8.04.2009

GIVEAWAY!



Here is the hat I promised AGES ago! I made it this weekend from scratch, all fabric covering and trim is stitched by hand. The main fabric is silk, the purple underneath is satin, and the trim is cotton, with some little cherries thrown in ;) It's inspired by the stylized toppers of the 1930s, and to help in stay on I've attached a comb on the inside.

The giveaway is open to anyone, and all you need to do to enter is comment on this post. If you would like your name entered twice then just post a link of the contest on your blog along with a photo you can find here. Comment again with the link and you have double the chance of winning!

The giveaway ends on the 18th of August, two weeks away, and the winner will be drawn at random.

Good luck!

192 comments:

GypsyFox said...

OMG what a LOVELY giveaway!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE it!

Lily said...

How delightful! I love the cherries!

zog_etiquette said...

I'd be happy to post this on my blog.
This is a very lovely hat. It'd be a perfect addition to my teensy hat collection.

zog_etiquette said...

http://zogettiquette.blogspot.com/

I added one on the side bar.
:D

Angel said...

Oh my lord its beautiful! Please enter me!

Jane said...

love it!

AlicePleasance said...

Great job! The hat is marvellous :-)

Purrfect Kat said...

will this hat makes me as charming and elicate as you??????

Angel said...

Enter me again :)

http://vintage-angelc.blogspot.com/2009/08/vixen-vintage-giveaway.html

I really really really want that hat!

Tamina listening said...

oooh, pretty hat!

Andi B. Goode said...

Comment! Hehe. It's darling - I adore those cherries. How I wish I had cherries to eat, now.
-Andi x

Ivy said...

Eep!!! Overloaded with excitement here... You've done a perfect job, m'lady!

Casey said...

This is so, so cute!!! You are so kind to do this giveaway! Definitely count me in... I can totally see wearing a little topper like this with some of my outfits (and getting silly looks from all the locals at my eccentric attire! ;)!

T. said...

Well I'd love to enter and also tell you what a marvelous job you did!!!

Raquelle said...

I would love to enter this contest. What a gorgeous hat. Thanks for doing this.

Lapetitemort said...

Darn tootin' that I want to be entered! That is a grand topper!

lpm

The Glamorous Housewife said...

Oh I just love the cherries! My post regarding the contest will be up at noon PST. Crossing my fingers that I win!

Thanks doll,
The Glamorous Housewife

Lapetitemort said...

Oh and I linked and added your photo to my blog ;)

lpm

http://lapetitemort73.blogspot.com/2009/08/vixen-vintage-giveway.html

Léa said...

This handmade hat is fabulous, love the colors, the fabrics, and the cherries too! Thank you so much to do this giveaway. I cross my finger.

The Momma said...

I just wanted to say... I LOVE your blog, I want everything in your Etsy shop, I think you are so adorable (I'm slowly moving towards vintage dress and you've been great inspiration) and a wedding dress for 75 cents WOW! Ok, that's all! Do I sound like a stalker or what?

niki said...

this hat is so darling! i'm so impressed that you made it!

Our Heroine said...

I have the just the dress (a lovely white cotton eyelet with puffed sleeves) to go with this! Consider me entered, and I will post on my blog as well.

avintagespirit (Lizzy) said...

Oh, that hat is so gorgeous, the cherries are too cute! Who ever wins it will be so lucky (although I selfishly hope that it is me).
You are so sweet to being doing this giveaway!
I'm definitely going to post a link on my blog to your giveaway!

Our Heroine said...

I have posted this on my blog as well: http://decanonon.blogspot.com/2009/08/in-which-our-heroine-covets-hat.html

Good luck to me!

evie s. said...

This is so cute! You are a doll in it!

whichgoose said...

Love the colors!!! Here is my first entry....

whichgoose said...

... and my second!!

http://whichgoose.blogspot.com/

reilly said...

Oh my oh my, that's gorgeous! BRB, blogging this. ;)

nataliee. said...

i love the cherries! very cute giveaway!

Basht said...

http://bashtinyourhead.blogspot.com/ Posted!
and as i stated, absolutly adorable. honestly it's so perfect for summer. Thanks for offering it up.

Terry said...

Howdy
Oh WOW ,what a fabulous hat !!!!!!
Awesome giveaway .
I love the cherries as an added touch :)
You are so creative and talented .
It is simply a divine little hat .
Have a fantastic rest of the week.
Hugs
Happy Trails

Parker said...

