Today we shopped in the Brass Armadillo, a giant antique mall in the northwest end of Denver. I love to walk through the isles looking at the different ways people have assembled little bits of history. One booth will be filled with delicate china and lace, and the very next booth might be filled with bright red Coca-Cola, or Elvis, or 1950's kitch, or vintage toys. It's that varied and almost overwhelming. Years ago when I started walking through the big antique malls with my sister-in-law I decided the thing to do was play a game. Pick something and look for it over and over again. Notice the pricing, the number of colors it comes in, or stlyes. It is a great way to occupy little kids on a rainy afternoon. Or even yourself. We've hunted the mall for square lidded pyrex dishes, hammered aluminum platters, santa head mugs: you get the idea. We have spent many afternoons taking a trip through history.
This is Easter weekend so why not look for-
Vintage Easter Bonnets!
We walked the isles looking at all the old hats. We found dozens but some where too stern, and others to western to be Easter Bonnets. Finally I found this hat booth. Jackpot!!
And then I tried on a few hats, because I needed a model. Talk about silly selfies!
Well - I certainly don't wear a hat like my mother-in-law or my sister-in-law.
Jane on the left, me in the middle and Lynn on the right. 1977
I am flanked by tall, stylish women in hats!
We had a good time taking the trip down memory lane. Make sure you add a trip to an antique mall on your list. You will find wonderful collections of history, and it's free to walk through! You might see your favorite toys from your childhood, or your prom dress, or even your Mom's kitchen table and chairs. It's all there waiting for you to visit.