Sunday, April 6, 2008

Show & Tell Sunday - Vintage Millinery

Thanks to Cerri from Little Pink Studio for hosting todays Show and Tell Sunday!

Our challenge this week was to show & tell about our vintage millinery hats, flowers, and how we store them.
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I love this cream rose with its hint of peachy pink. At one time, it was pinned on an old hat. I now have it attached to the ruched waist of a 50's chiffon prom gown. The tiny velvet posies are so sweet!
The flowers I've removed from old hats are now displayed in an apothecary jar.
Velvet leaves and flowers that have one or two velvet petals in them are my most favorite.

I picked up this faux fur hat because of the beautiful rhinestone pin. I have it displayed on a very old German paper mache' doll head hat stand. One of these days I'll find a better vintage hat for the stand...
I purchased this hat for $2 at an estate sale a couple years ago. Originally, I was going to take it apart but changed my mind once I put it with my favorite hat box. I'm glad I didn't take it apart... Here are a couple more that I love. Roses with some velvet petals... aah... pure beauty!
Oh, and since millinery refers to hats or headdresses, I thought I'd share a picture of my vintage crown. It can be considered a headdress, right?
Thanks for taking a peek at my tiny collection. I'm off to visit everyone and get my fix of vintage millinery for today...


To see a complete list of all Show and Tell Sunday participants, please go to the Little Pink Studio where Cerri is posting all the participating blogs.


Come join in the fun!


25 comments:

bluemuf said...

Great collection, so pretty and I love the hats. But!!! your vintage crown is the jewel of the collection.

Karen

Linnet's Nest said...

Beautiful! I love them. You have some great collections.

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I am coveting that big ole jar full of pinks!

Cheryl said...

I love the idea of all the pink flowers in a jar.. what a pretty hatbox too! I collect a lot of vintage pink hats and hatboxes too! They make such lovely displays! Be sure to check out my listings this week on ebay, I will be listing a doll head hatstand! It would be great to add to your collection! :)

Babsarella said...

These are lovely!!! Lots of beautiful flowers.

LiLi M. said...

I love all the flowers but I absolutely adore your antique hatstand! Yes the one with the dollhead!
Thanks for showing your lovely collection!

She'sSewPretty said...

I love your hat collection. That pink hat is so pretty. I couldn't take it apart either!

Alisa said...

Everything is so pretty! I love the jar of pink and the fur hat.
Alisa

Karla said...

What pretty little things! I've enjoyed scrolling down through the last few days looking at lots of pretty pictures. Thanks for sharing!

Little Pink Studio said...

Wonderful collection, and I adore your vintage crown!! I have a small one like that, and have been looking for another ever since then!
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Thanks for playing along!
~Cerri

leesiebella said...

Beautiful!! Thanks so much for sharing with us, that little crown is adorable!

xo
Analise

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Love your collection!! I agree with you about the velvet--they are so beautiful and elegant. To top it off with a crown--Oh Yes...it's good to be the Queen *take a bow!*
Smiles, Karen

The Apron Queen said...

My favorite is the tiara!!

For your daily dose of vintage goodness & a bit of silliness, stop by Confessions of an Apron Queen, the home of Vintage Thingies Thursdays.

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

YOU WON!!!! Hi there...Just wanted to let you know you are the winner of my give-away of goodies. Thanks so much for wishing me good luck on my grand opening. I will be putting together a varity of my favorite things. I hope you like them. Please e-mail me your address.. pawshpoodle@yahoo.com

Now I need to go look at your pretties. I hope to get it on this swap next week. Oh wow, while I was commenting.....It said I got a sale YAY!!! You are good karma LOL

Mytutorlist.com said...

Thanks for sharing! You have some lovely things! I actually quite like the petal hat on your box...

twinkleshabbystar said...

WOW! What a gorgeous collection! Im stunned that you only paid $2 for one of your lovely hats! What a FABULOUS find! Thanks for sharing your beautiful millinery with us! :)

Diane said...

I love the cream rose, and that hat stand is just charming I had one of those at one time but I sold it on E-bay.
Hugs, Diane

Katie said...

Hi! Love all the flowers, especially the jar of pink ones...Thanks for stopping by my blog today...Katie

Carla said...

What a pretty filling for an apothecary jar! The doll hat stand is so sweet.

Natasha Burns said...

You have some amazing millinery there! I adore that photo with the apothecary jar!

ShabbyInTheCity said...

That hat stand!!! Where did you find it?

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Such pretty things! I LOVE your hat stand!! Precious!!

Becky

Margo said...

Ohh - I love them all! Especially those peachy pink colors.
Margo

Sarah said...

oh! You have a great collection and that glass genie jar is spectacular full of pink flowers!
Sarah
http://vintagelily.typepad.com/

Paula said...

Another show & tell? You have so MANY beautiful things, you should participate in one 7 days a week! :0)