…beads…buttons…veiling…feathers…hats…cups…saucers…milk jugs…tea pots…girls…bubbly…cake…my nan…
As you’ve probably guessed from the title I’m a vintage kind of woman from my head down to my tippy, tipsy toes. At our crafty hen parties we inspire our hens with vintage beads, buttons, millinery materials and tons and tons of feathers and veiling.
I’ve been running vintage inspired hat making hen parties for the last 6 years and before that I was designing vintage inspired millinery for almost 8 years, so you could say I’m a bit of an expert!!! All my art school trained, Glam Hatters teachers are also seriously into vintage. From jewellers to product designers, milliners and fashion designers, our lovely teachers will tell you all about what they love to do – just ask!
I have a lot of fun sourcing the materials for our hen parties. The vintage buttons are always a popular choice as part of a headpiece decoration. My whole family collects buttons for me and even the ladies down on the coast in Wales at my Mum’s W.I. have added to my collection. Dig deep into the vintage biscuit tins and you’ll find original 1920’s glass buttons from Paris along with lasered buttons that I discovered on a trip to New York. I have beads from all over the planet sourced during a year long world tour, some of the beads you just won’t find anywhere in Europe!
As well as loving the hat making side of Glam Hatters I have always had a passion for vintage china tea sets. I have been collecting china since my Nan left me her set when I was nineteen. My Nana was as tough as old boots but liked everything to be pretty, she didn’t keep her china for best and she wouldn’t drink a cup of tea unless it was in a white, bone china cup with a saucer – and she drank a lot of tea! I have collected my Vintage China for years, I’ve scoured charity shops and charmed the W.I. into letting me buy theirs! Like my Nan I never keep anything for best, if it gets broken at least it’s had a fun life. I love to see hens
cooing over the china during their break for afternoon tea, and I love that everything is now mismatched as of course from time to time some of it gets smashed!
Glam Hatters bring together all the vintage things that I love… vintage style hat making, buttons, beads, girls and tea parties, what’s not to love?! Who could dream up a job like this?!! I love my work and have made it my mission to bring fun, fascinators and crafty vintage afternoon teas to as many gorgeous hen parties as I possibly can.
For details of our crafternoon hen parties click here