About Me

My photo
Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Friday, April 26, 2013

{Hats & Me}

  • As a young girl I always had to stand on my toes, nose against the window, when walking past the Millinery Shop 'Bonneterie Van de Beuken in the Steenstraat of Horst my birth place. 
  • My favorite Great Aunt Nelly or 'Oud Tante Nelly', the wife of my Paternal Great-Uncle Handrie, brother of my Grandmother and her sister Mia, did make such lovely hats. 
  • I always have admired the special bows, roses, pearls and ribbons they used as embellishment for those elegant hats. Mom used to buy her hats at their shop!
  • The very same Great Aunt Nelly, has instilled in me, my love for fine china and silver ware. 
  • Whenever I did sew for her a dress or suit, I did visit with her after High Mass on Sunday for fitting. 
  • She always did serve me coffee with pastry in her fine china. 
  • One never knows how such early encounters at a young and tender age do impact our lifestyle... For sure, Tante Nelly will be smiling down from heaven...
  • On August 25, 1984 I had found this matching hat, with veil... to go with my Royal Stuart Scottish Tartan plaid. 
  • Husband Pieter went to England for the British Mushroom Days, by himself and he found at the Scotch House in London a wool shawl, matching gloves and this fabric in a Scottish Royal Stuart Tartan plaid. 
  • So I did sew this pencil skirt out of the fabric. Later I have hemmed up the skirt and I still have it.

The shoes and skirt I still have...
Too bad that the Scotch House has been shut up by the end of 2001.
Just read: The Telegraph - Scotch House to shut up shop.
Pieter used to buy several things there; already for his little daughter Lizzy a Scottish Tartan skirt when she was a toddler.
Are you covering your head with a hat? 
If only for the sun in summer; that still counts!


Related link:
{My Jessica McClintock Hat & Christian Dior Suit} | previous post by me
Life is better with a hat | previous post by blogger friend Bea from Modern Country Lady
My Life in Hats | previous post by blogger friend Marie-Thérèse from The French Touch
{Do YOU all know Our Nations Oldest City - St. Augustine, Florida?} | previous post by me
Mad Women and Their Hats | previous post by blogger friend Marie-Thérèse from The French Touch

15 comments:

  1. i detest wearing hats. even in cold wisconsin, i did not like them. my mother made us wear scarves as little kids, but as soon as i got old enough, i stopped. i'd wear ear muffs it if was really cold.

    even now, i do not like hats. i will wear a sun visor.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Your great aunt Nelly sounds very talented to have made beautiful hats. And she instilled love for fine china and silverware...she must have had many lovely sets, I imagine :-)
    You look stunning in your hat and skirt!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Lieve Mariette,

    Staat je kittig dat leuke rode hoedje,en de rok lengte van toen vind ik super vrouwelijk,
    ik schat zo in dat jij de rok nu een heel stuk korter gemaakt hebt.
    En zo leuk om te lezen dat jij de verfijnde gebruiken van tante overgenomen hebt.

    Weet je dat ik jaren geleden een hele grote lap van zo'n zelfde geruite stof kocht,het omzoomde en nog altijd ligt die lap netjes in de lengte gevouwen op de leuning van de Chesterfield bank met Kerst alsof het een plaid is,omdat ik in die dagen dol ben op warme kleuren in rood.

    Lieve groet,
    Ger

    ReplyDelete
  4. Dearest Mariette,
    My mother also loved hats and also bought me some lovely ones when young from her favorite boutique. I think it was her little luxury at that time. You look stunning in the picture with lovely hat and matching dress♡♡♡
    How great having sweet and wonderful aunt Nelly to insight you when you were young♬♬♬ 

    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

    ReplyDelete
  5. Liebe Mariette,
    das Hütchen steht dir fantastisch und passt auch toll zum Schottenrock. Deine Tante hat nicht nur die Liebe zu schönen Sachen bei dir geweckt, sondern hat dir sicher auch einen Teil deiner Fähigkeiten vererbt. Ich hätte mich als Kind auch für eine Hutmacherei interessiert, es gibt dort viele hübsche Sachen.
    Liebe Grüße,
    Johanna

