Sunday, May 8, 2011

That's so "old hat!"

Hi Bloggerettes!  Yep, my blog is all about "old hat!"  You know, passe, out-of-date, faded and aged......the stuff we love!!
I'm talking about old hats, vintage old hat box full!

A sweet friend found these and she thought I'd like to have them.  Thank you Margie!!!

Played around with a photo editing program called
Photo Scape....this is the antiqued  application.

These hats were really small.  Most were labeled Lord & Taylor, New York.
No way they would fit my fat head.
Only one of them fit me.
Love the old millinery rose on this one....

Did you love trying on your Mom's hats when you were a little girl?

I'm trying to finish up some projects found at auction on Friday night.  I'll show you everything as soon as I finish them.

So get out there and create, make, sew, paint, repurpose, find, write, photograph something beautiful and share it with us!!!

                                                 ~~big hugs~~


Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Ok, don't hate me... but from the itty bitty thumbnail preview (and my not wearing glasses) at first I thought Gabby climbed into a hatbox! Then I clicked on your blog... my bad.
Cute hats! Cuter cat:@)

NanaDiana said...

What sweet old hats! I have several that belonged to Grandmother- They are wonderful reminders of that special time when women wore hats for every occassion! xxoo Dina

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Those old hats are great, Sissie! Sometimes I wish hats were more the norm today. I think you look cute in that one! : ) I'd love to find some floppy old hats for when my granddaughter gets a little older and we have "tea".

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love old hats! All of yours are quite pretty! I love the one with the Pink rose!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I love beautiful old hats. I wish more people wore them. I hope you're having a happy Mother's day!!

Nancy's Notes said...

I'm just crazy about old hats!! I love your beautiful hat with the old millinery rose on it, it's just lovely!


The Polka Dot Closet said...

Sissie, could I borrow one of your hats? I have to have one for a ladies lunch on Wednesday!? I got a headband and I am going to try to make a facinator....don't hold your breath, I don't think it will be blog worthy!!


Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Oh my Sissie. Yes a fat head! I have one too!! Ha ha...and I love wearing hats, its just tough finding a big enough one to fit. Just one more example.

Blondie's Journal said...

The hats are beautiful, Sissie! I had such a good time watching the Kentucky Derby and seeing all the strange but wonderful hats. It would be nice if it were more of a tradition to wear hats here, I'd like that.

Your picture editing looks great. I have never fiddled with mine, but just may someday!


Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Between the Royal Wedding and the Kentucky Derby, I have been seeing a lot of hats on Tv! I do remember a lot of hats my mother used to wear but I think she kept them way up on a shelf so I could not get my hands on them! lol~Hugs, Patti

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Great old hats and the stories they could tell.

Holly Loves Art said...

Hi Sissie! I love these hats... the more vintage the better! Just wonderful. :) I hope you had a lovely Mother's Day.

Eileen said...

I LOVE the hats! They are so fabulous. What a great little collection.

Sares said...

Now THAT'S the kind of friend to have! What lovely hats. I hope you have a very Happy Mother's Day and have a great week!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Sissie,

What a wonderful collection of old hats, ... I love them. Yes, I used to love playing dress ups with my Mums old hats when I was a little girl.

Happy week

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

You look fabulous in a hat and they are all wonderful. What a great find. Hope you had a super Mother's Day. Hugs, Marty

Amy Kinser said...

Happy Mother's Day, Sissie! I did love trying on old hats and gloves and pretty wraps that belonged to my mother and grandmother. Such fun.

Theresa said...

I love old hats... I mean really, who doesn't?LOL! I used to have a small collection of them for my girls to play dress up with. Adorable! Every once in a great while I am able to add to a newer collection of them when I see one at a sale. Now they hang in my work room and some are used only for the fabulous millinery on them,while others have been used for Halloween and crazy hat day at school. Funny, what I call fabulous, my children call crazy! xooxo

Linda said...

Sissie,,,,,you look darling in the hat. I love old hats as well, but unfortunately, I don't have any.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Sissie,
I have always loved hats; old or new! I'm fortunate that hats looks good on me too. You look cute as a button in yours! I enjoyed reading about your trip with your mother and sisters. That would have been so much fun! Lovely memories! Hope you had a lovely Mother's Day weekend.


Shelia said...

Hi Sissieness! Look at all these lovely hats and you're so cute modeling that one!! Yes, I did love to wear my mother's hats and even had a few of my own. Being a little girl in the 1950s, I always got a new Easter hat and I saved them and played in them all the time!
How fun you have the Blue Garland dishes. My mother gave me these! She had them for years and continued to pick up pieces whenever and when I would find something in this pattern she didn't have - I'd buy it for her. When she downsized to the retirement home - she gave them all to me! I think they're so pretty! You know, for dishes coming from the grocery store - they're quite expensive in the antique shops now! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Passionate for White said...

Fat head = big brains! Great hats!

Thespa McLaughlin said...

Great hats! One of my favorite things to do when I was a kid was walk next door to my grandparents house. I would play dress-up with grandmas old hats, costume jewelry etc. There are lots of pics of me dressed in all her finery. I think that may have a lot to do with how much I love old things.

Petite Michelle Louise said...

i adore old hats! wish there were occasions to wear them more often! yours are sweet!

Dorthe said...

Hi dear Sissie- I love your brother named you that :)
And I love the photoes of you,dear-new and beautiful ones- as the person there are beautiful.
The hats are gorgeus, I love old hats, but rerely finds them here.
Wish you a lovely evening, sweet.

Cat & Cricket said...

Love this Sissie~ All your hats are fabulous!

Donna said...

Hi Sissie,
How fun! I love hats (I love wearing them, too!), and yours are beautiful! Sounds like they belonged to a woman with a teeny tiny head:)!

From Tracie said...

Old hats and hat boxes! I love them. So much cuteness.

Tarnished and Tattered said...

OMG your a little hat hoarder too! I would die for the one with the fur balls! If you want to sell it PLEASE email me, k?
Have I told you how much I love the colors & patterns in your new blog header? I am in the process of re-doing my living room & your header is my new inspiration!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

It's funny how old hats are so small! My granddaughters love them though! Always lovely here.

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh wow, Sissie, I love the hats! and love your picture--so adorable! and your blog header is over the top gorgeous too!!!

CHERI said...

I've always loved hats but I look TERRIBLE in them! I just don't seem to have the head or the hair for them. I do have this beautiful old pink hat I bought several years ago in an antique shop. It just "spoke" to me and I had to bring it home. It hangs on the mirror in the bedroom we have for our granddaughter. I did wear it to school one day when we had HAT DAY and one of my students and I were featured in the local newspaper:) Happy memories.

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

I love hats so much!
You always have the best posts you know! SO SO pretty!

June said...

Oh I loved wearing my mom's hats Sissie. She had such pretty ones. Yours are lovely. ANd dang girl, you look so cute in that little number!!!!!
hugs from here...

Mary Ellen said...

My mother never had any hats to wear so I never got to play with them. I do love the vintage ones though especially with the pretty velvety flowers.

Bee blessed

Dogmom Diva said...

Hi Sissie, love the hats and box! My mom did not wear hats that I can remember, anyway..what fun though!
I am just now visiting from Pink Saturday, I know, my bad..thank you so much for stopping by, always appreciated by ME.

Paula ~ castleandcottagesigns said...

Oh I love them!... I have a small collection of old hats, these are too cute!

bj said...

Oh, gosh..I thought your kitty was in your hat box. :)))
Darling hats..what are you going to do with them.?
Have a good day..:)

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