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!
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.
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”.*
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.
“In good health. In the 1500s pink meant “the embodiment of perfection,” but the current idiom (in good health) dates only from about 1900″.
“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”.
Bye for now. See you again soon! ♥♥♥