Story of Judith McCann & wingback earrings
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The Story of Judith McCann & Wingback Earrings

The Story of Judith McCann
and Wingback Earrings
Throughout the centuries earring design concentrated on fashion, not comfort.  From the primitive stick-through-the-ear beginnings to those pinching screw-backs of the 20th century, women were at the mercy of the painful earring clip.  In th...

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Vintage Half Hats
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But I Don’t Look Good In Hats
The Half Hat, One Style for Every Woman

The most common remark Madge gets once someone knows that she sells vintage hat is “I love hats, but I just don’t look good in them”.   Madge’s reply comes right out of her personal manifesto: The women who thinks she can’t wear hats just hasn’t found the right hat.  For today’s styli...

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Finding Madge in Mississippi
A Granddaughter’s Journey

Madge in Mississippi
Opening an online shop to sell my vintage collection was a conscious act to de-clutter.  Naming the shop Madge’s Hatbox, after my grandmother, was loving nod to her years as a milliner.   Then a chance remark by my aunt sent me on a journey in search...

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