"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

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Donna Baker

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


Sometimes, don't you wish we would wear hats more? Not baseball caps or sun hats, but millinery hats, the kind people used to wear to church or on a stroll about town. This hat was made in New York City. Probably, the velvet flowers too. It is a tightly woven fine straw of some kind so I think it was a spring or summer hat. I know around here, the cowboys wear straw cowboy hats in the summer. This one looks like something Pollyanna would wear. It was certainly a different time back then.....


  1. My daughter looks wonderful in hats. Me? I look like Icky Twerp!

  2. YES! I LOVE proper hats. Whenever I look at vintage photos, I always examine the hats that men and women used to wear.
    I just wear baseball caps because it keeps the sun off my face.
    But I would much rather wear something a bit more stylish...
    At the department stores I always try on all the hats (men AND women's).

  3. From another era, definitely. It's interesting, the images and feelings it evokes though. Almost a wistfulness.

  4. I love old hats and so wish they looked good on me and I could wear them!

  5. I wear giant gardening wicker hats all of the time, but they hardly count.

    What a lovely little hat there. The best part about that hat is, some woman took it to nice and important places. I wonder what it's seen...

  6. That's one thing I notice more about English ladies, they wear hats !
    Look around at a wedding...young and old alike wearing hats, all differnt shapes and sizes, flowers and all.
    You are considered missing a piece of your wardrobe, if it is not completed with a lovely hat, especially at weddings, christenings, funerals.
    Your hat is beautiful, I can visualize it being worn on Sunday for church, with a lovely crisp, cotton paisley dress.

  7. I love hats too. I, like you, wish we could go back to wearing hats all the time and Lord knows, it's hot enough here to do it~
    Blessings, Star

  8. Very cute hat. I would love to wear hats, I have a hard time finding them to fit. My head is too big! The little house in the photo look cute.


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