The beautifully hand painted roses were obviously produced by a very skilled artist, probably in the 1920's. I decided it had to come home with me.......
I have placed it on top of my green side table; the green paint shows through the fine chiffon to coordinate nicely with the leaves of the roses.
You may also be able to notice a new addition to my vintage hat stand collection. I was able to buy her a couple of weeks ago, but had to wait for her to arrive in the post. I was surprised when I removed her from the box, as she was much larger than I was expecting.
This wonderfully exotic creature originates from Paris, France. She is made from a large boudoir dolls head, with a turban like headdress that ties under her chin, which is finished with two wooden beads.
I have photographed her next to one of my other flapper girl hat stands; as you can see she stands much taller.
Beneath her base she carries the original Paris shop label. The fabric has faded somewhat and was once this vibrant pink, but I feel she has aged gracefully and the more mellow colours of her turban suit her golden glow.
Hope you are all having a great week,