... vintage flower crown inspirations ...


 Last week Ellis went with her best friend Hannah
to Beverly Hills 
for a Bhldn event at the Anthropologie store...

{you can see Ellis's  BEAUTIFUL post HERE...
and Hannah's BEAUTIFUL post post HERE...}

So...
 finding the perfect accessory was a necessity...

Ellis has been interested in flower crowns lately...
so I had the perfect piece for her!
A flower crown from my line from years ago.

Pulling this beautiful piece out...
had me reminiscing about my original accessory line...
which now falls under the realm of vintage...
(taking off 20 years to raise a family will do that ...  but I'd make the same choice again...
in a heart beat)

This particular crown...

  was published in several editorials over 20 years ago...
and now was the perfect piece for my daughter to wear to the Beverly Hills event.

But another  sweet part of this 
 vintage/fashion/family story...

all of the elements in the flower crown...
are pieces given to me by Jeff's Grandmother...
who had worked at
the millinery department in Saks Fifth Avenue in NYC
during her youth.

This flower crown is the epitome...
of a fashion piece with a soul...
so..
Ellis wearing it so very beautifully to the event...
made my heart so very happy. 

 Ellis is no stranger to floral crowns or headbands...

When I shuttered my business to raise my 3...
I poured much of my creativity into dressing my most beloved daughter..

 .... well at least as long as she let me :)

This week we are both interested in our own versions of
flower crowns.
I have a beautiful pinterest board here.

 Yesterday was spent in a quest for supplies...
for some new 
flower crowns....
which means fun times  with my girl in the studio today!

as always my friends

I wish you love and joy
as you style your life


linking up with 
the Pleated Poppy



37 comments:

  1. It goes both ways, my friend, my favorite part of YOUR posts are when YOU bring the love of family into your beautiful life. This certaintly pulled at my heartsrings both with love and the elegance of the sweet vintage floral crown. Your sweet Ellis is absolutely stunning, just like her mother.
    I admire any woman that is willing to put her career (and life) on hold to raise a family. But, then in the end, doesn't it bring such huge rewards?
    Looking forward to seeing the creations you and Ellis make today. Enjoy!

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    1. Dear Trina, your heartfelt comments are always a gift to my soul! Sweet friend... I am always inspired by YOUR love of family... and family Style!

      Yes, putting one's career on hold is always a challenging move... but to this day, I would repeat my decision. In retrospect, it was never really putting my life on hold... rather the opportunity to live my life filled with love and purpose.... oh... if only I had truly realized it then!

      Are you beside yourself with excitement for the arrival of your newest family member??

      xoxox
      Tamera

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  2. The quintessential accessory perhaps. I made a flower crown from daisies earlier this summer and it felt magical to be wearing it. I relived some of that magic just now. As Trina said so well, your posts and your life are intrinsically connected to your family, and we love that about You!

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    1. Sue, thank you so for your kind words... I do believe my soul is very intrinsically connected to my family... and it is your very developed soul... that can realize this.

      Huge kudos to you my dear for your huge success in the online sewing challenge. As I mentioned to you in my comment... I am well versed in sewing craftsmanship with my history of my family owning a fabric store. Your level of demonstrated expertise... off the charts! Huge kudos to you my dear... and best of luck in the next challenge!

      xoxo
      Tamera

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  3. How sweet! Isn't it amazing how everything old is new again? It is just lovely!

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    1. Thank you Raj! Enjoyed your summer post... I also like reworking a piece all season long... sometimes it ends up to be my most creative solution!

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  4. Oh how timely this post is. I was going to ask you about some of your past works. I was thinking I would love to see some of your past creations. This glorious crown suits your lovely girl... as I can tell they always have! What a delight, history, family, style all wrapped in one. Happy creating with your girl! Cannot wait to see some more works from your creative mind. xoxox

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    1. Barb... your heartfelt comments... are truly a gift... always!

