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A Wonderland of Scarves

There really is no point in settling for a scarf.  Especially considering the wonderland of scarves available all over the world.  Scarves are a fashion statement, a personal statement, they set a mood both for the wearer and the passer by. Scarves know no age.  Scarves know no season. Scarves are perfection.  They are cozy, stylish, soft.  Scarves are hard to resist.

"First Edition Scarf" by Fringe on Etsy

"First Edition Scarf" by Fringe on Etsy

Perhaps my favorite fashion accessory ever was a soft blue winter scarf, a matching winter hat, and a pair of matching gloves.  It was up to me to keep them together. They were washed once a week, and came out soft and fresh, as if they were new.  And of course, as one is not likely to outgrow ones scarves or gloves or hats that terribly quickly, I was able to enjoy the familiar creature comforts of my scarf set for quite a few years. Though I must say my hats rarely got worn as a child.  In fact I’m not so sure why my mother ever bought me a matching hat, as all my coats were hooded.  I suppose it was the proper thing to do. 

These accessories were perhaps the most cost effective items in my wardrobe, only changing when my mother decided that it was time for a fresh change.  While the excitement of receiving something new is obvious, it is difficult to shake the feeling of loss one has to an item that held so many memories. 

But alas, one must go on.  My old scarf set would be donated.  My new one would take in a new era of memories. 

And then one day, I had an income.  I gained confidence in spending money on things I loved and which I knew would love me back.  Books, decks of cards and yes, scarves.

"The Wallflower Wrap" by Fringe on Etsy

"The Wallflower Wrap" by Fringe on Etsy

For years I followed suit, choosing and purchasing the one scarf set that would delight my days and cold snowy nights, that I would match my winter coat and work well with my various fashion choices should I be sitting in a draft without my coat. Then one year, things changed.  I got older.  I got wiser.  Or perhaps I simply had too many choices in front of me and couldn’t decide. I bought more than one.

Broaches and Scarves from Linenme

Broaches and Scarves from Linenme

I was prone to becoming chilled at times despite the weather, and so I bought all types of scarves for all sorts of seasons.  And when money was tight, thrift stores and consignment shops did me well.  There was no end to the pleasure that encompassed me on any given day. I was a French girl at heart, I suppose, and why I hadn’t thought of this sooner I could never discover.

While most department stores and shops have a wonderful selection of scarves each year, I’ve found online shopping to be quite exciting.  My top recommend: Etsy.  Shop via photos as well.  Google scarves under images and chances are you’ll come across quite a few scarves you love.  Just click in and voila, you’ve probably also found a wonderful spot to shop or a link on where to go.

For your viewing pleasure and enticement, I’ve put together some of my favorite scarf photos.  A wonderland of scarves suitable for fall and winter.  You’ll find links to sources, as well as to the photos we have displayed, below this post.  Enjoy.

  DR WHO  THE INFAMOUS AND BEST OF THE DR WHO'S IN THE DR WHO SCARF. PERFECT FOR A TIME LORD.

DR WHO

THE INFAMOUS AND BEST OF THE DR WHO'S IN THE DR WHO SCARF. PERFECT FOR A TIME LORD.

FUR SCARF WRAP

FUR SCARF WRAP

GRAY KNIT

GRAY KNIT

GRAY KNIT SCARF

GRAY KNIT SCARF

THE BOUQUET SCARF  PHOTO CAN BE FOUND ON  ANASOUSA’S SHOP  ON ETSY. THIS SCARF WAS FEATURED ON THE FRONT PAGE OF ETSY.

THE BOUQUET SCARF

PHOTO CAN BE FOUND ON ANASOUSA’S SHOP ON ETSY. THIS SCARF WAS FEATURED ON THE FRONT PAGE OF ETSY.

THAT LITTLE SCARF   THAT LITTLE SCARF  PHOTO FOUND ON  KNITSPOT . ACCORDING TO ANNE, THE COLOR SHOWN HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED, HOWEVER THERE IS A  LINK  TO THE PATTERN WHICH YOU MAY PURCHASE AS WELL AS COMPLETE MATERIALS AND PROJECT INFO.

