Monday, February 20, 2012

Vintage


Today is our day! Welcome!


My assignment is to show you something vintage from my closet....something that I love and have had for a long time. You are to guess what it is in the comment section here on my blog...if you guess right you have an opportunity to win a layer cake of our fabrics.

I hope you know that anything vintage from my closet wouldn't fit over my hips anymore...so sad but true. Sob.....The item above is one of my new favorites. Barb and I traveled to New York City recently to see the Betty Ring collection of samplers before they were auctioned off  at Sotheby's....I found this at a small shop as we were walking to Central Park. Now when I wear it, I'm reminded of our lovely trip. It's stylish and goes with just about anything.

Barb and I love vintage! We include walks through antique shops with each trip we take. Some of the items I'm always on the lookout for are:

 Old cookie cutters....I love the fluted edges.

 Old crocks...I love the cracked glazes and flower motifs.

 Fabrics and quilts....I just found this table runner. The seller cut it this old quilt into 4 table runners. It was just too worn to use on a bed any longer. I love it!

Old travel journals....the maps are marvelous. I'm always dreaming of places to visit.

 Anytime I find an old nature book, I snatch it up. Mostly I find them about birds, but sometimes you can find ones about flowers, trees or bugs too. I'm not too picky as you can see. I get them all. Their small size and lovely old pictures are sweet.


 And of course, you know I'm a sucker for vintage buttons and sewing supplies.

Don't forget to visit our friend Kate tomorrow!

Tuesday 2/21 – Kate Spain
Wednesday 2/22 – Sandy Gervais
Thursday 2/23 – Bonnie & Camille
Friday 2/24 – Fig Tree Quilts
Monday 2/27 – Minick & Simpson
Tuesday 2/28 – Cosmo Cricket
Wed 2/29 – Sweetwater
Thurs 3/1 – Fat Quarter Shop – Grand Prize Entry Post
Fri 3/2 – Fat Quarter Shop – Winners Post

Leave your guess in the comment section to win! Good luck.

Until later,

Alma

395 comments:

  1. Could that be beautiful knit scarf or shawl?

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  2. I guess it could be a scarf, let's hope it is
    But anything from New York has to be great!
    Miranda

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  3. Hi, love your blog and the great inspiration. I guess that your vintage item is a jacket! Hope I am right! quiltexas@gmail.com

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  4. I am going to guess that it is a scarf.

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  5. I am useless at this game. I'm guessing a wrap or shawl.

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  6. I guess that your vintage is a scarf.

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  7. I think its a scarf or wrap.

    and, reading of your love of old travel journals reminded me of this book which you might like, called "The Ladies, the Gwich'in and the Rat". I read it years ago.

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  8. I think....... your vintage item are sweatpants of maybe you call them leisure pants.... ;)
    (we call them -in dutch- "jogging broek") and they are just great to wear them in the house, just doing your own stuff.... ;)
    Anyway: enjoy your beautiful table-runner and I just love your buttons!!
    Greets from the Netherlands!

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  9. I think it looks like a shawl and I love your collections!

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  10. I'm guessing it's a beautiful knit shawl or wrap.

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  11. Maybe a wrap? I wouldn't mind one in those colours. :)

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  12. I agree, a knit scarf or shawl

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  13. I think it's a long sweater. Love all your vintage finds!

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  14. I think your vintage item is a lovely striped scarf.....or perhaps it is called a pashmina. Good thing is...it will always fit. I would love to shop with you, it seems you always find the items I would love to have...fabulous taste.

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  15. My first thought was a shawl, so I'm going with that.

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  16. A wonderful vintage scarf! You can't ever "grow out" of a favorite accessory. It's all in the details!

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  17. I am going with scarf/wrap....jmh

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  18. I'm definitely going with a shawl...or scarf...that counts as one guess, right?

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  19. I am going to guess that it is a wrap!

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  20. I am guessing that it is a scarf.

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  21. I'm in for a shawl or scarf as well - the stripes reminded me of sweatpants, but then there was the word "stylish" in the description, so I ruled that out!!

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  22. I'm guessing that it's a poncho. I'm hoping that you like the Bohemian look! Thanks for the chance to win a cake. I love your fabrics!

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  23. the weight suggests a tunic of some kind....maybe???? this is a real stumper :)

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  24. It might be a wrap, they are stylish, well in my eyes:))

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  25. I think it is a lovely wool skirt! Good thing it's new or it would be in a wool penny!! haha It looks lovely and soft!!
    Paulette

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  26. I'm thinking a knitted sweater type jacket?

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  27. Love your glazed bowl and other collections! You really have some fun items you collect! :)
    Hmm...what is your mystery item??? Well, at first I thought it might be comfy running pants with the strips on the side; but the fabric looked more like a soft homespun knit (rather than 'active wear' knit). So, I'm going to say a wrap/shawl instead. It looks soft and warm! Something a person would love wearing on a cool day/evening!

