When I was a young girl....we wore hats every Sunday to church. By the time I was a teenager...hat wearing to church was out of style. But my grandmothers always wore a hat on Sunday.
Many times these pretty church hats were little works of art. Now, so many of us collect old hats for the fabulous flowers... ... to use in all sorts of creative art projects...
Whenever I am out thrifting or at the flea market I am drawn to these fashion accessories of the past... I am not sure if it is the pretty feminine flowers or fruits that are affixed to them or if it is the feeling of nostalgia that I get when I see them...
These two beauties were at the flea market last weekend. I don't really need any more hats...I have plenty. But these two lovelies had me pause and ask the price. Big mistake. Really cheap.
The seller told me a story about them being in the attic of a house that had been in the same family for generations. (OK, if you say so....) The seller bought the contents of the family home....and now he was selling these hats here at the flea market.
I couldn't walk away...they were both in remarkable shape... ...they were so pretty...look at that blue... ...look at all those tiny flowers and that rich purple velvet!
I simply couldn't leave them sitting there in that dusty old hatbox.
...which, by the way was included in the really cheap price.
Sigh. I'm hopeless.
Happy 64th Wedding Anniversary to Mr. Flea's wonderful parents!
Have a restful night and gee, I can't believe it's almost Thursday! :)
To live content with small means.... To seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion.... To be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich.... To study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly.... To listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart.... To bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never.... In a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common.... ...........this is to be my symphony.
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