The Mobile Millinery Museum is gearing up for our busy May season once again. We kick off Mothers’ Day weekend early this year (Thursday, May 11th) with a visit to the Chartwell Montgomery Village Retirement Residence in Orangeville where we will present our signature Retrospective Millinery Fashion Show. The Mobile Millinery Museum is home toContinue reading “Mothers’ Day Hat Shows & Special Events”
This exquisite 19th-century lace bonnet with pleated brim and fan-tail bavolet was fashioned for a child when lace signified luxury.
This darling little daisy bedecked Easter bonnet for a young girl was likely factory-made in the 1960s – a time when a new spring outfit complete with hat, coat, and gloves was de rigeur for mothers and daughters alike. As a child of the ’60s. I am such a fan of daisies that I dedicated anContinue reading “Daisy Bedecked 1960s Easter Bonnet”
I am currently exploring the world of children’s millinery and enjoying the search for children’s vintage hats and bonnets. Baby bonnets, of course, abound and those from the Victorian era are particularly dear. This little treasure is an embroidered net with cream-coloured, silk ribbon ties and brow-line self-fabric flowers; likely a Christening bonnet. The machine-embroidered netContinue reading “Ribbons and Bows”