For those of you not familiar with Cockney Rhyming Slang, a “titfer” is a hat — as in “titfer tat” — which rhymes with “hat”. 

I know…bizarre stream of consciousness thing those Cockneys have going on.

Anyway, with all the compliments I’ve received about my hat and well, the warm (it’s a winter hat) and fuzzy (it’s vintage-inspired after all) feelings I get when I put it on, I wanted to give a shout out to the source for my luscious lid (pictured here and on my personal facebook page).

With its vintage-inspired cloche shape and OTT red crocheted flower on the side, I fell in love with it when I saw it.  I found it on www.etsy.com – one of my favourite websites.  It’s a site for artists and craftspeople to sell their incredible, unique, definitely-not-found-in-a-big-box-store, wares.  This hat is designed and made by the femme of spiritsrising http://www.etsy.com/people/spiritsrising

If you visit etsy, you might find some treasures and then, you can gleefully shout something like, “check out my fab new whistle!” (translated from  Cockney Rhyming Slang as: “whistle-and-flute” or to us non-Eastender types:  “suit”.

So…anyway.  Check it out some time.  Support a creative type and the world will thank you because without them we wouldn’t have art shows in forests or 3-D chalk drawings on sidewalks or poutine (I mean, who else but a creative time would have thought that one up??) 

And you’ll have something very fun and possibly retro in nature to swoon over.  Ta dah!

You are reading a post from Christine Fader’s “A Vintage Life” blog.  Join the romance with all things retro at https://avintagelife.wordpress.com

Flower Hat

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