19 August 2008

Put a Feather in Your Hair

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A few weeks ago as I was digging through baskets of antique sewing supplies at a flea market, I came across a big bag of vintage feathers. I wasn't quite sure what I wanted to do with them at the time so I put them away and nearly forgot about them. As my thoughts turned to planning my autumn wardrobe, I remembered that bag of feathers and pulled them out. It seems that over the summer I became quite addicted to wearing a flower in my hair. Rarely did I leave the house with one and it even came to be that I felt quite unfinished without one. I think that the feathers will become my must have accessory for autumn.

So far I've fashioned one headband and two haircombs using the feathers and some of the vintage buttons I collected in Baltimore. I'm saving some in hopes of finding a vintage hat, maybe a nice velvet one, to decorate.

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36 comments:

Anonymous said...

very clever and beautiful!

Raquel de Medeiros said...

Did you make this beautiful things? It is wonderful. I love it. I am a brazilian jornalist and live in Brazil. Sometimes I see your blog: is very interesting! I have one to called Fábrica de Moda (www.fabricademoda.blogspot.com) and I invite you to see someday. Sorry by my english! Kisses!

Doll legs said...

Love it, love it, love it!!!

jayne said...

you look amazing in these! great idea!

Gabsterr said...

Have you considered selling them?

they are amazing!

Sally Jane said...

Thanks everyone! I'm really excited about wearing them this fall.

gabsterr: Since these are a random vintage find, I don't think I have enough supplies to make enough to sell. Hopefully I'll luck out and run across some more and then I can.

Adiel said...

So far feathers in the hair haven't appealed to me much, until I saw this post. I'm not starting to lean towards liking them.

Ashlee said...

i really love the first headband pictured.

fabulos blog.

Hailey @ stylesymmetry.com said...

Oh I was hoping these were for the store (lol). They are super cool, I love that look on you.

skinnyGLASSESgirl said...

wow! nice job.. i love them

Missa said...

Those feathers are amazing, what a score and so perfect for fall hair accessorizing!

ann said...

i love wearing feathers in my hair. yours look beautiful :)

WJ said...

You are always so innovative! When I first heard the idea I thought it would be strange, but it looks very beautiful. Can't wait to see what you wear with it during autumn.

AnnaBananaCupcake said...

If you find more feathers, please please please sell some on ebay. Or maybe just make a post about HOW you made them? They are so beautiful and better than anything I've seen available at the moment.
XOXO

violetvirus said...

loving them feathers...

jessica ann said...

i love these, so creative!

The Clothes Horse said...

These are soooo amazing! I love 'em to death.i

Anonymous said...

wow. original idea with the contact sheet.

melly said...

These are made brilliantly, i certainly loving the headband and that peachy haircomb. It's a first seeing buttons added on and they work so well. Have fun with them!

michelle said...

I love all those!

liza jane said...

fabulous darling!
i started to make something similar over the weekend. but it was a flop.
if youre ever inspired to do a tutorial ::wink wink::
or yes, please, make some for sale.

chelsea said...

i love these! especially the headband. awesome.

AlicePleasance said...

Their wonderful, all the three! The headband is my favorite :-)

Heidi at MilkChildren said...

What a clever idea! I so want to give it ago :)

manja said...

Oh yea, PLEASE do a tutorial on how you made those...I love those hair pieces! I hope I will run across some vintage feathers when I get back to the Netherlands(the area in Germany where I am right now is a vintage - desert!)

Hannah said...

The skin toned one is absolutely beautiful. I'd also love to see a tutorial on how you made them!

beccajanie said...

those are absolutely stunning and gorgeous. amazing job!

Beanhead said...

how inspiring :)

Louise said...

Wow, you are so clever! The photography is beautiful too. Can't wait to see you rocking the feathers.

Imelda said...

These pieces are so beautifull! How nicely made by you!

Anonymous said...

wow.. all of them are so pretty.. nice work!! it's very inspiring!!

Songy said...

this is the most amazing collection of feather hair pieces I've seen. lovely.

Nothing Elegant said...

These are impressive -- it looks as if you've been making them your whole life, just perfect!

lastee said...

it is you who is also on etsy selling these beautiful feather hair bands?

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5288056

this one!

Mo'o Lovebikes said...

i bought one of these headbands from a girl that makes them, and spent a lot. then i was in "michaels" crafts and hobby store and found them in the feather section. identical, all ya gotta do is attatch a clip or bobby pin to the big water droplet shaped patch of cloth with the feathers glued on it it. its like 3 dollars. go diy! ciao

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