ThistleCottageStudio's Shop Announcement

Welcome to Thistle Cottage Studio!!
Our new sister store, Orsini~Medici Couture Millinery is now open at:
We will be undergoing a gradual transition this year, and will be moving all your favorite custom order hats to our sister store, Orsini-Medici Couture Millinery. Over the course of this year, I hope to have all hats, headpieces, and fascinators in that shop.

Thistle Cottage Studio will transition into a shop that carries not only cut and sew hats, at an affordable price point, but I will also be adding more original clothing, vintage clothing, vintage jewelry, and miscellaneous vintage items too. Maybe even some handmade teddy bears for the holidays, and who knows what other goodies I'll find!!! So, I hope you will follow each store as they evolve, and don't hesitate to convo me with any questions you may have!! Many many thanks to ALL of you who have helped us reach that 314th sale!! And many thanks to all who have left glowing feedback!! I am truly humbled and grateful!!! I hope you're all loving your hats!!!
Please remember to leave some feedback!! It's super important for others to see!! Recently, I received this lovely message from one of my most loyal customers , and just had to share it. She's just a little partial, so I hope you can appreciate this!!

"Hey Elsie,
Just for the heck of it I went on ETSY and searched hand blocked hats. There were 347 on 9 pages. None of them hold a candle to you. The designs weren’t original and/or they weren’t well made, but just cobbled together. You are the BEST at what you do.
Thanks for letting me in on it.
Hugs, Paula"

Lots of new clothing designs coming this fall and winter!!! Keep an eye open for some gorgeous 1920's inspired holiday dresses and gowns, already in this shop, and more on the way!!!!!! You won't want to miss any of this new season of offerings!!!

Please check out our most recent blogpost at:

UPDATE: Thistle Cottage Studio's FALL/WINTER 2014 MILLINERY WORKSHOPS MARATHON, in N. Providence, RI, is now enrolling for weekend workshops. We have also expanded these workshops for those who want to do a longer, more comprehensive series!! Please email us at thistlecottagestudio [!at] for more information!!
You can now use Etsy to charge your tuition securely!! Please convo me first, and I will set up a special listing for you.
Please be aware that these are not online courses, but courses for those who can attend in person, in N. Providence, RI at our new location on the river!! Affordable accommodations are just 20 minutes way.

A slideshow of OMCM hats here, courtesy of HatAcademy. Enjoy!!

Mille graci!! Or, a million thank yous to my dear friend, and fellow Etsyian, MCatherine of Hide a Heart, for posting her interview with me on her blog. Check out her Etsy shop too, for a most unique way to spread your love to those you care about!!!
Here's the link to that new blogpost/interview, about what inspires my creations, and
the story of my new brand, Orsini~Medici Couture Millinery!! Please remember to leave your comments!! (Please copy and paste to your browser).

Gift Certificates are also now available in any denomination.

If you love fine handmade millinery, unique hand knitted and crocheted pieces, shabby chic, cottage-style, all things charming and romantic, a nod to the UK, ethnic, period and historically inspired fashion, repurposed collectibles, upcycled/recycled jewelry, and even Italian Renaissance masks, then I think you will enjoy what you see here. Ideas come fast and furious, leaving me no time to rest between projects. Like spores and tendrils from the numerous lush ferns growing in my studio, new ideas take root from one to the next, in an endless evolving cycle of creativity. Several projects are often in progress at the same time. So many ideas, so little time!! Stop in often, you never know what you'll see next!! Thanks so much for browsing!!!

" It's OK to wear a hat!!!"

Hats off to you!!

This article, including my Victorian Mourning Hat, along with a beautiful Victorian Mourning Gown by Christine Hall Designs (also on ETSY), made it to the front page of Etsy's blog, The Storque. If you'd like to read it, simply click on the live link below. If it is not a live link at some point in the future, copy and paste it to your browser, and go. Enjoy!! Please remember to leave your comment!!

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