This is a fabulous wool coat and matching hat trimmed in real beaver fur from the early 1950’s. It fits a stylish little three year old perfectly! It is adorable! I rescued and restored it. When I found it it was damp and very very dirty. It was a risk as I didn’t know if I would be able to get it clean enough and mold free enough to use. I had to have it professionally dry cleaned. Then I restitched most of the lining. I replaced the buttons with new ones – several of the originals which had been dark brown were missing. I didn’t have the same type. But I did have a full set of black velvet ones off of an old jacket that would fit. So I used those. The coat is by Bambur Originals in Tennesee. It was made in the early 1950’s. The adorable matching hat has little earflaps that fold down to cover the ears when needed! They are tucked inside as currently pictured. Two long ties extend from the hat to tie under the chin and keep it on. I got the coat ready just in time for Christmas to wear over holiday dresses but then I realized it is perfect for Saint Patrick’s Day as well! We are certainly getting a lot of use out of this one! It was well worth the expense and effort to fix it! It is on top of my glass coffee table which is placed on top of my green Karistan carpet with wildflowers on it for the photo! I am posting vintage items in green this week in honor of Saint Patrick’s day. I have decided they can be any size and for anyone in the family!
Superb Vintage Green Coat & Hat Trimmed in Real Beaver Fur for Saint Patrick’s Day if You Are 3 years Old!
March 16th, 2011 by violette