Do you ever wish you could go back in time? I have days where I wish we lived in a simpler time....(insert birds chirping and sweet music playing here) when ladies sported beautiful hats with exceptional flowers and feather plumes, when everyone wore little white gloves that came just to the wrist with pearly white buttons and crisp cuffs and had little boxy purses dangling from said wrists. Ahhhh..........how simple and elegant a period in time. SCREEECCHHHH......OK, back to reality! Yeah I do wish we lived in simpler times and did get to wear all that great stuff, but since we don't, it sure is lovely to decorate with it! :)
To create this vignette that I put on top of my armoire (you know, the laminate to lovely post.. if you'd like to read about it, you can find here.) I took the UGLIEST hat boxes you've ever seen (really!) and covered them with the paintable wallpaper you can get just about anywhere that sells wallpaper. I used the pattern that looks like old ceiling tin. You can leave it white, like I did, or paint it to match your decor.
Anyway, I stacked two of those together and have a lovely vintage hat my mom gave me pinned on top with a hat pin (what else!) :) I just laid the dainty gloves and old rose made from chiffon on the rim of the bottom hatbox. And, voila' a sweet little vignette perfect for any area of the house.
Here's an up close look at the gloves and hat....I love it when you can tell something has a little age to it....can you see the signs of time on the hat and gloves..... you can tell it has some history. I love it when my things have a voice and can speak to me of days gone by. I like to imagine my little hat and gloves being worn by a sweet young lady on her way to church...maybe that's the hat she was wearing when she met the man she would one day marry........who knows, but it sure is fun to imagine!
What do your cherished items say to you?
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