Thursday, January 22, 2009
These two pretty vintage hats were in great condition. The one on the bottom is from the late 1930's- early 40's. The haberdashery flowers are a luscious satin and velvet mix of taupes and muaves. The bright, springy piece on the top is from the 1950's-60s and it to contains velvet and silk flowers. I cannot bring myself to tear these apart, so I'll have to think how to repurpose them.
A several days later and a few more excursions I found this cute 1940's doll. Her cheeks are so rosy and lips a little red bow. When her eyes are open they are a deep blue with long painted lashes. I will have to fix her crocheted dress. Her hairdo will definitely need attention too! The over sized hankie is from the 30's, as you can see, has already begun being highlighted with embroidery around the leaves. I think I found my inspiration for this angel. Combine all this with the vintage hat as wings and voile'. It's not a traditional valentine color scheme, very monochromatic, but with the copper hearts and some other embellishments, she'll say 'Love'. I'll post a pic when she's completed.
Alas, the other hat will have to wait. I still have to find an inspiration for it. I'm thinking maybe flower fairyish? Have to cut it for wings...can't bring myself to put a scissor to it. Maybe as a topper of some kind with the doll..( still to be found) ....standing in the center? It's just pipecleaner and net frame..it's wouldn't support much. Getting ahead of myself. I still have to find a vintage doll and fabric to match the hat...I'm off!
Monday, January 12, 2009
My next choice is a little appluscious find. A 1940's apron with apple applique pockets that were placed over a hand-embroidered brick wall. I added hand-embroidered blossoms covering over small stains making this find just like new. In the pocket I added a 1950's Pies and Pastries Cook Book. There are a lot of interesting recipes like Alphabet Pie using Alphabet noodles or Cottage Cheese pie. You should be able to enlarge a pic to view the recipe. I have some new ideas on the worktable that I will have on my site soon. Now, Do you have a fav apron that you own or that is on your website for sale. Let's see your finds!