      Happy to see your birthday celebrations seem to be a joy! What an honor to spend them with cherished family! Asheville seems fabulous!

      I hope all is working out for the best situation regarding your daughter's wedding and your Dad's health.

      much love
      Tamera

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  5. Ellis is such a gorgeous and sweet young woman. The apple did not fall far from the tree!
    I love that you two make things together in your studio.
    xo, A

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    1. Ahh... thank you dear Adrienne! I do cherish time spent in creative pursuits with my girl! THe floral crowns we are both making completely reminded me of you and Tori... one trend...two generations!

      xoxo
      Tamera

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  6. Of course you design flower crowns! How completely Tamera! When my sister got married in the 80's we all wore Laura Ashley garden dresses, eyelet petticoats and flower crowns made by my Mom <3 t

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    1. Oh Connie... I remember each of those trends! You need to share photos of these.... PLEASE!

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  7. The flower crown is gorgeous!! I love that the flowers came from Jeff's mom, too. It truly is timeless, and how beautiful it looks on your daughter. XXOO

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    1. Thank you dear Jean! The fact taht this one piece...weaves through so many generations... to me is heart and soul personified!

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  8. The family history entwined in your floral headband is as delightful as the crown itself! Ellis looks beautiful in it. xxxxx

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    1. Thank you dear Curtise! I always so appreciate the time you take to leave such gifts, in the form of comments!

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  9. Beautiful. I adore flower crowns and I am so
    Impressed by this. I especially like it how there's so much meaning in your writing, really admire that about you.

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    1. Thank you Imogen for your kind words... and for visiting all the way from Sydney!

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    1. Thanks Marla! Looking forward to trying the e.l.f. eyeliner you recommend! Love the new photo of you and your son!!

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  11. That's so special , I read her post and I love the family history of the crown!

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    1. Thank you so much Rachel! I enjoyed your post explaining your sister's beautiful haircut.

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  12. A line of flower crowns! Always learning more about your creativity, now and from the past. Beautiful headwear with a history, and how wonderful that your daughter can continue to wear something that you created years ago with pieces from Jeff's Grandmother from Sak's MILLINERY department. I am enthralled with your post!

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    1. Thank you dear Judith. I thought you would appreciate a good millinery story! Congratulations again on your impressive inclusion in Ari of Advanced Style, list of 30 amazing hats! You and the other lovely ladies are always an inspiration!

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  13. Tamera dear-What a lovely glimpse into your family life-past and future. Ellis is gorgoues and I enjoyed following her blog this morning. You two are so much alike. I can only imagine how special your time in studio was together. Your vintage flower crown-WWD-Swoon!
    Special post my friend...
    xx, Heather

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    1. Thank you my dear! It has been a long time since Ellis and I were in the studio together... so I certainly relished the time. Wait to I show you what we both came up with!

      A special thanks to you and your always generous comments... each one is a gift to my soul!

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  14. Dear Tamara you daughter is as beautiful (and fashionable) as her Mother!
    A wonderfully artful expression of flowers!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Feature: Artist Anne Harwell

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    1. Thank you Karen! I am very proud of Ellis who is as beautiful on the inside...as she is on the outside.

      I enjoyed reading about Anne and seeing her beautiful work in your Artist Series.

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  15. Love these flower crowns. Really beautiful photos.

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  16. How beautiful! It reminded me of May procession from Catholic School, when some lucky little girl got to place a crown of flowers on the statue of Our Lady.

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  17. Just discovered your blog through Adrienne from A Rich Life on a Budget. I liked your reply to my comment! Your daughter is beautiful and you can see it from the inside out. Love the flower crowns - are you going to make some for sale?

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  18. Tamera, this is sooooo sweet! Flower crowns... how magical. I just sent my daughter off to school again this morning. She will be in the states this year, but I miss her already. I had her for 3 months and now she is gone. My heart is feeling it. Daughters are one of the greatest blessings ever. xo

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