Sunday, May 20, 2007

Vintage Millinery Hats











I was able to score these beautiful hats from my Mom, who was selling them at the garage sale this weekend. They belonged to a great-aunt of mine that has long since passed away. Before the sale opened, I grabbed these 5 hats because of the sweet little silk flowers all over them. She was selling them for $1.00 each, so I thought that I'd be able to salvage the flowers and use them on my cards. After admiring them for a few days, I decided they are too beautiful to rip apart. I wanted to share them with everyone! Aren't they beautiful!



Today I was home all day, putzing around the house, cleaning and doing more card layouts. I'm working on a bunch of thank-you cards now..... I'm back to using the "Pristine" collection from Paper Salon, which I got in my last Eclectic Paperie order. I had been putting away all the stamp sets that didn't sell from the garage sale, and found this cartooney coffee-mug stamp, by Uptown Rubber Stamps called "Coffee Cup". I have no idea how old it is, but I would bet it's one of the first few stamps I bought, YEARS ago. This just proves that you can freshen up any of your older stamps by using newer patterned paper! The polka dot flowers are from the "Create-a-Flower" set by Paper Salon.








Look at the sweet little strawberry hanging off the side of this hat. There are also vintage rhinestones and beautiful, thin netting scattered throughout the flowers.

8 comments:

Heather said...

WOW Lisa - amazing! You have such style! I want to come to da house to just marvel at it all!! Those hats truly are beautiful and a total treasure! And the cards - well just PERFECTION baby!

Bethany Paull said...

The hats are gorgeous! Could you imagine getting to actually wear them back in the day? And your cards are lovely as well. They're so fresh and bright.

chelemom said...

First off, I love the hats! I have some of my husband's great aunt's hats hanging in my upstairs hallway! Love them...they are such a conversation piece! I also love these cards! Love the colors in the papers!

Vicki said...

Such gorgeous cards!! Love how you did the hats!!

Beth said...

Wow, I came upon your blog through another blog that had you listed. I am so in love with your site. The hats are gorgeous. Your cards are great. Hope you don't mind, but I linked you on my blog.

Jessica (jessrose21) said...

I wish women still wore hats like that! Maybe we should all start up the trend again. I think it's a great idea to take them apart for cards, but I don't blame you for being unable to.

GinaP said...

I love that first little card! TOOO cute! Fun colors, theme, everything. Nice!

Aunt T said...

The hats are unbelievable. I'm so happy that you not only scored them but decided to keep them in tact! Your cards are simply beautiful as well.

Teresa