We love 60s fashion. What a groovy and imaginative time. It has definitely inspired what you are about to see — the charming and brand new — Cee Cee Collection.
“When I think 60s fashion,” states Hattingdon creator and designer, Vivian Grant, “I think supermodel Jean Shrimpton. I remember her wearing a fabulous hat (as only she could) with a very tall, oval shaped dome, and a small, round brim. It was sublime. This is what inspired me to create the Cee Cee Hat Collection. Naturally it comes in a wide variety of delicious colors. Hope you love them.”
We hope the Cee Cee Collection has brightened your day. Love, Hattingdon.
Hattingdon looks especially lovely in blue. Vivian adores her in it. For this post we got Vivian (not Hattingdon) to pick out some hats made in blue that she especially loves.
As you can see, we have started BIG. This is such a darling, fun hat, inspired by a summer breeze. We are loving the golden jewelry too. Sweet!
The next hat may very well be Hattingdon’s most elegant classic hat of all. It is made in a wonderfully rich blue, featuring a crisp, white paisley inspired pattern. “I am jealous. I would love something in that pattern made for myself,” says Vivian. We know what she means.
Hattingdon’s line of lampshade hats are truly wonderful and a huge fan favourite. The Cara hat in blue that Vivian picked out is especially lovely. Yummmmmm!
Coming up next is Vivian’s favourite classic hat design of 2022. She named the hat Quill.
We were doing an A to Z series of posts of popular hats. Toward the end we realized we did not have a classic hat with a name beginning with the letter “Q”. So Vivian created one. She really loves it too. That dark blue . . . . awesome!
The weather has been so off-the-wall crazy and unpredictable, you could wear the Breeze hat one day, and the hat coming up (Coco), the next next day.
Coco features a baby blue winter cap, trimmed with blue and white faux fur. Ain’t she sweet?
Hattingdon fans are still going Splash crazy. We hope you have been joining in on the fun. Here it is, made in the loveliest of blues.
Next up, here is our Hattingdon wearing a fabulous two-tone blue fedora. Now that is class. We named the hat Kelly.
We wrap up this post with a very classic classic hat — one of the very first Hattingdon designs Vivian created. Named Aspen it is made in two icy tones of blue, adorned throughout in a diamond pattern made of lacy white snowflakes.
Wow. What a nice collection. Hope you enjoyed it with us. See you again here soon.
Vivian is experimenting with Hattingdon art posters. We are getting a lot of interest in it.
For fun, she created a multi image poster using the Splash hat design, and adding a black border so we can see what it might look like framed.
What do you think?
Vivian is very busy deciding on what print-on-demand company to use for Hattingdon products. There have been a lot of changes lately among the vendors we have used — some good; some not so good. And some new ones. So she is ordering samples, and hopefully will make a final decision very soon. Stay tuned!
Hattingdon looks sweet and elegant in a a brand new hat — a black oval saucer adorned with two bright red cherries. We named the hat Cherry.
The Mysterious Symbolism of Cherries
We were not aware there is so much symbolism surrounding cherries. Here is a little taste.
In The Mysterious Symbolism of Cherries — An Interesting Guide, Alan Young, writing for Subconscious Servant, tells us:
There are few things that taste better than fresh cherries. This is why there are so many delicious dishes that have cherries as the main ingredient.
But, did you know that there is a lot more to cherries than the fact that they are delicious and nutritious?
For hundreds of years, cherries have been very important in literature and art, and cherry symbolism is huge in both.
The meaning behind cherries is varied. This tasty fruit appears in many cultures, in many different eras.
The cherries we love to eat originally came from Asia, where they are grown in the rich soil that lies between the Black and Caspian Seas.
Even today, no one is quite sure how cherries came to Europe, but most of us are some glad they did! We do know that they came to America in the 1600’s, and have continued to grow in popularity all over the world.
You will find cherries referenced by Theophrastus, a Greek philosopher who lived between 371 and 287 BCE.
Actually, there is documentation of cherries as far back as ancient Roman times, way back to 72 BC.
There is mention of Roman conquerors and Chinese aristocrats enjoying cherries. This was a food for all, from the working class to the aristocratic.
The cherry is not just a delicious fruit. The cherry represents beauty and pleasure. It is also very symbolic in cultures all over the world.
For instance, in Japan, the cherry is a symbol of good fortune. It can also symbolize new beginnings. Japanese folklore states that when the cherry tree is revered for not only its precious fruit, but also its beauty.
Because the blossoms only last for a short period, they can also be symbolic of the time we have to share with others and give to ourselves. Time is short, and we have to do as much as we can in the time that is given to us. The cherry is a reminder of this.
In ancient Buddhist lore, the cherry is symbolic of femininity and fertility. In ancient China, cherries were thought to symbolize immortality.