~KEEPER OF OLD HATS~
From as far back as I can remember I've been crazy about vintage hats. Quite honestly I blame my mother for it. Forever etched in my memory is a vision of her clothed in a simple black sheath dress, complete with a single strand of creamy white pearls and topped off with a wide brimmed, solid black hat (fresh white gloves of course, too...)!
~DAINTY PINK ROSES~
Pure loveliness and total femininity. She was thirty-four years old and I was only 'almost' nine.
~A FAVORITE STRAW~
I've never been one who could pull off wearing a hat, but...that doesn't keep me from buying them. Especially those floral finds that come graced with old millinery blooms like cabbage roses and vintage camellias. And...if there is a sampling of old Forget-Me-Knots or soft white Lilacs in the mix...well then, I'm pretty much sold.
~GORGEOUS OLD ROSES~
My favorite old hats are the ones made of straw... I love all kinds but the ones that are rumpled and worn from the 30's and 40's will always steal my heart away...
~A PASSION FOR PINK~
Now...if a hat is soft pink and includes dainty pink roses or fanciful bows tied up with satin or faille ribbons...well then...you can be sure it's going home with me!
~AND CREAMY WHITES~
I'd love someday to offer for sale SOME of the hats I discover at out-of-the-way antique shoppes or estate and tag sales...but so far I've never been able to part with a single one. I feel sooo selfish! :)
~MY FAVORITE ONE EVER~
Still, I buy ONLY what I truly love and pass on everything else (just wish I didn't love so much)! Keeps my Mr. AGPMan from totally flipping out over the cost of things, you know? Good thing I know a great hiding place for all those receipts...
I'll share more soon...
Blessings for an awesome Thursday. I'm off to work in my studio (you all are keeping me hopping)...
CREATE! CREATE! CREATE!