Saturday, June 15, 2013

Saturday Shop Talk – Geraldine

Flapper headband with moss green velvet ribbon by ChatterBlossom

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antique filigree flower and ribbon headband

I've been on a 20s kick in the shop lately. After seeing The Great Gatsby and being generally wooed by the freedom and abandon of the Flapper age, I couldn't help but get the 1920s bug in my system. I'm generally a 40s girl, but the Art Deco period is like the unicorn era. A flash of magic, stunned awe, and then poof, it's gone only to become legend. 

I recently got my hands on some gorgeous antique half buckles and clasps. I wasn't sure how I would use them when I got them, but it wasn't long before the idea for headbands was hatched. I now have five made and in shop (see them here).

This particular one, the lovely "Geraldine", was made with an antique metal filigree buckle circa 1900 in the shape of a flower with a green glass stone center. The ribbon is a luscious moss green vintage Swiss velvet from the early 1930s that ties in back. Whoever purchases this beauty can choose with or without accent feathers in earthy brown and ivory tones.

It's quite nice because you can wear it both in a flapper style across the forehead or as a traditional headband. I imagine it would look quite lovely woven into an updo too.

1920s style headband #1920s #greatgatsby #flapper


Antique velvet ribbon headband in moss green

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16 comments:

  1. Your vintage finds are amazing and I love how you use them in your creative designs. This headband is beautiful. Have a great weekend!
    Jayne
    Handmade Cuties

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  2. So splendidly lovely! Green is my colour of the year for 2013, so I'm especially smitten with the verdant tones you used in this instant heirloom of a handmade piece.

    ♥ Jessica

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  3. Adore this band, its so pretty and the green shade is lovely.

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  4. Beautiful headband. And did you know that your hair is amazingly pretty??

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    1. Thank you, you sweetheart you! I'm really quite enjoying the pin curl do!

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  5. I am with you on the 40's and 20's eras. I have to say I haven't had the chance to see The Great Gatsby yet, but it is definitely on my list of things to do. I like the green color and the versatility of your headband! Beautiful.

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  6. that head band is lovely! it suits you really well! and the 20's are certainly a time to remember:)

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  7. Jamie, the headband is very nice and classy, well done!:) xo

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  8. Very nice ;)

    http://closertotheedge1.blogspot.com/

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  9. That is truly beautiful. I just love that shade of green and you've captured the flapper style perfectly!

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  10. So lovely! This is the perfect deco headband for a 20's gathering. Beautiful!

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  11. Okay I'm travelling but this better be available when I get home! Also, a hint, get yourself over to Portland because there are some awesome finds over here.... (I'm going a little crazy and I've been here for a total of 5 hours)
    xo
    styleontheside.com

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    1. Haha! I'm actually quite jealous of you as I've never gotten to shop in Portland before. I'm pretty sure I would be maxed out with you in no time! Can't wait to see what you bring back!

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  12. Beautiful! I don't think it will be in your shop for very long!

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  13. That is incredible! So so pretty (and I agree with Barbara!)

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  14. Thank you dearies! This may be my favorite piece in the shop right now actually. She certainly whispers all her adventurous ideas to me throughout the day! ;-)

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