|Hello guys, I thought I would show you my hat gift boxes...These are the cutest little hats..Everyone that see them thinks they are for dolls,|
|BRIEF HISTORY:In the good old days, when a man wasn't considered dressed without a hat, it made a great gift for Dad, Grandpa, Great Uncle, or any other man in your life. But Mom wouldn't pick out the hat Dad would actually wear, any more than she would trust him to pick out HER chapeau. She would go to the haberdashery (a fancy word for a men's clothing store) and select the brand, type and price level of his gift. She paid for the gift certificate, and went home with a darling little hat in a darling little hatbox, and wrapped it up for Father's Day...or Christmas/Hanukah/Kwanza...or his Birthday. Having received his gift, Dad then had the pleasure of visiting the haberdasher to be fitted for his personal selection of headgear, handing over the certificate to complete the purchase. The darling little mini-hat in the darling little mini-hatbox, might end up in the kids' toy box, to be worn by a favorite doll or Teddy bear, or it might just be put away in a drawer. (Needless to say, collectors pray for the latter, since those can turn up in mint condition.)Most often, the certificate would be for a specific brand of hat, not for just any hat in the store. Hat manufacturers competed to offer their merchandise in miniature. minis from Adam, Biltmore, Cavanagh, Champ, Churchill, Dobbs, Evans, Kennedy, Knox, Lee, Mallory, Resistol and Stetson. . The heyday of Gift Certificate Premiums seems to have been from the 1930's to the 1950's.|
|I just love them and have about 15 now in my collection..|
|I also love old shoes...|
|Old mens paper collars and boxes|
|collar box and beaded jet black purse|
|Some of my antique photo albums|
This album with the stand I got when I visited Chari at " Happy to Design" in June in Colorado
and she took me to her favorite antique malls..Don't you love going out of state and seeing all the great antique shops??
Christmas photo album
Pink glass beaded purse from ca. 1900
|I have all of these olden things in my tower antique display case from a general store ca. 1900 this case sits on a antique library table in my hallway that goes into my bedroom..|
Love her sexy legs...
|And nothing would be complete in my house without a Chandy |
Or 2 ha ha!!