Friday, May 22, 2009

Spot the Difference.

Thank you to everyone who commented on my post below - But I think I may have bored some of you halfway through it! ;-))...(note to self: make my blog posts a little shorter!) So, just to reiterate;
The large collection of vintage hats at the end of the post were from my photo archives and are no longer in my possession - sorry for any confusion. They have all been sold by me over the years and gone to be with new owners.

There is no way I could justify keeping so many, on top of my existing collection, even though I am always tempted to keep just one more! ;-))

The photos at least serve as a reminder of all the lovely millinery styles that I have seen and enjoyed, even if only for a short time.

It was always fun at the antique fairs watching ladies trying them all on. If they were with friends it sometimes became quite raucous! But then there was always that moment when they tried on the perfect hat, the giggles subsided, and it had found its new head!
It was always lovely too, to see young girls 'finding' vintage and a new generation were set on the road of treasure seeking and reusing, rather than them hitting the high street.
So, the slightly cryptic title?

Can you spot the difference between the flowers in this selection of photographs?
I shall send a prize to the first person to comment with the correct answer! Just a bit of fun for a Friday morning!
Have a great day!
Niki x
Update: The answer, very quickly, came from Jan. It is that the top 5 photos all show real flowers and others below them are artificial blooms.
Jan, please can you email me via my blog profile with your details and I shall have a little pressie in the post to you soon.


  1. Hi Niki, luv your blog. The answer to your Friday question is I think some flowers are real and others are fantastic artificial. Hope I am right Janxxx

  2. pretty pictures...... on the longer flowers you;'ve switched from deep pink to light pink in your arrangement. They are very pretty....hope they are real!
    :o) Sue

  3. P.S. you've also swtched pitchers ! :o) Sue

  4. PS....again ! You've added a yellow flower too.
    Maybe two different arrangements all together??
    O.K ....that's alot of guesses I know!

  5. the flowers are all beautiful... including the artificial ones. and you do have a lovely blog!

  6. Oh,Jan beat me to the correct answer! I could tell the first pics were real and the latter were fake...both beautiful, though!

    In regards to your "long" posts...they are NEVER too long! I LOVE your posts and I forward them to my sister-in-law, who lived in Europe for a long time and misses it so much. She's planning a trip back in the Fall.

    Your blog is my absolute FAVORITE and I get so excited when I see a new post. Trust are NEVER boring!

  7. love the picture of your stall causing rowdy hat wearing behaviour! t.xx

  8. Real or not, they are all very beautiful!

    I'm glad you found me at my new blog - I still don't have a clue about what happened to my old one.
    Only a week to go!


  9. WOW! if those are all your flowers from your!

    even if not, wonderful display (and I like your new background here too)

  10. Hello!
    I have never been visiting before, but your pictures are beautiful!
    I love all the different hats also!
    I am living in Norway.
    I think I will follow your site.

    Have a nice weekend!

    From Lenemora

  11. All your flowers are pretty real or not. You have them in such beautiful containers. I truly always enjoy your blog and photos.
    Jean in Virginia

  12. Just to let you know that I have set up a new blog to replace my lost one at:

    Hope to see you there soon!

  13. Niki, I thought you might like to know that the pincushion you won is featured in Artful Blogging magazine in an article about the OWOH giveaway. I posted a picture of the page on my blog. Good luck at the V&H fair and have fun! Debra

  14. Oh darn it!
    I am too late as usual.. but it was worth seeing these beautiful blooms be they artificial or the real thing..
    In fact the faux flowers are so clever these days.. I bought a small pot of artificial daises from a stall at the Country Living Fair at Tatton Park a few years ago.. They have fooled a few.. especially the person who tried to water them!!
    Have a a good week and see you a week today!

    Michele xx

  15. Your flowers are just stunning..They look like they are artificial!!!! I know they are real. I must say you really have a green thumb..I love how you have them arranged in your pretty china...


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Niki xx