The workers have gone off for the holidays, I'm up early before husband and hound, so thought I'd share a neat little trio of images. Briefly, I'll explain their connection. While I was at a vintage fair last weekend, I got to try on the cutest little early 1920s boudoir cap. It was made of delicate lace, silk chiffon, and satin ribbon rosettes. Flip forward to a couple of days ago, and I stumbled upon a little article in a 1920s French magazine for "Bonnet du Matin Forme Hollandaise Pour Dame," which, if my uni French classes serve me here, translates to "Lady's Dutch Style Morning Bonnet/Cap." MY bonnet looked exactly like the one at left in the article illustrations, so it must be a surviving example of this. The article notes that the style at right is a "bonnet de menage ou de jardin" (meaning it was known as a house or garden cap!?). I don't know if I'd wear such a thing around the house, (though if I wore it while cleaning up using Dutch brand cleaner, it'd be a hoot), but the frivolous flapper that still resides inside would certainly consider coming to the table for a Saturday morning of eggs hollandaise in such "bonnet." ;) I close this post with an image of a 1920s gal shown wearing a similar Dutch boudoir cap in a tinted postcard.