Friday, December 6, 2013

Glamorous Vintage Rhinestone Necklace Giveaway

Wouldn't this vintage rhinestone necklace look awesome with your New Year's Eve outfit??

Stop by on Facebook to like our page and comment our our giveaway post for an opportunity to win this gorgeous necklace just in time for New Year's Eve. Drawing will be held on Wednesday, December 18, 2013.

And while you're at it, stop by and check out our redesigned website. We've simplified things a bit and plugged into social media so it's easy to share all of your favorites with your friends, family and followers. Hover over any image on the website to activate the 'pin it' button too.

And don't forget discount code 13OFF2013 is good until the end of the year for 13% off all of your purchases.

Good luck and Happy Holidays!!

Monday, November 4, 2013


We're redesigning the website and I will announce the relaunch date soon. Stay tuned!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Hang Up Those Hats!

Have you ever considered using a hat rack or hat stand to display your vintage or other hats? Worried that they will collect dust? Don't be. They are simple to clean and dust. Simply stretch a knee high pantyhose over the end of your vacuum wand and suck that dust off of even the most delicate trim.

You can use traditional hat stands or hat racks (we have our own line of both) or anything that will accommodate the hat. Fat vases or tins. Glass bottles. Anything that appeals to you and works in your space.

So don't keep those lovely treasured hats hidden away. Go hang up those hats!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Wide Brim Hats

Add some pizazz to your autumn outfits! Wide brim hats are perfect for fall's cooler weather. Wear to those late season picnics and parties or for strolls on the beach.

Today's featured items are a fabulous selection of quality wide brim hats from the 1940's & 1950's. As always, you will receive 10% off each featured item you purchase and free shipping on purchases of $100 or more.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Did you know....

Steam is your best friend when it comes to vintage hats. It doesn't matter if it comes from a professional clothes steamer or your tea kettle. Though I will admit the professional steamer is much more user friendly. Not only will it deodorize but it will rejuvenate and relax all of those wrinkles in a delicate veil, ribbon or floral trim. Try not to saturate the item completely and be sure the item that has been steamed has dried thoroughly before storing. While steam can be your BFF, the moisture left behind can be your worst enemy if it is left on the item. Moisture will cause the item to accumulate mold/mildew and can cause the material to decay. Felt and fabric hats respond best to steam. It has little to no effect on straw. If using on silk or satin, be very careful not to over saturate as it can cause water spots.

The only exception to this is fur. PLEASE DO NOT STEAM FUR. Especially vintage fur. Trust me, I learned this lesson the hard way. I was steaming a late 1800's fur lined cap to remove the wrinkles when the fur suddenly curled up and shrank before my eyes. There was absolutely nothing I could do to stop it or repair it. It was heartbreaking.

So the next time you see that perfect vintage hat but it looks a little wilted, remember your tea kettle.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013


Well the holidays are officially behind us so it's time to get back to work. And it certainly has piled up while I was off making merry. Oh well, time to get back to it and make 2013 the best year yet!

We have a new discount code for 2013 - 13OFF2013. Enter the discount code during checkout for 13% off your purchase. This code is valid for all of 2013. You may use it more than once. Please feel free to pass along to your friends.