2010-01-16

Hat Trick

It seems like years ago but there was some gift exchanging at Christmas and I never talked about it. Matt and I don't really go all out on gifts. We just do stockings and fill them with fun and thoughtful stuff. I was pretty bad this year so I definitely did not deserve presents and also, in all honesty, I have all I need, plus plenty more. I did get the Glee cds from Matt and I cannot stop listening to them. For some reason I clean like a maniac when they are on, maybe they should be thrown out and there will be a return to the status quo...
For our wedding, Matt and I got a antique stained glass window from my parents (yes, this has to do with Christmas gifts, just wait...). Unfortunately, there was an accident involving the stained glass, a couch, some one's butt and my tears... It couldn't really be repaired because it would be too hard to match the antique glass panels that shattered. So, the centre design (which is still intact) is going to be removed and the entire outside will be redone in the style of the original window. My parents are paying for this fix as my birthday and Christmas present. When the window is repaired, all asses will be asked to stay far away from our wedding window....
In addition to that, my parents also gave me three wickedly awesome hats they got from an antique market. My dad has such a good eye for this stuff... I'm going to start being extra nice to engaged people this year because I need a wedding to wear the purple headpiece to. It's a little non-typical but I can rock that. So, if you are engaged and you need a friend, let me know. I'm a pretty awesome bridesmaid too...references available on request (just let me wear the headpiece with the bridesmaid dress, ok?).

hat1
hat2
hat3

And this pretty lady I thrifted just before our family gift exchange... how random is that? I'd totally wear this too. Sigh. I love my hat family...

hat4

14 comments :

The Village Idiot said...

love the hats. my mom and i both collect vintage hats(she displays her chicly on her livingroom wall).
i never hve anywhere to wear mine :(
i was gifted 2 this christmas from my bf!!!
i want to see how u style them!!

Julia said...

Such wonderful hats! Wow, you are lucky. I adore hats - unfortunately they don't look that great on me, but I still wear them occasionally. You seem the PERFECT vehicle for a hat, though.

Glad your wedding window is getting fixed. Stained glass is beautiful.

xx

briannelee said...

Come to my wedding next year... the blue one will be perfect :)

I am happy the window is getting fixed for you. I love antique stained glass windows!

Healthy and Homemade said...

Those are so fun!!!! So sad about the window. I would have been heartbroken, it's wonderful your parents are paying for the repair =D

John R. Tate said...

“Boss, check this out. Something chewed off these girls’ heads and covered ‘em up with hats. Awesome!”

“Chewey, those are manikins.”

“Womanikins, if you ask me. Got to be some serious rats in that neighborhood. You up for a road trip, Boss?”

“We just froze our asses off here in Floriduh. Why would you want to go where the water your bowl doesn’t thaw out until June?”

Sometimes the Boss just don’t get it.

The Chewster and the Boss.

Tara said...

Very nice hats! I especially like the purple one. I've always been jealous of people who can rock a hat--I'm definitely not one of them!

PS--You can come to my wedding!

PPS--I live in Hamilton too. :)

angie said...

Your parents must be really nice people. The hats look amazing,I can't stop staring .It makes me think how special pieces of clothing force you to find the exact event to wear them.

Della said...

Holy smokies, I am drooling over the first hat. I wish I could convince my dad that antique stores aren't poisonous. :)

Linda said...

You should put up some hooks on the wall and display them!
Sorry but no bride in her right mind would let you wear that hat...
attention should be on the bride Yen! LOL

myedit said...

briannelee-sounds good
J.R.T.-I asked for that... if you come up now there will be no frozen water bowls as there is a bit of a thaw...
Tara-Haha, great. I'm a good guest too. Drinking enough to be fun not obnoxious. Can't vouch for Matt though...
Linda-don't get technical...

Christen said...

I really loved reading this post but for some reason I wasn't able to pull up the pictures :( I'm so glad your parents are getting the window repaired for you though! Happy Weekend!

idée_géniale said...

Oh I've been keeping an eye out for some pretty headwear! I love all of these especially the last one. It seems like it would work as an everyday head attire, non?

E said...

What a wonderful collection you have! And that story about the gift exchange cracked me up!

Sidewalk Chalk said...

Love your hats -- your dad has a really great eye for these things! Can't wait to see how you style them with your outfits.
Great to hear about your window getting fixed -- you should post a pic when it's repaired.
And to answer your question on my post, yep the dock and lake in my photos is behind my apartment complex. It's pretty fun!
- JoAnn, Sidewalk Chalk