Thursday, December 18, 2008

Vintage fashions + Superheros....oh my!!

I'm a bonafide movie geek. So, while delaying the inevitable photo editing, I got distracted and ended up watching some online stuff about the upcoming Watchmen movie. I found this interesting interview with the costume designer, Michael Wilkinson. The movie takes place in multiple eras, so he had to cover everything from the 30s to the 80s. Fun!!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Vintage fashion for the curvy gals!

This week Hatfeathers Vintage is offering some rockin' vintage fashions for the curvy gals. These 7 dresses are all sized over a modern large, with a couple at XL and even a 2XL size!
These rare gems are ready to help you look stunning at your holiday parties, worship services, shows, events, dinners...or anywhere you want to look radiant in vintage!
Click the images to go to the Ebay auctions...but do it fast before the gavel drops and time runs out!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Item of the week: A study in inflation from a NOS dress

As a vintage dealer, finding a NOS (New Old Stock) item is usually rare. I bought this pretty dress several years ago and never got around to selling it, then came a move and the inevitable packing away of stock. I recently pulled it out of its cozy rest in a storage box (I know..I know..) but was pleased (after rolling my eyes at myself for the delay) to find it with its store tags in place. I remember the auction I found it at; the sale of a "depression baby", a lady who grew up in the depression and, when she had means, stocked up on items just in case it happened again. There were hundreds of items with the tags still on them, something I'm sure I won't see again.

Vintage 60's Gray Dressy Dress- Always Great Vintage Clothing from Hatfeathers Vintage
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This pretty little number reminds me of the dresses seen around the office of Sterling Cooper on AMC's Mad Men. But how much would the average gal really have paid for it? The original store tags from Natelson's of Omaha says she would have paid $19.98. Not bad at all, eh?
I wondered what that would equate to today, though, so I found a price comparison gadget on the US Dept of Labor site: It turns out that the gal about town today would have pay $139.58 for the same item. Anyone who has gone to the mall lately would see prices pretty close to that in most "name brand" stores.
Hatfeathers Vintage will happily let you buy this pretty for just under half of that. If the boys in the office pat you on the tush for wearing it, though, you're on your own!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Item of the week

Bob's Mom's Pheasant Hat

Our featured item is a lovely hat that has been consigned with Hatfeathers by a family friend. The original owner has recently had to reduce her estate, so we are selling this hat, one of the few pieces of vintage she kept through the years. This gives us a rare opportunity to pass on some of the background history of it. I love knowing the background of things; where they've been, who loved it, when they wore it, and all that fun stuff.
The wonderful cloche style hat is covered entirely with pheasant feathers. The feathers are from the prize bird of a hunting trip taken by the owner’s husband the year before he died. He took the feathers from this handsome bird to one of the best milliners in town, and had this hat created for his wife from them.

Ahhh, love...some gals get flowers, I'd prefer the hat, too! I'll grow my own flowers.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Will Adrien Brody impress us twice?

I've liked Adrien Brody in a few movies, he was good in King Kong, and of course in the Pianist, but really, he's not done a whole lot. I was surprised to see, though, that he has two movies coming out soon that look really interesting. Both look like they cater to the vintage lover, of course with the film Cadillac Records, set in the 50s, about the beginning of Rock and Roll, but also with The Brothers Bloom, which looks like it trends towards the unique wardrobes, with men in great fedoras. I'm looking forward to a few good movie dates with Adrien (oh, and my hubby) this December!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Banana Bread...warming hearts and kitchens!

The Happy Housewife knows time is tight and so are budgets. Here is a fun and tasty treat to throw together quickly from the most common of ingredients. This is really fun to have the little ones help with; what kid doesn't like to smash stuff!? Plus, on those sorta-cold days, the hour-long bake time really makes the kitchen a cozy spot.

Banana Bread

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees
1C Sugar
1/2 C softened real butter (1 stick)
2 eggs
2Tbs milk
1tsp baking soda
1/4tsp salt
2C flour
3 over-ripe bananas, mashed/squashed/smooshed to a goopy mess

Cream the sugar and butter together, then mix in the eggs and milk. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, and salt together. Combine the dry ingredients with the wet, mixing just until mostly combined. Add the squished bananas and mix it all together. If you would like to add 1/2C of chopped nuts, do it now.

