Monday, 3 June 2013

My grandmother was a milliner.

Her name was Violet, and I have named my blog after her.
I wish I had some of her hats to show you, but instead I'll show you my mother's hatpin collection:

And here's a hat I bought recently, from a far more recent era:

Make sure you check out your blog if you love clothes and hats from the fifties and other fabulous retro wonders.


  1. What a pretty collection. I don't own any hatpins. You must model some of these fabulous finds for us one day! Xx

    1. I would love to but I don't have a handy photographer! I must teach myself to use the timer on my camera.

  2. The hat-pins are beautiful....what a wonderful collection.
    It's wonderful that your grandmother was a milliner.......imagine what she made.
    Love V

  3. Those pins are so pretty. I saw Brodie's post, her self-made pins are great too. xxx

  4. Your mother's hatpins are beautiful. Thanks for the mention.

  5. Great little collection! Hatpins are really quaint aren't they?! (feel free to join up with the collection linky if you want)
    She obviously has 3 sizes of pins - love those little fine ones on the left..

  6. My Nana was a milliner too! She lived in Invercargill. Your mother's hatpin collection is beautiful! xo


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