    ReplyDelete
  6. Liebste Mariette,
    das Hütchen steht dir so gut!
    Ich kann gar nichts auf dem Kopf haben, egal, welches wetter draussen ist ;O)
    Ich wünsch Dir einen wunderschönen Tag und ein herrliches Wochenende!
    ♥ Allerliebste Grüße Claudia ♥

    ReplyDelete
  7. Liebe Mariette,

    so siehst du hübsch aus mit dem Hütchen.

    Sonnige Grüße

    Elisabeth

    ReplyDelete
  8. Hello Mariette, You look really stylish in that hat. As an additional note, the bandboxes they came in are very interesting and evoke that earlier period when most people cared about such things.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Jou staat alles !! leuk hoor....fijn weekend liefs Ria...xxx...

    ReplyDelete
  10. I love hats! And that red one your head is beautiful! I hope I'll start making hats (or head stuff, however you call them :D )soon, it's my little plan. Or wish. :)

    ReplyDelete
  11. Liebe Mariette,
    ich finde deine Kopfbedeckung einfach wunderschön.
    Ich selbst liebe Hüte - Allerdings trägt man in Deutschland
    kaum noch welche.
    Freundliche Abendgrüße schickt dir
    Irmi

    ReplyDelete
  12. Que guapisima!!
    Tu tocado es precioso, me encanta el color rojo!
    Besos y buen fin de semana!!
    Veronica.

    http://nikavintage.blogspot.com.es/

    ReplyDelete
  13. Wunderschön....dieses Hütchen steht dir wunderbar....und die Kombi mit dem Schottenrock, und schwarzem Oberteil, einfach nur perfekt!!!

    Ein schönes Wochende und
    liebe Grüße
    Ricki

    ReplyDelete
  14. I love you red hat and your lovely tartan plaid skirt. There being do tartan for Knox, we are authorized to wear the McFarland Clan tartan plaid. It comes in red as well as green. Have a great weekend, Ginger

    ReplyDelete
  15. I loved this post and you look so chic in your hat and tartan skirt. We do share a love of a gorgeous "chapeau." Do we not?

    Many thanks for including a link to my article. Warm hugs, M-T

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for your visit and comment.

Mariette...

MARIETTE'S BACK TO BASICS © 2009. All rights reserved - Text and images may not be copied for distribution or sale.

