I was struggling with a topic for today. I knew that the Royal Wedding would be all over the blogging world and wanted to write about such a historic event but making it topical for my little corner of the world was proving difficult. Many of you know that I live in Danbury, CT which was one of the major hat manufacturing cities in the U.S. in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Danbury is 'Hat City'. Danbury High School is the 'Home of the Hatters'! Visit http://www.danburymuseum.org/ for information on the hatting industry in Danbury and anything else you ever wanted to know about this city that has it's namesake in England!
As I was watching the wedding today it became quite clear that the hat industry is alive and well in England! The milliners across the pond do an incredible job of creating works of art for women. I believe the only American similarity would be the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs during the month of May. I found some videos of hats worn today that made me wonder...'What was she thinking?' Enjoy. Just remember, as American women we take the 'Christmas Sweater' to an extreme not enjoyed by other countries as much as ours!