Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Very Special Hat

I have "needed" a nice hat for years.  Years ago I put one together myself with a straw hat and some fake flowers in red, white and blue for different occasions for Daughters of the American Revolution events.  But I have two events (one tomorrow) that called for something a little more sophisticated.  SO, yesterday (I know, talk about waiting until the last moment) hubby and I went to a hat shop called "CrowningLori" on 122nd in East Portland.  None of the completed hats (and she has at least 100) were "it".  I wanted a felt hat, not a woven one and I wanted it to be like something you might find someone wearing in Downton Abbey.. :-)  I think she hit the nail on the head!!  I love it, what do you think?
She sells hats on Etsy too.. click here   And her website is here 
Here is the hat in it's box, the pheasant feathers have been dyed black. 
Tomorrow we'll be up early to be at Portland Women's Forum State Scenic Viewpoint at 10 am for a rededication of the monument that I worked on to get re-installed back in the park.  I will tell you more about it when I post some photos that we take tomorrow.  Do you have a special hat?  Share your story with me!  ((hugs)), Teresa :-) 

Edited to ADD - be sure to check out my friend Taci's GIVEAWAY on her blog - and tell her I sent you!  Click HERE


  1. Oh the hat is perfect. You really do look like you belong on the set of Downton! Wouldn't that be a hoot! :)

    Have fun tomorrow, sounds like a busy day.

    Blessings always dear friend.

  2. will look wonderful perfect colour to go with lots of outfits....great choice Teresa
    Hugs x

  3. It's perfect! I love it, Teresa. No, I do not have a special hat but I want one! I have a sunhat, but it's really boring, plain beige. LOL.

  4. Oh my! I love that hat! It is perfect! Have fun at your event! And share with us tomorrow!!!!

  5. Love, love the hat and I'm looking forward to lots of beautiful pictures tomorrow. Some with your lovely face UNDER the hat!

  6. Spectacular!!! It really is perfect, Teresa, and I hope you enjoy wearing it. I have a crocheted hat I treasure that a good friend made for me...but what fun it would be to wear a wonderful hat like you bought. I look forward to your report of your adventures wearing it!!! Love with hugs from Gracie

  7. Nice hat! Looks gorgeous in its blue color and with black feathers :) Great choice!

  8. Looking great Teresa, very Downton...but would you be able to pull off the English accent....LOLOL! X

  9. Fancy! You would fit right in in London with that hat. :-) I'm looking for a big brimmed straw hat with a couple of sunflowers on it for working in the garden. I love hats and wish they would come back in style here.

  10. That is a really stylish hat! I love it! I like wearing hats and have quite a few, but don't have a special one :) Enjoy your day wearing you lovely new hat, Teresa!
    Helen x

  11. I love your hat, Teresa! Have a great time at your events!

  12. Fantastic my dear friend !!! Hope you enjoy the event! And thaks for posting about my giveaway :)

  13. The hat is gorgeous, it is so perfect and you look lovely, even though we can only see your eyes peeking at us.
    Have a lovely time looking so sophisticated.
    Hugs to you,

  14. You look fantastic !

    I really like hats and "CrowningLori" have beautifuls hats, I have seen.
    Good ceremonial to you.


  15. Lovely Teresa...I love your new hat!...I don't have many hats and I think it would take me hours to pick a special've made a perfect choice!...Enjoy your day and I'll look forward to reading all about it,
    Happy Thursday!
    Susan x

  16. Fabulous hat, it really suits you and is perfect for the occasion.


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