Saturday, November 21, 2015

Scarf Selling Saturday: Winter, times 2, plus a bonus...

First - a quick news update!

(1) The winner of the Kathkath rose scarf - FrugalScholar!!!

(2) KatieQuattro - are you still interested in buying Les Instructions du Roy?

(3) Margie in Toronto - your "number is up" for purchasing the Pink Napoleon.

Everybody can email me at theviviennefiles@gmail.com...


Tell me this doesn't look like a painting:


L'Hiver silk scarf - Hermes

Seriously?


Hunters in the Snow by Pieter Bruegel the Elder



 And what's better, I want to sell both of mine, so if you're looking for one that has lots of warm colors, how about this one?


L'Hiver silk scarf - Hermes

I understand that this scarf was issued in 1968, which seems frankly hard to imagine, but I can't find any source that indicates a re-issue at a later date, so these scarves are very possibly 47 years old! I'm suspending official judgment pretty much forever...

They're in very good, but not pristine, condition. The silk has a soft, sueded feel to it, which is pretty sumptuous. And both of them have small marks on the scarves, which are not noticeable when the scarf is worn, and which will not diminish your pleasure and joy in owning these scarves. The details in the illustrations are amazing - the dogs feet sink into the snow, the drifts accumulate around the sculptures; for those of us who adore snow, this is THE scarf!

I would like $225 for each of these - leave a comment stating which color you want (or if you want to be considered for both!), and why. Or just leave a comment sharing with us all your weekend...

Okay, the following has NOTHING to do with ANYTHING about The Vivienne Files, but I really enjoyed it, and I wanted to share. If you like dancing, or old movies, this may give you an all-day smile. Plus it's tremendously well-executed, with a precision, and an attention to detail, that I really admire. (plus - FRED ASTAIRE.... sigh....)




Have a beautiful weekend,
Share the love,
hugs,
Janice


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31 comments:

  1. I have a smile on my face! What a video! When I grew up I wanted to be Cyd Charisse but I didn't grow UP. Awe inspiring. I have never seen anyone (so not Jimmy Cagney) doing wings DOWN stairs. They are hard enough doing them on the flat and think there is a tendency to go backwards (when I tried but never mastered) with them. And jumping the splits - ooch. Thanks for sharing the video. So many wonderful stars and glorious and iconic dancing. The scarves are wondrous and cool. Carol S

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  2. Love, love, loved the dance clip. Thank you for posting.
    Bizzz, bizzz,
    from Paris

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  3. The scarves! A joyful feast of activity! So like old Advent Calendars. Thank you for sharing. X Chris. Australia

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  4. I would like the warm colored 'winter' please. Why? Because my closet is full of warm colors and hope springs eternal that the third time is the charm. :)) Have a lovely weekend.

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  5. From Margie in Toronto - Love the dance mashup! It has really put a smile on my face this frosty morning! And I am thrilled about the pink scarf! I am rushing off to class right now but will be in touch later today to arrange for payment. Thank you.

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  6. I would love either scarf. And what a scarf wardrobe you must have if these beauties are the ones you're selling!

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  7. Love Fred Astaire!! Thanks Janice! Stay Warm.....

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  8. Enjoy your scarf, Margie. If you change your mind... That was my favorite. :)

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  9. Yes I am interested, oh most definitely interested in either scarf - especially the first, the blue on white is 'winter'. It almost makes me shiver. This is the scarf I've been waiting for and checking each Saturday morning to see if it's up for the drawing.

    And thank you for the video. What a great start to my Saturday. I love watching those old films. Somehow I didn't inherit the dancing gene so I watch them in absolute wonder at the grace and intricacy of the steps.

    Thank you,

    Mary (mcm)

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  10. Thank you for offering these. They are beautiful. The first scarf primarily blue is my favourite. BJM

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  11. I keep checking back because i can hardly believe my eyes. Thank you!
    I saw the Brueghel in (I think) the art museum in Vienna. There are quite a few Brueghels all in one room--I could hardly believe my eyes then either.

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  12. I would love to purchase the blue L'Hiver. It would be lovely with almost almost everything I now have in my new navy/tan/blur/turquoise wardrobe. Thank you so much for the opportunity to purchase this lovely scarf. Janice Collins, Washington, DC

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  13. That clip is amazing-loved it! I've always admired dancers, and the way they make such difficult, athletic moves look utterly effortless.

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  14. I would like either scarf. Art history is my passion, so these appeal to me as wearable art. Your posts have helped me see my wardrobe with new eyes! I feel that I am able to make more careful and useful purchases, and look "put together" each day. Thank you for the effort and thought you put into your posts. Please know we enjoy and learn from them.

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  15. I'm not interested in purchasing a scarf, but I would love to see a wardrobe based on the blue L'Hiver. It's so beautiful.

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  16. Blue winter scarf, oh please put me on the list for that.

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  17. Dear Janice,
    I would love to buy the blue L'hiver. Because I was in the Society for Creative Anachronism, and I have been making medieval and Rennaissance costumes for years, and the costumes portrayed in the scarf are very well done. Also because I have fox hunted, ok it was a drag hunt, so no actual foxes were seen! But I have even fox hunted sidesaddle. And the blue!

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  18. That dance clip is incredible! Thank you so much for the smile it put on my face.

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  19. I would be interested in the red\warm colors scarf.

    The video was awesome.

    Thank you - DBQMary

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  20. I second what Linda suggested about a wardrobe inspired by the blue scarf.

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  21. I am interested in the blue L'hiver scarf -- because we have horses, and I love winter, and I have a number of blue cashmere sweaters, that were my mother's, that the scarf would go with them perfectly.

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  22. Oh my gosh! I dance to this piece! I love taking dance classes with beautiful women who could be my child or younger than my children! I will be sharing this piece with my hip, young instructor! What fun!!

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  23. Interested! Please add my cry to the (blue) hue. Reasons: practical: warm tones work well for me but often I end up in a brownout. The blue scarf gives the perfect balance especially with jeans! Chronological: it is (almost) my age. Sensual: the aged/sueded feeling in a scarf is wonderful. New Hermes scarves are almost too heavy and crisp to look graceful on us height-challenged girls. Nostalogical: I love, love snow but live in an area that rarely gets much. Consequently snow is a real event. I remember some snowy days from growing up and this scarf reminds me of those. I just need to imagine that the children have bread bags over their feet!

    As others have noted, Janice, if these are the ones you are de-açcessioning, your scarf drawer must be a wonder to behold.
    And please tell us all about your trip to Paris.

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  24. red or blue: both are fantastic and so suitable for a Canadian winter! Laura

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  25. I would love to win the blue scarf! It's beautiful and it's as old as I am! It would be my first Hermes scarf and I would really cherish it.
    I live in Flanders and I love the paintings of Pieter Bruegel de Oude - his "Fall of Icarus" is probably my favourite...

    I understand your decission to still visit Paris. It seems that the list of safe spaces torn by violence grows every year and the most powerful thing we can do to move forward from loss is to hold on to love and to hold on to what we love...

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  26. I am very much in love with those scarves. Gorgeous motif. Please put me down for the blue in the draw. They are both exquisite, though. Loved the dance clips.

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  27. I am very much in love with those scarves. Gorgeous motif. Please put me down for the blue in the draw. They are both exquisite, though. Loved the dance clips.

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  28. I would gladly cherish either scarf if so fortunate to be drawn for my first ever Hermes. Deb in Kentucky

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  29. I would love to have either scarf to complement my wardrobe, but the blue makes my heart sing!

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  30. If I may still chime in- I would choose blue.

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  31. Would love love love to own the blue one. Fingers crossed.
    Sue G

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