a passion for fashion

Hoedenindustrie, damesmode. Hoedenmaakster beschildert met olieverf de door haar gemaakte hoeden. Elk ontwerp is exclusief waardoor elke hoed uniek is. Kensington, Engeland, 1919.

good morning dear friends


another brand new day with all the hope for the future.


there was another horrifying incident in france that i can’t seem to shake and just wanted to be here and share some beauty


also wanted to say thanks to everyone’s comments the other day about the chairs.


your feedback was really helpful and i’m taking all of it to heart.

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so what’s today about?


well i just fished into my pool of pics to see what popped up.


well, the one on my desktop was from the night i searched antique boutiques.


seems shopping never goes out of style…


i’ve been saving my pics using the google search now so it’s easy to keep track, maybe even easier than pinterest albeit not nearly as much fun


in any case i’m going to stick with the shopping theme considering i have to catch a plane in less than an hour.

1955: Pamela Parks, who runs a successful millinery business in Newark at the age of just 16. (Photo by Ken Harding/BIPs/Getty Images)

i’m heading back to NC to meet with a furniture manufacturer, a wonderful man i met almost 10 years ago. i’ve been waiting till just the right time to collaborate and the time has come!


and i didn’t forget the giveaway…the random number for the book is. #3…liz from san diego!


please let me know you addy and i’ll send it out on friday.


well, that’s about it for me today,


hope you enjoyed a trip back in time to do a little shopping.


better run, don’t want to miss my ride!


ps here’s a link if you’d like a little more: have a great day!



July 27, 2016. Boutique, France, Paris.


  1. Paris replied:

    heartbreaking in normandy …. going to paris in a few weeks … can’t wait to be ‘home’ xo

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  2. Susanne replied:

    Thank you for another heartfelt post and these wonderful shopping scenes… how I wish I could just walk into any of those old shops with their sumptuous inventories. Delightful!

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  3. francetaste replied:

    I adore these photos! Where do you find them? I think we would be good friends.
    Re Rouen, I read something that had some experts saying that anybody with a screw loose is latching onto this “cause” and twisting it to make their pathetic psychosis into some kind of statement–as one said, these people are suicidal one day and homicidal the next. It’s very sad, and so cynical of ISIS.

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  4. Connie* replied:

    These are such great photos. You have an enviable collection. It’s really true. When things get really stressful and I need a distraction, shopping always helps, even if I don’t buy a thing.

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  5. Andrea replied:

    Love the new blog. Shopping was really experience and the clothing was beautifully made and the hats so lovely. Thanks again for the lovely look back into the fashion of Paris.

    Liked by 1 person

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