Thursday, February 25, 2010

Thursday's Treasures


When I think "prolific textile artist and designer", the name that pops into my head most often is Vera Neumann. I've recently discovered Tammis Keefe, however, and she did for hankies what Vera did for scarves.
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Tammis Keefe was born in 1913, and began designing for Kimbal scarves in 1953. She died just seven years later, yet the sheer volume of beautiful work she did in that time is amazing. Her designs are full of nature, animals, and travel. An eBay search shows that there are currently 76 Tammis Keefe items up for sale/auction... and they range from a 6.99 starting bid to $45!
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The items shown here will arrive in sosovintage soon. The top one is a signed hanky, and the middle is a signed linen tea towel. Can you get over that vivid violet?

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This last hanky is unsigned, but I *believe* it is also by Ms. Keefe. All of these items are in excellent shape, and I'm excited to get them listed. Can anyone spare a couple more hours in the day? How about free childcare or maid service? A girl can dream, right?

3 comments:

Evelyn Fernandez said...
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Evelyn Fernandez said...

I can't get over the last one, I love the pink and gray colour combo! great finds! oh and about childcare, I'm really excited that my little ones are entering kindergarten this year, which means more than 3 hours of freedom for me!! yay!

Ribbons Undone said...

More hours, maid service, free childcare? Yes, I could use all of that. Let's sign up, Jennie!