Nothing says "Spring" like a flowery chapeau, so today I'd like to pay homage to hats, the fashion accessory of yesteryear that women wouldn't think of leaving the house without.
The image below shows the offerings of Sears, Roebuck and Company from the 1920's, an undeniably great era for hats:
Recently, an auction was held locally by Glen Rairigh of Americana Auctions and I nabbed some of the lovely pictures that show off each of the hats offered as if they were fine art sculptures:
Image Credits: Americana Auctions
Learning to make hats is on my "craft bucket list".
This little number would definitely grab attention for you, or people might try to feed you bird seed:
Worn by Patti LaBelle in the 1970s? Perhaps.....
Expert use of netting, rhinestones, and bird feathers show off the milliner's art:
A hat from my collection. The correct term for this headpiece is a "fascinator":
Even though it needs a little steam to revive it, I think you can see what a work of art this hat was:
Another cute fascinator, probably from the 1930's:
Most of the hats from my collection came from a family of five sisters, a few of whom never married. They lived together and saved everything from their baby clothes through their adult garb. I've sold many of their hats in my Etsy shop. Here's a picture of the sisters:
I have scarves, gloves, and some of their costume jewelry too!
Nothing completes a spring outfit like a beautiful hat. Even if you don't wear them frequently, they sure look nice displayed in the boudoir!
I hope you have a special hat you can wear this spring. No matter how much weight we might gain over the winter, our spring hat should still fit!