In a Flash

by Staff

Hello there Hattingdonians. We can hardly wait for Halloween, can you? Especially love the goodies, the parties and fresh crisp air. And dressing up!

Vivian has already made Hattingdon’s costume for the day itself. It is so fun, and brand spanking new.

Look at this. Isn’t it “flash?”


A “hatful of smiles” from us to you.

Love, Hattingdon & Co.

H&Co logo in Hattingdon brown.

© Vivian J. Grant , creator and designer of Hattingdon Horses.


Butterflies are forever. And forever lovely on the Alys fascinator. Originally created for Summer 2020, and shown updated here for Spring 2023.

Alys Butterfly Fascinator 2023.

How about some poetry to go with this sweet hat?

The butterfly’s assumption-gown

by Emily Dickinson

The butterfly’s assumption-gown,
In chrysoprase apartments hung,
This afternoon put on.
How condescending to descend,
And be of buttercups the friend
In a New England town!


Oh, by the way, the 14th of March is National Learn About Butterflies Day.

Hugs and kisses, and millinery blisses. Love, Hattingdon.

Hattingdon H Logo in her signature brown.

© Vivian J. Grant.

Cara in black

Hey there. January 2019 is almost done. How has it been for you so far?

Come to find out Hattingdon is on a cruise. A very long cruise. She packed up her hats and went sailing.

We’ve been busy in her absence though.

A dear friend of Hattingdon’s who loves the Cara lampshade hat wanted it in black. So Vivian made it up for her. Of course, the hat being solid black was fetching, but not particularly festive. So she embellished it with some golden stars. Darling! Take a look.

Cara in black.

So, what do you think? We hope it has brightened your day and given you a Hatful of Smiles™!

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See you again soon. Hugs, Hattingdon.

Hattingdon H Logo in her signature brown.

© Vivian J. Grant. All Rights Reserved.