Thursday, December 16, 2010

Long Awaited...

Dearest Friends,
Do any of you remember this post from early this year when Mr. V and I were in the process of moving? I created a collage for my friend Kirsi's Collage Obsession challenge blog. I was beyond honored when another friend Anya, who is a very talented modiste (someone who designs and makes hats!) from Couture Millinery Atelier left this comment for me:
"I absolutely love this fabulous collage - I simply can not get over tea cup on the head.So much so that I decided to create a hat inspired by you!:-)"
And guess what?...

Isn't this just such a spectacular hat? I just love everything about it, the colors, the black and white stripes, the black lace trim, just everything!!

This is another view of the hat that she has included in her super eye-catching "Alice in Wonderland" window display for her Atelier in New York. How could you possibly walk past this without stopping to admire?

I am so honored, Dear Anya, that my collage in some small way inspired you in one of your wonderful creations!

Won't you please visit Anya's Atelier and be amazed by more of her beautiful, colorful and creative hats?

(P.S. It is late...Please forgive me, Dear Anya!)
The photos of Anya's hat is used with her very kind permission!


  1. Dear Betty:-)))*

    Such beyond pretty,wonderful creation of Anya Caliendo...and HOW fantastic that she desided create this whimsy,lovely,hat,which is inspired by you!!!

    Cheers and Love,

  2. Dear Betty, this is so unbelievably kind of you!!! I am so very touched and so very happy that you loved my little cup hat. I had an idea of creating a hat like this every since that fabulous post you wrote but never had a chance to do it until the Holiday season.When the time came to decorate windows of the Atelier "Alice in Wonderland" style, teacup hat was became a beautiful addition.Betty, thank you for the inspiration!:-)))

  3. Dear Betty

    Love that hat and how great it is that you inspired someone to create such a lovely art piece !
    Wishing you Happy Holidays and a wonderful New Year! xxx

  4. Congrats on your piece being featured in the display! It is quite a lovely and unique hat though :)

  5. Dearest Friends,
    Isn't Anya marvellous?? My part in this was small, but I had told her at the time that I would so love to post pictures when she made it!! And it's very Christmas-y too!!

    Look forward to a special Christmas party for all of you, my dear friends, here at the tearoom on Christmas Eve! Announcement forthcoming!

    Hugs to you all!



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