Monday, July 27, 2009

Hats off to you!

Let me introduce you to my two daughters-in-law, or daughters-in-love, as I like to call them. If you'll indulge me in one more posting about their recent trip to London, I'll show you the pictures of the day we went hat-shopping at the Peter Jones department store near my house in London. Hats are so much more popular in England than in the States. Weddings, teas, garden parties, all provide the perfect opportunity for adornment. Scroll through these photos and pick out your favorite hat that each girl is modeling, and I'll share the results with you in a future posting. Allison is on the left, and all her hats will be designated with a letter. This is hat A. Cristen is on the right and all her hats will be given a number. This is hat number 1. You can pick two favorites--one for Allison, and one for Cristen. Here we go.....
Cristen wearing number 2
Cristen in number 3 and Allison in B
Number 4 for Cristen
This would be C
Cristen in number 5 and Allison in D
This is 6
And now 7
Hat E for Allison
Number 8
This is F
Cristen modeling number 9 (I'm surprised we weren't asked to leave by now--we were having so much fun!)
Cristen in 1o and Allison in G
Number 11
Finally Allison wearing choice H. So there you have the "hat parade." Which ones are your favorites?


  1. Hi Debbie,
    Caroline & I enjoyed the hat show. I let Caroline vote. She liked hat A for Allison and #2 for Cristen. She didn't know that you live in England part of the time and is quite impressed.
    I hope that you had a wonderful birthday!

  2. I enjoyed looking at all the hats. I chose C for Allison and 1 for Cristen. Looks like you were having a lot of fun!


  3. C for Allison and 4 for Cristen (go figure - red) although they all looked adorable!

  4. What fun! I love the first hat on both of them but I'll vote for C for Allison and #4 for Cristen.
    June Shannon Koepke

  5. Now that I have stopped laughing, it's time to step into the voting booth. There is no way I can cast only one vote, so I hope you do not mind my vote being divided into two catagories: Serious and Wacky! For the serious catagory the vote is C for Allison (she is beautiful in this hat! 1 was a close second)and 1 for Cristen. In the wacky catagory (this was a tough one!)my vote goes to F for Allison and 10 for Cristen (7 was a very close second and 9 looks like something I could use on a Christmas gift!) Thanks for sharing! You guys were having way too much fun without me! ;)
    Love, Carol

  6. Debi, I enjoy reading your blog so much. You describe your sights and tastes so vividly. For my hat vote I choose #3 for Christen and C for Allison. Donna

  7. Hat #4 for Cristen and Hat E for Allison. Your daughter's in love are so beautiful both on the outside and on the inside. Haven't we been blessed?

  8. I liked H,E,and 7, but OMG, 3 was to die for.
    Also,your daugter-in-laws are great models.