Put in a loaf pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Bake for 1hour or until slightly cracked on the top and firm.
Top with butter, cream cheese, or go au natural!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Incorporating Vintage into everyday wardrobes

For some wearing vintage is a personal choice, others may enjoy it as a collection of treasures to be showcased at home. Vintage clothing and accessories can be enjoyed every day, whether as an all out vintage outfit from head to toe, or just a few key pieces as an accompaniment to modern clothing. The classic styling will keep your look fashionable and trendy.
Professionals who have to wear business attire can choose from the sharp lined suits of the 40s or the 50s slim skirted dress and crop jacket suits. Men can utilize the classically tailored lines of the suits from the 50s and 60s.

For women’s casual attire, a novelty print skirt or vintage pin up sweater are sure to make heads turn. A men’s guayabera, knit shirt, or vintage Hawaiian shirt will put any modern mall-bought shirt to shame.
But what if you don’t want to wear your collection from head to toe?
Vintage beaded cardigans look great over a baby doll T with jeans or a pencil skirt, old or new. A vintage print or eyelet blouse can be worn with shorts for cool look in warm weather.
Guys can spice up their modern suits with a vintage tie or colorful dress shirt, or even a fedora. A vintage concert T looks great with jeans, vintage or new.
Vintage jewelry and accessories can spice up a modern wardrobe with an eccentric touch. A vintage 60s enamel brooch can add a splash of color to your coat lapels while costume jewelry can make even the simplest outfit fun and fancy!
Vintage purses and handbags are a great way to add anything from chic style to colorful whimsy to your daily wardrobe, plus they make a great conversation piece!
A colorfully patterned scarf can be worn as a neck tie or headband or scarf or a waist sash. Vintage platform shoes can add the spice of disco diva or kitten spikes can add sexy sophistication.
Whether head to toe or just as a finishing touch, vintage clothing and accessories can make your look complete.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

The last bouquet of the season....

It was a tough year to garden here in Missouri. We had more rain than I've ever seen over a summer season, which led to a lot of plant issues. Some didn't do well because of mildew, some just choked on the water logged soil, some just gave up with less than adequate sun.
I did manage to get out and scatter some seeds this spring, though, and have been rewarded with a better-late-than-never patch of cosmos and zinnias.

With the weather turning colder and colder, even those will be giving up within the next few nights, as frost is upon us. I've collected what will surely be the last bouquet of the season. I'll leave what is left for any stray butterflies, bees, and moths as they make their way to warmer weather or winter sleep. Time to put away the tools, drain the gas out of the mower, cover the breakable pots, bring in the ferns, and trade the lemonade cup for a mug of cocoa.
So, here it is...the last bouquet of the season

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Hey Hatfeathers...where have you been?

Wow, how time does fly these days!
I have been after myself to do a blog entry, and here I am, one month to the day of my last one and shocked that its gone so quickly.

So, where have I been? Well, sanding dry wall and painting for one! Hubby and a buddy got a flip house, a nice yet abused little ranch home to renovate and sell. My parents always seemed to be fixing up places when I was growing up, so I know how to patch a wall, so I've been helping out there. Hey, Mom, I'm using that BFA emphasis in painting afterall!

What else have I done? A little bit of gardening, of course!
I have a bit of OCD when it comes to the plant arts, and am happily in my second year of volunteering my Master Gardener hours towards the Magic City Line mini-train at our local park, Rothwell Park. I've been raiding the end-of-season bins for scraggly perrenials, who will gladly join our lovely park and reward my optomism heavily come spring.

I was fortunate enough, also, to be helped by real superheroes this fall, as well. The Superheros bike ride came through town, and were directed to our little all-volunteer community area. They helped me out by digging canna rhyzomes for the year and refreshing my mulch paths on the new maze bed I formed last year. Their spirit really fit in with the ideas I had behind creating the maze bed; volunteerism, community, and sharing have helped me build from a clay and weed nub to a glorious garden. Their volunteer hours were well appreciated after a long, tough summer for the gardens. Many hands made light work, especially for a job that would have taken little old me a full day to complete alone. Thank you, Superheroes, wherever you are!!
Here we are hard at work:
And a little goofing off after the work was done:

So, what else have I done? Why, add a whole slew of new goodies to the stock room, of course!
I have been hitting the streets hard lately, finding loads of new/old goodies to add to the website over the next few soon as I regain the feeling in my arms, that is!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

LL Cool J for Sears? Really!?

