First up is bright red mohair wrap, about double the width of your average scarf:
It's in great condition, no stains, pulls, holes or smells, just 100% soft. It cost a whole £1, from a charity shop that I never normally find anything in. You know those high street one where everything is a bit too expensive for what it is? I like to browse anyway as you never know what you'll find, as this proves. It was among a whole bunch of boring acrylic high street scarves, and I pounced on it immediately.
It was hand woven in Scotland by Sandisons under the range name of 'Thulewarm'. I haven't been able to find out much about the company online, which is a shame as I like to know more when I buy vintage things. I think Sandisons was based on Shetland, which would make sense given the Viking boat on the label. I found another scarf on eBay with a similar label and an additional one to say the item was made in the Coronation year 1953, so that helped to date this wrap.
My second scarf is a rayon printed Marks & Spencer (St Michael) scarf:
I'm guessing a 1950s date for this by the design. I love the colour of the roses and I think it's quite unusual to have a design that is off-centre rather than centralised or a border print.
This was £3.49 from the local 'vintage' charity shop. I get quite a few things from there so I often pop in on my lunch.
Have you made any good finds recently?