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Monday, November 29, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Today I would like to share with you the Birds Nest Hats. They were basically round circles of various fabrics with an open crown. Most had veils attached. They were a type of whimsy as well because there really wasn't too much to them. Another example of fashion on a whim. Once again all of these hats are in my Etsy store if anyone is interested. The link is in the previous post.
Friday, November 19, 2010
I have recently been listing a bunch of vintage hats in my Etsy shop - I have some from my mother in law, my mother and an aunt who recently passed away. To be honest I actually do miss wearing a hat to church on Sunday. Easter Sunday in particular was a big deal - you matched up a special new outfit with hat and gloves - even a handbag sometimes. Growing up as kids every Easter we went to an aunt and uncles in Chicago for Easter - my mother sewed beautifully and would make my sister and I new outfits and then we would get a new hat. We felt so grown up.
Anyway - you will have to pardon me here as I digress. As I was taking pictures of all the hats I came across the whimsies or is it whimseys. It really doesn't matter as you know what I mean. In my growing up years it was a sign of respect and modesty to cover the head and wear a hat to church. Now how did the whimsy fit into this - most just had a veil with a few little doo dads - maybe a flower or two. Just for the fun of it I will show you some of the really neat whimsies I have for sale on my etsy site. I really feel that they got the name whimsey because it was fashion on a whim. Tomorrow I will show you the birds nest hats.