Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Fancy Hat

My grandma went to some fancy hat event on the Queen Mary and had this hat made. She didn’t want it anymore and was just storing it and thought I might want it and of course I’d take it…I’m sentimental like that LOL. It’s quite darling! Inside there was also a Mardi Gras mask and a top hat that my grandpa wore to this party LOL.

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It’s covered in quite a lot of stuff. LOL. Look a hatpin! hehe

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There’s even a little flower on the underside so you can turn the brim up and see it.

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It all came in this pretty hat box!

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Mardi Gras mask! It’s so cool!

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The lid of the box. So pretty!

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A sweet surprise was opening it up and finding a hankie that my great grandmother had crocheted (or whatever it’s called) the rim in  the colors of the Italian flag!

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After my grandma saw my post about the Disneyland hats she remembered hers and thought I might want it LOL. I don’t know what to do with it yet. I am keeping it in the hatbox for now. I hope you’re all having a nice week! All the best!


JK said...

Fabulous hat! Great story behind it too :)

Rue said...

Hi Allison :)

How sweet of your grandma! Love the hats, the mask and the hanky :)

Happy 21st Birthday!!


Rosemary said...

That is quite a hat!!
I guess you need to go to the Kentucky Derby next year!

Barb said...

That is some bright and cheery hat.

just poppin' over to say hi.

not able to sit here too long.

Barbara jean

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

How fun! That is something precious to keep for years to come!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Allison, those are some wonderful things you have there! I love the hankie, the hats, and the mask! That was so sweet of your grandmother to give them to you. Very special memories, and now you're the keeper of them!


Sheila :-)

vintage at heart said...

Lucky girl!!! So glad she saved it for you to cherish!!!! What a treat to have the hanky from your Great Grandmother too!!!! And the hat box too.....well that is a lil gift within' itself also!!!

Lisa said...

Oh Ally! What a great surprise!! The box the hats the hankie!! Those are the best gifts. And what great stories!!!
Hugs, Lisa

Tracey said...

How sweet of your Grandma :)
Grandma's are wonderful, aren't they? You forgot to show us one picture though.....you wearing the hat!
Take care,

Sonia ~ Vintage Rose Designs said...

That is one fancy shmancy hat. I love all the flowers on it. The box is pretty too.

Sares said...

What fun! I would have wanted it too! Maybe you can incorporate it into an outfit one day, hee hee!

Dawn said...

What a sweet gift. Your grandparents must really enjoy themselves. The items have so much character! And that hat box is lovely too!

Piney Rose said...

How sweet of her to give this to you - and the little hanky for you to cherish- I know that needlework done by my mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother is sort of a "connection", ya know? Have a great day!

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

Lovely hat box! Aren't grandmas just the greatest??

Susie Q said...

What a wonderful gift and story as well! I love the sweet box too. Your Grandma is wonderful!


The French Bear said...

OMG that is a fantastic hat!! I love the top hat!!! You scored, girl!!! Hope your summer is going well!
Margaret B

Cheri Peoples said...

I can't help it my brain just does this---so if you don't like my idea that is fine but I think it is an OH "Its So Very Cheri" cute idea. Here is what I would do with those hats. I would get some big frames and take the glass out. Get mat board but just for a solid surface behind (I would NOT have it cut into a mat)and I would display them in the frames. Where would I put them-in your hall bathroom. Instead of having a Mens Bathroom and a Ladies Bathroom, you are making it the Mens and Womens bathroom. I would make a little frame with the image of each hat (or you could do your boyfriend's or grandpa's picture with the top hat on and have either you or your Grandma with the hat on, and have it hung on the door. Above the picture or image of the hats I would have the word RESTROOM and then under each hat put the words MEN and WOMEN. I would do all the decor in the bathroom to go around the hat them.

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Tammy of Yarborough House said...

Great hats..what would I do with them? Hmm display them but then I am more into function with look now just not display so I'd use them as shades to some cool lamps. I think they'd be awesome that way.

enjoy ~tammy


Love the hat! One sharp dressed girl that Grandma! Love the hankie too!
And your tea set garage sale find...you lucky girl...obviously got there before me...what a treasure!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

What a great hat, actually both of them!

hpabate said...

I love your blog, and the old hats and the beautiful mardi gra mask was truly a find. Thank you for sharing your finds with me.
I am truly blessed to have come across your blog.


Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

One thing you can do with those hats it to take your picture with them on! How cute that would be! I have missed you, Allison! I am going to try and catch up if I can!
Thank you so much for your sweet and encouraging words. I love you for that!

xinex said...

What a pretty hat, so much details on it....Christine

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Oh I like the hat ! And the hat boxes are adorable/

Laurie said...

What a treasure trove!