I was just entering a new pattern into the shop for a set of hair accessories and found myself wondering if I didn't already have these. Now, these hair accessories are not necessarily big sellers, but shouldn't a design that goes all the way back to the 1940s (and possibly earlier) deserve representation? Well, of course --- I think so anyway.
1946 from Anne Cabots Mail Order Album. I love the loose sketch detail, accompanied by the photography. I nice combination of four different flowers and two leaves, that could be mixed and matched in any number of ways.
a 1943 Lily Mills Leaflet 112-b. Not all of the options here are flowers, but all are quite delightful.
This set, a bit later 1940s, is from Coats and Clarks. It's a nice flower with variation to be used in different ways.
This flower is quite Chrysanthemum like, although the pattern designer strictly referred to it as a pompom. This same design was illustrated as a neckband or choker, with the flower slightly off center.
These patterns were specifically issued as hair accessories. But, one must remember that a flower is a flower is a ..... well, you get the idea.
The 1960s were well represented with flowers ... those put on a wire stalk and added to vases -- such as this Mail Order Design 524. These flowers would make marvelous accessories.
So, back to where I started, yes, I did have several patterns for flower hair accessories. Don't forget that these are also great for chokers, wrist bands, shoes, label pins, over the top belts, etc. etc. etc. I have well over 150 vintage books and magazines waiting to be processed, as well as over 500 mail order design patterns, so I have no doubt that more flowers will be appearing soon.
Okay, now I'll go back to my regularly scheduled work!. Thanks for dropping by,