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Happy Hat Day from Madge

Happy Hat Day from Madge

on Jan 25, 2017

Our Summer Vintage Fashion Photo Shoot – Behind the Scenes Happy Hat Day Well, the festivities are over and the National Hat Day decorations are finally put away for another year. One of Madge’s favorite parts of this annual tradition is fellow hatters who post their photos from the day on her Facebook page.   Here’s some of her Happy Hat Day...

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A Chicago Mad Hatter

A Chicago Mad Hatter

on Dec 18, 2014

A Chicago Mad Hatter Since starting her vintage business, Madge has made some amazing connections. The one closest to her heart is all her wonderful new friends in the world-wide hat-loving community. A big part of that community is the Mad Hatter Society on Facebook, a very passionate group of milliners and hat collectors. Madge recently caught up with one of those...

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Miss Thelma’s Recipes

Miss Thelma’s Recipes

on Nov 17, 2014

Well Madge is 17 days in during National Blog Posting Month and so far so good, although this one got in just under the wire.   Miss Thelma’s Recipes   Regular readers know that MadgesHatbox is named in honor of my grandmother Madge Beals Meredith who was a milliner.  Little did I know, when I made that decision, an adventure was in store.  A chance...

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Finding Madge – The End of the Road

Finding Madge – The End of the Road

on Jul 20, 2013

As the car eased out of the motel parking lot, a thought was nagging in the back of my brain. Was I wasting my time?  Any contemporaries of my grandmother were long gone. Maybe too much time had passed.   This whole quest had begun by happenstance.   Opening a shop to sell my vintage collection was a conscious act to declutter.  Naming the shop Madge’s Hatbox,...

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Finding Madge – Kemper County, Mississippi

Finding Madge – Kemper County, Mississippi

on Jun 17, 2013

Finding Madge – Kemper County, Mississippi With Miss Thelma’s canned goods safely tucked in the back seat, we headed off to the ‘big city’ of DeKalb, county seat of Kemper County, Mississippi.   Our destination?  The Kemper County Historical Museum.   Miss Thelma put in a good word for us since the museum is only open by appointment, .   We were a bit...

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