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Monday, June 28, 2010

The Right Hat


I have always loved hats.
  I admire women who have the confidence to wear one;
 and it does take attitude to adorn a splendid hat!


Last week, I had a request for a hat cake to celebrate a lovely lady's 70th birthday. How revealing that her family and friends chose to celebrate her day with a hat theme! 


 Even without comment, the very idea says much about the uniqueness and quality of this woman's life. Indeed, she must be incomparable.



So a very special hatbox and hat cake was designed exclusively for this landmark birthday.
The hat was embellished with a large bow, a cluster of hydrangeas and a jeweled butterfly.
It had to be exceptional.
Just as distinctive as its recipient.

Someone once said,
"Fashion is a kind of communication. It's a language without words.
A great hat speaks for itself."

So true.
A beautiful hat voices gentility.
It speaks of regalness and whispers grace.


"We just know inside that we're queens. And these are the crowns we wear. "
Felicia McMillan

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It sifts from leaden sieves,
It powders all the wood,
It fills with alabaster wool
The wrinkles of the road.

It makes an even face
Of mountain and of plain, —
Unbroken forehead from the east
Unto the east again.

It reaches to the fence,
It wraps it, rail by rail,
Till it is lost in fleeces;
It flings a crystal veil

On stump and stack and stem, —
The summer's empty room,
Acres of seams where harvests were,
Recordless, but for them.

It ruffles wrists of posts,
As ankles of a queen, —
Then stills its artisans like ghosts,
Denying they have been.

~Emily Dickinson