Springtime ~ Hats That Blossom With Their Buds

Among the highlights of millinery craftsmanship, the vintage flowers are almost as uplifting as the real ones. The first hat in the post features a 1950’s hat with a Macy’s New York label. Covered in white flowers with a bright pink flower and pussy willows adorning the front ~ it sings of spring. The underside of the brim is lined with green cut out leaves. The pink hat below it is from the sixties. The flowers on this hat are layered between an organza fabric. The third one is a veiled hair band, that came in a small clear box labeled “Date Hat” for a spring prom or dance. The others are examples of past decade arrangements and colours that show the once very popular practice of putting flowers on hats.

1950's Macy's New York, spring flowers hat

Macy’s New York 1950’s Spring Flowers

Hudson’s Bay

A Date Hat

Modern Miss 1960’s

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Valerie Hayes

Quiet West Vintage represents a private vintage and designer collection that has been gathered and stored over a thirty-five year period. I now look forward to sharing this collection and promoting the "Other Look" - a totally individualistic approach to style.