The guy having the sale said "I don't know why my grandma held onto all those old hats! You can have them all for $7.00" I acted very nonchalant and said, "Ok, sure, they'll make nice props for photos."
I didn't even look through them just had him set them aside for me while I snagged a few other goodies there too, 5 nice big thick blankets for my dogs crates, a brand new steamer, some vintage fabrics and pillowcases, a few odds and ends, and a fabulous old chippy shabby chic chair (have to take pics of it later).
(Click on the photos to see them close up!)
If I'd had more mad money I could have scored a wonderful old jelly cabinet and a huge ornate shelf. I would have squeezed out the money for the shelf, but it wouldn't fit in my van. I need to get a truck!!
At least I got the hats, some are fragile, but aren't they awesome! I have to wonder (like Gail did about hers) what the lady was like who wore them. They come from all over the world!
They need cleaning ... maybe the steamer will help? Not sure. I'll have to look up and see how to clean them without destroying the already brittle netting on some of them. Anyhoo... here they are... 17 of them! Pretty good deal I think!
Well I hope you enjoyed my find! I'm off to get my busy day going. Lots of sewing to do!! Thanks for stopping by.