Follow my blog by Email

213 Countries visited with 276 flags since:

free counters

Total Pageviews

Blog Archive

Google Analytics

Labels

4th of July (7) Accordion (5) Advent (18) ALL SAINTS DAY | ALL SOULS DAY (2) Aluminum Roofing (10) Amaretti cookies (4) American Airlines (4) American Mushroom Institute (2) Angels (116) Angels We Know By Name (10) Australia (19) Auto Immune Disease (12) Ava Grace's closet (10) Baccarat Crystal (62) Backyard Wildlife HABITAT Certificate (6) Barlow Tyrie Capri Lounger (2) Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Jacksonville Florida (2) Bathing Suits (5) BB and L (4) Belgium (2) Benjamin Moore (11) Bike Rack (4) Birthdays (27) Blissful Relationship (48) Blog Award (20) Blog Pageviews (10) Blogger I Admire (29) Blogger Tips (23) Bobèches (4) Bok Tower (3) Bridal Gowns (4) Britex Fabrics (12) Britex Notions (9) Bulgaria (3) Burberry (13) Burberry Tuxedo (3) Bypass Surgery (6) Cable Car (5) Camille Tharaud (9) Campbell Soup (29) Canada (15) Canada Rail Vacations (4) Candles (34) Carbon Footprint (8) Carillon (2) Cat Nurse (1) Cathedral-Basilica Saint Louis (1) Ceramic Chandelier (5) Certified Podologist (2) Chanel (16) Chaperon (5) Cherubs (18) Childhood (13) Chile (6) China (15) Chocolate (31) Christie's (22) Christmas (50) Christofle (28) Christofle (Memoire) David Rosenberg (11) Chronic Kidney Disease (5) Citizen Journalism (3) CitizenM (2) Coffee Cup (2) Colonnade Outlets at Sawgrass (5) Communism (14) Conference (21) Congress (27) Consulting (123) Costco (2) Countries visited (38) Courtesy (1) Croatia (1) Curaçao (14) D.S. Mullis (Author) (1) Dad (75) Damixa (7) Danish (6) Daughter (49) De Gaerde (1) Declaration of Independence (3) Delft Polychrome (1) Delftware houses (5) Delta Airlines (6) Denmark (2) Dessert (10) Diabetes (12) Diabetes type 2 (16) Diabetes type 2 Recipe (9) Dialysis (9) Dieng Plateau (1) Dining with Royalty (1) DMC (25) Doensen Sfeerhaarden (2) Domain Name (1) Door Décor (1) Doris Plaster (1) Down Duvets (5) Dupuytren's Contracture (3) Dutch American Heritage Day (5) Dutch King's Day (5) Dutch Queen's Day (3) Dweilen (1) Easter (23) Eco friendly (19) Eco Storage (4) Edible flowers (10) Editorial Review (9) Education (56) Edward Bok (5) Energy Star (7) England (16) Escada (97) Etiquette Training (5) Fairmont Hotels (10) Family (227) Family Memories (14) Filet Lace (11) Filet Lace Embroidered (4) First Lady Melania Trump (2) Fleur de Lys (8) Flower Framers of Cincinnati (23) France (4) FREEDOM (7) French (71) French Country Style (55) French Lavender Sachets (4) Friendship (196) From Pilgrim to President (2) Genocide (2) Georgia (21) Georgia State Flag (4) Germany (9) Gero Zilmeta 528 Menuet (15) Gevaphone (4) Gift from Blogger Friend (33) Gillis Video (4) Giovanni Raspini Charms and Co (42) Giovanni Raspini Silver Desk Items (11) Giovanni Raspini Silver Frames (11) Giovanni Raspini Silver Gifts (17) GIVEAWAY (24) Going Green (33) Graham H. Boonzaaier (5) Grand Canyon (4) Graze Picking (1) Hand Crocheted (89) Hand Embroidered (22) Hand Knitted (20) Hand made Lace (23) Happy New Year (8) Hawaii (1) Healthy Heart (16) Healthy heart recipe (23) Healthy Living (33) Heart Attack (5) Heeroom (10) Helicopter (1) High Tea (6) Highlights of the Mississippi Cruise (8) Holocaust (1) Hong Kong (6) House Blessing (2) Hungary (16) Hurricane (4) Hyatt (86) I Will Follow Him (1) India (44) Indonesia (36) Interlock Metal Roofing (12) International Workshop & Seminar (2) Irok gallery (12) ISMS (29) Italy (55) Japan (7) Kashmir (2) Kichler Xenon Under Counter Lights (1) KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (50) Kruisherenhotel (1) Lace (6) Lacquered Brass Window Decorations (13) Lampe Berger (11) Lampes Berger A Century of History by Gérald Vilcocq (10) Language (30) Last Call by Neiman Marcus (20) Lavender Sachet (4) Le Chameau (2) Le Jacquard Français (31) Leather Garments Factory (11) Leather Shorts (1) Leather Vest (4) Leprosy Infection (5) Leprosy Project (6) Limburg (10) Limoges (18) Limoges Table Lamp (7) Log Cabin (4) Logee's (12) Maharaja Amarinder Singh of Patiala (1) Mainstream Media (1) Margraten (6) Marl Caves (11) Mason's Patent Ironstone Mandalay (5) Maximum Baggage Weight (7) Meeting Blogger Friend (7) Mega Task (17) Memorial Day (7) Mexico (2) Miele (12) Millinery (11) Missing Blogger (1) Mom (92) Montblanc pens (1) Moral Compass (11) Mushroom Cultivation (37) Mushroom Quality Criteria (15) Mushrooms Canada (3) Mushrooms in our Garden (11) My Boots (18) My French Connection (2) My Hats (14) My Publications (7) My Sewing Creation (45) Nativity Scene (4) New Netherland (2) New Orleans (9) New Orleans School of Cooking (2) New York City (27) Original Content (18) Ormolu (6) Our Balcony (13) Our Bathroom (8) Our Bird Feeders (7) Our Bird Houses (12) Our Bridges and Wood Trail (31) Our Canine (22) Our Dutch Clock (3) Our Felines (126) Our Fiberglass Window Boxes (24) Our Flower Bulbs (58) Our Flowering Shrubs (116) Our Flowering Trees (27) Our Flowering Vines (28) Our Flowers (58) Our Fragrant Flowers (160) Our Garden (27) Our Garden Critters (39) Our Gazebo (47) Our Greenhouse (11) Our Home (127) Our Life in Indonesia (54) Our Life in Italy (32) Our Magnolias (37) Our Our Fiberglass Window Boxes (1) Our Palm Tree (15) Our Pet Squirrel (1) Our Pond (19) Our Pot Plants (35) Our Rose Arbor (5) Our Rose Suite (15) Our Roses (58) Our Shrubs (6) Our Trees (40) P.J.C. Vedder's Memoirs (118) P.J.C. Vedder's Publications (66) Patio (26) People to People Citizen Ambassador Program (26) Plagiarism (5) Poland (1) Pond's India (22) Pre-Diabetes (9) Prednisone (8) Princess Diana (4) Quercus Virginiana Grand View Gold (26) Quotes (44) Religious Paper Lace (2) Relive (20) Replacements Ltd. (19) REPOUSSE Silver (8) Resilientista (31) Ristorante da Maria (29) Romania (5) Romantic Boxes with Pansies (2) Romantic Rose Boxes (7) Rose Jewelry (9) Rose silverware (59) Rose Stepping Stones (5) Roses (4) Rotary International (5) Royal Mail (1) Sachets (1) Saint Nicholas (12) Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th (10) Santa Barbara Plantation (3) Santa Claus (12) Saving Energy (12) Scottsdale Arizona (3) Scraped Content (5) Serbia (2) Servitude (1) Silver Knife Rests (18) Sinden Award (12) Singapore Airlines (1) Sinterklaas (10) Skiing (5) Socialism (5) South Africa (20) Spain (1) SPAWN MATE SYMPOSIUM (2) Spectrenoir (91) STIGMA of Leprosy (1) Storage and Organizing (5) Super Power Readers (4) Sweden (2) Switzerland (13) Table Setting (30) Taiwan (3) Tanner Krolle (4) Tea (25) Tea Cup (10) Technology Transfer Seminar (9) Thailand (2) Thanksgiving (9) The Bridge (9) The Netherlands (15) Theodore Haviland France (2) Toile de Jouy (5) Tornado (2) Toyota RAV4 (12) Transparent Acrylic Bolts and Nuts (3) Travel (393) Travel by Rail (21) TREK Bike (9) Tropical Thunderstorms (3) Uncle Bo Whaley (12) UNESCO World Heritage Site (13) United States Citizenship (7) United States Flag (9) Valentine's Day (12) Vases (80) Viking River Cruise (10) Vintage Lampe Berger (13) Vintage Woodworks (26) Vinyl Picket Fence (8) Water Control (18) Wedding (10) Wedding Anniversary (12) WeFie (7) WGXA.TV (3) Wolford (19) Wool Fedora Hat (4) World Bank (1) World Leprosy Day (2) World Polio Day (3) Writing (65) Yves Delorme (6) Yves Saint Laurent (3) Zegna (7)