Here HE is!! Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter in Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland. Love the Victorian looking fabrics- I see a bit of plaid with the lace!! He would fit in very nicely in my Scottish rooms.
So here's what I'm thinking and I know it's waaaaaaay early but down the road as the movie gets closer ( I think it's a year off still! ), we need to have a Mad Hatter Haberdashery Event. Maybe A Mad Hatter Bloggerdashery. Yes- that's IT!! Oh man, that would be too fun. Top hats embellished to the nines??. I can picture it already! Well, you already know how I feel about top hats!!
But it wouldn't have to be limited top hats- any hat would be great. And this would not be a tea party. Miss Vanessa wowed us with her Mad Hatter Tea Party in a most fantastic way. This would be just hats!!
So get your "thinking caps" on (you only have a year-ha!) so when the time is right, you can be ready, "hat in hand".
And a thank you to Susan from Miss Maddies, who sent this photo to me. Actually, her daughter sent it to her to send to me. I guess my madness for J as the Mad Hatter has transcended generations. Scary. I wonder if I should worry if I'm only wearing a light blue dress and white pinafore these days? And have changed my kids names to Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum.
Yes. A Thousand Words. This is the pen my dad carried with him as he served in WWII. The pen that was with him as he participated in the Invasion of Normandy, D-Day, so many years ago.
The same pen with which he wrote countless letters, thousands of words, and then sent to his sweetheart. Here is one of the photographs he took with him of my mom. I wonder how many times he must have looked at it.
My dad, 'in uniform', when he was about three years old.
And at 19- his military I.D. I think he was dreamy-handsome.
My dad was blessed as he came home to my mom. Their story was a love story, for sure. And he was extremely proud to have served his country.
He was also proud of the fact that he could still fit into his uniform at 80 years old! I miss him so much but these photographs make me smile.
A picture's worth a thousand words. May I add a thousand thank-you's to all of the Veterans who have served and are still serving today. You have our utmost respect and honor today and everyday.