Friday, 29 May 2009

Red Hat Society

When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat which doesn't go, and doesn't suit me.
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
And satin sandals, and say we've no money for butter.
I shall sit down on the pavement when I'm tired
And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells
And run my stick along the public railings
And make up for the sobriety of my youth.
I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
And pick flowers in other people's gardens
And learn to spit.

You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat
And eat three pounds of sausages at a go
Or only bread and pickle for a week
And hoard pens and pencils and beermats and things in boxes.

But now we must have clothes that keep us dry
And pay our rent and not swear in the street
And set a good example for the children.
We must have friends to dinner and read the papers.

But maybe I ought to practice a little now?
So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised
When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple.
By Jenny Joseph

Look out world, I have joined the Red Hats!I am old enough!

This is the hat I created, was white, grabbed a spray paint can painted it bright red and added a purple flower....Creative devil when I need to be.

Today was my first outing with this fun group.
We went to Jarvis to D and D diner, a very busy spot.

After a tasty lunch we walked across the street to C├ęst La Vie a wonderful little shop specializing in French accents and shabby chic.One treatment that I found unusual is the lattice fence with floral plates attached.
Up the street we strolled to the restored train station
this station is now owned by the Michaud's , Mother and 3 sons , making some wonderful memory boxes,
old fashioned game boards ,
boxes and a mosaic maple bowls
that are beautiful.
A little farther up the street we stopped at Verrip's Greenhouses, I was in heaven, perennials, Verbascum, nigrum;
huge plant hangers;
I could not pass up these bright gazanias, kiss series , brought home 2.
Last spot was a jam packed Antique/Stuff shop.


Rosanne said...

Wow! Love your hat! Looks like you went to some interesting places today, we'll have to check them out sometime.

Noodlegirl said...

I absolutely love this post can I add a few things for me when I get old. I am finally gonna learn to drive and not care who is in my way and if someone I don't care for speaks to me I will act like I can't hear them!!!

I adore that hat! My cousin is 33 and she is in a hat club as well!

Raph G. Neckmann said...

What fun! I think when I'm old I shall pretend I am a human! (I already go out in my slippers in the rain ...)

Lythrum said...

Awesome! We were out to lunch last week and saw the red hat ladies. It looked like they were having a great time. I'm glad that you had good time. I love the hat. :)

Shady Gardener said...

Very cute - and it looks as though you had a Great Time! :-)

verobirdie said...

You seem to have fun!
I've met a group of Red Hat ladies once in Europe (but I can't remember where). I was with my daughter, and it was a delight to see how much fun they had.

Sherry said...

Where is the pic of you Mom?Would love to see you in your red hat!! Does look like you all had a very enjoyable trip!!!

Rosemary said...

Rosanne, Now I need the purple clothes to match.
Noodlegirl,makes old age something to look forward to besides aches and pains LOL.
Raph,Good for you going out in the rain in slippers, been known to do it on occasion too.
Lythrum; is a fun group, no minutes, no voting, just fun.
Shady, it was great fun.
Verobirdie, lots of laughs
Sherry, I look like Queen Elizabeth in this hat! LOL

willow said...

fabulous hat! love your pictures and am happy to see that you are having a blast! Now a few Red Hat ladies myself and the are top notch!