Thursday, January 29, 2009

Is there such a thing as too many hats

Today I went Thrift Store shopping. I LOVE finding goodies that way. I have always had an obsession about hats. NO, I don't really wear them, but I love how they look. Especially the vintage ones. Well, I checked my stash and there was really nothing that tickled my fancy.

So off to the thrift store, I probably bought one too many hats. So I put them on one by one (at home) with my little needle sculpture. I took some pics. I love the black hat the best, but just can't decide. Orange is my favorite color, so I like the orange one too. See what I mean?!? Anyways, I will paint the troll the same color as what ever hat I decide on.

This is such a dilemma, plus I have to keep in mind that it will go in a suitcase. Yikes!!!!


Hardin County Keepsakes said...

ute,any of the hats look good but i think i like the shape of the black hat.
it really depends which one looks best on you.i too love the color orange.judy j

Tami said...

I think that the black one has the best looking shape that works well with your troll. How about adding a wide ribbon (color of your choice) that will come from the troll and swirl around the hat, angling down along where the rhinestones are? You could paint the troll in greys and make it more of a troll that lives under the bridge. :-)

What a fun idea! Can't wait to see how you finish it.

Carla said...

I like the black one. I like how he sits on the top of it.

Liz said...

A dilemma, indeed! The shape works really well on the black hat. But, ya know, I really like that orange one! It just seems to "communicate" with the troll!

Anonymous said...

The black one, defintely the black one. Not only does he look like he is sitting in a loge box at the Met, but he may get bored up there, and having those fabulous sparklies for him to play with will be perfect(you KNOW how they love sparklies)!
Hugs, Bonnie

Ree said...

Oh I just love vintage hats! My Dad used to buy them for me when we would browse antique stores together. I haven't gotten a new one since he left for Heaven. I do think after seeing your pretty hats and sweet troll I will have to go hat browsing!

I am voting for the black as well! What a brilliant idea! I love it!

Many Blessings!
Xoxoxxx Ree