Thank you for visiting Maree DeGraw Millinery
Be-sides my other life time skills as a Guesthouse bed and breakfast owner at Artisan Spa Views Maleny
- I make hats!.
Whether it is full hat, complete wedding set, crown and veil or a ‘Wow-factor’ cocktail fascinator for a special occasion;
my studio is available by appointment for you to talk hats, try hats and wear a headpiece that will suit you and your outfit/s.
My Spring “Designer Collection” will be available soon ‘headpieces to suit any dress wear and occasion.
Vintage style fashionable head piece for wedding day
Creating one-of kind head pieces inspired by my travels across USA and Australia in 2013-2014 and people I met on the way.
New York fashion hats from the 1920′s style
My story as I start wandering down memory lane with all my past life skills – I felt I need to share this life journey so far-
Fashionable Brisbane Girl 1969
I originally was a florist in humble beginnings from my parents farm at Boondall in the 1960′s while still at school,
Growing up and working on a small crop and flower farm ‘ The 60′s’
before learning my millinery trade at Deons Bridal Salon in Brisbane from 1969 – 1972.
Spring Bridal Veil and Hat
I made Bridal wear and headpieces to veils, bouquets and decorating full churches and reception rooms from 1973-1979 in Emerald.
Florist and Milliner
change of life plan – 1978 – then I became a Technician for Telecom till 1991,
1978-1991 Telecom Technician
delving in my husband’s wood artistry and furniture making from 1985 Randy DeGraw
Beginning of Wood Artistry -
1995, Finally moved to Maleny from Maryborough
and building a Cafe -Gallery- Work Studio with husband Randy,
Open day 1999 Gallery director, Beading jeweller and Office manager.
Gallery and Cafe owners
1999 – 2007
2001 Built and became a Guesthouse owner, Cook- bottle washer - housekeeper to receptionist…
Guesthouse Bed and Breakfast Owners 2001-
After closing the Gallery- cafe 2007, working on the accommodation
I felt personally - If I can’t figure out the purpose -
I then figured out my passion and it doesn’t become work anymore…
Two of My favourite brides staying at the Jacuzzi House gave me the inspiration to make bridal millinery again.
Kathryn – one of my favourite brides at the Penthouse
when brides started coming to stay and seeing their beautiful outfits and headwear -
I knew my direction again in life.
the Purpose in life was the Passion – of making Millinery – HATS – Bridal head wear!