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  28. I think that it is a lovely scarf.
    What a great momento

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  29. Looks like possibly a scarf or shawl.

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  30. My guess would be a shawl - it is lovely - don't worry none of my "vintage clothes" would fit either except the containers I have in the attic in every size from 10 to 16! Thanks for the chance to win a prize!

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  31. I'm guessing it's a scarf or shawl of some type.

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  32. My guess is a scarf, something easy to pack to bring home, a friendly reminder of your trip whenever you pull it out to wear, and a great accessory.

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  33. I think your vintage item is a scarf or a shawl.

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  34. Não cabe no quadril... sugere uma saia- longa,dessas de filme, com um belo par de botas.Fico com uma saia.Gostei de suas dompras,tigelas são o meu forte.Beijos e obrigada.

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  35. I think it's either a pashmina or a poncho. Definitely something woven.

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  36. I have to go with a shawl, stylish and yet warm and cozy.
    grandmas9@msn.com

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  37. I am going to guess shawl or scarf. It looks lovely, anything from New York has to be! Thanks for the fun!

    Debbie

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  38. I think that it's a nice scarf or shawl. I love the colors!

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  39. Like everyone else, I'm guessing a striped scarf. They are always stylish. Kathie L in Allentown

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  40. Soft navy blue knit - I'm guessing a sweater or shawl. You're right, navy goes with everything!

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  41. I am going to guess it's a shawl or wrap. It looks sooooo soft and luxurious (like cashmere). Love anything vintage.

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  42. I think it is a sweater, I just love your vintage items. I love old books.

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  43. I'm guessing scarf. It looks so soft and warm!
    I bet the samplers were amazing! I'm curious to see what it really is.
    Have a great day!

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  44. Well at first I thought it was a pair of sweats. But then when you said it was stylish and went with anything I figured not so much. So, I am guessing a scarf.

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  45. I think it is a shawl type wrap. Love your pix, as usual.

    Bobbi

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  46. I am going to guess a shawl/wrap.
    I love looking for old books like that too. And I am always on the lookout for vintage buttons.

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  47. My guess is a shawl. Thanks for a chance.

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  48. A sweater, shawl with arm holes. I like the gray and white, very wintery. Would look awesome with an aqua sweater or blouse under it. Yum! Isn't it nice to have a fond memory associated with a piece like that.

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  49. Being knit and can go with most anything my guess is a scarf. ~Jody R.

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  50. I believe it is a wrap or shawl. I love black and white.
    Wear it in good health!

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  51. Hi Alma,
    I'm guessing a cozy vintage-modern scarf to keep your neck warm.

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  52. I think it's a lovely scarf or shawl.

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  53. FIist let me say I LOVED all the pictures of your anitque finds..the book on flowers is so sweet, and those buttons are beautiful! I would guess your vintage item is a wrap or scarf of somekind. They are definitely "in" right now. Just goes to show you to keep your "old" stuff , it always comes back in style at some point! :)

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  54. A Pashmina or gorgeous snuggly wrap.

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  55. I would guess a vintage scarf:) Love all your vintage finds.

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  56. My son and I are guessing it is a vintage scarf. :)

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  57. Well I certainly understand the comment about vintage closet items and hips! I am sure that scarf will go with everything and looks light enough to wear fully into spring. Thank you for playing today -

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  58. It surely looks cosy scarf, but you mentioned something about hip... so my wild guess is cosy woollen skirt!

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  59. It looks like a scarf or maybe a shawl...

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  60. I think it must be a vintage sweater. I enjoyed seeing all the vintage things you collect. You photograph them so beautifully too.

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  61. My guess is either a shawl or a scarf - such beautiful colos!

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  62. Looks like a vintage pashmina? Love the colors!!

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  63. This is a tough one!!! I am guessing your vintage item is a shawl! I love to buy something on a trip that will bring back special memories of the vacation! Thank you for sharing all of those wonderful pictures!

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  64. I'm going to guess it's a scarf.

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  65. Oh lots of choices, maybe tunic sweater, --
    Ruby

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  66. I'm going to guess a vintage skirt.

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  67. I am guessing that it must be a large scarf or wrap around shawl
    that would keep your neck and shoulders warm & toasty while shopping for antiques!

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  68. I've pondered long and hard over this! I'll guess a scarf!

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  69. Your little mystery photo looks like a well worn, soft and warm scarf.
    I love all your little collections and look for them myself when I'm "antiquing"!

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  70. It loos like a lovely scarf, one that would be in my closet too!

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  71. My first impression was skirt... So I'll say skirt!

