Vintage Scarves as Pillows

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

One of my clients inherited quite a few vintage silk scarves from her grandmother. Lots of Liberty of London and Vera.

We're putting the collection to good use. One will be framed and several others made into pillows. One of my favorite scarves is a sweet blue Liberty of London floral that will go on a chair in the nursery. It looks just like this one, available here:

Both Martha and Eddie Ross have featured this same idea for turning scarves into pillows and shared their instructions here and here.

image via Eddie Ross

image via Martha Stewart Living

Framing vintage scarves is another great idea.


House and Garden by way of Style Court

World of Interiors via

This framed Vera scarf hung in the Rockefeller Center Anthropologie.

If you're not lucky enough to inherit dozens of vintage scarves, check out eBay for an incredible and very inexpensive selection. Here are some of my favorites up for auction right now:

Orange, teal and yellow Vera


40s floral

Pink and yellow

Vera cityscape

For my color-loving Canadian readers!

Red and gray Vera
Navy polkadots!

Blue and orange stylized floral

Make two boudior sized pillows out of this long Vera floral

French floral

Red and white stripey

Kick start your collection of LofL scarves!

Emerald green (the color du jour for me)

Any other great ideas for repurposing vintage scarves?

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