Flashback Bubbles

Hello.

We received emails recently asking why we have not been posting some of the earliest Hattingdon cartoons on Fridays like we used to.

We used to post them on what we called “Flashback Friday”. But there was very little traffic. We were hardly reaching anyone. Let’s see what happens today.

Do we ever have a flashback for you. This is one of the earliest Hattingdons Vivian created. She got the inspiration literally while taking a bath. The bubble bath she used at the time came in a big pink plastic bottle. And from that she created “Bubbles”.

Bubbles Hattingdon. c.2008.

Isn’t she sweet?

Thanks for stopping by. See you again soon.

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‘Cartoon Horses with Hat-titude’

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Lights on with Cara

Greetings and welcome. We are “lights on” with this collection of gorgeous Cara lampshade hats. The silhouette of this hat is oh so stylish, and Hattingdon looks oh so darling.

The Cara hat comes in five luscious hues. Let’s take a look.

Cara in Sunny Yellow

Cara in Sky Blue

Cara in Minty Green

Cara in Lipstick Pink

Cara in Classic Grey

We love them all, but are especially in love with the minty green. What do you think? Which is your favorite?

Thank you for spending time with us. We hope it brightened your day. Wink!

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“A Hatful of Smiles”


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Regina

Hattingdon looks regal in her jewel embellished crown hat. Our posting here is a nod to the late Queen of England whose burial will take place tomorrow.

This design is vintage Hattingdon. We are not 100% certain, but we believe it dates back to 2008. It is one of Vivian’s first designs, but she cannot remember the particulars of it or what inspired her to create it. She is just glad that she did.

Regina Hattingdon.

We will not be posting on Monday, and will publish the classic hat selected for it on the following day.

Wishing you a “hatful if smiles”. See you then.

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Brynn Beret

Hello and welcome to Hattingdon’s blog.

Today our darling hat crazy cartoon horse Hattingdon wears a black beret adorned with three large, feathers in red, yellow and green cascading down one side. We named the design “Brynn”. Here she is!

Brynn Hattingdon.

Color meanings

Color-meanings.com reveal the symbolism and meanings of feather colors.

RED. “Red is the color of the Root Chakra, which is the source of energy of life, and vitality. Red feathers are an ode to emotions, courage, passion, and to good fortune.”

YELLOW. “Yellow is the representative color for the Solar Plexus Chakra, therefore, the yellow feather is connected to the Gut Instinct. It is charged with the sun’s energy, and is pulsing with blessings and wisdom. A yellow feather draws attention to intelligence and mental alertness, joy, cheerfulness, and playfulness.”

GREEN. “Green is that of the Heart Chakra, which holds love, relationships, and emotions. A green feather is therefore a sign of abundance, growth and fertility, as well as plants, nature, and healing.”

Color-meanings.com by the way is a fascinating site. Check it out when you get a moment.

Bye for now.

Love,

Hattingdon Horses

“A Hatful of Smiles”

by ©Vivian J Grant

Catherine the Great

Alright Hattingdon fans. We are going way, way back. 2008? 2009? We are not sure. It is one of Vivian’s earliest hats (headdress is probably more accurate).

Whatever it is, there is no doubt that it is one of the most festive — if not the most festive — of all the designs Vivian has created. She named it “Catherine” . . . . and it is great. Wink. Look.

Catherine Hattingdon.

Vivian adores this hat, and it has been much beloved over the years by Hattingdon fans.

Thank you for spending time here with us.

Hattingdon Horses

“A Hatful of Smiles”

by ©Vivian J Grant

Monday Sugar

Hello and happy Monday. It is classic hat time once again.

Vivian, who creates all of Hattingdon’s hats, loves creating designs for her with an architectural influence. This is prettily expressed in the classic hat we picked out for you this Monday, design name “Sugar”.

Sugar Hattingdon Classic Hat.

A stunning hat, don’t you think?

Thank you for stopping by and spending time with us.

Hattingdon Horses

“A Hatful of Smiles”

by ©Vivian J Grant