So beautiful.
hugs,
Fritzi Marie

Ylva said...

Ah, the prettiest of hats.

Maggie said...

Beautiful hat! I hope I win! :)

Michelle said...

Soooo Cute! I love those cherries and the whole thing is just so beautifully constructed, Brava!




michelle_lamy@fitnyc.edu

Anonymous said...

First I'd like to say that I saw pictures of your wedding and your .75¢ wedding dress and it made me very envious. Great find! You looked Gorgeous. then I checked out your blog and not only declared you as my new fav blog, but also eeked when I saw the hat. It's lovely and would love to be entered to win it. Thanks.

-Carlina
cmgabin@hotmail.com

Sparks Photography said...

Yippee! I love it!

Dizzy Dame said...

I love this hat!!!!!

Hanako66 said...

it is gorgeous...I can't wait to browse your shop!

Eyeliah SS said...

Oh wow, I would love to win this, it's so unique!! Thanks for the giveaway.

Jitterbugdoll said...

What lovely hat! I'd be delighted to wear such a pretty confection :-)

Shallow Mallow said...

It is absolutely beautiful :-)
Please enter me.

Blog post:
http://shallowmallow.blogspot.com/2009/08/gorgeous-hand-made-hat-give-away-at.html

Emma Deer said...

How very darling. I as, anyone, would be more than happy to receive that hat.

Anonymous said...

Ummm, nice colors and everything.

I will enter too because I have some dressed that I think would look rather nice with that.



Kai
eirowenmisuzu@live.com

Hannah said...

Ooh, amazing work! That colour is my favourite.

-Hannah
http://quickentheheart.wordpress.com/

40sfemme said...

Beautiful! I wish hats like this were still worn everyday! Definitely will do a post about this delightful giveaway asap.

p.s. I love your etsy store!

Aya Smith said...

What a darling little hat, of course course I'd like to enter! ^_^ You did a masterful job!

Greetz from Tiz said...

My compliments!You got talent!
This hat would be perfect for my 'Summer Jamboree'!
I will link it on my blog!
lovely greetz from tiz

40sfemme said...

Here's the link to my blog post about this fabulous giveaway:

http://usualsuspectspcj.blogspot.com/2009/08/and-cherry-on-top.html

sarah said...

Oh my, that is gorgeous! What lovely millinery. I have such a weakness for a good hat! Count me in! :)

Mary Van Note said...

It's beautiful!

Claradevi said...

Your blog is so wonderful... I'm glad I found you! Will coming again and again for sure.

Lolita Haze said...

Great hat! So very lovely. Off to post a link on my blog!

Lolita Haze said...

http://vintagestarlet.blogspot.com/2009/08/vintage-vixen-hat-giveaway.html

Here is a link to the repost! Thanks!

Della said...

So excited!

Meredith said...

I LOVE the hat, it's gorgeous!

genevieve a.k.a. the bandit said...

cool, i have a few vintage hats here http://yourfriendthebandit.blogspot.com/2009/07/through-looking-glass.html

love your creation!

Bunny said...

I love millinry! I have dabbled a bit myself from time to time! Love the hat! And your blog! I just "followed" you!
Cheers!
Bunny

Diary of a Young Designer said...

Beautiful work! Love the hat! I'd love to participate!

xo
Sophie

Laura Gerencser said...

Very nice!!
http://buttons-ribbons.blogspot.com/

jarsika said...

This is probably one of the coolest giveaway items I've ever seen, seriously! You have to be so proud of yourself for making THAT and then NOT keeping it! hehe.

xo

Blue

Joey said...

Lovely hat! :)

Andi B. Goode said...

And here's the link to my entry about it - http://c-o-l-a-cola.blogspot.com/2009/08/vixen-vintage-giveaway.html
-Andi x

Lemondrop Marie said...

Such a lovely hat! Love that your lipstick really pops in the photo just like the cherries!

Bunny said...

Here's the link to the post on my blog!

http://myvintageobsession.blogspot.com/2009/08/ladies-in-hats.html

Bunny

Renee G said...

This is just darling. Please include me in your drawing.

rsgrandinetti@yahoo.com

Amanda said...

The hat is adorable! You did a fabulous job.

There is a link to your giveaway at:

http://flapperdays.blogspot.com/2009/08/vintage-inspiration-august-4th.html

Thanks for your hard work,
Mandy

Meredith said...

