mardi 10 septembre 2013

Robins in the Trundle Bed and the travelling chapeau...................

A parcel wrapped with wonderful spotted paper arrived on the chateau steps a few weeks ago from those gorgeous girls at Robins in the Trundle bed!

Amongst the treasures beautifully packed inside was a wonderful Edwardian straw boater!!! I am over the moon!!!

It is not just any old hat; it is a fine specimen, made in Switzerland.

I was ready to hang it next to my favourite mannequin but NO!!! This chapeau had different ideas!
It took to the air and flew to the top of the lane...........
.....and then on to perch on the fence of the large chateau at the end of the village with me in hot pursuit.
And so the chase went on to...............

...the door of our mayor's office..........and then to....

La poste.....

and to church................before entering the village.

He rested a while on the washing stone at the village lavoir. Up until the early 1900s the women of the village would bring their linens and launder them here!! Then off he went again....... the bench on the riverbank ....before flying off again, coming to rest............

...back at the 'chateau'. Who knows where that restless chapeau will go next?

A la prochaine mes belles


6 commentaires:

  1. What a lovely present. And a well travelled one.

  2. Dear Shirley!
    What a wonderful post! We had so much fun seeing our peripatetic boater!!! You made us laugh until we cried!!! Being good Catholic girls, it was priceless that the hat paused to pay respect to the Madonna! It was cheeky of you to put the hat on the Mayor's door!! We were half expecting it to show up on Sir Digbert Fanshaw Brownshaw. (And by the way, we think he would look marvelous in it!) Thank you so much for taking the time in your inimitable Shirley way to let us know the hat arrived safely! We are keeping an eye out for it along our eastern shores in case it gets blown back across the pond!
    Cheers and thanks to you!
    Sheila and Sherrill
    The Twinnies!

  3. oh to be-able to go where the wind takes you!!

  4. C'est un chapeau au château!

    Now all you have to do is book a week-end away at the French equivalent of the Henley Regatta - I'm sure that "He Indoors" would be only too pleased to arrange that. There may even be a few brocantes in the area at the same time...


  5. Oh my gosh, so funny, I love your hat and it's little whirlwind trips.
    I've been so busy and was in the New England part of our country for a bit of antiquing. There is nothing like it, well, except, FRANCE.

    Glad to be home and finally catching up on your adventures.