Monday, July 19, 2010

Hats Off To You!



Still on the road...
...thought you might enjoy these few pics of vintage hats found in a wonderful antique shop housed in a big old barn up at the lake...



For those of you who love vintage millinery flowers...
...who me?



This is the place to be!!!

Be back soon with stories to tell and time to visit!

Until then, take care!

P. S. : As I am quickly approaching my 500th post...(I know....it's unbelievable)
....I have been thinking about my next Give-Back...

Help me out here...
I really want to give back to you...to all my friends who have been so generous with your encouragement, kind comments and support and to those of you who follow along and to those who stop in just to read my ramblings or look at my pictures...
I want to express my sincere gratitude and thanks in the form of a Give Back...

But, what to do?
What would you like to see in the way of a Give Back this time?

I could pull from my stash of treasures....shop just for you at Madison Bouckville...
...or perhaps...
I was thinking of a gift certificate to an online shop...

What do you think?
What would you like to see for this special 500th Post Give Back?

Which shoppes are some of your favorite online stores?

I'm listening!
:)
:)

25 comments:

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Wow 500 posts? That is amazing and I am so glad you are still posting. I love your blog and your photos. About any givebacks you may want to give ... How about a surprise?
-Danielle

Yaya Chique said...

Darlin' you give back everytime you post! Have a safe trip home...xo...deb

rustandruffles said...

Fabulous hats Laura and I especially love the hat boxes. Congrats on your almost 500th post!
xojanis

Mary Ellen said...

500 posts! wow you have been busy!!

I love your header picture with all those beautiful cloches!!

bee blessed
mary

Beach House Living said...

500 posts? That will take me years...Great hats I just picked up a few. I admit I like all the boxes stacked up.

pyolanta said...

Congrats on your 500th post!
I like to stop and read your posts and I love your pictures!

north pal said...

Laura,CONGRATULATIONS on your 500th post. you are great! Bestest,Denise

Linda said...

500 posts...amazing! Just love the hats...all those hat boxes...ooh...ahhh!

carpe diem said...

Laura que sitio mas original, cuantas cajas de sombreros!!!! 500 ???? espero una sorpresa!
a kis, OLga

Kay said...

Hi Laura.....wow 500 posts..thats amazing!!....having seen your lovely art work why don't you give back a 52 flea original collage???!!!..if you could bare to part with one of course....xx..hope you are ok....

maryann said...

I agree: you give back every time you post! But if you want an actual preference from the ideas that you posted, this is mine:
"I could pull from my stash of treasures"
I love the things that you love, so I think it would be awesome for you to pull goodies from your stash to give away. Just my 2 cents. :)
HUGS!!

Annemary said...

des Merveilles ces vieux chapeaux j'aiiiiiiiiiime bisous love

erin said...

500 posts!?!? that's incredible. your blog is the only gift we need...

Jackie said...

If it's a local winner you could give a flea market road trip!
jackie
bliss farm antiques

cheryl kuhn said...

what pretty hats and flowers but I almost think the boxes are prettier!I cannot believe it has been almost 500 posts! I know I have enjoyed every one of them and so look forward to your beautiful photos and insightful words.

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Looks like a wonderful shop! I love vintage hats and millinery flowers! The hat boxes covered in roses are gorgeous, too! Wish I could find a shop like that around here!
Michelle

Ozma of Odds said...

...don't even get me started on vintage millinery!!(I have your address...hahahaha!!!)
well
WOW!!! 500 posts ~ that right there says that you are a GIVER!!!
and every thing you present, we adore!
I personally would like something from you, a gift card is nice... but a gift from your heart ~ now that, is very special...
xo, Rosemary

It's me said...

500 posts??have you seen how much followers?????...you have such a great blog !! Laura......I'm still surprised when you do not message me to leave ... and I so often with your .......hahahhahahha!!! 1557 !!! folowers......no..i understand yet !!! hahahhaha!! sorry !! ......happy evening darling.............love Ria...

Linz said...

oh...wow...500 posts!!!! i was celebrating because i had 31 posts. haha! congratulations!

Andi's English Attic said...

Wow! 500 posts. I'm impressed. However, the sharp intake of breath was reserved for that glorious pic of the hat boxes. Oh me, oh my. Let me loose in that place, I want to investigate. xx

MosaicMagpie said...

500 posts, I can't imagine. I recently did a post encouraging others to start their own blog. You would be an inspiration to anyone thinking of starting a blog. Thinking about your giveback, since you introduced us to Evi, how about a gift ceriticate to her wonderful shop?
Debbie

Preppy Mama said...

Wow 500! I just love checking in and seeing all that you see on your treasure hunting! Can I come along? Have a wonderful week!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Laura, I would love to have anything pulled from your stash of treasures. I love your style and I know anything you choose will be fabulous! Congrats on 500 post.
Hugs, Sherry

Katsui Jewelry said...

Laura,
You give new meaning to "prolific." Congratulations! I love reading your words and looking at your beautiful pictures.

Hmmm...online stores. I like Dharma Trading Company, Vintaj and Ornamentea. The first one is a cloth art site and the next two are jewelry supply places. Now I will go see what everyone else likes!

Hugs,
Suz

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Liking hats and loving millinery flowers, I think I would love that shop, Laura. Love all those hat boxes all piled up like that. Wow. p.s. I loved the Giveback that I won from you - I thought you shopping at a flea market for the winners, looking for what they like, well that was the best idea ever!