The Washerwoman

Wednesday 12 May 2010

This week I have mostly been buying hats!

The title of this post reminds me of a character in the Fast Show from the 1990's, very silly but Jesse's diets made me laugh!
The collection of hats date mainly from before the 2nd World War.
Some of them even have their original shop tickets

Aren't they wonderful? My vintage mannequin is certainly enjoying trying them all on!

This coming weekend I am selling at the Exeter Flea market on Saturday, then at the Shepton Mallet Flea market at the Bath and West Showground on Sunday. I plan to bring a selection of these to both fairs. Hope to see some of you there?


ted and bunny said...

uh oh. . .think I want them ALL!

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Beautiful hats Lizzie! Lucky girl acquiring so many of them.

Have a great weekent in Exeter and Shepton Mallet. Not sure what we are doing yet then.

Take care
Isabelle x

Sal said...

Might see you there..I have plans to drop by!!

Country Cottage Chic said...

Lovely! I'm rathertaken with the brown cloche but I have such a big head!(all the brains you know....)


Anonymous said...

Hi Lizie, I love all your gorgeous new, old hats. But if I could come to one of the fairs, especially the brownish one and the black hat with the white/black ribbon would be in danger. Unfortunately, or better, luckily, I'll have a stall at the Lostwithiel Festival on Sunday 16th. So the hats are safe. I'm sure they will find a new head.

hens teeth said...

Jessie's diets are my all time favs.
My goodness, the hats, I have never seen such a wonderful collection of the same dated hats in one place before...wonderful. All the best for your forthcoming Fairs. x

jane and the happy crow said...

Great hats! Good to see you last weekend, got some good stuff, it paid to be 'controlled'!
My fave Jessies diet was "This week I have been mostly eating Bourbon Biscuits". Jane xx

Sea Witch said...

Great hats. Be careful or you will end up like I did several years ago with over 250 of them. I finally scaled down to my favorite 20 but I have noticed I am already back up to 48 of them. I think they multiple on their own. Sea Witch

Florine said...

WOW WOW WOW and more WOW!

Clare said...

See you there..without children or husband! How have I managed that you may ask, well I found this vintage apron, put it on and woosh they all disappeared!!!

Niki Fretwell said...

Gorgeous millinery creations Liz! Well done for buying so many! I have empty 'hat shelves' at the moment - it does seem that there is a resurgence for wearing the odd titfer again these days!

Loved your post's title - that is a family in-joke around here too...we're always saying 'today, I shall mostly be wearing yoghurt! Especially when one of us drops some down our fronts at meal times! ;-))

Hope to see you Sunday...if the weather forecast is reasonable, I may come to to try to sell, rather than buy!...but may have to seek you out so that I can look at those hats in the 'flesh'.
Niki x

OhSoVintage said...

Gosh they're all rather fetching. I don't suit hats unfortunately. Hope you have a successful weekend.
Ruth x


Fabulous hats! Have a look at my blog for news of the 'Nostalgic Mix' fair in Totnes :)
Lesley X

The fabric of my life said...

Oooh where did you get that hat?

Fabulous collection, I am sure they will sell well!

I will be at neither event sadly as I am housebound, getting my shop ready for next week's Open House. Good luck xx

Vintage to Victorian said...

What a brilliant purchase Liz. I bet there won't be many left to bring to Dairy House after Exeter and Shepton this weekend.


Milly and Dottie said...

What a fabulous collection. Wish I could look good in a hat.. my head is the wrong shape!
This week I have been mostly eating ... far too many biscuits!

Michele x