Sunday, April 26, 2009

It's a Hat Thing

April 26, 2009


I have a thing for hats.

If you know me (well), you'll know that I have a 20 gallon bucket full of beanies, a closet full of caps, and a hallowed wardrobe to house the makings of hats. I make hats while watching TV, traveling and porch sitting. I've been known to make and break friendships over hats.

I have a thing for hats.

Do you see why, my friend, that I burst at the seems over this week's forthcoming Derby? (Derby, you ask? Don't tell me you know nothing of The Derby!)

This year, May the second, is the day in which millions of women (and men) will don a sequinned sombrero, a bewitching bonnet, or a feathered fedora. An event where the highest of society bedecks themselves in a titillating tam, a beaded bucket, or a heavenly flourished helmut.

They race horses too. But that's the side-show.

In the spirit of it all, I've managed to waste plenty of time finding the right hats for me. As usual, one of any item just isn't enough.



Froth. Feathers. Fun!

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This one goes well with my name.

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Now Spouse knows where all the lost neckties go...

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Here's a retro-veiled pillbox.
Goes with that pencil skirt and carton of virginia slims.


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Polka dots, roses and tulle. Oh my!

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I dig the shape of this one.
The color's good for the heat too.

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Aphrodisiac for the tin man?

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Cheeseburger in paradise.

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Picture this with a turquoise frock. Fabulous.

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The obligatory pink one.
Love the netting and top hat shape.

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This one says, "I'm a feisty pheasant. Dare you to catch me!"

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Chartreuse. Sigh.

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Extremely partial to this one...
The Mad Hatter meets Jane Austen.

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2 comments:

Winder said...

I call either the pink one or the Mad Hatter meets Jane. Oooohh.... I do hope my mid-life crisis comes soon.

Janice {Run Far} said...

LOL- love all the hats. Maybe next year you can come out and run The kentucky Derby marathon with me, and we can wear one of these lovely hats to celebrate.

There was a group of men dresses as elvis and they were pushing a jogger stroller with a radio which was playing elvis songs... they were so much fun. I saw plenty of other fun dressed people on the course. To bad I was dead from the heat and the hilly course, I wish I could have enjoyed it more.