Yesterday I received a lovely surprise in the mail. It was from a fellow blogger that I am friends with. La Contessa.
Her blog, The Vintage Contessa, is chock-full of wonderful photographs, her fun style, and great stories about her. But more than that, she is kind. And kindness counts in my own world.
Anyway, she made a beautiful flowery chapeau for me! And I want to share it with you!
I love this flowery bundle of joy and happiness. I’m also thinking that we need more of this. We need beads and long flowing dresses and love and hippieness! This is my favorite hat of all time. ALL TIME!!! Thank you La Contessa!
And when I asked Bonaparte “Do you like my hat?”, I was brought back to a very, very sweet and innocent time in my life. That time when I first discovered books and reading.
And it made me think of one of my favorite books of all time. ALL TIME. And it has remained one of my favorite books..
“Go, Dog. Go! by P.D. Eastman. Quite possibly one of the greatest literary works ever.
And in this book, a little poodle is constantly trying on different hats to impress another dog. He never likes them.
Until, she wears the greatest party hat of all time! And he likes it. He really likes it!
This hat episode was a regular question with my kids as they were growing up. When any of us wore a new hat, we would ask, just like the poodle, “Do you like my hat?”.
Sometimes the answer would be “No. I do not like your hat.” And sometimes it would be “I do. I do like your hat!”
And it reminded me of Bonaparte. I have many hats. Some of which he clearly doesn’t like. And he lets me know. He tells me he does not like my hat.
But this time. He liked my hat!! He loved my flower hat. And it reminded me of this book!
Bonaparte had the same reaction as the dog who loved the party hat!
And so I thank you, La Contessa! Thank you for not only sending the gift of happiness in a wonderful hat, but thank you for bringing some wonderful memories back to me!
You made my day a happier one!XOXOXOXO!!!
And what more appropriate song about a hat than this one from Randy Newman “You Can Leave Your Hat On”