Saturday, May 23, 2009

PINK SATURDAY --- PINK BONNETS

Yesterday’s trip to the flea market was a successful one. I found several treasures, including the two items I’m sharing this morning.





The first was found in a box of baby clothes. I almost overlooked it, because it was so crumpled and dirty that I thought it was a scrap of fabric left over from cutting out a pattern…….but when I smoothed out the folds, here is what I found.

Don’t you just love the rows of lacy ruffles.










The second was neatly displayed on a shelf among other baby items. It’s sweet, almost rosy, color and simple lines captured my heart, and I knew I had to buy it.


It’s ribbon ties are missing, so until I can find a length of ribbon in the right color, I have attached two small, millinery flowers at each side.


I brought the items home and gently hand washed them. Then, I very carefully pressed them. They are very delicate………but very beautiful!
Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend,
Kay


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33 comments:

maidenshade said...

Hi and thank you for visiting my blog - those bonnets are adorable. I love the shape of them, the lines. You must have the patience of a saint to have ironed them!

xJ
MaidenShade.wordpress.com

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Happy Pink Saturday ~ I hope you have a great weekend ~ Susan

Claudia said...

Oh goodness, those bonnets are absolutely adorable - So sweet and precious! Happy Pink Saturday!

♥Mimi♥ said...

What a l♥vely Pink Saturday blog entry. This is the one day of the week when I get to sit for a couple of hours and soak in my favorite color. Thanks for being a part of that day☺

Those bonnets are precious! I never had a little girl and never got to buy a bonnet...sigh. Now, little girls don't wear many bonnets...they should.

Wishing you and yours a wonderful family weekend. I will be remembering my father who served in WWII, and praying for all of our military who are in harms' way.

Melony at Whimsy Daisy! said...

I don't think I would have ever thought to smooth the fabric out to see what it was...but wow...it sure paid off for you! Those are just confections of sweetness. How beautiful!

Dawn said...

What a great find, so sweet and precious! HPS!

Bellamere Cottage said...

Hi Kay!

OH MY GOSH! Those are FAB-U-LOUS! I love the one with the ruffles.....yep, I'm that sort of a girl.....I like LOTS...... ;-)

You did such a great job making them all fresh and pretty.

Hugs!
Spencer

Sares said...

How precious. Old baby clothes were so beautiful. Now they just put them in mini jeans and t shirts like little adults. How uncomfortable for the babies to wear jeans. They do look cute in them though. I like a baby to look like a baby.

Happy Pink Saturday and have a terrific weekend!

Suzie Button said...

What gorgeous finds! It's a good thing you investigated deeper before walking away, both hats are just so sweet and nostalgic! Happy Pink Saturday! Suzie

Sarah Bella's said...

beautiful post..Happy pink Saturday.
God bless you. Sarah

Elizabeth said...

Maybe you could use a white ribbon and keep the flowers on the bonnet.
I'd love to see a little girl wearing those, they are awesom!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

How beautiful! They really are lovely. Thanks for sharing and have a lovely Pink Saturday weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Lynn said...

Very sweet.
I can just see a little face peering out from them!

Melly said...

oh Kay, those bonnets are just gorgeous, it always pays not to pass something by with a quick glance but to really look at it and you just never know what you may find, like you you found something beautiful.
Happy Pink Saturday!
Melly:)

Pony Girl said...

Wow, what special finds! I love the flower that you added to the second one!! How old do you think these bonnets are, and for what age of girls?

Betty said...

You find the most beautiful items; I guess I just don't 'see' the wonderful things you see as I'm browsing through a second-hand store. I think I'll pay more attention in the future, though. Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures.

koralee said...

These a beautiful!!! I love the second one..the color is such a sweet shade of pink and the little flower...simply adorable!
Thanks for visiting my blog for Pink Saturday...just wanted to stop by to say hi and so glad i did.

The Wrought Iron Gate said...

Pony Girl,

Neither of the bonnets had tags with sizes, but if I were to venture a guess as to what age girl would wear these bonnets....I'd say a three or four year old.

The lady that I bought the bonnet, with the flower from, dated it from the 1940's. The ruffled bonnet seller said that it came from an estate sale. She guessed it was from the late 40's, since it was stored with other items from that period when she bought it.

Have a great weekend.

Kay

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mythoughtsmyvoice said...

Oh dear! This bonnets are soooo sweet. The ruffled one is so adorable for any baby and the second one reminds me of old movies where they do wear bonnets shaped like that :-)

Li

the wild raspberry said...

those are some of the cutest bonnets i have ever seen!!!!especially the darker pink one.
love love love them.
chasity

Beverly said...

I am in love with that pink ruffly bonnet. They are both gorgeous. You must have been thrilled to find these.

Happy Pink Saturday.

someplace in thyme said...

your bonnets are a true find, and beautiful also, you were lucky to have come across them, happy pink saturday, Char

HiHo said...

they are wonderful!! I love to think of the sweet babies that wore them in fancy strollers, with white walls.....Happy pink, heidi

Alison Gibbs said...

Kay what beautiful bonnets
Alison

Beansieleigh said...

Oh my gosh... These are absolutely PRECIOUS!!!! I LOVE them!!!

Happy Pink Saturday, and hope you're enjoying your weekend!

kana said...

Love the new bonnets. I didnt fine too much for me yesterday at the flea market!

KayEllen said...

Looks like I missed a fun Pink Saturday Kay :)

Beautiful Bonnets!!!

Have a nice weekend,

Pink Smiles,
K

rosecottagegardensandfarm said...

Hi Kay,

The pink bonnets are so sweet. Are they made out of organdy? The designs and shapes are charming. You have brought new life to such a lovely finds! Are your granddaughters too old to wear them for a special occasion?

Thank you for sharing your creativity and gift for imagining potential!

Warmly,
Debbykay at Rose Cottage Gardens and Farm

CottageBliss said...

LOVE those bonnets! So delicate in color, you must love seeing them each time you pass by them.

Melissa

Terri said...

Both of them are very cute. Love the different pinks. I hope you had a good Pink Saturday. Thanks for stopping by my blog too.

white o'lmorn.cottage said...

Hi Kay, catching up with all my fav blogs. I am so thrilled to see these gorgeous little bonnets. Real treasures and you show them off so well. Beautiful!...Pam Flynn

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Kay ~ these are absolutely the best bonnets I've ever seen! What a great find, it pays to dig! ~Stacy~