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  72. I'm guessing that it is a shawl.
    andersonclanatmacdotcom

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  73. I just love your blog and you guys' whole aesthetic! Very eye pleasing! I have bowls of buttons and piles of odd bird and flower books too.

    My guess--It looks like a cashmery poncho or shawl, the type that could even have slots to get to your pockets.

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  74. It looks like a warm wrap, cozy :)

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  75. My guess is a scarf or a shawl.

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  76. Seeing your pictures of what you love to collect makes me feel all warm and comfy--I like all those things too. I think the mystery item is a wrap.

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  77. Oh I think that's a lovely shawl/wrap in the perfect colors to go with everything. thanks for inviting us to play along.

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  78. I guess that it is a vintage woolen scarf.

    I have a vintage map from an old book that shows India before partition, and Indochina instead of Vietnam.

    Thos e old illustrations--how I treasured finding color illustrations in library books that I read, or in my own books. Today's kids have a riot of colors in everything--such a visual difference in their learning.

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  79. My guess is a scarf, love this stripes!
    Thnaks for the giveaway and greetings from germany, Hildy
    hildy@ebertzeder.de

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  80. I'm guessing that your vintage item is a shawl, though the stripes make me think it could be a cozy blanket which any cat would soon find a spot on...

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  81. My first guess was a nice cozy blanket so I'm going to stick with that.

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  82. I am going to guess scarf .. because of the close weave. I think shawls tended to have a looser knit. Yup it would go with jut bout anything!

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  83. I am guessing that the vintage item is a wrap or a scarf of some sort. It both keeps you warm and "tarts" up any outfit that you wear it with. Tamara

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  84. I will guess it is a scarf. thanks, kathy

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  85. My first thought would be a poncho but would that mean the 70's are vintage? Oh dear!

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  86. Great collections! I too collect kitchen pottery, the Petit Point design in particular :) Your vintage find reminds me of a poncho or possibly a large scarf. Occassionally a blanket is used to create such items..... thanks for letting me guess!

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  87. I'll guess a scarf. I enjoy reading your blog and stitching your designs.

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  88. I think it's a woven shawl. maybe wool?

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  89. I think it is a striped scarf.

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  90. My guess is a comfy lightweight pull over jacket. I guess we are kindred spirits....I like the same vintage items you collect. Bet the samplers were amazing...any pics?

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  91. Maybe a scarf? I can't wait to see all the mystery items!

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  92. Maybe a pair of linen pajama pant style pants?

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  93. A shawl or a wrap. Love the items from your trips!

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  94. It appears to be a beautiful woven scarf.

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  95. I just knew it was sweat pants until I read your remarks. I'm going to cave and vote with the majority who think its a scarf.

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  96. I think it is a wrap of some kind.

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  97. I'm guessing it is a scarf.

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  98. Looks like a comfy poncho!

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  99. I'm guessing a scarf/shawl - available on just about any street in NYC this time of year :-) Looks very comfy-cozy :-)

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  100. My guess is a old vintage scarf.

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  101. I'm guessing a jacket type sweater.

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  102. I'm guessing scarf because you said it "goes with just about anything." And because I'm a HUGE fan of scarves.

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  103. I think it's something to help you stay warm around your neck and shoulders. So many names! A scarf, a shawl, a wrap, take your pick.

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  104. The first thing I thought of was a pair of running pants.

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  105. My first thought was a scarf and then maybe a shawl or wrap of some kind. They usually go with everything. I love all the different things that you collect. Nothing is more fun than spending an afternoon looking through an antique shop at all the beautiful things and finding the unusual.

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  106. I think your vintage item is a sweater/knitted jacket. Definitely still stylish.

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  107. I can't tell if it's a scarf or button up shirt...thanks for the giveaway!

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  108. I lovely knit wool shawl.

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  109. It looks like a "wrapper" that can be used nowadays as a scarf or shawl. It is wonderful to have a memory like this that you can physically wrap around yourself to take you right back to a special trip.

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  110. I believe it is a scarf.

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  111. I am leaning towards a beautiful warm and cozy shawl/scarf. Thanks for sharing all of your vintage finds and for this wonderful opportunity. Judy C

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  112. I have to post Anonymous as I have trouble with Google but this is Margaret K. As soon as I saw the photo I thought scarf, but the white fabrics look like they are loose, thus makes me think of a sweater or shawl with fringe. Thanks for sharing.

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  113. Ok, I'm like everyone else -- I think it's a scarf or shawl of some kind. I love seeing what you look for when you go antiquing. You and Barb have wonderful taste!

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  114. This is Margaret K.
    When I first looked at the photo I thought of a scarf but the white rows of fabric remind me of fringe, so I'm guessing a scarf, shawl or sweater that has a fringy ends. Thanks so much for sharing with us.

