The White Album

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A perfect evening walk down at Mill Landing.

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I was so needing some inspiration for a new wedding hat collection I’m working on.

Inspiration comes in many different ways and from so many different directions.

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If we let it in…

And after tonight, I’m more ready than ever to tackle that new chapeau collection now!

And ’til next time, thank you for visiting me at Hats and Horses…

Sally

 

The Angel in my House

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Isn’t it amazing sometimes what you can find when you start cleaning up your studio? I came across this neat angel that my Aunt Carole had painted many, many years ago.

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Aunt Carole was an amazing artist with very unique ideas. She was the first person who taught me to draw, and she always gave us the most unusual gifts for Christmas.

Today I dusted off her angel., and now she’s hanging from the ceiling, looking down on me from above as I create.

Right where she should be….

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And I’m right where I should be today, too, back to blogging and sharing this creative pathway. I have MISSED you all!

‘Til next time, thanks for visiting Hats and Horses!

Sally

The Day After the Derby Hat Countdown

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Well it sure felt strange waking up this morning and not having a Derby hat blog to prep for the Derby Hat Countdown!

For the past 101 days we’ve been showcasing one selected Derby hat each day from our Derby Hat Collection as a lead up to the 140th Run for the Roses. Each featured hat was given a brief introduction and a link to its own webpage where you could see it from all the different angles and read about the materials that were used to fashion it.

Yesterday we featured a Derby Hat Countdown Top Ten of the hats based upon popularity at our MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Facebook Page. It gave us a chance to recap some of the chapeaux that had been the most popular during the 101 days of the Countdown – and we found some new Derby-hat-and-horse-loving friends in the process!

Blog-DerbyHatCountdownTopTen2014-4-ChelseaDer60-026I’d really like to thank Kelley Midland, Candice who does their Facebook Page and Brian Zipse of HorseRacingNation.com for their support with the Countdown. They heard about my idea for the Derby hat counter and started sharing it every day on Facebook ever since the 50th hat. It’s been fun getting to know their team, meet some of their visitors and I became a contributing writer to boot!

And thank YOU for tuning in and following the Countdown for these 101 days. The 140th Kentucky Derby is now in the history books and it’s time to get on with the next project here at Hats and Horses.

Whatever that may be!

In the meantime, I think maybe Marmee has the right idea about what needs to be done first and foremost here at the MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS studio after a very busy Derby hat run.

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Thanks for visiting us here at Hats and Horses, ’til next time!

Sally

 

Derby Hat Countdown Top Ten by MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS®

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Welcome to our Derby Hat Countdown Top Ten by MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS®!

For the past 101 days we have been showcasing one selected hat each day from our Derby Hat Collection. Each featured hat was given a brief introduction and a link to its own webpage where you could see it from all the different angles and read about the materials that were used to fashion it.

Today we are featuring our top ten hats from that Derby Hat Countdown based upon popularity on our MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Facebook Page.

We begin with Hat #10, the Liza Der13-106…

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I hope that you have enjoyed our Countdown to what many call “the most exciting two minutes in sports”, one day and one hat at a time!

To see all of the hats featured in this Derby Hat Countdown, please visit the Derby Hat Countdown webpage at maggiemae.com.

And don’t forget to visit our Derby Hat Collection offering four new Derby hat salons this year. Something for everyone from fascinators to extra wide brims with so many delightful millinery offerings for all of the Triple Crown races, Royal Ascot, Saratoga, the Breeders’ Cup and beyond!

Thank you for visiting us for the Derby Hat Countdown Top Ten featuring our top ten hats from our very first Derby Hat Countdown to celebrate Derby Day.

Happy Derby Day!!

Sally

 

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