When I stopped to visit the Placer County museum in the Placer County Courthouse in Auburn, they had an exhibit that cracked me up –a whole wall of vintage hats, and documented newspaper articles and discussions on the “Demise of the American Hat”.
It was so funny to read! “Women are going hat-less, and SOMETHING must be done about it” was the cry of upstanding citizens. “When hats go, morality soon follows!” screamed another tabloid.
Oh goodness –personally, I think THIS HAT was the hat that ended it all. Who in their right mind would parade around town in this?
Evidently – ME! HA!
However, I have always loved hats and I can’t help but try them on when I find them in antique malls and shops.
I had a wonderful wandering day with Julie and Lexy – I told them I didn’t have a time agenda, and I didn’t care what we did – just enjoy the day. And we did!
We went to High Hand in Loomis to visit the Tin Thimble!
The Tin Thimble specializes in fiber art, wearables, felting, wool, anything fiber related there, as well as vintage buttons, laces, notions, and SOME quilting fabric.
I loved it! It was such a different place that I had to look at everything, and touch everything, and yes – I did come home with SOME stuff:
Just had to have half yard cuts! Some were 40% off.
Another shop called Bricoleur was a great wander, too!
I loved this description! The store was full of whimsical items like jewelry made from silverware, and all other kinds of knicky knackies made from repurposed items.
We ate lunch outside at the café!
((try the fish tacos, they are to die for!))
But the most fun of all….oh the antique mall! Antique Trove in Roseville!
1920s Four Patch Nine Patch!
And check out this interesting beauty!
And that quilting!
This looks 1950s to me.
New Home in a lovely cabinet ---
The price on this wasn’t bad, only $125.00 For California, not bad at all! I didn’t check to see if the shuttle was there, but I’m sure someone is going to snap this one up in nothing flat.
1850’s flying geese!
Oh, those fabrics!! And I love the check!
1970s torture device!
These were the most painful thing to my tender head back in the day! LOL!
Now THIS! I love!
Single wedding ring or Crown of Thorns!
You make my heart sing!
Now…my most favorite thing to do in an antique mall? Find the WEIRDEST thing for the weird award of the day. And I have two runners up! You get to decide!
Are you ready??
Wood duck pooping a cord.
((I’m sorry, I can’t help myself!))
It’s a REAL “Duck Call!” HA!
Or….get a load of this:
And the ugly chair award goes to….
Oh my! I’d rather have that machine…
Or this one:
Or maybe the hat isn’t so bad after all?? hehehe!
I’ll soon be on my way home!