I just saw a commercial for the new LL Cool J collection at Sears.

The line is marketed at kids-juniors, and it is some neat stuff, but my inner Mom alarm is going off. Has no one at Sears ever seen his videos? He doesn't curse, or call women "ho's", and I respect that, but he's not exactly clean either. The majority of his videos do have sexual overtones, booty shaking dancers, and, of course, his trademark shirtless ripped abs.

LL seems to have led a pretty clean life, I hope he keeps that up. This line will certainly put his name on the minds of kids, and they will be watching to see how he acts.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Feasting on....waves???

Alton Brown, best known for his work on Good Eats and Iron Chef America, gives us another installment of his short series Feasting on Asphalt. This time, though, he ditches the motorcycle for watercraft, turning it to Feasting on Waves.
I loved the Asphalt 1 and 2, and am looking forward to seeing what A.B. comes up with in this nautical version.
It starts tonight on The Food Network!

Monday, September 1, 2008

In case you are ever in Orange...

If you ever find yourself wandering through Orange, CA, keep wandering over to 111 North Olive street! You will find the newest (and no doubt hippest) vintage store, Elsewhere Vintage, run by my fellow Vintage Fashion Guild member, and downright groovy chick, Kristine!
She just celebrated her grand opening, and still has a list a mile long of "to do's", but she's up and running, and it will all fall neatly into place in no time.
Here's the proud owner on opening day. Best wishes to Elsewhere Vintage!!

Friday, August 29, 2008

A return to Tom & Jerry

So my wee one is getting into more "big boy" cartoons, leaving behind the hallowed halls of Sesame Street and Blues Clues, so we've been hunting around for some good faves. Not being much into the new style animation of Sponge Bob and the like, we turned to some retro stuff...naturally! We've been enjoying some old Tom & Jerry cartoons on the Cartoon Network. Kiddo gets a kick out of the slapstick gags and Mom gets to hear some jumpin' beats from the occasional Big Band scores, like the one I've included here. There are a few episodes where Tom & Jerry live in some pretty posh atomic era pads, so, if you happen to catch a few of these fun old shorts, watch the background for some retro furniture, home styles and such.
It's classic in more ways than one!

Item of the week

This dream of a dress is our featured item just because it is so delicious!
What girl wouldn't love to glide across the ballroom floor in this marshmellow dream? This Emma Domb gown features mesh chiffon over taffeta, with a bit of tulle for body. Simple? Yes! Paired with the right shoes, jewels, and classic hair and makeup, this is all it would take for a girl to steal the show. I think it would make a great less-than-traditional wedding dress.
Find it at in the 50's department.
As the days grow cooler, its time to consider dusting the cobwebs out of the oven and doing some cooking! This recipe for home baked ham is so simple, and so bountiful, that you’ll love making it frequently. I’m including a bonus recipe for the leftovers, and there will be leftovers. Do not fear the heft of the ham, it is a lot of meat, but there’s a good deal of bone in there (great for Fido when the dinner is done).
After you’ve filled plates and bellies, go back to the ham and start cutting it for leftovers. If you have oodles, separate some out into a couple of plastic storage containers to stow in the freezer. It thaws wonderfully and can be reheated for another day. The leftovers will stay fresh in the fridge for well over a week, if they last that long.

Sweet Home-Baked Ham
Choose a 10-15 pound Butt or Shank portion of ham from your grocer.
You will also need some brown sugar. I recommend pairing it with some potatoes for boiling or mashing, and some corn starch to make gravy with.

Set the ham, package and all, into the bottom of the (clean) sink.
Open the plastic packaging from the top, peeling it down like a banana skin, leaving the bottom for the ham to rest on in the sink. Rinse the ham well, tipping it up to rinse the bottom as well. Make sure to remove any plastic cap the butcher put in under the bone of the flat end.
While your ham drains, prepare your roasting pan. I like the enamel roasters with the raised ridge bottom, or the ridged top piece with holes for the fat to drip out. Pour a cup or two of clear water into the bottom of the pan if using the 2 pc model, just enough to come halfway up the ridges if using the single piece type. This will provide some steam to soften the meat, and a good base for gravy. Place your drained ham in the pan.
Use a sharp paring knife to cut diagonal lines in the ham, just the fatty layer, about 1/8” into the outside, all the way around, then turn the other way and do it again, creating a diamond pattern (no need for precision here).
Create a tent out of aluminum foil (you may have to crimp 2 pcs together) that will cover the pan and ham, and crimp tightly around the pan edge.
Put this grand concoction into a 250 degree oven and let it do its magic for 3-4 hours, depending on how big the ham is.

