Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Wishlist Wednesday: Vera Neumann
If you haven't guessed by now, I am a sucker for vintage linens and prints. One of my favorite vintage print designers is Vera Neumann. A little bit about her from the Vera blog: Vera is an American icon. She began a business at her kitchen table in 1946. By the 70's, she had built a $100 million business. Her products were sold around the world. All of her products (scarves, linens, apparel, etc.) started as an original piece of art from her own hand. Best known for her colorful silk scarves, Neumann produced an incredible amount of work in her lifetime (over 20,000 scarves and 7,000 pieces of original artwork)
I started collecting Vera linens a couple of years ago and am still going strong! That's why I was so excited to see this new book about Vera. It's in stores at Anthropologie right now and at the top of my wishlist!
Here are just a few of my favorite Vera patterns:
(pictures gathered from the Vera Textiles flickr group and trusty google images)