I found another vintage hat today at the Rink. Only $12.00! I felt like I did well with this one. Considering I seem to be too lazy to get out and look for them myself at estate sales. This hat really reminds me of my Nanny. It looks like something that she might have worn to church when I was a child.
We know that she loved loved her hats!
I know that I have posted these pics. before. I keep them out year-round.
I remember the “good old days” as a child.
I would go shopping with my grandparents in downtown OKC. No malls back then! You would go someplace fascinating for a young girl. Someplace like John A.Browns department store.
The department stores were so elegant and beautiful. They had everything from a wonderful hat department to wedding gowns and furs. And of course, a wonderful luncheon counter or restaurant where we ate.
Downtown was a bustling and busy place. I don’t remember the trolleys though. Only stories that my mother used to tell me about taking the trolley downtown and spending the day.
So I fantasize that this hat was probably purchased someplace like this.
Such a pretty little hat with its chiffon flowers and brown velvet band. I especially love the big cabbage rose. The taupe color is so pretty. I think it was probably added some time recently as it was pinned on with a safety pin.
Would this hat have been worn to an elegant luncheon? I can’t really remember that much about ladies fashions.
Maybe it was a bit too dressy for a day of shopping and lunch?
Maybe the fantasy, and the remembrance, if you are old enough to remember, is what attracts so many of us to all things vintage.
What ever it is, all things vintage have grabbed me by the hand and are leading me on a fine scavenger hunt. What a fun adventure it is, too!
Have a wonderful vintage filled weekend!
images of downtown OKC courtesy of dougdawg.blogspot.com