Pull the ham out of the oven and remove the tent. Bump the oven up to 350 degrees.
Use a fork and knife to pull off the diamond shaped fatty pieces. Put them into the foil tent for disposal (recycle, girls!). Once you have cleaned off the majority of the fatty chunks, you’re ready for sugaring! Using your hands, crumble and drizzle brown sugar all over the outside of the warm ham, tap it into place. Neatness is not required, or possible for that matter!

Put a meat thermometer into the ham, being careful to get into the center of the meat and not onto a bone, and put that ham back into the oven.
Bake it for about another hour, until the thermometer shows 140 degrees internal temperature. Remove it from the oven and let it rest a while before carving.
If you want to make gravy, use the drippings, separate the fat, and thicken with corn starch.
Slice the ham with an electric knife. Serve.

Ham Egg & Cheese Pie –leftovers deluxe!
This is great for brunch, dinner, breakfast, midnight snacks....whenever!
Gather ingredients into a big bowl, mix, and dump into a prepared pie shell.
Slice ham leftovers into cubes, about 1-1.5 cups will do
Add cheese cubes or shreds, a cup or so is plenty
Add a ½ cup or so of frozen carrots, corn, onions, green beans or whatever your family likes, or you have on hand
Mix in 3-4 beaten eggs
Stir it all up and pour into the pie shell
Top with torn up strips of canned crescent roll dough, if a little top crust is desired.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

There was an interesting article in the Washington Post recently about the Gardens of Versailles, and how the climate changes are taking their toll on the plant life there, some of it dating to the French Revolution.

My favorite point in this article is how they stopped using insecticides to kill off the bugs, instead letting the bugs grow fat and juicy. Guess what happened? The birds came back and ate the bugs! Isn't that amazing!? Nature has a way of taking care of itself, if us pesky humans would just let it be and stop screwing it up.

My garden has its fair share of buggy critters. I don't use anything to deter that, no matter what they nibble on. Sure I have aphids on a few things, but I also have lady bugs who love a good juicy aphid. I've got caterpillers galore, and yes, they turn a canna leaf into swiss cheese, but then they turn into a lovely butterfly. There are plenty of birds during the day, and in the evening the bats put on a show having their way with the mosquitos. If I sprayed insecticides, none of that would happen. It's worth the trade.

Monday, July 28, 2008

How do you know you're getting old?

When a scene from one of your coming of age movies is used as inspiration for a JC Penney commercial.

Pass me my cane.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Item(s) of the week

You might as well call these the misunderstood sequin tops.

This style is often attributed to the '70s. Being the glitzy disco era that it was, surely something of this amount of "sequinage" must be disco, right? Aha!! OK, I did have to double check this one with my felow vinties at the VFG, but it confirmed the suspicions. This style was all '80's...'85 to '86 to be exact. A few of the more mature VFGers even recalled seeing them in shop windows then! Being a newly minted teenager, I'm sure my mind was elsewhere then, or I would have noticed it myself.
Recently, this style has seen a come back, worn well with a tight top underneith and skinny fitted jeans, with the butterfly top off the shoulder in true slouch style.
Mall hair optional this time around.
Check them out on my site:

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Just couldn't be more proud.....

