Photo by Nelson

The Style Crone saw the first crocus of spring today!  Time to continue with the ‘Bloom Where You’re Planted’ series with a vintage felt hat with full face veil sprinkled with chenille accents and adorned with feathers.  I found this hat during one of my estate sale adventures and it has a special place in the hat room; to be honest, all the hats have an honored place in the hat room.  I love the mystery and allure of veils and the movement of feathers, so this chapeau provides a great deal of pleasure on a Wednesday afternoon, or any other time I choose to grace my head with its splendor.

16 Responses to “Bloom Where You’re Planted”

  1. SizzleandZoom

    Exquisite hat! I have noticed since visiting your site I have more style. You have been a
    wonderful inspiration and example.

  2. lihabiboun

    WOW!!! What an elegant and graceful LADY you are today. Thank you for a perfect start of the day. Love from Munich.

  3. Rose

    Well, now there’s a show stopper! Just a question or two. Do your earrings get caught in the veil? And how does one eat or drink? Do you lift the veil ceremoniously llike a bride, only to drop it again after lunch? Such run-of-the-mill considerations!!

    Love from England.

  4. Vix

    It’s glorious! I love on you so much, you have such poise and elegance.
    I wish I hadn’t got such a huge head, I rarely find vintage hats to accomodate it! xxx


    You have just taken my breath away. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Beyond fabulous and inspiring.

  6. Patty

    Ladies, take note! I mentioned a few days ago that I was dashing into my hat collection before heading out on a sales call, which happened to be a surf shop (here where I live in Half Moon Bay, Ca). Imagine my surprise when the first person I saw as I walked into the store was a surfer dude who did a 100% doubletake and said “Whoa! I like the hat! You look great!” Never saw him before in my life, never will again, and he was probably 20 years younger than I am. Kinda fun. Thanks for the inspiration, Judith!

  7. Pam@over50feeling40

    Mystery…allure…spendor…what woman would not want to look that way every day!! We must bring hats back, girls!

  8. Donna

    What a great hat and you wear it with such style.

  9. carolyn

    Chic. Any woman who can look like this has real power. Wow!

  10. deja pseu

    There’s so much mystery and glamour inherent in a veil. Gorgeous!!!

  11. Jean

    Love it!!!

  12. Paula

    omggggg!!!!! That hat is freakin gorgeous!!!!!! Love it! Paula–

  13. Camille

    This is such a beautiful picture. The hat, the profile, the smile. You are amazing!

  14. Fanny Pinkleton

    A brave and elegant choice!

  15. Judith Boyd

    Thank you for your questions. Regarding earrings and veils! If the veil presents an issue with dangling earrings, I choose earrings that sit on the lobes of my ears. And regarding eating and drinking, I make it up as I go! I usually lift the veil and very carefully tuck it into a place on the hat that ‘holds’ the adornment securely without damaging it’s delicate beauty and I sometimes allow the veil to cover my eyes in the process. And as you say, I drop the veil later as circumstances change. I’m sure there were standard guidelines to follow when veils were popular, but I haven’t been able to find them as yet. So for now I flow with the situation and do whatever works best at the time.

  16. Shelley

    Judith–that is one hell of a chapeau, and I mean that in the most positive way!

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