Vintage Blooms By Ellen became my passion shortly after I retired. When I was no longer working long hours, my creative side began to flourish. My love of fabric, sparkle and ribbons was channeled into feminine hair accessories. I started small with fabric flowers for the hair and religious head coverings. Later I started creating small hats or fascinators that have so much versatility. They are worn to weddings, funerals, Kentucky Derby races and cocktail parties. I love knowing my creations are being worn by all kinds of women at all types of events. One of my greatest joys is designing special pieces along with my customers for their special occasion.
I am a one woman shop. I search for and discover all my unique fabrics, ribbons and rhinestones. I design, hand sew, (I don't own a sewing machine) assemble, photograph, wrap and ship all my pieces. Sometimes my husband will do a post office run, but other than that, it's all me.
I donate at least half of the proceeds of my sales to local and national charities which allows me to support ALL of my favorite charities.
I am touched by the kind words I receive in emails and reviews from my customers. Here are just a few of the quotes I have received recently:
"I came back to this shop because I love these magnetic brooches. The magnet is strong, and the brooch is well made. I bought it for a hat, but it looks great on my coat too.Shipping was fast and it was well packaged. I'll be back!" Kay
"I sent Ellen a picture of my dress and she customized the colors of the fascinator to match it! It looked great and I got a ton of compliments." Amy
"ELLEN: I just now opened the box of boutonnieres … I absolutely LOVE them … every single one! The gals are going to be SOOOOO tickled. I can’t thank you enough! I am sure I’ll order again personally but wanted you to know immediately—I couldn’t be more delighted! My best to you as this new year begins … you’ve given us a great way to start!" Peggy
"Absolutely Stunning !! It is so Precious !Thank You ❤️ Ellen The tiny Kippah could not be anymore adorable..it Arrived quickly , well packed , with a Beautiful 📝 ..JUST PERFECT! Many Blessings to You Ellen" Paula
"Dear Ellen, The kippah arrived yesterday and it is gorgeous. I just had to tell you how much I love it but also what a beautiful presentation it came in. I was once in business too and always thought the presentation was as important as the product. Thank you for great service. I will definitely recommend your site. "