Vintage Hat Score

Pink Hat aIn my last post I mentioned I had listed and sold a vintage men’s hat in the same day.  Let me tell you about the other hats that I have been listing.

Recently my sister saw an ad for 10 vintage hats on her local online sales sight. She called me to find out if it wanted them.  Of course I want them, like a child wants a cookie.  I have always enjoyed vintage hats, however, last summer I wasn’t finding any.  I was so thrilled that my “no hat” streak was over.

I am still working on listing those hats, but look at this fun pink hat.  I love the wide brim.  It would be a perfect Easter hat.

Netting Hat Blue bThis turban netting hat is funky with its sequence decals.  It is a light bluish purple, but I really have struggled getting the color right.  I am concerned that might cause a problem for selling it.

Green Feather Hat aSpeaking about funky.  Look at this velour green hat with orange and yellow feathers.  Oh the days of wearing feathers in the hats.  I love seeing those old photos.  I am willing to bet that feathers will make a come back some day.  After all if neon and stretch pants can come back, anything can.

Black Head Cover cI really don’t know what this type of hair band or hat is called.  However, this black velvet petal hat could be a fun, addition to a dress up event.

White Hat aThis off white puff hat would again make a great Easter hat.  It could use a dry cleaning.  I have stated that in the listing.  Do you ever list dirty items?  I do, but I really try hard to describe the flaws or stains and show photos.

Black Fedora Hat b

Finally there was a second men’s hat in the lot of hats.  This black fedora with Red Feather is so stylish. It says, look at this gentleman.  I really hope some nice man purchases it.

I still have a few more to list.  I am thrilled to have fresh vintage hats in my shop.  I have a few that I listed early last year that haven’t sold, but they are just waiting for the right person to find them.

Do you own or sell vintage hats?

Thrifty Finds – Oct 7

I do not think I have shown you the newest member of the family, Lena.  I found her for $15 at a garage sale a few weeks ago. One of her three legs falls out, but that is ok. I am keeping her.  I was so thrilled to find her.  I knew I would find plenty of use for her.

Here Lena is wearing a recent find, a beautiful blue, gingham apron.

Or this full blue and red striped full apron.

Lena also knows that Christmas is coming, so she modeled a Christmas apron.  Love that this apron has jingle bells stitched to the pockets and bells.  Too bad Lena doesn’t have a head, so she could also model more hats that I found. Actually it is too bad she can’t cook.

I totally fell for this hat.  It is a peach bridesmaid hat.  I can just see the 60’s wedding with the peach bridesmaid dresses.  Just so you know, I got married in 1990 and peach was an in color then, too.  So my bridesmaids did wear peach dresses as well.  But hats weren’t in, so no hats.  I am guessing peach is coming back again soon.

Now this hat, I am just not sure about.  The wrap hat reminds me of a towel on my head after I wash my hair, yet, there is something about it.  I think it would be great for a Halloween costume of a 1950’s housewife.

This puff hat reminds me of a wedding cake.  Maybe it was a bridesmaid hat too.  What do you think?

This one I do not think was for a wedding.  It looks more like a Sunday morning church hat.

Since I am thinking church, I am thinking this was an Easter hat.

Since this is black, it would not have been worn for Easter.  I love the little faux fur wrapped around the hat.  I am wearing more and more hats, but I still have not been able to get myself to wear a hat with a net in front of the face.  I can’t remember why women did that. Was it just fashion or were they trying to hide their face?  Glad our current hats don’t have netting.

Since Christmas is coming, that means it will be getting cold.  This faux fur hat would  sure keep me warm.  I have listed this hat, and the rest above, but I am thinking of pulling this one.  It really does get cold here.  I like how this one looks on me.  So if you see me in this hat, say hello.

If you have a store, do you list things. Then do you change your mind and keep it for yourself?

Linking to:  Apron Thrift Girl

Vintage Hat Gold Mine

Last Saturday my Mom and I drove an hour to an auction sale that advertised vintage hats.  Since I had someone to go with me, we headed out the door wondering if we would find two hats or more.  We were not disappointed.  The woman had died at 92 years of age, and she had over 50 hats. I was lucky to win seventeen hats.

The 4 hats above were my favorite and I paid the most for them.  Love the hat pin in the black hat.

I fell for the red hat.  Look at its pin.

These white hats are in such excellent condition I wonder if they were ever worn.

And look at these blue hats.  They are simply fabulous.

I also won this lot of seven hats.  Look at the variety.  Even an army hat in there.

If you follow me, you know I enjoy going to auctions here in North Dakota.  Part of the fun is going to see if what is advertised is as good as it says.  This one definitely was worth the trip. Mom and I spent about 6 hours at that auction and had a blast.  Thanks, Mom, for going with me and then helping me organize my wins.

Do you buy vintage hats?  Any favorites above?

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The Thrifty Groove