I'm a wife, an artist, and a lover of dogs, rock music, and abstract art. I'm a Virginia girl with equal love for California sun and New York grunge. 
I see the most beauty in imperfect things. Ripped jeans. Asymmetrical art. Vintage everything. And a photo with a little girt and grain. I love things that are rugged and little bit off the beaten path. 

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Thrifty Thursday : My Love For Hats

7/09/2015

Little do you know (unless you have lived with me) I have an obsession with hats; hats of all sorts.

Vintage Hats

The obsession or should I say collection (collection sounds better then obsession) has been going on for years. I have been wearing hats since I was younger. Someone told me that if I wear them a lot I will start balding.  That scared the pee out of me so I quit wearing them for a while . . . is that really true??

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Anyways, I can’t pass up a good hat at a thrift store. My absolute favorite hats are the vintage, old lady hats. My heart gets tickled pink when I find one of those. Finding a vintage hat at Goodwill is like hitting the jack pot. I kid you not- I go bizerk. I never really wear the old lady hats, I just stare and drool over them. I think it has to do with my love for the past. These old hats are nostalgic. I hold the hat in my hands and secretly invision who put it on, what time period it was in and get a little giddy! You an tell so much from a hat someone wears. My craziest find (which I sadly don’t have a picture of) is a vintage marching band hat from the 60’s at my mom’s house. I found that sucker in LA – – you can only image how I had to CRAM it in my suitcase to zip it up. I once asked a man who owned a vintage store in Radford, VA, “Where do you find all of these AMAZZZZING HATS??” His repsonse, “Dead old ladie’s houses.” My jaw hit the floor. I just try to not think about it when I buy them!
Vintage Hats

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Vintage Hats

 

 

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