Pretty!

Speedbump said...

That's amazing! I can't believe you made it yourself! Count me in!!

Mary said...

You and your contest are on my blog:
http://maryvannote.com/blog/2009/08/05/hair-a-hat-and-a-giveaway/

Digital Misfit said...

Fabulously chic and feminine hat! I love the unique shape, and the cherries are so fun!
I would rock this hat!

heidig@gmail.com

TalulaB said...

I love it! - Fingers crossed

La Dama said...

exquisite..i love the cheeries and the color.

Curvy Kitty said...

Oh my! aren't you a clever clogs! absolutely beautiful

Amy said...

Gorgeous! Love it.

Carleen said...

What a great hat. It's super cute. I love the cherries.

T.Y. said...

Gorgeous hat! Enter me in, I covet it more than I covet a box of chocolates!

sarah said...

I love it. And it looks like it's compatible with thick, long, wavy hair.

Justine said...

how talented you are that you can just whip up hats! I would have never dreamed of that.

Casey said...

I just wanted to let you know I did a little post on my blog about the contest: http://blog.caseybrowndesigns.com/2009/08/hat-giveaway-at-vixen-vintage/

I can't get over how cute this is! ;)

Jenny-Rose said...

So charming! The cherries are the perfect finishing touch!

BreeAsInTheTown said...

Too Cute, you do beautiful work!

Lizzy said...

Lovely hat!...I hope to be the lucky one ;)

Lizzy said...

well, I just post it in my blogg! you can check it out!....of course if you have the time

Maegan said...

This hat is so feminine and beautiful. I'm so in love with the cherries...and colors...and stitching...and everything else really! :]

Sirens Sexy said...

This hat is sooo cute!

Sarah said...

How cool is that! Please enter me! I love the colors!

beloved bowtie said...

Lovely lovely lovely! =)

Tiffany said...

This hat is so fun! I love it!

Sh said...

<3!

Fleur de Guerre said...

How utterly fabulous! Consider me entered! :D

Kalyn said...

Super cute! Whoever wins this is going to be styling!

. said...

I really love that hat, I hope I win it. Thank you for writing such a lovely blog:)

Lise

Kalyn said...

I love it!

oni said...

oh my god

Patricia said...

This hat is a beautiful vision !!!

Mel said...

Wow gorgeous hat! I can't believe you made that!

Nicole said...

I ADORE the cherries!

Rosa said...

yay! i will win! i have a good feeling abou5 i5 :-) thanks lady!! xxx

Jasmine Fiscus said...

Beautiful! The colors are magnificent!

Eartha Kitsch said...

Really fantastic! - EK

Melissa's Cozy Tea Time Readings said...

Lovely. You did a great job!

Sharla said...

Oh I LOVE this! I collect hat's that would be the cutest addition, very nice work!
Sharla~

Jessica Cangiano said...

My dear, you are one seriously talented milliner. That hat is, as the mavens of style the French might say, c'est magnifique!

So special, thank you for offering up this resplendent creation to one of your lucky readers.

♥ Jessica

Rachel said...

So cute! I want to win this so I can wear it at all times. Forever.

Rachel said...

http://funnyfaceme.blogspot.com/

I put up a post!

puglyfeet said...

Oh yes! Love it!

Pickle McPickleheimer said...

Oh my, that is an amazing hat!!!

Pickle McPickleheimer said...

www.omgoldfish.livejournal.com for the post! I didn't really know what I was doing, so it's not amazing, but there we go!
Forgot to say, also; was sent here by Casey, of Elegant Musings :)

Scientific Housewife said...

Beautiful hat!

Scientific Housewife said...

http://scientifichousewife.blogspot.com/2009/08/vintage-hat-giveaway.html

linnea said...

oh! that hat! so lovely lovely... it would go so well with my purple dress im making for a burlesque evening. how nice of you to just give it away...

Miriam said...

Oh it's lovely!
Hatmaking is the funniest thing, isn't it? ;)

I will definately post a link to your give away on my blog!

linnea said...

i have posed a link on my blog! so please check it out.

Hanna Persson said...

