Vintage Hermes

Those who thrift, are a bit like those who fish: you never know what you’ll catch—if anything—but coming back empty-handed is not a deterrent from optimistically embarking again—it’s a new day, after all. And, as we both say, You never know.

Like fishers, we have stories.

The big catches,

Image via Penninsula News
Image via Peninsula News

and the ones that got away.

The vintage Hudson Bay blanket that was just out of my reach, and picked up by some wretched woman someone else, still haunts me years later. Yes, I’m still looking. And hoping.

Image via wikipedia; Photo: Danielle Scott
Image via Wikipedia; Photo:Danielle Scott

 

But recently, I was the lucky one.

In a giant emporium of used stuff, called Value VillageI found a treasure: a vintage Hermes shawl.

My heart flutters just writing it.

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It is called Les Voitures Nouvelles (The New Cars), and was designed by Jacques Eudel, and issued in 1961.

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The colourway is delicious shades of pink, plum, and raspberry.

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The attached care tags states: 50% Wool, 50% Silk; Made in France.

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The size is a generous 55″X 55″. Which is lovely for wrapping round.

And, as if this story were not incredible enough, I paid

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$ 5

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2 Comments

  1. Katherine
    November 20, 2017
    Reply

    Your blog is always such a mood lifter. I love it!
    Greetings from Cologne (Germany)
    Katherine

    • Susan
      November 20, 2017
      Reply

      Thanks for your comment.
      Susan

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