If you watch the show America's Got Talent, you get to see the wide (and odd) array of entertainment talent in America..and some that, well, have the spirit but not the talent to back it up. Not the case with a bit of last night's show, for me at least. The Zooperstars were on, and made it to the Vegas callbacks!
Here's the bit of the show last night:

What's a Zooperstar? Well, they are a group of entertainers that utilize special suits made by my friends Signs & Shapes International. These suits, called Walkarounds, are really ingenious little creations, made in all sorts of nifty character shapes from something as generic as Uncle Sam to as recognizable as Lil' Red (go Huskers!) and Chester Cheetah. The operator wears a special blower belt that inflates the shape from inside. I spent a little time in a Chester Cheetah suit once, picking up a little extra cash at a Walmart grand opening, and I have to tell you, what the Zooperstars folks do in these suits is just amazing. I was doing well to wave at little kids and bounce around a bit. I was absolutely wiped out after a 4 hour stint of walking around and waving. I most certainly wasn't trying to do anything athletic!
So, hooray for the Zooperstars, and hooray for the designers, patternmakers, seamstresses and painters that do the work to bring these and other fun shapes to life at Signs & Shapes. After all, if you can't laugh at a big wobbly dude, then what point is there to life?

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Item of the week

Vested Gentress had the whimsical print thing down pat, and this fun example is no exception.
The crisp white dress is covered with Morning Glory vines in blues and greens. How fun!
Dresses like this offer a fun alternative to the Tshirt and shorts routine, just pair with a pair of sandals and go.
Find this and more fun stuff at

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Retro to me, new to the kidlet...They Might Be Giants

They Might Be Giants....but for my kid? You bet your bloomers!
My son (age 6) has a new obsession, and who would have thunk it!? It's They Might Be Giant's two DVDs "Here Come the ABCs" and "Here Come the 123s", a collection of witty, quirky, and (don't tell) a little bit educational video tidbits. We got hooked on it when Disney and Noggin started playing the video for "Zeroes" in between shows. I know neither of these discs is particularly new, but they're worth seeking out...and those of you without kids may not have seen this new venture, so here you go.
If I stop to think about it, it really does make sense, since TMBG was doing quirky, thought inducing music even back in the 90s when I was listening to them in college. It relays nicely to the kid scene, and gives Mom something fun to listen to with the wee one. I've posted three of their video tidbits above, so enjoy them with someone you think is nifty.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Spring Thoughts

Spring has sprung here at the Hatfeathers studios...more like sprung a leak! This has been one of the wettest springs in recent memory, but, in between sprinkles there has been some planting going on. Being a Midwesterner, we have to choose wisely when planting. Our garden friends have to be tough enough for 100+ degree heat and dips down to below zero, rain in buckets and months without. We manage, though, and if you can, so should you.

In a recent newsletter from the National Gardening Association, I read this interesting tidbit:

"Researchers at the University of Virginia found that air pollution from power plants and automobiles is destroying flower fragrance and making it harder for bees to find flowers when foraging. The result is that bees visit fewer flowers and gather less nectar. Researchers found that scent molecules could travel up to 1200 meters in the 1800s. However, with pollution, today’s scent molecules travel only 200 meters. When the scent molecules bind with common pollutants, such as ozone, hydroxyl, and nitrate radicals, the flower’s aroma gets destroyed. The bees can’t find the flowers so they go hungry and the flowers don’t get pollinated. "

So what's a vintie gal to do? Why, plant some flowers! Easy grow "old school" flowers like daisies, coneflowers, bees balm (monarda), any type of mint, coreopsis and black eyed susan will give the bees and butterflies something to enjoy. You'll love it, too! The rewards of gardening are many; there is the physical aspect of getting out and moving, plus the beauty of the flowers in your yard. Also, a good sized flower bed cuts down on mowing time, reducing the polutants and cutting down on gas use!

Don't have a yard? How about looking for a local garden club that does public garden projects? Perhaps your local retirement or nursing home could use a hand brightening their landscaping. Does your apartment building allow window boxes, or is there a small green space that needs some work? Even a small herb garden can be grown in an old bucket. There's just no reason not to have plants around.

Hooray for flowers!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Item of the Week

Vintage 60's "Big E" Levis Jeans

OK, they aren't the fanciest named-label dress, nor are they really that much different than the Levis jeans we could go to the mall and buy today, but I still love to find a pair of Big E jeans.
The Levis company has been around since the 1800s, originally just to produce sturdy jeans for minors to wear that wouldn't wear out fast. Little did Jacob Davis and Levi Strauss know, but people would be wearing jeans as their main clothing item-from fashionable dress to work attire- well over 150 years later.

One time, while considering the jeans industry in church (appologies to God for my wandering brain) I decided to count how many people were in jeans as compared to anything else, as they walked by at communion. I lost count, and it's not a big church.

