Thursday, November 12, 2009

Black Hats and Hearts



Just a quick post tonight to participate in tomorrow's Vintage Black Friday...
Since everyone enjoyed the cream silk Victorian hat...I thought that perhaps you would enjoy seeing a few of my vintage black straw hats...



The child's hat with the flowers and velvet ribbon is particularly charming...



This random picture is a closeup of a bowl full of vintage letters from a flea market this fall.



And a closeup of an old iron mat that Rob and I bought while traveling about in Pennsylvania a few years ago. It hangs on the bedroom wall at the lake house and I use it as a magnetic/inspiration board. I love the hearts.
To see other participants in Vintage Black Friday visit Jill at Gypsy Brocante.

I am excited to be going to Wilton, CT on Saturday to see Evi who will be participating in the Fine American Craftsman Show sponsored by the Wilton Historical Society. I am hoping to be able to take some pictures of her beautiful booth and amazing creations as well as the work of some of the other wonderful artists.
All I can say about this week at work is thank goodness it's almost Friday!
:) Laura

27 comments:

Theresa said...

Well, of course I love the black hats too. BUT my favorite is the heart mat:) Love it!!! Enjoy your trip.

Lemondrop Marie said...

How fabulous! Love all your vintage black goodies, but most especially the black mat you ingeniously hung.
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

Rosemary said...

Love the hats, letters, and hearts Laura!
Everything you do is so elegant!
Enjoy yourself this weekend,
Rosemary

Six divided by two..... said...

I love the mat and the hats... How awesome

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

What a cute collection of hats. I have a few I could add to it :-)

Cassie said...

I'm diggin' the heart mat! Those vintage letters caught my eye as well.

Lisa said...

Love your blacks!! They are all just great!!
Hugs,Lisa

Sea Witch said...

WHAT A LOVELY heart matt. too pretty to wipe your feet on. Sea Witch

Lori said...

I love that mat! How come I would never think of hanging something like that on the wall ~ it's perfect.

The French Bear said...

Gorgeous, I can't decide if I love the black or the white, your photography skills make me want everything. I love your work, I have no idea how to use my camera except point and shoot.
I am inspired by yours though! I love the vintage letters!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Anne~fiona and twig said...

I just love that you used an iron mat on your wall! Too cool.
Anne

Rostrose said...

Dearest Laura, I LOVE your magnetic/inspiration board full of hearts! I've never seen such a beautiful kind of "pin-board / reminder"! And your hats are sooo good-looking! Do you wear them (of course you will not wear the child's hat, but may be the others...) or are they just decoration?
Have a wonderful & relaxing & inspiring weekend, HUGS, Traude

Ange said...

Your hats are wonderful but oooooohhhhhh the letters. They speak words to my heart! Have a wonderful weekend.

Les Cotrions said...

Waw Laura! How many vintage hats have you got!?!? They're so beautiful!!! Beautiful iron mat and very nice letters! I'm sure you'll have a special time with Evi! I can't wait to see your photos!
Enjoy a great week end my friend!
Big hugs!
Vale

cheryl kuhn said...

Have a wonderful time with Evi, I can't wait to see the pics!!

Zuzu said...

These are wonderful - I especially love the shape of the hat with the pink flowers (and, of course, the pink flowers!)

I was just visiting Julie over at Ruby Tuesday, and wanted to say "Congratualtions!" to you for winning one of Cathy Penton's charms. Talk about a lucky Friday the 13th!!!

Have a great weekend, Laura!
Zuzu

Lululiz said...

Love the letters! The fun one could have with those, could keep you out of mischief for hours on end.

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

That iron mat is great! What a wonderful find! Perfect for an inspiration board!

Hugs,
Marsha

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Love it all, but those letters; aahhhh those letters could just be the beginning of hours of fun! Your black hat with the pink roses reminded me of the one I showed. I love the "shape" of yours. Have a wonderful weekend, Laura!
Debra

Jenns Three Graces said...

Puuurrrfect - as usual! Jennifer

decorator to the stars said...

LAURA MY DEAR, I AM LIVING VICARIOUSLY THROUGH YOU FOR MY LOVE OF CT EVEN THOUGH I'M FROM OHIO, I GO THERE SO OFTEN, I MISS IT TERRIBLY & LOVE ET & WILTON. IS THAT SHOP STILL THERE ACROSS FROM THE HIGH SCHOOL I USE TO SELL THERE, & HAVE YOU BEEN TO CANNONS CROSSING NEAR THERE & THE SILO OWNED BY SKITCH HENSDERSON, I COULD GO ON..... :) GIO

Jacqueline said...

As black is my favourite colour, Laura, I love all of it. The little girls bonnet is so cute. Very 'Little House on the Prairie'.The letters in the bowl are a triumph, but, like everyone else,it's the black iron mat that is the star of the show.... I really want one !!!! XXXX

Claudia said...

I love the hats, and I especially love the iron mat. Happy VBF!

Gypsy Brocante said...

Oh, I am so loving that black iron heart mat ... enjoy your fun filled weekend!

xo
Jill

julie said...

I love all things black, but especially the childs hat. Happy VBF...julie

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Laura is there anything you have I don't like?? What do they say "every room needs a little black"
Hope your weekend is better then your week has been. Have fun!
xxx..........C

Sylvia said...

Ohhhhh love the iron mat..I want one!!! Sounds like you are going to have lots of fun in CT. I cant wait to see your pictures...as a matter of fact..I have a challange for you...see if you can take a picture of something that has the color of orange and red for me...do you accept this challange? hehehe

LMK...
Sylvia :)