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Scarf Framing - Regina the Queen


This is a little decorating secret I have, which I just love - framed scarves. I have them all over the house and only wish I had more. Frankly, I prefer them over other pictures. There are so many scarves out there that you can always find one that suits your taste or decorating needs. Because of their size they look amazing over a bed or over the couch.

I have been framing scarves for many, many years. There used to be a really beautiful department store here in San Francisco called I.Magnin. As you would walk into the store one of the first things you saw was their scarf department. They always had a few scarves in these amazing frames that were spectacular. My partner in crime (my mom) and I inquired about where we could get a scarf framed. They informed us about a lovely frame shop also in San Francisco. We visited the frame store only to leave very, very disappointed as the cost of framing the scarf was many times over the price of the scarf. Yikes! So my mom and I decided to do it ourselves. We have never regretted it. Here is one of my favorites. It hangs over a bed and it is the focal point of the room. I just love it. He
Update: I entered this scarf frame in Cindy's Show and Tell Friday. Cindy's amazing blog is at My Romantic Home click here for link.

32 comments:

Signs and Salvage said...

LOVELY!!!! What a great idea! I tie them to doorknobs around the house...hankies too! Hope you are having a nice MOnday!!!

Christy said...

that is a really beautiful scarf. i have a framed scarf in one of our rooms too. i have had it for about 15 years...it is of the statue of liberty and i love it. you are right, it is art.
thank you for stopping by my blog...i am going to spend some time on yours now!

Melissa B. said...

Just gorgeous...and so VERY SFO! My Lil Sis lives in SFO and blogs about her adventures:

Miss Jo's San Francisco

Lita C. Malicdem said...

And I thought a scarf is just a scarf. I never could have imagined how lovely it looks on a frame until I came to look at your models. Very beautiful.

tammy said...

What a great idea. :) Way back 25 years ago, my hubby and I found this beach towel that we loved. It was a beautiful blue with big colorful hot air ballons on it. So, we took it to a do it yourself framing place and stretched it over a frame. That towel hung in our kids' nurseries for years!! It always made me smile. Sometimes it's a good thing to think out of the box! :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog and saying "hi"!

Forever Friends - said...

WOW, what a great idea. I love each one so much. I am so happy that we are following each other. Have a great night.
Beth-Forever Friends

Eileen said...

Oh, a Hermes scarf! So beautiful! What a wonderful idea to frame it! :)

Emily said...

What a beautiful scarf and what a great idea. I've never thought to frame a scarf before, but I love it!

podso said...

What a neat idea! It looks beautiful. I enjoyed visiting your lovely blog. Thanks for your comment on mine!

Cindy @ Chalk it Up! said...

This is beautiful! What a great idea! I'll have to be on the lookout for scarves now:)
Thank you for sharing!
Have a great day!
I'm so glad I found you!
Cindy

The Dapper Darling said...

what a great idea! that is gorgeous!

thanks for stopping by on my sits day!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

WHAT A FABULOUS IDEA! They are beautiful! Love your blog too! Cindy

Sandy said...

Great ideal, somthing I would have never thought of. Thanks so much for sharing this ideal and for visiting. The tea set in one of your other post is beatiful and I also like the door basket, looks like spring.
Sandy

Shelia said...

Hi Lia and it's so nice to meet you! Oh, I love to come to San Francisco and not nearly as much as I would like to!
Your framed scarves are so beautiful. What a great idea too. I just may have to do this. Your are very elegant!
I'm so glad you popped in to see me and I do hope you'll come back sometimes.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Mimi said...

What a great idea...that scarf is gorgeous...and it even has thistles! Do you use something special to mount the scarf to before framing it, so that it doesn't sag from hanging?
Thanks for stopping by.

Melissa @ Cellulite Investigation said...

I often pick up little scraps of textile as souvenirs when traveling. They are easy to transport and I frame them when I get home. I've done pillow cases but I hadn't thought of scarves. Thanks!

Angelia Sims said...

That's a great idea and truly beautiful!!

Young Wife said...

How beautiful! Thanks for sharing this idea. Stopping by from SITS.

angel6033 said...

framed scarves? wow who would have thought, that is very creative and they are beautiful...

xinex said...

What a great idea! It is so pretty!..Christine

ivoryspring said...

Very beautiful indeed!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Hi...welcome to the blogging world. I just love the idea of framing a scarf! Good thing you learned how to do it though, I bet that would be costly! Happy Valentine's Day!

Carey said...

This is such a great idea. I love scarves. I have kept some of my mom's. This would be such a great way to display them and a wonderful memory. Thanks for sharing this.
Carey from Chicory Nits

Debbie said...

Very nifty idea! The colors are calling Spring! I was happy to see you again, I am now following, it will be easy to scroll thru my blog roll to see what you are up to:)

Tardevil said...

Beautiful scarf & an awesome idea!

Hootin' Anni said...

Beautiful!! I framed a silk scarf too....long long ago. It's still hanging on our wall. Maybe someday I'll post about it.

I captured a bit of the Irish Lore today in my SHOW N TELL. Do stop by for a wee bit o' the Irish Luck if you can!

Ms. Bake-it said...

I love your framed scarf. I like to decorate with scarves because they are so versatile. I have a silk scarf I am currently using as a runner on my dining room table.

~ Tracy

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

what a lovely framed scarf.. love it

Sarah said...

Lia, this is a fabulous scarf. I don't have any framed, but agree with you that this is a delightful way to spotlight these little treasures of art. I wish I had more wall space!

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