Wow, it's looks amazing! :)

nela said...

nice :D

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

OMG Solanha! This hat is so beautiful. I think I would actually give up my pink hat for this one, and I really didn't think I ever would. I love cherries and this was made just for me. Please add my name to the drawing. When I get home today I will come back as I will add it to my blog also. What a wonderful treasure. I'll have to look and see if you have a follower listing, as I would love to follow this blog. Thanks again for sharing. Country Hugs, Sherry

puglyfeet said...

Hi Solanah,

I already entered a comment. I'm writing you a second comment only to give you the link to my blog post about your amazing giveaway:

http://www.puglyfeet.com/blog/2009/08/hat_giveaway_at_vixen_vintage.html

Exciting...

Felicia said...

Oh, wow. Talented girl! I will sertanly post it on my blog!

Moni said...

You are one talented Vintage lady, model, seller, designer and blogger supermo.
Im in awe.

Donell said...

What a fabulous hat! I also love the cherries!

*daisy said...

(sigh!) absolutely gorgeous!!

imperatrixj said...

gahhhhh!!!

imperatrixj said...

http://imperatrixj.livejournal.com/2480.html

Vintage Mama said...

Mama Love Cherries! Pick me, pick me!www.vintagebeautyblog.com

Love it ! said...

it's perfect for a spot in my home.

thrifty & nifty said...

that hat is beautiful!
XD

GracieFrances; said...

that hat is wonderful!
i love it.
great giveaway, deary. (:
xx

Erin said...

What a lovely hat! Thank you for such a delightful giveaway :)

Erin said...

Hi Solanah - have featured it on Pretty Vintage.

Hope I win! Thank you again!

http://mirkwoodcottage.typepad.com/prettyvintage/2009/08/gorgeous-giveaway-on-vixen-vintage.html

Ylva said...

For hat on blog, see:
http://tabelraset.blogg.se/2009/august/andras-kreativitet.html

sew nancy said...

wow
love the hat
i would have so much fun wearing this

Marte / Martotopia said...

That's the most beautiful hat I have ever seen! I want to wear it when I'm sitting in under a cherrytree, wearing my granmothers swingdress from the 50`s (who has the same colour as the hat) in Hardanger/Norway and eat cherries all day long.

Abigail said...

What a delicious hat!
And the cherry on top is like frosting on the cake...

Marte / Martotopa said...

I've told about your giveaway to Norway. The hat is pure beauty!

http://martotopia.blogg.no/1249656578_vixen_vintage_giveawa.html

Charlotte said...

Beautiful hat - love the cherries!

I linked to you in my blog: Tuppence Ha'penny.

mariadolores said...

That is a gorgeous hat!

luckydame said...

Gorgeous!!! I love it so much!

bungalowbliss said...

I'd never think to pair these colors, but wow, are they gorgeous! I love the way the red pops against the pastels. So clever, unique, and beautiful!

Wanda said...

beautiful hat!!! I wish people wear them more often.

best regards,
Wanda Contreras

Sirens Sexy said...

My second entry...I really love this lil topper!

http://sirenssexy.blogspot.com/2009/08/win-1930s-inspired-hat-from-vixen.html

Stefanie said...

The 19th is my birthday, so I would love to win, this is so beautiful!

margrethe said...

Absolutely stunning hat! :)

Penelope Nightingale said...

Goodness, it's magical =)! You did a wonderful job! Count me in!

Alexandra said...

Magnifique!
So lovely... as usual!
I'm hoping that I win - it would be my first hat!

woa said...

Lovely! Would be happy if I won. Have a blogpause so i can't publish... sorry

Retro Chick said...

Oh that's gorgeous!

I wish I could make things like that, anything I attempt ends up looking a school project!

Jenny Olofsson said...

Oh I really like that hat! it´s wonderful!
http://jenny-foroldtimessake.blogspot.com/

ejessop said...

Beautiful, beautiful hat! Channels a vintage aesthetic while still having a modern edge so you could wear it down the street today. Lovely work!

aindrea//fashionistadujour said...

Ahhh! That hat is gorgeous!
Would love love love to win it :)
x

Emily said...

great giveaway! the hat is very cute

Brooksie said...

What a lovely hat...I have been thinking of all the vintage outfits that I have that would go with it.

Brooksie said...

Enter me yet again, I have just posted on my blog with pic.

Mary Sailors said...

I love the hat!! What a great give away!!
Mary

ClassicMovie Bug said...

This hat is absolutely wonderful!

Katie @ Domestic Debacle said...

This is an amazing hat! I love it!

