St. Patrick’s Day is officially observed on March 17 each year, though celebrations may not be limited to this date. The significance of March 17 is that — it said to be the date of St. Patrick’s death in the late 5th century — circa A.D. 493.
We are honoring the day with a wonderful classic hat created in “the green and the gold”. We named it Erin.
The word “Erin” is of Gaelic origins, and an Irish word for “Ireland.”
Erin go bragh is an anglicization of Éire go brách, which literally means “Ireland to the end of time.”
Vivian created a brand new classic hat for Hattingdon. She named the design Dee Dee. It has a definite equestrian flair, and very chic (if we do say so ourselves).
Equestrian style will always be a classic design tradition.
“In many ways the world of the horse constitutes the epitome of social decorum, not only in the age of chivalry . . . but in our own time as well, when forms of dress traditionally associated with equestrian activity . . . are considered appropriately stylish for those who have never sat upon a horse.” — Man and the Horse: An Illustrated History of Equestrian Apparel, Mackay-Smith, Druesdow and Ryder (1984).
“National Earmuff Day is celebrated on March 13 every year. Earmuffs are categorized as clothing accessories or personal protection equipment (PPE), specially designed to cup and protect the ears from either cold weather or noise.”
Hattingdon just so happens to have something to wear for the “occasion”. And it is still plenty chilly enough here in Louisville to wear it too.
“Designed by Chester Greenwood in the 19th century, earmuffs are a regular part of winter fashion and a necessity for construction workers. Their comfy fit and practical yet stylish design make earmuffs a crowd favorite. It’s a day to celebrate earmuffs by putting them on or giving them out.”
We love National Day who say they love having “Fun, unusual and forgotten designations on our calendar.”
So there you have it. Happy Monday and National Earmuff Day!
“On National Get Over It Day, March 9, people everywhere are encouraged to self-reflect and move on from whatever it is that’s weighing on them.
Created by Jeff Goldblatt — an entrepreneur who was having trouble getting over an ex-girlfriend, the day has its roots in failed romance — something that’s very challenging to get over! Realizing his pain was relatable, Goldblatt made a website and posted a poem. The rest, as they say, is history (the relationship included).
Today, let’s take some time to self-reflect, figure out what’s weighing us down, and decide that the past should live in the past. Let’s get started and get over it!”
Hello there. We apologize for being late again, but Hattingdon was washing her hair. Hahaha.
Here she is at last, wearing a very early design, one of the earliest — her Bubbles hat.
Bubbles was created sometime in 2008. Vivian no longer has the original design art, and was delighted to find it was uploaded to the media section of the blog some time ago.
“It was a very long time before I began to learn the best way to store and protect my work. Besides, it was just for fun, to make people laugh. It never occurred to me once in the early days I would end up making literally 100s of them, and still at it, all these many years later ,” she says.
Hattingdon is always pretty in pink.
Postcript: By the way, National Bubble Week is the second week of March according to Holiday Insights »