Sunday, September 11, 2016

A Midsummer's Night Dream of a Party

An Orient Fairyland
On an early September evening in Orient, New York, revelers gathered to party in homage to William Shakespeare's comedy, "A Midsummer's Night Dream".

My sister, Jeanne, and her husband, Chris, attended the soirée. Costumes were de riguer. I created a hat to wear in the make-believe woodland. She purchased a long, silk, floral dress at the Times Vintage in Greenport. Taken in sum, she became a denizen of the forest for one night.

 Jeanne as a Woodland party goer.
Chris is faun like with a twig wreath and
oyster shells on his ears.
 Carol beginning the hat.
She is threading a curved needle.
You must have a curved needle for hat making.
 We used pins and things
from Jeanne's collection of
Shirley Wedge jewelry.
 We purchased life-like flora from
the Michael's emporium.
More possibilities for
the trimming of the hat.
 The finished chapeau.
And I model it.

More party goers.
Post-hat making, an enchanted
moment on Jeanne's deck with Fern, Polly
and Rosé.

À Bientôt!


  1. Carol!!! Your hat making is so impressive. I am actually very inspired to make autumn foliage headpieces for my Thanksgiving guests. Thank you! i'll let you know how they turn out!

  2. Love a good costume/theme party! Enchanting chapeau as are the wearers aussi! .....and oyster shell ears! Inspired! Bravo!

  3. How gorgeous, Carol. I want to dance barefoot across the grass - wearing that hat of flowers. Thank you for sharing. xx

    1. Thank you, Elizabeth. Nothing better than barefoot on the grass.

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