Vintage! Hat! Friiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiday!!!!!!! Rises from the dead... Halloween Edition!
Oh yes, Vintage Hat Friday is back, a special Halloween edition before the real competition begins in the dark and gloomy winter.
But beware: We take challengers DEADLY seriously... especially on Hallows Eve.
So if your company enjoys celebrating reuse, recycling, and stylish second-use clothes in the workplace [that means you, Eric Drivdahl of Seattle's Gelotte Hommas and our prefab Green Cottage Kits!], toss your hat in the ring now to compete in the upcoming Vintage Hat Friday 2010 Edition. We will resume our Vintage Hat Friday's for the season once it is dreary and dark enough - the purpose is to add a little humor to dark winter days, and ends with the first signs of spring, once you start to think about seedlings in cold frames and new growth of the garden season ahead.
If you are new to Vintage Hat Friday, here's how to vote: Tell us whom you favor and why by adding a comment, below. The key to this competition is to remember: you always want to vote for ME. (Me as in Copeland. Just so yer not confused.)
It may be a day early, but we here at C3 believe you can never have too flimsy an excuse for dressing up in something vintage and fabulous. I think that may actually be one of the bylaws in our company polices. So when I saw this sweet vintage Austrian dancing dress on Etsy back in August, I knew I’d hit the jackpot for costumey-goodness this year. It’s even got a dancing couple on the zipper pull! This dress is ready to ROCK! … Or possibly Polka. Whatever the case, paired with some knee highs, a pair of vintage styled heels I snagged from Goodwill, and a button down shirt I already owned (but which also came from Goodwill), I’m ready to….
This is supposed to be a Vintage Hat Friday preview? Why wasn’t I TOLD? I thought we were just dressing up…. Uh… hang on. I need to go get my hat. I… um… left it… ‘in the car.’
OK… well....… I’m making a statement about remembering to be environmentally friendly this Halloween by using green materials for my head accessory. And for you diehards who aren’t buying it: you’ve heard the expression “old as dirt?” The bush grew in the dirt. The flower is full of nutrients from the earth, and that’s really, REALLY old. So this flower is practically super-vintage.
Vote for me!
After having the flu invade last week, and preparing for Halloween and a return to the land / prefab modern house kit this weekend, the chores and catch-up have been overwhelming. The spot on my hand symbolizes all that frustration:
I want it out, gone, removed. So....
Out, OUT, Danged Spot.
'Cause we have living to do.
The gown I acquired, already used and threadbare, half-a-lifetime ago, in a dingy Broad Street shop (where I also found my prior Halloween dress).
The "veil" is made of a bolt of vintage fabric found in the same time period, and the hat (oh, I have to wear a proper hat for all of you bickering critics who insist the 'hat' has to be structure, no?) found and reused from an estate sale last year.
VOTE FOR MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
So there you have it: Vintage Hat Friday: Halloween Edition.
We now sink slowly back into the dark mists to await the winter re-awakening of...
[Creepy ominous laugh inserted here...]
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