I should call this post Confessions of a Girly Girl. I love to do tea with the ladies, and wear hats and vintage jewelry which is essentially playing dress up. I put down my paint brushes and garden spades and get all gussied up for these very special opportunities. Today I thought I would share some of my favorite hats. You will notice they are all floral. Yes, I am truly a romantic. Can't help it, it's in my blood.
The first hat is truly vintage. The designer was Lilly Dache. She was a premiere hat designer in her day. I just love this hat.
Today I have called on my favorite hat models, Fifi and Stella. Stella loves her vintage pearls and necklaces.
The following hat I picked up at a very special little boutique that used to be at a nearby swap meet. You would be amazed at the crazy places you can find beautiful hats like these. A very talented hat artist used to sell her creations there.
This next hat was one of my splurges. This hat is exquisitely designed and constructed. It will last well into the next millennium. Of course, I keep these protected in hat boxes when not in use.
This is my largest hat. I purchased this one at Nordstrom years ago. Mind you, I used to do tea at least once a month so these hats have been called to serve many times.
This is another pretty hat by the same designer at the swap meet.
Lovely handmade silk roses and beautiful lace.
Fifi is wearing this very vintage hat in navy blue velvet from I. Magnin. This hat is almost patriotic by its coloring.
Truly gorgeous. Hope you enjoyed my little hat parade. One last funny story. One day I went to tea at a very fancy tea room in Pasadena, California. Of course, I was all dolled up for the festivities. I came home and was rushing to get a project done to take to the shop. Well, I changed out of my fancies and put on the grubbies and headed for the garage. My neighbor stopped by to chat for a few minutes and when I came back in, I was covered in paint, dirt and, oh yes, my beautiful vintage pearls. I had forgotten to take them off. She thinks I'm a little strange anyway, but I think that convinced her for sure. Thanks for joining the parade today. Have a wonderful week.
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