When I walked into work and saw the floor behind the counter covered in hats, I squealed "Eeeee! Hats!"
Over the weekend my boss went to an estate and purchased TONS of hats, from the turn of the century, to the 80s. This, I am told, is only the beginning, she has many more to bring to the shop as the seasons change, these were many of the spring and summer hats. Of course I tried on every one, and there was a surprising amount from the 1930s. Some really silly ones from the 60s, and darling wide brimmed hats from the 40s and 50s.
I wore that two piece 50s outfit today for a short time, since early in the day it ripped in the back :( It's really cool I wish the fabric was a better quality since its very flattering, the hips are even padded!

Here are two 1930s floral toppers, I fell in love with immediately. I used to shy away from these since I thought they looked so silly. But with the right hair and outfit (and attitude), I just love them, still silly, but oh so fabulous.

Here's another over the top topper and 40s wide brimmed hat with netting. Both are totally the kinds of hats I see in old catalogues and think "there is no way the netting could stay in tact to last until this era." But there is hope! Both have netting in excellent condition, the wide one reminds me of a bee keeper :)
I wore the white on today and a customer came in with a baby, who just stared at it for the longest time. Apparently the baby loves hats, how cute is that?


art deco dame said...

I just "Eeeee!Hats!" myself,haha!Cuteness overload!

Twila Jean said...


she told me about that haul, and how she was skeptical. but holy frick I am SO excited!

Solanah said...

She has not told me much about the dresses, she just tempted me with the hats ;)

reilly said...

I hope the suit can be fixed!

I love those hats, especially the floral ones! 'Bee keeper' was the first thing I thought of too when I saw the brown hat with netting.

Bridget said...

Wow these are absolutely great!

Darla: Retro Ways said...

They are all amazing I envy you so much.
You look great in that suit!


Rhiannon said...

You can pull off vintage hats better than anyone else I know, I think!

AlicePleasance said...

These are all stunning!

Casey said...

How fun!!! Wowza... you a lucky girl to work at a place where you can play dress up! hehe.