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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Let's Play Dress Up

I'm participating in Vintage Thingies Thursday again, hosted by Colorado Lady. Go visit and see others who are posting their vintage thingies.

I've got a box of vintage hats, let's play dress up!



Here is an old wooden spool I converted into a hat stand.
I put batting on top and put a circle of material around it.


Here's a fancy black one on display.



Another pretty black one.



I like this one with the pretty feathers!



Here's a trio of hats. Pink, Brown and Navy.



These look like they could have been Easter Bonnets.


They look good displayed on the bedpost, too.


Or on the edge of a high shelf.


I love vintage hats.
We lived in the country and I don't remember Mom or any of my aunts ever wearing these kind of hats. I've just seen them in pictures and on TV shows and movies.
Hope you enjoyed playing dress up with my old hats.

29 comments:

  1. I love your hats, we were also from the country, but my Mom and Granny wore hats when they dressed up. Back in the 40's and 50's. Mom loved to dress up when she wasn't working.
    She made sure my sis and I wore hats for Easter every year...lol...I wore one till I got married in '61 and never wore another one.
    Molly

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  2. I love your hats! I don't remember anyone wearing them in our family, I think that is rather strange, because I know they were very popular at one time. You have a very impressive collection of hats.

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  3. I love old vintage hats like yours, my daughter has a couple I've found for her that she plays in :-)

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  4. My goodness, Jan! It's too bad you didn't have a lttle girl to play dress up. You do have a nice collection.

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  5. When I lived in Houston I saw women wearing hats to church, but that's it. I have a nice collection that were my mom's and we have pictures of her wearing some of them.

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  6. I love them all, but I think the fancy black hat is my very favorite! I love hats and wear them often. ~Kelly

    unDeniably Domestic

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  7. Oh, me too..I adore old hats...yours are fabulous...

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  8. You collect hats too?
    I did enjoy the dress up hats!1

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  9. What terrific hats, love them all!
    That first black hat would be the
    one I would want to wear, it has so
    much character and spunk!

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  10. Fabulous collection of hats. I have several but none as lovely or as well cared for.

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  11. Wonderful hat collection...they are all in such beautiful condition too. Love the spring hats and the black ones are so very elegant.

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  12. What a fabulous hat collection..love the black ones :)

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  13. wow you got some pretty hats that I like.. especially the ones in pink and with flowers! I love it! thanks for sharing.. and have a nice day!

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  14. Hats like this need to come back into fashion!

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  15. All ladies wore hats every Easter Sunday when I grew up. I sorta miss that. Thanks for sharing. Happy Vintage Thingy Thursday. Here's mine: http://smilingsally.blogspot.com/2009/03/grandpas-needle-and-safety-pin.html

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  16. Oh, this was so much fun! Old hats are really cool - the first black one is definitely "me"!

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  17. My mum always wore a hat and I wear them as much as possible. But nothing like these. These bring back memories of mum.

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  18. I love vintage hats. You've got a great collection. Thanks for sharing

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  19. I love vintage hats too and this is a great collection. Thanks for sharing! Enjoy your day!

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  20. So neat! I sold an old derby with original box not long ago at my etsy shop. I wonder who has it and if they appreciate it for what it is. They wrote me and said they thought it was purple, and were slightly disappointed it was really black. They were looking at the edges of the photo near the background color - sometimes an object will reflect that light. Oh my.....

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  21. Oh, I can remember all of the ladies and little girls being decked out in hats on Easter Sunday. So glad we don't have to do that now. I was never a "hat" person!
    You have quite a collection!

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  22. Cool hats! I could get into collecting hats after looking at your post!
    Thanks for sharing,,,Paula in Idaho

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  23. love your hat stand! What fun and pretty hats, my grandmother was a hat wearing lady, and I'm sure she had ones just like these:)

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  24. WOW COOL hats, I haven't seen that many vintage hats in one place in a long time. Great Collection and cute ideas to display them too. Thanks for sharing,

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  25. I love your hats...my Mom literally hated hats but I remember my Dad's sisters wearing them...thanks for the memories...

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  26. GREAT Hat collection!!! I remember wearing a hat when I was little to church on Easter morning. Can't remember if my Mom did. I think one of my Grandma's wore a hat to church.
    Have a good weekend..and I hear you about too much clutter/stuff :)
    Deb

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  28. Oh Janet-I love the hats! My girls would beg you to wear them-they are so into vintage stuff.

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