Friday, October 24, 2014

Ladies and Their Hats

We recently welcomed Marcella Farina, The Tea and Hat Lady to Sweet Remembrances for a special program.  We are so fortunate to have Marcella, a Certified Tea Specialist and a genuine Tea Enthusiast as part of our local tea community!

Rarely seen without a hat, Marcella presented a charming talk on Hats and the Woman who wear them.  It included well known hat wearers: Audrey Hepburn, Queen Elizabeth and lesser known yet still influential women in hats. brought some of her favorite hats along to share with us and we learned a bit of hat trivia. 
A Sun hat is meant to cover your head and your shoulders. Most reproduction hat pins are strong enough to fit through a well made hat. Hat pins fit through the hat, under your hair and through the other side of the hat to hold it in place in case there is a sudden gust of wind. In addition to being used for this purpose, they are within easy reach to be used as a weapon in case of an attack!
Tea and Hat Lady Marcella Farina
"Hats are the difference between being dressed and being dressed up"

Of course, we totally love how our guests will "play along" and wear all of their favorite hats. 
                                                  It makes the event even more special!


relevanttealeaf said...

What a fun tea theme. I wear hats occasionally, but I have a friend who rarely leaves home without one. Storing them is the problem for me.

Marilyn said...

When I was much younger I loved wearing hats, but don't do so much anymore. Oh I love that the hat pin can also be used as a weapon, very clever way to hide a weapon. What fun your guests had, I am sure!