In the pink

As we were helping resize images to finish up on the Galleries on Hattingdon’s website (Hattingdon.com) we came across this Electra lampshade hat in pink. We didn’t even know that Mrs Farrell had done it in pink. It’s the only two-toned hat in the Electra series. Sweet!

Electra in pink created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell exclusively for Hattingdon®.
Electra in pink created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell exclusively for Hattingdon®.

Then we got thinking, have we ever done a post on Hattingdon’s pink hats? Looks like we haven’t.

We picked out our favourites. In no particular order here’s what we decided on.

Filamena in pink created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell exclusively for Hattingdon®.
Filamena in pink created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell exclusively for Hattingdon®.

Loretta Hattingdon® classic hat design 2018 created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell.
Loretta Hattingdon® classic hat design 2018 created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell.

Cagney pink fedora created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell for Hattingdon Horses®.
Cagney pink fedora created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell for Hattingdon®.

Hattingdon® Susannah hat design in pink created by © Vivian Grant Farrell.
Hattingdon® Susannah hat design in pink created by © Vivian Grant Farrell.

Lily Top Hat made for the 2018 Kentucky Oaks by ©Vivian Grant Farrell.
Lily Top Hat made for the 2018 Kentucky Oaks by ©Vivian Grant Farrell.

The Savannah Hattingdon® hat design created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell.
The Savannah Hattingdon® hat design created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell.

Maddie Juliet hat in pink created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell exclusively for Hattingdon®.
Maddie “Juliet” hat in pink created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell exclusively for Hattingdon®.

"Bubbles" Hattingdon created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell for Hattingdon Horses®.
“Bubbles” Hattingdon created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell for Hattingdon Horses®.

Skylar Hattingdon in pink created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell for Hattingdon Horses®.
Skylar Hattingdon in pink created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell for Hattingdon Horses®.

Dee Dee raspberry pink doughnut hat created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell for Hattingdon®.
Dee Dee raspberry pink doughnut hat created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell for Hattingdon®.

Lumina in pink created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell exclusively for Hattingdon®.
Lumina corset inspired lampshade hat in pink created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell exclusively for Hattingdon®.

The April hat design created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell for Hattingdon Horses®.
The April hat design created by ©Vivian Grant Farrell for Hattingdon Horses®.

Harper Hattingdon. 2nd Hattingdon® created following Curtis.
Harper Hattingdon. 2nd Hattingdon® created following Curtis.

Ha ha! You thought we overlooked “The Queen” didn’t you? NE-vah! Everyone adores Harper. Everyone!

It’s chilling and rainy where we are, so this cheered us immensely. We hope it did the same for you, wherever you are and whatever the weather — that this delightful collection put you “in the pink”.*

Hattingdon & Co in Hattingdon's signature cartoon font.

* Footnote.

What does “in the pink” mean? We had a general idea and we were pretty much on cue. Most of us thought it meant you looked well or felt well — some said happy. We checked it out for fun. The Grammarist information is interesting.

The Urban Dictionary says:

“In good health. In the 1500s pink meant “the embodiment of perfection,” but the current idiom (in good health) dates only from about 1900″.

The Grammarist says:

“In the pink is an English idiom that means to be at the peak of health, to be in perfect condition. The expression in the pink to mean to be at the peak of health goes back to the 1500s when the word pink did not refer to a color.

“At that time, the word pink referred to a certain type of flower called dianthus, still referred to as pinks in the English vernacular, today. Pinks, the flowers, were considered the pinnacle of floral design and so the word pink came to mean anything that was the pinnacle of excellence.

“The word pink is derived from the Danish term pinck oogen, which translates as half-closed eyes or small eyes, a clear reference to the appearance of the dianthus flower. Unbelievably, the word pink to mean a color was not used until the end of the 1700s, and not in general use until the 1800s”.


From our website: Top Design 2018 »  Design Gallery »  Classic Hat Gallery »

Bye for now. See you again soon! ♥♥♥

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