There were hats of every size, shape and color. From berets to bonnets, classic elegance to whimsy and humor. The ladies of the club wore their hats with their personalities. These women are gardeners. They are used to making do with what they have and they have such delightful senses of humor. It is imperative to have a sense of humor when gardening for one never knows what will turn up in a garden – or on a garden hat!
Members were asked to bring a cup, saucer and plate. It was fun to walk around and see the various settings, from one member’s husband’s great grandmother’s Haviland china, to Depression glass and pottery, every place setting had a story to tell – and a person to tell it.
We had tea sandwiches, scones (with jam and cream), tarts and cookies and even a few mice got in. I told you. Gardeners have a sense of humor.
Of course, we had tea! Several kinds of tea, provided by Serene Tea in Elmhurst, who gave a presentation on tea; the different kinds, medicinal values of tea, tea infusers, and just about anything else about tea.
This is my hat, with a few feathers and a flower. I couldn’t decide – so I went with both. I wore my mother’s gloves and scarf, and a flower pin that Jennifer gave me a few years ago. The hat was pink felt, but, shows up as lavender in the first picture.