The crowds were thick today and the customers were happy. Artistry was in the air and I was loving it.
It was not long before I set foot in an enchanting display and was greeted by the welcoming Elaine Barre. The polished pendant that was my “buy of the day” yesterday at The Ottawa Antique Show was from her booth. Today I confirmed that it was from a previous Joan Rivers collection.
After admiring all the women’s accessoires including ritzy coin purses (pictured here) and learning of a local antique & vintage store I have to visit real soon called, Antique Hoarders, I was on my merry way.
Down the hall, The Curiousity Shop sparked my interest because of all the shiny objects that flanked their booth. On the back tables I could see some womens wear including a few hats. I wondered over and almost instantly bought this $4 Vintage Georgette labeled hat made of the Finest Imported Fur felt (Tchecoslovaquie).
Dorothy Bradley, the friendly vendor, mentioned the hat came from a sale in Westboro (Ottawa, ON) years ago. Right next door, I took a quick peak at some antique prints and maps.
Shortly after I landed at Pollikers Antiques featuring fine country furniture all the way from Greenwood, Ontario. The owner Gerry Marks was very informative and his Hoosier solid oak cupboard from Sutton, Ontario circa 1900 was the apple of my eye.
All of the items is his display had a very distinct look and a real homey feeling.
I always cherish the people that I meet at antique shows and the stories that are traded. It is just a bonus that I get to add some great new pieces to my own collection in the process.
I highly recommend checking out the upcoming Ottawa Vintage Clothing Showon April 13th. I heard through passing that some of the vendors from this past weekends Antique show may make an appearance there as well.
“Chapeau“ is a French term signifying a hat or other covering for the head. Source: Wikipedia
It was a cold winters day and after much time spent hovering over my heated laptop I decided to run downstairs and pick up a magazine. For $6.99 CAN I became inspired.
Bliss Victoria is a magazine about decorating, enterprising women, traveling and entertaining. In the issue I read an article called,“A Love for Vintage” all about Barbara Troeller an antique-millinery as well as historian and appraiser. A millinery designs hats and is a hat dealer for the most part.
After a glimpse of her cheerful hat collection full of flowers, feathers and lace I became hooked. Hooked by the victorious vintage hat. I made it my mission that day to find the most original and fitting hat out there.
After a few months I am still on the hook. I am thinking a 1950’s Juliette cap. Want to make your head and heart happy? Try getting a vintage hat this spring.