I sold this adorable vintage hat in my Etsy shop a while ago - layers of tulle and millinery flowers - love it!
The girl who bought it was sweet enough to send me this picture of how she styled it. So nice of her!
How cute is that? A totally new look for something that's been around for years. That's what I love about vintage and about having an Etsy shop. I've been wearing, shopping and collecting vintage since I was a teenager.
My "aha" moment was sometime in the late 1970's when I heard the great Canadian scientist and environmental activist David Suzuki speak at a university in Halifax. He talked about having and making too much 'stuff ' on this planet already and how he bought clothes for his kids at thrift stores. Now, this might not sound too mind-blowing to you but I was an extremely shy and pretty much poor teenager who would have felt ashamed to shop in thrift stores at that time. Here's someone I totally idolize who would have way more money than me and he's talking about how awesome it is to buy already used things - in front of all these people!
Off to "Frenchy's" I went and the rest is history...
Well, maybe not history, but a whole lot of great clothes, funky apartments and cool shops.
Off to sew vintage scarves into gypsy curtains...xoxo