I recently stumbled upon the mother lode* of vintage millinery type stuff. All that was missing were tiny velvet flowers, but I have high hopes they are going to show up there very soon. In fact, I will be making a return visit this week to see!
So what did I find?
Vintage Christmas corsages;
velvety fruits and vegetables;
a TON of tiny velvet Japanese shamrocks (I was SO excited to find these, I never find anything vintage for St Patrick's Day);
fruit and pips;
a whole load of tiny wooden heads (I already have a plan for these);
gold and silver foil leaves;
and my personal favorite, tiny fruit corsages!
I once bought vintage millinery fruit on Ebay because I really never see the stuff locally. Now I have my own personal stash.
The only problem? My millinery box is full and I am in need of a new jar for this stuff.
A good problem to have.
*Even though I took geology in college and am quite familiar with the word "lode" I don't think I ever thought of the term "mother lode" in quite that way until I googled it.
P.S. The blog name does not appear to have changed on my own bloglines, but I know some of you are saying it has changed on yours. Interesting.