Vintage Fascination No. 133 ~ A Lady’s Pretties

Welcome friends to a lady’s pretties edition of Vintage Fascination.

Not a lot to share but I love all of it.  Thanks for joining me.

What self-respecting lady doesn’t have her share of pretty hankies at the ready?  I found these at one of my favorite haunts.  This thrift store almost always has vintage linens.  These six hankies look as though they were a set.  They were 39 cents each.  How could I resist?

This hankie has pretty red hearts embroidered on it.  I wondered if the previous owner bought it as special occasion hankie for Valentine’s Day.  It even has the original gold label from Treasure Masters.  The label also indicates that the hankie is all cotton and made in Switzerland.

I’ve had a vintage hat on my “want list” for a while and I found a lovely one this week.  It is a beautiful vintage ladies electric blue doeskin felt 100% wool, birdcage veil hat by George W. Bollman & Co.  Made in the USA the overall condition of this hat is excellent.

All markings and labels are inside the hat including one that states that the hat was “counter-fit by Frank Olive”.  I date this hat as post-WWII~early 60’s.  I love it!

My last find this week for  “lady’s pretties” is a vintage ecru doily.  It is very delicate.

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  1. Great price, nice pretties, Sharon! My sisters scored a slew of hankies this past weekend. I past, as I have a big stack that need pressed and priced already.

  2. Beautiful finds & love the hat! Is it for you or do you collect them? Love the netting too.

  3. Love the doily and the hankies!
    xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home

  4. Lovely finds Sharon 🙂 Those hankies are just darling!

  5. The hankies are lovely, but the hat is fabulous! Thank you for sharing @ Vintage Charm! Pinned!

  6. Fonda Rush says:

    When I was young, I begged my mom to iron her hankies. After all, how many hankies could there be? Well…I ironed, and I ironed. I got tired of it, but I wouldn’t tell my mom that I didn’t want to do it any more. So, I ironed some more. I’m thinking I was 5 or 6 years old. I have no idea what my mom was doing while I was ironing and ironing, so all these years I believe that because I ironed her hankies, I freed her time up so she could do some other necessities — probably like taking care of the 2 or 3 kids who were younger than I was. Once I was done, I stopped, and I think my mom would have taken over with the other ironing. That’s what we did in the early 60s. I didn’t learn. I volunteered to iron her hankies again and again. It was always fun at first, so that’s what I must have remembered. Then, I probably got bored with no one to talk to or TV to watch. Just a bunch of hot steam, and plenty of hankies.

    I’d like to add another ironing memory: When I was probably 7 and in second or third grade, we were let out early. When I came into the house, my mom was ironing and crying. I didn’t understand it at the time, but that’s how we handled the assassination of President Kennedy. I don’t know how it would be handled today. Now, I understand why my mom was crying and so sad. It was a blow to a nation, and I think everyone was stunned, no matter what political party they belonged to. Nowadays, there are people who wish death upon our country’s leaders. I don’t, but I sure wish they would consider my opinions more often!

    The hat is gorgeous! I remember my mom wearing hats when she went out. She might even have worn gloves for awhile after I was born in 1956, too. My mom belonged to some kind of club, and this club was getting ready to tell the public to go out and vote. My mom made some red, white and blue hats with probably crepe paper or construction paper. I’m sure that the women, and maybe some men, wore them to convince other people to vote. I’ll have to ask her about that. She has the beginning of dementia, so she might remember this one.

    Thanks for the memories!

  7. What a lovely collection of vintage items! I particularly love the embroidered hankies. There is something so delicate and pretty about them – and that price! I understand why you couldn’t pass those up 🙂

  8. Jann Olson says:

    Definitely pretties for a lady! I love vintage hankies and can not resist them. I have a jar I fill with them in my sewing room. The red heart one is precious. I could also see it as a token of love for a wedding. The hat is very pretty as well! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

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