So, this item of the week is featured not only as just a neat thing to find, but as a salute to the jean itself. Wardrobe staple and a favorite clothing item for anyone from New York fashionistas to midwestern moms to hard working blue collar folk.

See them this week only at auction on ebay:

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Item of the Week

Sometimes a great print and great design come together for a fun little dress. This one is one of my faves, appealing to my inner artist AND my inner vintie!
It features a strutting peacock in a woodblock style print. The front looks like a fairly standard wiggle dress, but the back has a little added gathering of fabric, so you can shake your tailfeathers, too!
Find this nifty bit in our 50s section at

The Green Girl

Hatfeathers Vintage tries to operate as "green" as we can. While we realize no one person is going to save the world, we like to do our part. Our new blog section "The Green Girl" is our little place to share bits about how we do our best to be nice to the planet.
Our first topic...PLASTIC GROCERY BAGS!
Ok, we're as guilty as the rest. If you don't have a huge collection of these bags hanging on the wall or a doorknob somewhere, then you are amongst the minority. Yeah, they're great when you need to clean out the litter box, but who's cat goes THAT much?
I recently got 4 cloth bags at WalMart (I know, I have issues with them, too, but!) and absolutely love them! I can get a lot of stuff in them, and they hold their shape well. My stuff comes home in better shape than with the 10 or so plastic bags these 4 cloth bags have replaced. That's 10 bags every 4 or 5 days! Better yet, I am slowly regaining the wall to my laundry room; the home to my vast collection of plastic bags.
I've used them for other stuff, too, such as trips to the post office, gym, and our little one likes them for carrying sleep over stuff to Grandma's house.
There are loads of great bags out there for purchase, I've seen a lot on ebay, in stores like WalMart and Target, and through online retailers. Give them a try, help save the world one grocery trip at a time.
Here's a link to the Sierra Club's page on plastic bags

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Item of the Week

Martha's "Strike and Spare" Bowling Shirt

This shirt is just one of those fun, novelty-type things that I enjoy finding.
The chocolate brown fabric is loaded with a unique, heavy chain stitched logo, plus the bowler's name at the front, "Martha".
It may not be the height of fashion, but I think it's a real hoot!

Find it and other nifty things at

The Happy Housewife

The Happy Housewife knows your family is on a why spend a lot on over-processed, packaged foods, when good, simple, and quick will do? This dish goes great with simple meals like burgers from the grill, or fancier meals like roasted chicken. This also travels well, so it's great for pot-luck dinners. Try this one with your family today!

Baked Rice
1 cup regular rice (the cheap by-the-bag stuff, not Minute Rice)
1 regular can chicken broth (or veggie broth)
1 small can of sliced mushrooms and their juice
About ½ Stick butter or margarine, sliced and dropped in by the chunk, use as much or little as you like

Put all the ingredients into a loaf pan or lidded casserole, cover with lid or aluminum foil. Bake at 300-350 for about an hour. Keep the lid on the whole time, don’t peek!
Picky kids? Leave out the shrooms, but add in more water, about 1/3 of the broth can will do the trick.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Item of the Week

Spring may be warm, it may be chilly - hey, it will probably be both a few times in just one day! That makes spring the perfect time for a little pinup style sweater like our featured item this week.

Wear it with jeans or slacks, a full skirt or pencil skirt, wear it open like a jacket over a babydoll Tshirt, or closed over your favorite figure enhancing undergarments for that bombshell pinup gal look.

Bright colors are in this spring, so why not go retro while fitting in with the trends?

Find this and other wonderful vintage items at

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Item of the Week

It's rainy, chilly, and drab outside the studios of Hatfeathers Vintage, so the item of the week is one that reminds us of the approaching Spring season.

This wonderful vintage hat is a delightful shade of pink. Add in pink chiffon ruffles and pink velvet flowers, and you've got a hat that is simply wonderful.

The approaching Easter weekend is a perfect time to celebrate the lost art of hat wearing.

Find this and other wonderful hats at

Friday, March 7, 2008

Just getting started...figuring out this blog thing!

I'm new to this whole blogging thing, so this first post is just about feeling my way around. I'm hoping to start highlighting some of my best vintage pieces, available on my website. I will also be sharing interesting tidbits about vintage clothing and the eras it comes from, plus my random thoughts everyday things.