Bring Back Style & Personality! Vintage Hats.

The fabrics on all the hats are just gorgeous with heaps of style and personality!

Some are for sale in my Nostalgi shop

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Vintage Hat. Velvet French Beret . 1930s Hat
Deep dark salmon pink velvet beret.

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This one looks lovely on, but the lining has split and the velvet is starting to wear around the edge. Lined with satin.

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Vintage Emerald Green Velvet Hat. Glass Embellishments. 1930s.

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This gorgeous hat is from the 1930s. Made from emerald green crushed velvet with gold braid and small glass coloured stones scattered. Unlined.

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Vintage Australian Hat. Midnight Blue Velvet Hat. 1930s
This gorgeous original vintage hat from the 1930′s is made from midnight blue velvet fabric with wide ribbon and a large bow at the back.

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There is something missing from the front. It could be millinery flowers. Fully lined with white satin, finishing with an elastic under the chin. Label reads… “Brider of Melbourne”

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Deep brown vintage hat embellish with handmade embroidery and fabric motifs 1920s Maybe from India?

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Vintage Hat. Chocolate Brown Hat. Astrakhan Woollen Fabric. 1950s ( SOLD)
This gorgeous hat is from the 1950s chocolate brown tightly curled fleece Astrakhan wool.

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Large hatbox with turban style handmade hat. Created in Melbourne Australia

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1920-30′s ?

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Buttercup yellow with heaps of pleats

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Label reads ” A Bandbox Creation” Manchester Unity Building Melbourne. 63 7197

Taking Stock for Today!

“Taking Stock” allows me to see what’s happening in my life and where I’m at in this moment. Its also lots of fun!

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Here’s my Taking Stock for today:
Making : Little collages
Cooking : Dr. Cabot’s soup
Drinking : Lemon & ginger tea
Reading: Paris Made by Hand by Pia Jane Bijker
Wanting: To get warm
Looking: To complete my unfinished sculptures and paintings
Playing: In my studio
Deciding: When to take a trip to mums
Wishing: I could sleep better
Enjoying: Time on my own creating
Waiting: For my wood to be chopped
Liking: Sleeping in
Wondering: About going to Paris to see my daughter next year
Loving: Receiving mail art
Pondering: New art work
Considering: Going to my drawer for some chocolate
Watching: The days go by too quickly
Hoping: To get some art sales soon
Marveling: Others creativity
Needing: Some warmth
Smelling: Cat pee and eucalyptus oil
Wearing: Trackie pants, jumper, jacket, dressing gown and scarf
Noticing: Its getting foggy early morning
Knowing: I need to get fitter
Thinking: About bookmaking
Feeling: Content
Admiring: Other artists work
Sorting: My elderly mothers life
Buying: Art supplies
Getting: My fallen tree chopped
Bookmarking: Provins in France
Disliking: Politics in Australia
Opening: Mail art
Giggling: With my girlfriend
Feeling: Happy
Snacking: Sea salt chocolate
Wishing: I could do another arts residency overseas
Helping: My mum sort out her legal stuff
Hearing: 70′s music

A blank list for you to copy and paste…!
Making :
Cooking :
Drinking :
Reading:
Wanting:
Looking:
Playing:
Wasting:
Sewing:
Wishing:
Enjoying:
Waiting:
Liking:
Wondering:
Loving:
Hoping:
Marveling:
Needing:
Smelling:
Wearing:
Following:
Noticing:
Knowing:
Thinking:
Feeling:
Bookmarking:
Opening:
Giggling:
Feeling:

Enjoy your day!
Jenny

 

Chocolat Dream. Handmade Wrist Cuff. Antique French lace.

“CHOCOLAT DREAM”

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Genivieve packed the dressing table drawer with thin tissue and very gently put the delicate antique scrap laces from her grandmothers wedding gown in, then reached for the chocolate box.

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As the wife of a fine chocolatier in France, she knows, too much will falter her figure but she can’t resist the luxurious indulgence of chocolat.

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Click on images to see more information or to purchase.

 

 

Postcard Swap Group. Rebecca.

Thank you fella Aussie Rebecca !  for the lovely handmade postcard

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Love the interesting patterns, colours and textures in this piece

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Flourishes, bold redness and a muted leaf motif

 

Chirpy Birdsong. Thank you Jane.

A beautiful birdsong arrived in the post for me today. All the way from the US. Thank you very much Jane from Floridacreate for the gorgeous cheery, chirpy card and your encouraging words.

 

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I love your website too and subscribed awhile ago. Enjoy catching up with all the things you are doing and the peaceful photos of Orange Lake are wonderful:)

 

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Vintage Lady. Found Papers. Stamps & Nature.

Another parcel arrived today. Thank you Jacqueline for a wonderful mix of found papers and the little gems from nature. The warm colours are just perfect for our Australian autumn here and the vintage lady all dressed up in her Sunday best…she is just gorgeous and so, special.

 

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Vintage fashion lady, nature and various papers

 

 

Nature rust colour

Nature rust colour

 

 

Vintage stamps, dried leaf, vinatge papers

Vintage stamps, dried leaf, vintage papers, handmade painted paper, maps botanical paper, patterned papers, stamping, vintage fashion lady

 

 

French wine label

French wine label

Almost time to spread out the huge lot of papers received from everyone’s generous gifting and create some art with it all x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Collage and Paper.

Thank you heaps Rachel ! Today I received your 2 nice surprises in the mail. I love everything and was amazed that both envelopes arrived together.

Lots of interesting bits and baubles to play with and the added personal note made me smile:)

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Collage with layers of colour, whimsy and movement.

 

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This delightful creation is already inside my latest Art Almanac mag.

 

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The paper ephemera project has made me realize how much I miss snail mail and connecting with other creatives . It’s so much fun and brightens my day, so thank you very much Rachel   and everyone else in the group x.

 

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