Katie @ Domestic Debacle said...

Here's the blog post! http://domesticdebacle.blogspot.com/2009/08/hat-shall-be-mine.html

A Thought Is The Blossom said...

love love love.
this is so beautiful. such a talented little lady you are! :)

Mug-z said...

Oh, that's GORGEOUS! How sweet of you to share it! :)

Brook said...

aaahhh I love this hat!! i've just started making cocktail hats.. love it!

Lagelle said...

This hat is amazing, I'll keep my fingers crossed btw come visit www.lagelledailydose.blogspot.com

in company with sparkles said...

It's stunning! So beautiful, I can't believe you made it. It inspires me to try! The berries are my favourite.

Hannah Nino said...

Wow!! What a gorgeous hat!!! The berries are so cute!!! Count me in!

reilly said...

http://cicispeaks.blogspot.com/2009/08/cool-down.html

:)

Jessica Cangiano said...

Every time I see this incredibly charming hat I fall more and more in love with it! :)

My post about the contest can be found here: http://www.chronicallyvintage.com/2009/08/vixen-vintage-is-giving-away-gorgeous.html

Oodles of hugs!
♥ Jessica

(*PS*, my husband was reading my blog this morning and mentioned to me how gorgeous he thought the hat was, too!)

analeibe said...

just gorgeous! makes me think of childhood summers in our orchard with my omi hanging fat red cherries over my ears as earrings... wonderful

please enter me

Elwa said...

Lovely! Please - send it to me!/Elwa

anna said...

this hat will bring the poetry in a woman's wardrobe. It make me dreaming about the ship in the sky...Cherry hat for cherrish lady...

Vivian Tumasonis said...

Your blog is lovely!!!!And this hat is so cute, so vintage!!!I love this!!!I´m brazilian fan, and here your hat is a success!!!I neeed!!!!! Visit my blog: www.bibimademoiselle.blogspot.com
xoxo

Charlotte-Mary said...

gorgeous hat sugar
-adds comment-
he he
absolutly love the latests posts too that cirucs dress is amazing!
Miss. Mary

Little Rascal said...

Aw, that's cute. Well done!

Eva said...

This hat is so cute! I have just discovered your blog and I really love it! I'll post an article with this contest on my blog: http://zazoute.wordpress.com

andwhenwekiss said...

lovely!! love it!!

Alli said...

what a delightful hat! i'm such a hat person so this would be the cat's meow on me:)

Hannah Nino said...

I posted a picture link on the right side bar:

http://theartofhannahnino.blogspot.com/

angelica said...

What a lovely and adorable hat. Would love to winh this to wear on b-day that is coming up in 2 weeks 1/2 :).

Maggi said...

What a fabulous hat! Love those cherries!

Virginia said...

[Gasp] I love love love it. Enter me, please! :]

The Frog's Eyebrows said...

Such a wondrous hat! I love how the eye is drawn to the cherries.

BumbleBecky said...

Pick me! pick me! I need to spice up my life with a fancy hat. =].

Colleen Hamlin said...

New to your blog! Love the hat, please enter me into the contest. Thanks and keep up the rockin' work!

Lucy said...

Please enter me in the giveway. I just found your blog from another persons blog roll. I haven't even read anything. This hat stopped me dead. I love anything with cherries on it. I also adore the style of the hat and anything handmade. My Mother used to make all my clothes when I grew up. Hope I win! Thank you.
makeupgirl21@comcast.net

Miss Dee said...

That is so swanky; I especially love the cherries!

Chloe said...

It looks really professionally made! How did you make the frame? I wear hats whenever I can and would love to add this to my collection (so small compared to yours!)

Artifaktori said...

we have you up!

artifaktori.blogspot.com

Kiyume said...

I love the hat, and it's so nice of you to give it away because it looks like you could sell it for a lot of money. Please enter me. I haven't exactly started blogging on my blog yet, so I'll have to pass on the second entering. thanks again! oh yeah and love the cherries!

kimvee said...

I'm in, so adorable. Please enter my name into the contest hehehe

baileychrist said...

The hat is beautiful. It is exactly what i want ladies to wear to my wedding. I am requesting vintage hats as attire. :)

Livy said...

Oh so pretty!

19fortiesAngel said...

Lot of talent in that hat! Blessings to you.

carly said...

the hat is adorable. and so is this blog!

Christy said...

Way cute!