Monday, August 5, 2013

Hat Box Surprise!

Recently I found a hat box at a garage sale.  I lifted the cover off and discovered six hats inside.  Perfect for a little girl I know.

She didn’t know what kind of a box it was..but now she has her very own hat box.

Hat box bigger thn Aubrey Of course we had to have a hat show!

Maroon Hat

They were very fancy hats in their day.

Purple Hat

Trying on hats can mess up your hair.  This one was cotton.

Straw Hat

Of course one was woven..kinda a straw hat.

There were three black hats.  One with a bow, one with a chain and one was more of a boys derby..which she said she would give to her brothers..maybe.

Her favorite hat

This one was her favorite, I think she liked the silky bow…and it might be on backwards.  But hey..you never can tell what may become a fashion trend next.

Aubrey is our Great Niece and she lives next door.

I have several hat boxes, just another of those things I collect..to put other “stuff” in.  None of my hat boxes have hats in them.  No surprise there.  I like them because they hold “stuff” in a pretty way. 

In the day when hats were the norm, a hat box design was almost as important as the hat.  A hat box protected the hat from dust, sunlight and moths. A hat box was meant to hold just one hat…not six..except if you are a little girl:)

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23 comments:

  1. What an amazing find and what a happy little girl.

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  2. Aubrey looks so cute and happy trying on all those hats. The purple one is my favorite.

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  3. Gosh, I never had a hat box when I was a girl. She's very lucky to have such a grand aunt, in more ways than one! :-)

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  4. Aww.. what a cutey pie - and you made her day! :)

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  5. Those are precious! Looks like she will sure enjoy her hats and box!

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  6. So cute! I remember having to wear hats to church. My sister always had the most stylish hats.

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  7. Aubrey is going to enjoy the hat box and it's contents. The black hat is my favorite!

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  8. Aubrey looks adorable in the pretty hats. I really like the black hat on her, too!
    I remember mama wearing hats to church, but I don't remember her having a hat box. Rare to find both the box and hats - way to go!

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  9. That is a lovely hat box! And how wonderful that it held six pretty hats. :-)
    I'm sure Aubrey will have a lot of fun with them.
    Hope you all have a wonderful week! ♥

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  10. So adorable...the hats and especially Aubrey.

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  11. She is adorable in her hats. Aubrey is a lucky girl having a great aunt to buy her such special treasures. She is going to have a lot of fun dressing up.

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  12. You got a real bonus with six hats. Hats were another day...another age.

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  13. Afternoon, what a surprise in a pretty hatbox, Francine.

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  14. What pretty hats and what a JOYFUL look on her face!!! You captured her happiness perfectly. The smile is even gleaming in her eyes.

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  15. She's a cutie, and that one is my fav too.

    Jen

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  16. Those are some great hats for a special little gal! She looks wonderful in them too!

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  17. Those are fabulous hats, and she wears them with great style. You are a wonderful shopper!

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  18. Oh, goodness, what a find! Nothing is more fun for little girls than dress-up. And Aubrey is a cutie in every one of them!

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  19. What a find! I have often wished that wearing hats would become popular again. I notice even moreso the older I get and the thinner my hair. ;)

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  20. What a lovely gift for a little girl. I do believe if I search far enough I might find a hat box with a hat or two. I now have three great granddaughters...what fun when they come to see me.

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