Guy alert: You will probably find this boring. You were warned.
Joy, Joan, Jennie and I met a wonderful group of ladies at a local church for a “Pink Tea” on Saturday. We were to wear a hat, if we had one. And pink. Check. Can do. Joy was the only one of us who wore a cute vintage hat. I don’t own a vintage hat. Mine are all serviceable hats, you know, the kind to keep sun off the face, not a fancy tea party hat. I look dorky in a hat. Totally dorky. I am more of a “visor” gal. I went hatless.
Back to the tea. The decorations were lovely, people brought their own special, adorable cups and saucers, and the food was DELISH:
An informative and humorous program on Vintage Hats was presented by Gail, and afterward, she evaluated some of our hats (no, I was not bored, despite this strange look):
Gail has over 300 hats and an equal number of vintage clothing items, all in a temperature controlled room in her home. A ROOM, not a mere closet. A WHOLE ROOM.
This is a small sample of her stash:
Some of these hats have a hefty value on them. Who knew? Gail presented not only some of her hat collection, but a slide show of hats from many different eras in history. Her knowledge is vast, and she kept us entertained with her quick wit.
It was a fun, girly afternoon, despite the rain, and everyone left, wanting to attend another tea. Definitely!