Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Hats for a Tea Party--Part 2

If you missed yesterday's post, today I'm sharing the last 6 of 12 hats that my mother and I made for future tea parties.  I've paired each hat with a cup and saucer with the same theme.

So let's begin!  First is hat with browns, lots of pretty feathers, and leopard print!  This hat is paired with a Royal Albert Keepsake teacup and saucer set.

Next we go patriotic with a red, white and blue hat with hydrangea blossoms, tiny red roses, and babies breath, along with a stars and stripes bow!  This hat is paired with my Liberty Blue cup and saucer.  Liberty Blue is a newer "discovery" of mine, and I'm completely enthralled with all the different historic patterns in this set.    

More feathers grace this burgundy, white, and black hat, which I paired with a Royal Albert new country roses set.

This black and red hat has fancy black trim with sequins and black and gold netting that trails down the back of it.  I've paired it with Royal Albert's Lady Hamilton.

The blue and yellow hat below is a "country" hat inspired by a piece of blue and white checkered ribbon my mom happened to have in her collection of odds and ends.  what better match to this pretty hat than a Shelley?  This is a Shelley Harebell pattern.

You're probably wondering why I matched the teacup set below with this pretty sunflower hat.  My yellow set has daffodils (which are spring) while this hat is definitely late summer. This Elizabethan set named Caroline (I do love Caroline patterns!) has yellow and even some of the yellow wheat-like accents like on the hat in addition to roses and blue flowers, and definitely says summer to me!

I think I've probably tipped my hand a bit now--you can probably figure out what my favorite china company is.  Five out of the twelve I choose just so happen to be Royal Albert ;).    


  1. How fun -- I'll have to go look at your previous post. What a great idea! they look lovely together!

  2. Hello Carrie
    I really enjoyed your fun tea time post!
    Pretty sunhats go well with afternoon tea cups.
    I love them all!
    Thank you for popping in to say hello!
    I'm following you now!

  3. Thanks for stopping by my place! I am glad you did, because I wanted to remember to come back to see the second half of the hats. You two did a lovely job of it! The hats are not just fun, but really lovely.


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