October 20, 2009

Ugly Candles and the 1940's

My candles didn't match, and it made me sad.... :o(

So, ta-da! I wrapped them in pretty orange papers.
I normally don't care for orange, but these I do care for. Quite a bit :o)

On a completely different subject....who loves this 1940's thing that's been going on in the fashion world?? I'm raising both hands right now. I love it!! I wrote in my family blog last January that I was randomly falling in love with the 1940's, but I had been pretty out of the fashion loop, so I had no idea that everyone else was about to love it too! Perfect timing :o)

The 1940's trend of my choice has to be the cloche hat.
I want it, I want it, I want it.
Cutest hat ever in the whole wide world up there! I would change my name to Anthropologie if they gave me this hat. (And that's the only way I'm gonna get it, 'cause it almost $300!) :o)

This one (from an Etsy shop)is quite lovely as well!

I'm hoping to see one in a thrift store one day!

Have a great night all :o)


  1. I'm totally into cloche hats, too! Banana Republic has REALLY cute ones in gray, navy blue and black. $50, though. I think it could be a good deal for the quality. (Tad bit too much for me still). Target has gray and black for $15 that is not as well made.

    And you really are ahead of the game. Ruffles seem to be "in" right now, too!

  2. Check out wkdesigner.wordpress.com/2009/05/07/cloche-hat/ there's a pattern to make your own cloche hat. there's some really great patterns on there too.

  3. I love your writing style...you make me smile and giggle :)
    Love the hat! and the mismatched candles is something I think we can all relate to...Fantastic idea!


  4. Cute! What a great blog you have!!!

  5. I love the 40s. If you knit, you may want to try the following pattern @ http://fpea.blogspot.com/2008/02/free-pattern-friday-st-vincent-cloche.html

  6. Oh, that was a gorgeous knitted hat! Thank you for the link! I wish I did know how to knit!

  7. If you have a Parisian store near you they have cloche hats for about $25!!! I got a brown one with flowers...LOVE IT!!!

    Love your cute blog!

  8. I love the 40s! In fact, I call my style Creative Nostalgia and it's all about having a tiny edge of the 40-50s in my clothes, home, even my hair cut. (You can read about how I named my style here: http://katydiddys.blogspot.com/2009/08/creative-nostalgia.html). I love Anthropologie too, but have to stick to the sale section. Maybe the hat will be there one day-if I see it, I'll let you know!

  9. Girl, you could TOTALLY make one of those hats. I see hats like that in the thrift store all the time. With a little satin and a brooch, you would have it :)

    Love your paper wrapped candles!

  10. I tried one on years ago at an Urban Outfitters store, and fell in love. I still kick myself for not buying it...

  11. This is a wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing. Love your blog!

  12. Hi There! Love what you did to cover your candles!! Question: What kind of paper did you use to cover them? Scrapbook, wallpaper, origami paper?? Do tell if you don't mind~:o) Next question: I really like your blog! Wanna swap blog links? Hope to hear back from you!
    Kindest Regards, Rebecca

  13. Disney - there are several patterns on ETSY for this style - and HOME SEW company has a cute one in their catalog- hope this helps -Jewellulu

  14. Disney, I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with someday, because I can only imagine how gloriously creative you're going to be when that day comes! I could totally see you in this style of hat. ~Rita~

  15. Make one! You can do it! :) Please share if *ahem*when*ahem you do! :-P

  16. I LOOOOOVE Cloche hats. My man is obsessed with them. I found a really cool green one (it's almost a kelly green) at the Salvation Army for $2.99. The band on it is faded (it was black many moons ago), and the feather is sad. I plan to revamp it with a new black band, a black rose, and a new feather. :)


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