Friday, November 18, 2011

Why details matter......the beauty of old things

So a delivery was made this a.m., and I couldn't be more thrilled! In a previous post I had mentioned my search for a hat case, not to be confused with a hat plenty of those!
Well, it came today and it's simply stunning. I've been pouring over it's details this morning.
The leather outside, the incomparable fabric lining (wish I had a never-ending bolt of this fabric, it's the prettiest I've ever seen!), the rusty latches, and the center part that snaps off to keep your hats in place.

It really is the details that set these old things apart, and the beauty. Can you imagine walking into a store these days and finding an item for sale like this hat case?
I'll have fun finding room for it in my studio (wish me luck, hahaha!) so it can house some special linens and lace

Hope you all have a lovely weekend, Thanksgiving is almost here and I can't wait!


Vintage Market Place said...

Gail it is gorgeous!!!
Oh snow. I hope it does too. It is supposed to turn cold here tomorrow i am hoping too! Lol

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

That is a wonderful hat box. I have an antique trunk with the same exact liner fabric. I love that fabric as well. Wouldn't it be great if we could buy some yardage of that? Happy weekend.


Kelly_Deal said...

What a gorgeous hat case! I love the fabric inside. So pretty!

Robyn @ Robyn's Nest said...

Oh I love your hat case. Great find!


Angela said...

It's lovely. One of my favorite memories is of my Grandmother arriving at the bus station with her large red hatbox case. She used it for things other than hats.

Kathy said...

It is yummy...yay you. You waited and got a good one.

Rhonda said...

Oh, Gail. You were not kidding, it's gorgeous!
The birds just make that fabric sing...ha ha!

Girl, you snagged a beautiful piece there.
I'm so happy you got it. It belongs with you.

Come on Turkey Day!!!

Tina @ TinyBear Studio said...

What an awesome buy Gail - LOVE your hat case. No wonder you had to have this. It´s so beautiful.

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

so so pretty!!!