Sunday, January 06, 2008

Into a fresh winter look


Each year, after all the Christmas red and green trims are retired from my world, I love to place a cleansing splash of yellow and blue accents through out our house.

This year a bowl full of bright yellow lemons on a silver tray (thanks Mom S. for sending the lemons from her yard!) lifts my spirits in the post holiday lull, and they are refreshing to consider as I sip a hot cup of tea.

It is so much fun to re-decorate my blog as well!

The weather is "soft and warm" here today, as Laura noted this morning. The three of us agreed; the humidity in air does feel soft against one's skin.

We've already had a celebratory King's cake, and Laura and I took a long walk together as well.

As Bernie and Laura watch a game on TV, I found my thoughts turning to millinery once again.

I put "winter white hat" in as an ebay search, and this lovely creation popped up on my screen:

A faux suede body, with real mink, Victorian lace, a Victorian button and pearls as trim.



The milliner's name is Judith Krantz, and I think this hat is the perfect romantic winter hat.

I can imagine wearing it with a long white woolen coat with mink cuffs and collars and a parade of rich velvet buttons marching down the front.

Sigh. Clearly such would be too warm for Houston winter wear.

But oh, if I lived where there was snow and ice...I think I'd make the coat and wear it with the dreamy hat everywhere I went on wintery days.

If you are interested in seeing it on ebay, click here. Judith promises she is about to make more hats. I hope she does. I'll be watching for them, and dreaming of snowy winters.

(UPDATE! She has posted three more hats...sheared beaver, mink, velvet....and more to come. Swoon. See them here!)

4 comments:

Sara said...

Yellow and blue is one of my favorite color combos (not to wear, but to look at). Those lemons are so beautiful and shiny!

That is a very decadent hat, luscious and gorgeous and all those extravagant words....

running wildly said...

You'd look stunning in that hat.

Can't wait to see your new "do."
*wink*

Vicki said...

Ahhh, I like the lemons! They do freshen everything up, don't they?

Lovella said...

Jill, I love those lemons, such a fresh and bright look. I envy that warm humidity.
Oh the hats, you have wonderful style. I'm off to have a better look at the sites you provided.
I'm in the middle of closet mess.