Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Simply Neutrals #10 Hats and Fairies

This week I'm joining Wen's Simply Neutrals party after a couple of weeks off on 'busy-ness'.

I've chosen a hat theme. Part of my time has been spent at our local museum photographing their old hats for a hat exhibition. I prepared a few of the best photos for a poster... Sorry if some are not quite neutrals, but I thought the muted old shades would fit the theme.


hat display


Vintage hat display


Vintage hat display


vintage hat display

There were a few volunteers helping to set them up -none of us are professionals, so we tried out various ideas and had some fun. It's like playing 'house' as kids! Here are the final posters:


hat poster


hat poster


Hat poster

Here's a photo I took of my daughter Roisin (which is Irish for 'little rose') years ago wearing my favourite of her hats. Sadly, she threw it out of the pram and I didn't notice.


baby in hat textured
Next, a cabinet card draped in lace...

Vintage photo and lace
Lastly, a little Christmas fairy I made from a tutorial from Dawn Edmonson of The Feathered Nest.

fairy in a lamp

You can see more beautiful neutrals at Wen's blog, Appleapricot



Thanks for stopping by. Happy creating!

Jesse




14 comments:

  1. Oh Jesse, Oh my word what a beautiful and inspiring post!
    Love love all the gorgeous vintage hats (your lay-outs are beautiful:) and I'm sure the event was a big success!
    Great photo of your beautiful girl- and the hat is precious! I like the wonderful cabinet card snuggled in lace and
    the fairy in the lantern; so sweet! and Dawn has some great tutorials! Have a wonderful week~ Karen

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    1. Thanks, Karen. Yes, our hat exhibition has been very successful. I took my Mum to see it on Wednesday. She had a look at the Simply Neutrals blog party too and said they were all beautiful. You enjoy your week, too :)
      Jesse

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  2. Jesse, what beautiful photos of those lovely hats. Your daughter was a beautiful baby. How old is she now? Does she still wear hats? That is a lovely cabinet card and I love your creation from Dawn's tutorial. Thanks for sharing all of it. Hugs, Sue

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    1. Hi Sue, Roisin is now 10 going on 16, and hasn't worn a pretty dress since she was three! She's a jeans- and-tights girl who loves to rollerskate and handstand around the house! She's still gorgeous but hates being in photos!

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  3. LOVE the wonderful photos, they are so precious. Great collection of hats. Hugs, Valerei

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    1. Thanks, Valerie, glad you liked the hat collection :)
      Jesse

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  4. Love the cabinet card draped in lace,dear Jesse. The photo of your daughter with that pretty hat is simply precious. Thanks so much for sharing the vintage hats.
    Have a wonderful week.
    Hugs,
    Marie

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    1. Thanks, Marie for your lovely comments. Your blog post was absolutely gorgeous.
      Hugs,
      Jesse

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  5. Dear Jesse, your cabinet card is so beautiful, love the big brooch , and the wonderful faity from Dawn`s tutorial, I bought that tutorial, too, and placed my fairy into a glass dome on top of an old sugar bowl :-) . The sweetest photo of your daughter , sorry you did not find her hat again, but the ones here, in the posters are so wonderful, love the ones sitting all on top of the womens heads !!
    Hug from Dorthe

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    1. Hello, Dorthe, would you believe, the brooch is actually a gorgeous belt buckle which I salvaged from an old dress. I love it, too. Dawn's fairy is so sweet, she really got me going on fairy children. I bet there are so many out there in everyone's craft rooms! Have lovely week.
      Hugs,
      Jesse

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  6. Hi Jesse,
    You have done such a lovely number of photographed displays for the museums hats and gloves. I think my favourite it the second more soft image but then I do love those hat boxes too.
    Roison looks so very beautiful in her hat too with those gorgeous blue eyes.
    A prettily arranged cabinet card with the old lace draped around and the fairy angel are both so sweet.
    It is nice to see you joining in here Jess with Wen's parties.
    All the best,
    Hugs to you from stormy here,
    Suzy

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    1. Hi Suzy,
      I must ring you! My Mum is here at the moment, and she hasn't left her home town for 5 years due to a fear of driving or being driven. I have been trying to be the perfect chauffeur at slow speeds - very hard!!!

      I've been showing my Mum our lovely Simply Neutrals blogposts and your card and wallhanging and she loves it all. Wen's parties have been a great inspiration for me. I absolutely love your wallhanging with the two girls photographed by Margaret Cameron - I think it's my favourite of yours!

      We had a band practice in Ulladulla yesterday as two of our members recently moved there. We are getting ready to play at the National folk Festival in Canberra at Easter. Mum enjoyed hearing us, then we had a look in a couple of op shops (in the rain!) before coming home (slowly!).
      Hugs, and I'll call soon.
      Jesse

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  7. Oh my, how sweet and beautiful did your daughter look in that beautiful hat! Your little fairy creation is so gorgeous. A wonderful decoration piece. And your photos of the hats are stunning, great shots and great way of displaying them. I'm sorry to be so very late in visiting this week. Life got in the way. Wishing you a beautiful day and sending you hugs, xx

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    1. Thanks, Wen, for taking the time to visit, and thanks for being such a friendly and affirming host of this party. Life is taking my time this week, too. I've had my mum for a week's lovely visit, and now the car is playing up - an intermittent electrical fault which can happen anywhere and then when the repairman comes it works fine! I'm driving a timebomb! And desperately trying to find a new (second-hand) car to replace it... Luckily I had a nice friend who lent me her car to take my Mum home (a 5 hour trip) and we poked our noses into a couple of op shops.

      Hugs to you, too.

      Jesse

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