Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Scenes from a Mall...the antique mall that is!

The second day of the New Year started much like the first, with hubby sick in bed and me with iPhone in hand capturing another gorgeous sunrise:

Sunrise 1.2.20

The rest of the morning was spent hitting thrift stores and my favorite antique store with my friend Gwen and of course I had to snap a few iPhone pics
For a Princess

A parrot named Charlie

Make a Wish...

Of course I found something I just couldn't live without...a new vintage hat! Once I got it home, the research began as I tried to figure out what kind of vintage hat I had and when and where it was made. Then, it was time for the first selfie of 2013:

1940's Bavarian hand-felted sheeps wool hat.
The beautiful bird feathers are held into place with a silver Gamsbart pin adorned with a boars head.

There wasn't much time for art but my new hat did inspire me to practice watercolor:

I love hats! I think I'll wear this one with my Maine Hunting Boots (on the dream board...I WILL have a pair this year) the next time I'm in Kansas during cool weather. Until then, I'll just wear it around my house and pretend I'm out on a lovely walk through a Bavarian forest!


Luke A. Bunker said...

I love the watercolor and hat!! That walk sounds wonderful! As downpouring (not a word, but it is now!) as it was, I did enjoy the walk up to Neuschwanstein. Would like to enjoy a walk like that on a nice morning. :-)

phoebe said...

Lol to wearing your new (old) hat around the house and pretending you're in a Bavarian forest! I like your thinking :)

Catherine Constance said...

Looks like you had a fun day. Great artwork...hope your up for another art swap... :)x

Nichole Renee said...

What fun ways to spend the day...including "hiking" around your house! Love the watercolor of the hat!!

Missy Trent said...

Thank you for the comments on my blog! I enjoy reading yours.... The hat is adorable!!!!! Working with my watercolors too! Love your little painting!!!!

Laura said...

Thanks everyone for your comments! xo