Hi guys! This is what I have been doing today..taking pix of vintage hats and listing them in my Etsy shop. These are the last of the large lot I bought last week at an antique auction. This one is cool (warning..I say the word cool a LOT) It is shaped like an upside down bowl and has heavy lace trim dotted with rhinestones. Again, my model is my handmade mannequin Madeline..she works for free and never complains!
A ladylike white linen wide brimmed one..I tend to avoid white as I am a spiller. I did see a woman in a long white eyelet skirt at the post office (part of my social whirl) the other day that has almost made me reconsider..she looked so nice!
A snappy black straw beret with a vintage rhinestone floral brooch.
A blue felt newsboy cap girl-ified with netting and a perky bow in back.
A soft fabric ruffle brimmed hat..very mysterious! This has a wide brim in front and only a cuffed brim in back.
A velvet platter hat. My mom had one almost exactly like this that my dad hated! She said it "disappeared" and she thinks he may have burned it! I think it is pretty!
This one is very feminine and pretty..popppppies...poppppies....
A coral Southern Belle wide brimmed hat with yellow roses. I took the "as is" hats up to my booth and priced them $3-$5. I sat on the floor and priced them and put them out and was standing there admiring my handiwork..and I got a back spasm! Luckily my husband had came along with me and was up at the front of the antique mall "jawing" so he helped carry my boxes and stuff back out! I am now on a heating pad..danged back..it has been problem free for so long. It just irritates me to have to slow down for a couple days!
This one also looks better "on" than I expected. I have a big head though and lots of thick curly hair..it makes hat wearing problematic..most are too small! She looks like a Russian princess..this would perch on the top of my head like Aunt Bea!
I liked this one..I can't decide if those ruffles are brown or brownish black..so romantic..you KNOW gloves were worn with this one!
I tend to like the wide brimmed ones..so feminine.
Two of my fav hat wearers. I caught most of Lucy in reruns but I loved this episode. They were in Paris and Fred and Ricky convinced them that burlap potato sacks and flower pot and horse oat bag hats were haute couture! Rock it girls!
This was the hat I decided to keep..I am wearing it as we "speak" perched at a jaunty angle. To me it has a Jane Austen, Regency flavor. I almost had it listed, telling myself"What would you wear it with?" I am a girly tee and faded jeans or flouncy skirt kind of gal. But I decided if I wanted to galavant about my living room with it on my head, so be it! (although the back spasm will cut down on my galavanting for a couple days) "You have bewitched me body and soul" (Mr. Darcy) So till next time..don't forget to galavant! Julia