Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Assemblage Des Chapeaux

Chapeaux vintage hats


Over the weekend Mark and I went to a whole house Estate Sale. I got to the master bedroom just in time to score four beautiful vintage hats thanks my quick hands and eyes like an eagle!

I must admit I am a hoarder of hats. Collecting antique and vintage hats is in my blood and I have been collecting for years now. I think I can seriously spot a hat a mile away. I just love these beautiful objects!

I couldn’t agree more on this quote by Stephen Jones “A hat is the cherry on the cake; the dot on the ‘i’; the exclamation mark,’ he says. ‘In fact, a hat is often the raison d’etre of a fashionable outfit.

vintage hats and victorian lace blouse with brooches


Here are some famous collectable vintage hats to keep in mind when you out treasure hunting.
The big couture houses such as Dior.
Schiaparelli and Balenciaga are obviously well known.
Leading milliners include Mr John and Lilly Daché of New York.
Bes-Ben of Chicago. Caroline Reboux of Paris. Aage Thaarup.
Simone Mirman and John Boyd in London.

Finding one of these labels such as Schiaparelli’s dashing pink copperplate or a deluxe designer hat box like Lilly Daché’s striking monochrome containers with their witty needle typeface adds an extra frisson to the joy of collecting.

I hope the list of top hat names helps when you come across a must have beauty.

I’m one of those hat collectors that tend to buy to wear not just to store and display. But that is about to change cause hats are coming out of ears and a hoarder will eventually run out space, you know, so I really need to find a way to display the ones that I wear tastefully without a clutter looking space. Any Suggestions would be swell!

Thank you for your visit. Au revoir!

32 comments:

Rosie said...

Gorgeous! I wish I could find more estate sales around me. Lucky Girl!

Fabiola "Fab" said...

Thanks Rosie! It was definitely luck. One wrong turn could have lead me to the guest bedroom. :)

ilsteviewonder said...

Great collection! =)

Helen said...

I need more hats. Definitely.

I love them, especially the blue flowery one.

Closet full of hopes and dreams said...

Thanks for the tips! I looooove hats! And those hats are beautiful!

Starr Crow said...

i'm all about buying to wear! what a treasure you stumbled on. the hats are just glorious!

Ranter said...

Maybe you could stack them artistically on a table or chair that no one sits on.

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melina bee said...

you're not an aries are you? supposedly aries like headpieces a lot. I know I do, mainly because it's like one more way to spread cheer, ya know? I love this post title, sounds like a Duchamp painting that never happened.

Leilani said...

I've been bitten by the hat bug recently, while I have always collected the fancier ones I'm now buying them to wear! I'd also love some tips for storage so I don't damage my new finds. I've only seen them tucked away in hatboxes but I don't have enough room for an army of boxes.

Bug said...

I've been collecting hats too lately! Wow, you scored some really pretty ones - soooo jealous!

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paperheart said...

wow they're GORGEOUS! i love hunting aroun and finding something amazing :) thank you for commenting btw <33

Mamushka Marie said...

wow those hats are too good to be true!!
<3
mamushka marie

Joan said...

nice hats! i don't wear hats really often but i like this collection a lot!

Sunflower Sue said...

Love the hats and the delicate blouse. I havn't got any vintage hats but I did buy an assortment of hats over the past month. I love wearing them. I have been trying to grow my hair out and it covers all the ends.

calivintage said...

i, too, have been hoarding hats. i hardly wear most of them and have no clue how to organize/display them!

these are truly wonderful finds.

MarieBayArea said...

you scored some real beauties! that feathered number is so unique. love them all, but that one really stands out for me.

Megan said...

Those hats are gorgeous!

iamronel said...

those hats are gorgeous

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hats down..like it..:))

Becky said...

Amazing collection!

Nina said...

you have a beautiful collection darling!

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PinkBow said...

oh wow, these are absolutely amazing. i just love the photograph itself - perfection!

S and O said...

oooh I love that beautiful blouse and what a gorgeous collection of hats!

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Olivia

Dyanna Pure said...

Great hats, lucky girl! <3

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Melissa said...

Wow, those arts are beautiful! Definitely wearable artwork.

ZombieLace said...

I am also a lover of vintage hats. I put tacks in my wall and hang them on the wall, it keeps them from taking up valuable drawer/surface space. Lovely blog!

Chic Therapy said...

great find!

Dalena Vintage said...

Gorgeous collection. J'adore les chapeaux aussi!

Fashion Nicotine said...

Wo, beautiful hats!!
Great decoration!

MakeTheWorldAPrettierPlace said...

OMG I am so jealous of your hats! They are gorgeous!

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The Buxom and The Beautiful said...

Fabiola you have the best stuff!! I just found 3 vintage hats and thought of you as I grabbed them and ran.

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