Saturday, March 21, 2009


This was a story written about Carolyn when she retired in 1960 after 40 years in the millinery business........of course she opened another shop 5 or 6 years later - she couldn't help herself ! It was in her blood.

Yes, I was the small artist in the story - and I clearly remember some of those hats. I certainly remember those angels - symmetrically spaced (that's the designer) on either side of the Star , hovering over the manger, wearing glorious, matching white hats with feathers and long ribbons (that's the milliner) !

And those Pilgrims! Turkey feathers EVERYWHERE.

I had originally cropped these articles but decided it was an added treat to see the 1960 advertisements.

Bring back this bathing suit !


Joyce said...

Oh I so can't wait for the shop to open!! Will you ship? I'm not a girly-girl, but I do love hats. I can't wait!!! You amaze me- remodeling and now hats. You do wear many hats!! I'm tired already.

Hugs my friend! oxox

janis said...

What a lovely story about you Grandmother's Hat Business! To have a thrid generation of millery, I am sure you have it in your blood. My youngest daughter adores hats, although not many wear them here in Indy. I found you through Reya's Golden Puppy. Can't wait to read more about the Shop. How cool. I admire your ambition.