As everyone knows, all things “vintage” have become extremely popular in recent times. Anyone who knows me will know that for a long time now I’ve had a weak spot for anything from the past. I guess I got into vintage when I became sick of seeing everyone have the same clothes, accessories, shoes, etc. from your typical high-street store & quite frankly, I just wanted something a little different. I love vintage items of course, because of their originality but more for the fact that I love the idea of wearing something with a story behind it. I really can’t think of anything more interesting to be very honest.
|My hat collection so far. Not bad, eh? :)
Unfortunately, last week one of my family members passed away -an elderly woman who was 96 years old. 96 imagine? What an achievement to make it to an age like that. I’ve worked in the business that she owned and ran for many years & genuinely have such admiration for her & for her daughter, Maire. She had a wonderful sense of style & I really can’t begin to describe how delighted I was when I was given one of her amazing vintage hats. Wow! It was a hat which she wore to her daughters wedding many years ago & now I have the honor of having it. It is something which you cannot put a price on -something with a story behind it & a hat that I will keep forever. Below are some pics…
As well as this, I also received 2 more equally amazing hats from a friend of my mother. Again, there is a story behind each of these & I cannot wait to find an excuse to wear them !
Before I received any of the hats you’ve just seen, I did make a purchase of one from a local vintage shop located in Killarney called Retro Rose Bazaar
. It genuinely is very beautiful. I wore it during the summer to Ladies Day at the very popular Galway Races & can’t wait to get a chance to wear it again.
|Tommy & I at the Galway Races :)
I’d been wanting to do this post for quiet a while now & I really hope you enjoyed it :) I’m hoping to do another one soon featuring other vintage pieces I’ve picked up in the last few years…clothes, accessories, bags & shoes. So be sure to let me know if you’d like to see that?
Enjoy your Sunday !