Friday, February 18, 2011

Pretty Hats and a variation on baby clothes display....

 Happy Friday and happy Pink Saturday !

Hooking up with Beverlys  Pink Saturday .  Be sure and visit and check out all the beautiful pinks showcased there.

I loove vintage hats, I have several that belonged to my mother and some that were my daddys too.  Large or small flat or tall I looooove hats !

This sweet little dusty pink hat has tiny beads all over the front with some large pearlized beads as accents.

I really really love this little is lilac but has sweet little pink roses and flowers as trim.
 This larger hat has roses alllll over it.  It is pretty on the inside too !

 Now look ... see how easy it is to take the parts of the baby clothes stands (from last Pink Saturday's post) and make them into hat stands.

  I used to make a LOT of these years ago for a shop I worked at.   We would cover the tops with batting, then material  and then foo foo them up with lace and pearls.

  Don't know if you can tell or not but the white one has the heart on top slanted just a bit.  Just cut the top of the dowel at a slant if you want that look.

The smaller brown one has a round plaque on the top, sitting flat.  You can modify this by adding half of a styrofoam ball, cover it with batting and add material.  OR you can cover it with mod podge and then apply strips of sheet music or any other decorative paper. OR you can paint designs on them, like I did for the baby stands.  OR you can decopauge lace or other fabric on them too.  LOTS of things you can do to make them your own.
 The supplies for making these are fairly inexpensive and these are pretty easy to put together too. You can find everything you need for them at Hobby Lobby or Michaels craft stores.

Thank you for stopping by and you know I appreciate your comments and input. Hope you have the best week end !  (())


Anonymous said...

Francie I love your hats! The second one with those darling little flowers around the brim is so cute!!

Hope all is well in your world this week. Warming up a bit here which is wonderful- I am not a snow lover anymore!

Just got back from NM from my moms 75th- we surprised her with a party- which is hard to do with Mom- she was so excited and it was great getting to see family!

bee blessed

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Francie, another fabulous idea! I love hats also (Are YOU Surprised) LOL. You have a few really precious ones, don't you wish we still wore hats? I am catholic and when I was a kid you had to cover your head in church. I wish I had those hats back!


Janet Bernasconi said...

Hi Francie!

I was just thinking of you and of course had to pop over. Hope you are doing great. It's 80 here! I bet you can't wait for spring. Love those hats you posted. I love hats,but hate wearing them since they mess up my Thanks for sharing my sweet friend and have a beautiful and relaxing weekend.
Janet's Creative Pillows
p.s. one of these days I plan to make some eiffel tower cookies. Can't

Gabriela Delworth said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Your hats are fabulous!

~ Gabriela ~

Lynn said...

I love hats too. I never went to church without a hat growing up. I just saw a straw cloche yesterday I so loved. No did not buy it and still thinking I wish I had, lol. Love your little lilac with tiny roses. Hat should make a comeback! Remember Jackie O and her pillboxes. Happy PS

Donnie said...

What pretty vintage hats.

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

What marvelous hats....when I was young we always wore hats to church and I miss that today! Gloves, too!
Happy Pink Saturday!

Creative Wings Boutique said...

ok send the cleaning lady ive drooled all over the floor over that pink hat. what a fab display iea. and I think I have all those things in my basement

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday Francie Sweetie...
Well you can tell by my photo, that I love, LOVE hats.

That hat with the roses, oh my gosh is it ever beautiful. I love it. The little blue number with the band of roses is just darling as well.

Thank you for sharing the hat stands. What a wonderful idea. I love it.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend sweetie. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Maison Mutt said...

OH, that rose hat is just the prettiest thing! I'm in love. Thank you for making me smile!
Happy PS...
Licks & Wags, Niki

LV said...

I wore hats a long time ago. None as pretty as these. I could have had a closet full if I had kept all that my family has worn through the years.

Fauziah Sukiman said...

Happy Pink Saturday!!

I love your hats. So beautiful.



Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Francie! I love hats too and I wear them all the time. I tried to get a trend going at church by wearing them but it never did catch on. Everyone liked them on me though. Thanks for your visit.


Char said...

Beautiful hats and I am lovin the vintage flowers. What memories those hats hold and what amazing stories they could tell.
Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Francie! I love the vintage hats! So Charming! The one with roses with roses all over is pinkalicious!

Have a lovely "pink" weekend!


Marydon said...

Can I com eplay with your hats?! Chuckle! They are gorgeous ... I love vintage hats.

Happy PS Saturday ~

Amisha said...

Lovely, lovely hats!

I would like to invite you join my blog party "Being Creative" starting tomorrow. I hope you join in!

Marina Capano said...

What a cute hat!
Happy PS!


Mya said...

This past week I was going through some of my mom's things and trying on all her old hats. Some beaded pillboxes, some wide brimmed with a feather on the side, and yes, some that the moths seem to also enjoy. I was thinking about giving away the ones that are still wearable, but I think I want to hold on to them a while longer.

Anonymous said...

Hi Francie!
When you have time, hop over and read my latest post - a little surprise for you :)

Debbie said...

I am finally getting caught up from a week of one computer fiasco after another. I'm so glad I didn't miss this! I love your hats. That lilac one is my cup of tea, but that floral one reminds me of what my favorite aunt wore when I was little.

And the doll stand/hat stands are pretty great too.