Saturday, December 5, 2009

Be a Mad Hatter for New Years Eve!

Be a mad hatter for the New Year's Eve Celebration you are going to!   Circular shaped hat with pleated black fabric, feminine profile cameo in center, surrounded by genuine Swarovski crystals in olive green and black lace!

Silver clip attached to back for placement in hair or clothing (mine goes on my favorite black coat!)...

Perhaps you prefer a mini top hat?

We have them.  All styles and types.  One of our newest offerings the Twilight 2-for-1 Mini Top Hat-Measuring 6 3/4 inches, black felt top hat, adorned with wicked striped ribbon, dotted pink millinery netting, one side with a dark black rose, the other detailed with detachable pink satin ribbon bow with silver teapot center!

By the way ... I said be a Mad Hatter.  Not "Mad as a Hatter."  Big difference : )   Know where the term comes from?  Although the name 'Mad Hatter' was undoubtedly inspired by the phrase "as mad as a hatter," there is some uncertainty as to the origins of this phrase. As mercury was used in the process of curing felt used in some hats, it was impossible for hatters to avoid inhaling the mercury fumes given off during the hat making process. Hatters and mill workers often suffered mercury poisoning as residual mercury vapor caused neurological damage including confused speech and distorted vision; hatmaking was the main trade in Stockport, near where Carroll grew up. It was not unusual then for hatters to appear disturbed or mentally confused; many died early as a result of mercury poisoning.  (Source: Wiki)

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