Friday, December 30, 2011

Hat's Off to the New Year

My sister and  neice and I decided in the early fall that our Christmas gifts to one another had to meet special conditions.  They had to be either handmade or thrifted!  So with that stipulation in mind I made my neice and sister these hats from a pattern that I thrifted for .35 at the Goodwill.
 They were made of black twill and lined in a grey and white paisley fabric.  I added a black and white polka dot ribbon to the outside and on the side there is a small black and while polka dot bow.  They both loved them and called them their "Going to estate sales hats"! 
Silly girl!
My sister was also thrilled with the 1950's house coat that my neice bought her!  It is so pretty!  She is going to feel just like Doris Day wearing that around the house.  This beautiful robe only cost a couple of dollars!
And I got 3 boxes of these beautiful vintage Christmas balls!  I can't wait until next Christmas for them to adorn my tree!
We had so much fun with our vintage and handmade gifts and not only were they great gifts, we didn't have to break the bank buying gifts for each other!  

I wish everyone the Happiest of New Year's!  I pray that 2012 is your best year ever!




Shirley Hatfield said...

That's a great idea! My sister already finds me fun stuff...this year it was a vintage pillowcase that read "Mrs", some cards of baby buttons and six happy drinking glasses with red roses and white picket fences. I think if we 4 sisters get together it will be more creative. Thanks for sharing those great photos. =D said...

How fun! The pictures reflect the joy ~ love!

Happy new year:)


Claudia said...

What a great idea! I may have to do that in the future. Looks like you all had a wonderful time1 Happy New Year!


Betsy said...

What a wonderful idea! I love the vintage robe. Thanks for visiting my blog--I'm looking forward to reading more of yours!

Happy New Year!


Nicki said...

That is brilliant - and that '50s housecoat is delightful.