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  115. It's got to be a scarf or shawl or something like that.....

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  116. I'll go with a skirt, lovely colors! Thanks for the fun!

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  117. I know that my favorite thing from NYC is a fab scarf that I wear with everything, so I imagine the same is true for you. Thanks for this chance!

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  118. I think it looks like a scarf of some sort.

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  119. I'm going to guess a scarf. Thanks!
    Rhonda (marshudson at comcast dot net)

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  120. I think it looks like a lovely warm stripey scarf.

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  121. A little silk - a little cashmere? I'm thinking it's a shoulder wrap.

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  122. I think it's a wrap/shawl or a scarf.

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  123. This is hard! Maybe a sweater? Or a wrap?

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  124. I think this may be a skirt.. very beautiful but neutral that goes with anything.

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  125. My guess is ome kind of wrap or shawl. Love the color! Especially love your vintage treasures!

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  126. I think it's a scarf.

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  127. I think you found a lovely old wool poncho or shawl. That would certainly go with anything!

    MGM

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  128. I am guessing that your vintage item is a shawl, wrap, or scarf. Thank you for the chance to win some fabric!
    Tami
    tamiquilts at att dot net

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  129. I'm thinking it's a light comfy sweater.

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  130. it looks like a very beautiful Italian scarf.

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  131. I think it's a knit scarf or shawl.

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  132. I hope it's a scarf or shawl... :-)

    Looking forward to your new Market releases!!

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  133. I think it's a knit shawl or scarf

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  134. I think it's a knit scarf or shawl

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  135. Wow this one is hard. I think it is a wide scarf that can be used as a shawl.

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  136. I think yor item is a pleated skirt. I had one years ago that I loved and no it would not fit over my hips now either.

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  137. Hi Blackbird Designs...I love all your fabrics and books..Beautiful.My guess is a vintage knitted shawl very classy!

    Have a good week!

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  138. Hi Blackbird Designs..I like all your fabric and books...Very beautiful...My guess is a vintage knitted navy shawl.

    Have a wonderful week!

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  139. It looks like a wool shawl to me. I'm sure you look great wearing pub-it!!!

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  140. I think its a cape or a poncho

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  141. i think it must be a warm scarf

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  142. It is something that is linen... I'm guessing a skirt.

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  143. I think it's a shawl. christina112358 at gmail dot com

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  144. I'm thinking it's a shawl or possibly a poncho...something to be stylish in and warm at the same time! Hugs...

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  145. I think it could be a lovely wrap or shawl! Love your pics of what you like to collect!

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  146. I think it's too wide to be a scarf - I would guess a wrap/shoulder warmer

    Thanks for the opportunity - melody

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  147. My guess is a knitted shawl or scarf that drapes over tops, coats or jackets. Love your blog and your creative designs.

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  148. A vintage scarf or wrap shawl is my guess.
    Shawn M.

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  149. I think it is a shawl or scarf. Great color and love to read about your adventures!

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  150. I'm guessing it's a scarf/shawl of some kind. I think it's interesting how attached I can become to a scarf even though I own a bunch I always gravitate to my favorite plaid one!

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  151. I will guess a shawl/wrap/scarf not sure what the proper name is hope one of those works :) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  152. I'm guessing a shawl or scarf --- something that wraps. Of course, it also brings back vague memories of cheerleading skirts --- pleated with different two colors --- this item looks much softer, but it made me think of them.
    quiltschon@att.net

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  153. I THINK IT MIGHT BE A SHAWL. THANKS FOR A GENEROUS GIVEAWAY.

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  154. I'm going to guess it's one of those guaze/linen type 'hoodies' that were popular in the 70's possibly. They weren't the same as what most of us know as a hoodie but, instead they were very loose with a hood and pocket in the front too but made from a guaze/linen type fabric and so comfy.

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  155. This looks like a hand knit scarf. I can picture it wrapped around your shoulders and secured with a bright red pin.

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  156. Ithink it might be a sweater or some sort of wrap

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  157. I would say that your item is a scarf or shawl

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  158. I think it looks like a scarf.

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  159. I'm guessing it must be a scarf or shawl of some sort that can be worn with anything. Love your photos, and how exciting that you and Barb were able to see the samplers before they were auctioned off.

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  160. I'd guess it's a scarf or shawl. I'm not very stylish myself, so I really have no clue.

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  161. Looks like an vintage track jacket that has the stripes down the sleeves.

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  162. I think your vintage find is a poncho type shawl. Hope I win... Love the Blueberry Crumbcake!

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  163. My guess of the vintage item would be a scarf or maybe a shawl. Thanks for the fun,
    Karen M

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  164. It looks like a knitted sweater-jacket. Sure enjoy your blog!

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  165. Well, I am going to guess a skirt. love the old nature books! Becky

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