Friday, August 29, 2008

Pink Saturday, Episode Seven~

Hats off to Pink Saturday!

Your host is Beverly at How Sweet the Sound. To enjoy more pink, visit her blog for a list of participants~

Today I'm going to share some of my pink vintage hats.

This one I got from a client of mine, who gave me tons of her vintage clothes and things that she actually wore "in the day". I love knowing where my vintage garb comes from, and I was so flattered that she trusted me to have her belongings. You could tell they really meant a lot to her.

I wanted to wear this hat last Easter, but the dress I had picked out was too cool for the weather that day. So here I am sporting it in my pink gingham housecoat! Ooh La-la!

Here is a headband type hat. I believe this may have been worn as bridesmaid attire.

This gorgeous velvet, net and floral piece is my latest hat purchase.

Melly has to check it out~

Does it meet your approval my dear??

This is a fave. I wore this for Easter this year. The netting on it is very coarse, not at all like normal hat veils. I felt rather funny wearing this one. Click to see details!

This was the same day that our "family portrait" was taken that is featured in my banner. It was SO cold that day! We bundled up to *quickly* have a little Easter egg hunt.

This outfit is vintage~ a bright berry pink knit two piece from the late 40's or early 50's. Handbag is vintage needlepoint roses. I bought this specifically to wear on our anniversary trip this past February. We were about two hours from home when I realized I had forgotten it. I was so disappointed! This is a dream hat that I do not own. If I remember correctly, it went for like $500 or $600 on the bay. It is SO fabulous. Would be fun to try and make something like it . I always wonder who bought it... a collector, or perhaps someone in Hollywood for a film.
Just stunning. I like the old mannequin too, she's perty!


Margie said...

What lovely *pink* hats! And you look so lovely in them! That *pink* outfit is simply gorgeous as well, I hope you get a chance to wear it for another special occasion!

Traci @ The Bakery said...

Sheesh, it is a good thing you have such a large need it for all your collections....super collections...might I add! I'm not a hat person for some reason....I just don't think I look good in them. Oh, have you seen the new movie, Kit Kittridge? 1940's....very cute movie...and great scenery and house stuff...not to mention the clothing.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

what a collection you have here and I love all your hats especially those that have pink flowers on it. Now you make me want to have one :-) hehehehe
have a great pink saturday day! thanks for sharing

bj said...

You have a lovely collection...thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

Nikki! What a great collection. They look great on you too!... The last one looks like it could have been from the 1800's or the 40's...

Melly is a cutie to...
Have a great weekend!

PS Don't forget this weekend is charm school... come on over and see what its about!

Gabriela said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Fantastic PINK hats!

~ Gabriela ~

Just A Girl said...

Oh I love all your pink hats! I'll bet you have a closet full of clothes to die for!
Happy PINK weekend!
Cori G.

Glennis said...

Oh, what beautiful hats. You wear them so well. I can't wear hats, I look like a mushroom!

I love the first white hat where you say you know the person it came from I love that sense of history, don't you?

Your finds are exquisite!!!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Virginia said...

Love all your hats, your collection is beautiful.
Have a Happy Pink Saturday!
Blessings, Virginia

Jaede said...

Your hats are lovely, makes me want to buy more.....hehe I intend to wear mine more often too, what the point if only I see them.

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

I am a huge hat fan. Those are just FABULOUS! Thanks for sharing! Happy Pink Saturday!

Unknown said...

I love seeing all your sweet vintagey things! How cool that your client wanted you to have her vintage clothing. Lucky you to have received it and lucky her to have found someone who would truly treasure her treasures!

The Vintage Vagablonde said...

Loven those beautiful millinery hats~wish I owned one or two. Your outfit and you look divine!

Dawn said...

What wonderful hats! I have to say that I LOVE the picture of you in that dress. You look simply divine!

Happy Pink Saturday!

take care,

SmilingSally said...

Thank you for taking me on a nice remembrance trip. I used to wear hats like these on Easter Sunday.

Anonymous said...

Nikki, Happy Pink Saturday.

I love everyone of the hats, and the outfit is stunning. You look great.

Justine said...

Wowee, you've got some GORGEOUS hats! How did you client keep them in such beautiful condition? Just in a hat box?

Justine :o )

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I love all those pretty hats! And the knit dress! I wish you had won that last hat, it would have been perfect for you!


Unknown said...

Hey Nikki!
Your name is in the hopper! I hope you will be able to find your bracelet and do a post/link. It is going on all weekend.

I felt the same way about the vintage bracelet. It was sad. But I thought that all my vintage blogging friends would agree.

I ALSO have a Titanic charm!!! OF COURSE you do! : )

Good luck on the give away!

Life on the Edge said...

You have such gorgeous hats and they look so gorgeous on you! It's sad that wearing hats went out of style. Glad that you were them! I really like that one that you wanted to bid on from eBay too. It's really beautiful.


Decor To Adore said...

I am a hat person so I fully enjoyed this post. The first hat reminds me of a wedding cake and the last hat is just divine.

Christie said...

Hey Nikki! Happy Pink Saturday! Your hat collection is beautiful and the ones that your friend/client gave to you are even more special to you I know. What treasures they all are! Girly, You are so beautiful all dressed in your vintage attire! I love that outfit too! BTW... Thanks for coming over and maybe we can figure out how to make some mosaics one day. Thanks for the info about Lavender Hill Studio. I will have to check it out. Hope you have a great week!

Susan Hickam said...

Your hats are stunning! And I love your dress-you look quite ab-fab in it! You've got great taste and great style! Ever wanted to do makeovers on your hum drum blogging buddies? I'll volunteer!

Tricia said...

I love the vintage hat that you didn't win on sorry. I watch I Love Lucy all of the time just to check out the lovely hats she has. Happy Pink Saturday.


You have such a unique hat collection. I enjoyed seeing all your photos.