“GLAD PÅSK!” says Margareta by e-mail from Sweden.
Back in the States, my grandson did his first egg hunt. He caught on quickly. Meanwhile, I pulled together an Easter bonnet — like Cinderella and the mice. I don’t have wicked stepsisters, so the bonnet made it through the festivities without recourse to a fairy godmother.
The base hat is one I’ve had for years (sans ribbon and rabbit). It is made 100% of paper and packs really well.
Next year my daughter-in-law is going to help me search thrift shops for Easter bonnets. Let me know if you want to come.
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Posted in Uncategorized, tagged art, artist, boston, easter bonnet, first friday, Galvinized couture hats, haberdasher, hat, Marie Galvin, milliner, millinery, open studio, south of washington, sowa on April 6, 2012 |
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There’s this one doctor who is generally quite late, so I always plan to take half a vacation day when I have an appointment with her. On Thursday, however, she was on time, so after I saw her, I got on a bus and went to SoWa (“South of Washington,” known for art galleries). Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
I had got it in my head that I would like to buy an Easter hat this year. No one does Easter bonnets anymore. It used to be fun, if a little ridiculous.
After I left some of Suzanne’s Luna & Stella cards in the SoWa building where there are open studios on first Fridays, I went over to the hat shop.
The hats were pretty gorgeous, but pricey. (It’s art, after all.) The smallest little saucer with a couple feathers was $150. The more magnificent hats were close to $400. So I just looked. You should look, too. Amazing, huh?
Marie Galvin, the artist, writes on her site: “Galvin-ized Couture Hats and Headpieces are handcrafted with innovative design & techniques. These fabulous creations are perfect for Weddings, Ascot, the Kentucky Derby and Cocktail Parties.”
Nothing about Easter.
Can’t you picture me in a back pew of the U-U church in this little number? Sigh.
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