Friday, March 14, 2008
In Your Easter Bonnet....
We have a couple of old trunks similar to the one above, but I was never lucky enough to find the perfect vintage Easter bonnet inside like this lucky little girl!
After my mother-in-law died, my father-in-law gave away almost all of her vintage hats! I didn't know anything about it until after the fact, and he had no idea that I would have been interested. (That was a bummer - I don't want to talk about it.) Only a few remained in the house, like this pink flowery number:
And this peachy (it's less orange in person than it appears here) floral explosion:
I, um, haven't worn either of those. These last two, below are more my style. They are two of my own vintage finds, and I have worn them to weddings. That fabulous fabric in the background with the turquoise straw boaters (!) trimmed with bright green ribbon is actually the back side of a small patchwork quilt I found on Ebay.
And I think little Heidi, below, by Madame Alexander, has the right idea with her pretty flower-trimmed hat, too!
In her Easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it, she'll "be the grandest lady in the Easter parade!"