THAT LITTLE SCARF

THAT LITTLE SCARF PHOTO FOUND ON KNITSPOT. ACCORDING TO ANNE, THE COLOR SHOWN HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED, HOWEVER THERE IS A LINK TO THE PATTERN WHICH YOU MAY PURCHASE AS WELL AS COMPLETE MATERIALS AND PROJECT INFO.

SCARF COLLECTION    PHOTO FROM  maryse ro’s photostream  ENTITLED “  my collection, so far  ”

SCARF COLLECTION

PHOTO FROM maryse ro’s photostream ENTITLED “my collection, so far

BEIGE CHUNKY SCARF   BEIGE CHUNKY SCARF  HANDMADE BY  BEAUTIFUL BRIDGET  ON ETSY.

BEIGE CHUNKY SCARF

BEIGE CHUNKY SCARF HANDMADE BY BEAUTIFUL BRIDGET ON ETSY.

SILVER SCARF

SILVER SCARF

OLIVE FREEFORM SCARF   OLIVE FREEFORM SCARF  FOUND ON “ MARIA’S CREATIONS BLOG ” WITH A LINK TO “ KNITS CROCHET AND MORE ” ETSY SHOP.

OLIVE FREEFORM SCARF

OLIVE FREEFORM SCARF FOUND ON “MARIA’S CREATIONS BLOG” WITH A LINK TO “KNITS CROCHET AND MORE” ETSY SHOP.

BASKET LACE KNIT NECK SCARF  THIS BEAUTIFUL BASKET LACE KNIT NECK SCARF FROM FIBER TRENDS HAND KNIT DESIGNS PHOTO WAS FOUND ON VILLAGE YARNS BLOG BASED IN CANADA IN THEIR POST “ FIBER TRENDS FLOWER BASKET LACE SCARF IN QIVIUK AT VILLAGE YARNS ”.

BASKET LACE KNIT NECK SCARF

THIS BEAUTIFUL BASKET LACE KNIT NECK SCARF FROM FIBER TRENDS HAND KNIT DESIGNS PHOTO WAS FOUND ON VILLAGE YARNS BLOG BASED IN CANADA IN THEIR POST “FIBER TRENDS FLOWER BASKET LACE SCARF IN QIVIUK AT VILLAGE YARNS”.

FALL AND SCARVES  PHOTO FROM RAMBLINGS OF A FAB BRUNETTE BLOG, MY 10 FAVOURITE THINGS ABOUT FALL; 5. SCARVES.

FALL AND SCARVES

PHOTO FROM RAMBLINGS OF A FAB BRUNETTE BLOG, MY 10 FAVOURITE THINGS ABOUT FALL; 5. SCARVES.

VOGUE SHEEP SCARF  THIS VOGUE PATTERN SHEEP SCARF WAS MADE BY KAREN FOR HER DAUGHTER ALEXIS AND IS POSTED ON HER BLOG NEEDLES AND WOOL BACK IN 2006.

VOGUE SHEEP SCARF

THIS VOGUE PATTERN SHEEP SCARF WAS MADE BY KAREN FOR HER DAUGHTER ALEXIS AND IS POSTED ON HER BLOG NEEDLES AND WOOL BACK IN 2006.

HAT SCARF   NOMAD HAT AND SCARF , KAT COYLE,   INTERWEAVE KNITS  , FALL 2007

HAT SCARF

NOMAD HAT AND SCARF, KAT COYLE, INTERWEAVE KNITS, FALL 2007

SKY BLUE  CRISS CROSS SKY BLUE CABLE SCARF FROM TLK Handknits. Online Etsy shop:  tinateee

SKY BLUE

CRISS CROSS SKY BLUE CABLE SCARF FROM TLK Handknits. Online Etsy shop: tinateee

THE BLUE SCARF

THE BLUE SCARF

BEST FRIEND SCARF   THE BEST FRIEND SCARF , HANDMADE AND FOR SALE BY FRINGE ON ETSY.

BEST FRIEND SCARF

THE BEST FRIEND SCARF, HANDMADE AND FOR SALE BY FRINGE ON ETSY.

HEAD IN THE CLOUDS SCARF  “HEAD IN THE CLOUDS SCARF” PHOTO FROM  FRING E ON ETSY.

HEAD IN THE CLOUDS SCARF

“HEAD IN THE CLOUDS SCARF” PHOTO FROM FRINGE ON ETSY.