Sunday, July 26, 2009

Blue Strawberries

Strawberry season is already past, more or less, here in Western Washington, although there should be another season for the late berries. We were on vacation most of that time, as I recall.

Anyway, here's a tie that appears to depict strawberries, even though they're a fairly unusual blue color. And some of them are on top of leaves, although they don't look exactly like strawberry leaves to me.

The background color of the tie is a deep maroon color, sort of a wine color, and unusual shade. In the scan, it probably doesn't come through well. Right now, on my screen, it looks more of a chocolate brown color. The fabric doesn't have any brocade, but has a shiny, silky, sheen to it, like so many ties from that era.

The tie has two labels, shown in the scan. The first one, which I assume to be the retailer's label, reads

"Quality is economy"
Cedar Rapids

The second label, which I presume to be the manufacturer's label, reads


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