Inspired by one of the summer season’s hottest colours, here’s Hattingdon modeling her most recent hat, done in a gloriously chic saffron yellow, embellished with hand stitching and a fashionably large all white butterfly. Hattingdon named this new hat Simone. Enjoy!
Hello there. I’ve been away so long I suppose you could just say I’ve been long gone. But I am back for a bit. In this darling hat, let’s just say I’ve gone shopping! Tis the Season, right? What have you been up to?
Hugs and kisses, and millinery blisses. See you here again real soon.
On this day, June 14, 1777, the Continental Congress approved the United States national flag. It had 13 stars and 13 stripes symbolizing the 13 original colonies.
For a while, the U.S. added stripes and stars to the flag when welcoming new states.
When Kentucky and Vermont joined the union, the flag took on two more stars from the original, so that from 1795 to 1818, 15 stripes and 15 stars graced the flag.
Anticipating a crowded field of stripes, lawmakers decided to honor each new state with a star, and leave the stripes at the original 13, after 1818.
The current flag, with 50 stars and 13 stripes, was designed in 1958 by 17-year-old high school student, Robert G. Heft, of Lancaster, Ohio. President Dwight D. Eisenhower chose his design out of 1,500 entries.
Hey, hello there. It’s National Apple Pie Day! Hattingdon doesn’t have an apple pie hat. No surprise there. This is the only apple hat she has and she wouldn’t let us take the NYC off. Sigh! Guess it doesn’t really matter.
• National Apple Pie Day, America’s favorite dessert, is observed annually on May 13th.
• The first apple pie recipe printed was in England in 1381. The list of ingredients included good apples, good spices, figs, raisins, pears, saffron and cofyn (a type of pastry crust).
• While the apple pie existed well before the Pilgrims landed on the eastern shores of what is now The United States, Americans wax poetic about how American apple pie is.
• The phrase “as American as apple pie” has been around for more than 100 years.