Another classic reminder of the mid-century are dresser scarves. Available in a myriad of sizes and shapes. Crocheted or embroidered, they were everywhere. They could be found under lamps or laid on tables to protect the furniture. These two pieces have been stored for many years and primarily kept because of the extensive embroidery work and bright colors. While their edges are different, the pattern is identical. The orange leaf shapes are made with lazy daisies stitches. The white sections are French knots. The original black has faded with numerous washings. The longer one would have been for a lady’s dresser. It measures 40 inches by 12 inches and is simply hemstitched. The smaller one has a fancy scalloped edge and measures 19-inches by 12 inches.