Friday, 11 April 2014

Know Your Aircraft !

A slim undercarriage with a finely streamlined fuselage (but more hump-backed than the Spitfire), distinctive nose and an unusually large wing span....

Ok, so you don’t need to know your aircraft silhouettes here today. I’m just trying to make my new hat tie in with the RAF Friday theme, and thought a few silhouettes of some dashing aircraft would do the trick!  

Buy a new hat, bung on a coat with the best 'silhouette' in the world (See what I did there ;)...oh the shoulders are the absolute tops); then add a few dodgy cut-outs of a Spit, Hurricane, Blenheim, and a Mosquito or two and what do you have? Why a RAF Friday blog, silly!

Sickly sweet or what! Even I want to slap myself in this picture!

As most of you know, I do rather like a nice hat or two (or four or five) and my groaning hat boxes are a testament to that. I need another hat like I need a hole in the head. But when a titfer speaks to me so joyously, how can one resist? It would be rude to ignore it!

I can’t help it. I ADORE hats!


It’s actually a bit of a dream hat. For what seems like forever (ok, only eight or nine years!) I have had an image stuck in my head.  The image is of a lady grocery shopping, wearing a large brimmed hat and a fab coat made out of a candlewick bedspread. I wanted this outfit. I wanted that hat! Well, now I have both. :) (more about the coat later…)
But for now I will just leave you with a million pictures of me wearing my new hat... all frightfully similar, of course!
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Gosh, I've never seen this coat from the back- looks rather lovely.

The picture on the right makes me laugh. It looks like I've been wheeled into the picture- so awkward!

So there you have it,..

A hat of navy blue,

with wings upon my heart.

Now all I need is an airman to say I do…  think your new hat is rather Tickety Boo!
Here's to the next time.
Have a cracking weekend,
Your Tupney x

And this last one is for my Mammy, just because she likes it!
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RAF Fridays so far...


  1. Oh, like I said on facebook: You look so lovely, my dear!
    And I love the aircraft silhouettes, they are so cute... And I started thinking of doing that also, hihi!

    xoxo Emma

  2. oh no! please don't slap yourself! Ha ha, i do enjoy reading your posts, Tups, they are so full of lovely things and great humor that always makes me smile. The silhouette of your coat is to die for! i also really adore the hat. That is my dream hat *swoon*!
    looking lovely as always!

  3. Terrifically lovely hat and entire ensemble! You look so marvelous! I'm smitten with vintage chapeaus, too. Long have been, always will me. Rarely does more than a season tick past without a new (old!) topper finding its way into my wardrobe and onto my head. They're an integral part of wearing vintage fashions for me.

    ♥ Jessica

  4. It's a fabulous hat, and the photos are lovely! I adore hats, too, and I know exactly what you mean about having a particular one or image fixed in mind.

    I found mine on etsy recently via America, not very expensive, but a warning for everyone here, the customs seems to have changed and things are more expensive, postie told me lots of people are being clattered by "handling" charges now. I wasn't best pleased, I can tell you.
    Eight quid customs and over eight quid handling. Now I have bought a few things from the US before, never for very much and never been hit by customs etc before either. And that was buying fabric for far more than this hat cost. So, be warned!

  5. Ha, ha. Love that headline, supper funny! need to remember sense of humour when assessing own aircraft silhouette.Think mine is something that fell of the production line.

  6. Great outfit! What a wonderful silhouette.

  7. and you're so beautiful with it

  8. I totally LOVE it! The hat and silhouette ARE marvelous!!!

  9. Oh! I love brimmed hats and yours is very pretty. The coat is also a dream! :-)

    Miss Beta xx


Ta very much for your messages folks!

Tickety Boo Tupney xxx

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