one you’re wearing as a shield against air conditioning is being used exactly as it ought to be!

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  100. Nancy, it doesn’t matter if a scarf came from Santorini or Goodwill, if you love it, that’s all that matters. The one you’re wearing as a shield against air conditioning is being used exactly as it ought to be!

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  101. Pat, a suggestion for you: Search Youtube for scarf or scarves. Watch a couple or several videos and see what appeals to you. Most options are easy to achieve, and you might find a “signature look” in addition to ideas for best presenting your wearable art.

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  102. Pat, a suggestion for you: Search Youtube for scarf or scarves. Watch a couple or several videos and see what appeals to you. Most options are easy to achieve, and you might find a “signature look” in addition to ideas for best presenting your wearable art.

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  103. Pat, a suggestion for you: Search Youtube for scarf or scarves. Watch a couple or several videos and see what appeals to you. Most options are easy to achieve, and you might find a “signature look” in addition to ideas for best presenting your wearable art.

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  104. Pat, a suggestion for you: Search Youtube for scarf or scarves. Watch a couple or several videos and see what appeals to you. Most options are easy to achieve, and you might find a “signature look” in addition to ideas for best presenting your wearable art.

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  105. Pat, a suggestion for you: Search Youtube for scarf or scarves. Watch a couple or several videos and see what appeals to you. Most options are easy to achieve, and you might find a “signature look” in addition to ideas for best presenting your wearable art.

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  106. I’m sorry I missed this post earlier in the week, but I do love scarves, and yours are such vibrant colors. I have an embarrassing number of scarves and pashminas. I hang them, using those hangers meant for holding multiple skirts or pants, which keeps them organized and easy to spot the one I want.

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  107. I’m sorry I missed this post earlier in the week, but I do love scarves, and yours are such vibrant colors. I have an embarrassing number of scarves and pashminas. I hang them, using those hangers meant for holding multiple skirts or pants, which keeps them organized and easy to spot the one I want.

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  108. I’m sorry I missed this post earlier in the week, but I do love scarves, and yours are such vibrant colors. I have an embarrassing number of scarves and pashminas. I hang them, using those hangers meant for holding multiple skirts or pants, which keeps them organized and easy to spot the one I want.

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  109. I’m sorry I missed this post earlier in the week, but I do love scarves, and yours are such vibrant colors. I have an embarrassing number of scarves and pashminas. I hang them, using those hangers meant for holding multiple skirts or pants, which keeps them organized and easy to spot the one I want.

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  110. I’m sorry I missed this post earlier in the week, but I do love scarves, and yours are such vibrant colors. I have an embarrassing number of scarves and pashminas. I hang them, using those hangers meant for holding multiple skirts or pants, which keeps them organized and easy to spot the one I want.

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