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Nine Vintage Flowers. 9 Composite Millinery Blossoms. Bird Appearance. Black, Yellow. Silk, Velvet Hat Trims. Nine antique, composite, 3.5" long contrived flowers in silk and velvet in black and yellow. With the addition of a composite head (feathers on crin), they turn into beautiful birds. This came in a group of late teens, early twenties hats and those milliners were creative, to say the least. So if you want to made the heads, which can be basic, you can turn these pretty blossoms into a flock of birds for your next hat creation. Nine of them fill up an Edwardian brim I had and photographed. Add a wide ribbon in black, white or yellow and you can trim the largest peach basket!

I had a black feather composite bird head which I photographed front and back and then photographed it laying on the flower. Nothing more than a triangle of buckram, crin or felt onto which you layer and glue short black feathers. Two seed beads for eyes and a short piece of feather quill tip painted black for a beak you are in business. If you haven’t any black feathers, let me know and I will include a handful.

The flowers have at least five types of petals glued to a petal shape. There seems to be a yellow velvet, a black velvet, a black and yellow velvet, a tapering black thin silk, and a rounded heavy silk. Also four tiny petals up around what would be the top. They measure 3.5" long and just about the same in width. And there is a velvet bud made from the same petals. So whether you use them as flowers or birds, your hat will be covered.

In case you decide to buy, I want to remind you that I don’t accept paypal or credit cards. Payment can be made via cash, check or money order. What I lack in convenience, I will try to make up in customer service and out of the ordinary merchandise.

Nine Vintage Flowers. 9 Composite Millinery Blossoms. Bird Appearance. Black, Yellow. Silk, Velvet. Millinery Hat Trims


  • Vintage item from the 1910s
  • Materials: velvet, silk, cotton
  • Feedback: 323 reviews
  • Only ships within United States.