Beanie!

I have a wonderful photo of my Nana (Mam’s Mother) wearing a beanie hat. The photo was probably taken in the early 1940’s and I have always fancied one!

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So when I saw one listed on the web I couldn’t resist getting it!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beanie_(seamed_cap)

It’s probably a 1950’s one, it has a stamp inside on the wool

from “Merrimac” the seller had found some interesting info about this hat maker

http://www.hattales.com/discover/hat-nostalgia/merrimac-hat-company/

I wanted to re create Nana’s picture at some point, but opted for a few shots wearing my new Rocket Originals sweater for now! I’m also wearing a matching cardi from them and their lovely shoes of course!

My red skirt is a “Pendleton” one 100% pure virgin wool.

Lisa at the esty shop I bought the hat from has offered my readers discount at either of her shops. Use “BDV5OFF” for 5% off your total order at either my Etsy shop (https://www.beedeevintage.etsy.com – big clearance underway!) or my flagship site (https://www.betterdressesvintage.com).

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The scarf was found at my local antiques shop!
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I love the detail on the hat, studs and pearls!
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The amazing Veronica shoes from Rocket Originals! Oh! and Charlie!

http://www.rocketoriginals.co.uk/

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Wishing we were in Paris!
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The poodle brooch was from Charcoal designs on Etsy

https://www.etsy.com/shop/CharcoalDesigns

 

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Bettie and my fab ladies gibson shoes!
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The red gloves are original 40’s I have had them for years!
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Bye! We are off for a walk!

 

 

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Beautiful outfit and ode to a special memory of your grandma. I love the classic use of red, white and blue here, and can’t stop swooning over your stunning sunglasses.

    Many hugs & happy (almost) summertime wishes,
    ♥ Jessica

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  2. Retro rover says:

    This is just a stunning outfit and your dogs are gorgeous too

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  3. Liza D. says:

    Very glad the beanie has found a happy new home. Your outfit looks wonderful.

    Please offer your readers a discount at either of my shops. Use “BDV5OFF” for 5% off your total order at either my Etsy shop (https://www.beedeevintage.etsy.com – big clearance underway!) or my flagship site (https://www.betterdressesvintage.com). Kind regards – Liza D.

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