Fiesta Friday Fun: A Parade of Fashion

This week for the Fiesta Friday celebration I am making a fashion statement… from 1911!

FireBonnet in the latest fashion!


When I was a child we moved into an old farmhouse and found four volumes of bound Ladies Home Journals from the early 1900’s (all of 1911 in 2 volumes and half a year each of 1912 and 1914).

Each of the volumes hold 6 monthly Ladies Home Journal magazines and is 12" x 17".

Each of the volumes hold 6 monthly Ladies Home Journal magazines and is 12″ x 17″.

We lugged them around move after move not really knowing what to do with them. I finally took them thinking I could use parts of them for art projects. They are pretty tattered, but they are amazing to read… talk about a time capsule. I plan to do another post about them soon but today is all about hats and fashion!

Parties are about fun… food, drink, music, decorations and…. an excuse to dress up!ย  As you can see, I am dressed to party AND I’ve brought enough hats for everyone to wear! Go ahead Fiesta Friday party goers, pick your chapeau.

1911 4

1911 3

1911 5

1911 6

We can't leave out the young girls!

We can’t leave out the young girls!

1911 2

1911 7

These are all from the Jan-June volume, 1911 (I’m sorry the pics aren’t the best quality, I took the shots with my tablet for the collages).

Have you decided with hat to wear to Angie’s party for Fiesta Friday #17? Well, join the group of well dressed women in their parade of fashion.



A little collage magic with digital cutouts from the original 1911 Ladies Home Journals.

As always I am so pleased that you visited. Your comments warm my heart and put a smile in my day. :D


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26 thoughts on “Fiesta Friday Fun: A Parade of Fashion

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  2. Meghan Post author

    Oh my gosh! I was hoping someone would pick up on that. I think it’s so fun. Love the lady in the front looking askance at the woman on her right… Thank you!!!!!

  3. Pang

    This is outrageously good!!!!! I love fashion in the old days, and I love love love hats. Your post is perfect!!!!

  4. Meghan Post author

    The digigram was a challenge and I really want to try again when I have more time. It was kind of a last minute thing. but if you don’t try you don’t know if it’s something you want to do again.

  5. Meghan Post author

    It’s so fun to see which hats people like! Thanks for stopping by. I’m loving meeting people at the FF parties!

  6. Meghan Post author

    Thanks Jhuls! Hats are definitely very personal. Can you imagine how much room those would take up in their hat boxes in a closet? Of course they have hats for different seasons and events. I haven’t found evening hats yet…

  7. Meghan Post author

    Thank you so much Kaila! Yes, they do seem well dressed, but don’t forget, so do all the women who grace the pages of our magazines. However, these magazines do show the women how to make the fashions at home. It was such a different time. These books are jam packed with info on food, child rearing, fashion, fiction, news; remember, there was no TV/media etc so this was some women’s only connection with the bigger world.

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  9. Ahila

    Enjoyed your hat fashion parade post, Meghan ๐Ÿ™‚ I would choose one of the hats in the fifth photo of your photo series for a 1911 themed party.

  10. Jhuls

    This is so lovely of you to share this with us, Meghan! I would love to wear anything from the fourth collage. Uh, I don’t think I’d love to wear hats – I look awful with hats! ๐Ÿ˜›

    The video is so beautiful. Hmm, I can imagine how pretty if we all wear clothes like this. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Enjoy FF, Meghan! Have a fabulous weekend! <3

  11. Kaila

    Boy are they well dressed! All I could think of when I saw the hats was the Kentucky Derby. I love old books, those truly look like treasures. We went on a historic house tour of our town during the Christmas season, and one of the houses had a library filled with old books about the surrounding towns and architecture. I was in heaven! I’m looking forward to what you share next. Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Fiesta Friday!!

  12. Meghan Post author

    I always want an excuse to dress up… even if I only wear sassy jeans and a festive blouse. ๐Ÿ˜€

  13. Judith Graber

    I love all of the pictures of the old hats – I went to the Kentucky Derby once and it reminds me of them – gorgeous hats worn by so many – fun ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. sabine

    That is one impressive hat collection! Giving the ladiesยด silhouettes such an elegant twist. Truly an amazing contribution to FF 17, reminding us that parties are not ALL about food& drink, but also about style and what to wear ๐Ÿ˜‰

  15. sheri

    I have to go for the one with feathers, second pic, top left. I’m inclined to think Selma and Angie like that upturned one not for the hat but for the smirk. I would love to know what that chick is thinking! Very fun, I’m looking forward to poking around your blog some more ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Meghan Post author

    Thank you Selma! I too wear hats in the summer to keep the sun off the red head’s complexion. Of course when in Idaho, I have my cowgirl hat. Calif I go more slouchy straw… Happy Fiesta Friday!

  17. Selma @ Selma's Table

    Meghan – these are wonderful and I love your video – you are SO creative! How I wish it was normal to wear hats the way they did back then – there are a few in this lot that I would love to wear now. I do wear some wide brimmed straw hats in the summer but at the weekends rather that in the week! My faves are that straw slightly nautical one (large pic, second collage from the end – think Angie likes this one too) and the one that is upturned and full of flowers – sighโ€ฆThanks so much for bringing these with you – what a find the books are! Happy Fiesta Friday!

  18. Meghan Post author

    I agree with you on that pic. She is most certainly on the way to joining those trouble making suffragettes! I’m lucky that I look good in hats… now if only they were more in style! Happy Fiesta Friday!

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  20. Angie

    So interesting to look at olden day fashion. Although I’m not much of a hat person (I look terrible in them), I do appreciate them when the right persons, or should I say the right heads, wear them. Back then they were much more common, I suppose. They did go well with the rest of the outfit. I especially like the big picture on the 2nd collage from last. There’s something about it that says independence and sassy. Lol.

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