Thursday, February 23, 2012

Interiors: Hats as Art

Lately, I've been thinking of creating a display of straw hats.  If you've been reading this blog for a little while now, you know that I am very fond of two things in my home:  things that tell a story and quirk.  Therefore, I think this might just be the perfect kind of display for me in which to marry the two along with function (an added bonus).  Here is my inspiration:

photo sources here

 I already have hats on display in other areas of my home..... 

a vintage jockey hat .... in honor of Kentucky where I live;

and a decorative hat of the metal variety that I have had for years and that makes me happy each time I see it.  

I'm thinking of creating a simple horizontal display of my floppy straw hats at the end of our back hall.  What do you think?

"Enough with the hats already and you are ruining the sight line!" 
"You can never have too much of a good thing. Go for it!"

Thanks for helping this indecisive girl out! :)


  1. I love the hats displayed in the third picture. there are a bunch but not overdone. I say go with it!

  2. Go for it! I agree, the 3rd inspiration photo is my favorite, love them displayed with the artwork!

  3. how cute! i would have never thought to decorate with hats! i love it!

    drop by allister bee soon!

  4. I love hats but I never thought about displaying them - I think it's a great idea.

  5. That is such an innovative idea.

  6. LOVE your back hall - so pretty - the hats will be the perfect fun touch!

  7. I love all the hats! In the UK I don't get as much use for sun hats as I would like. BUT... being a Florida girl, I'm always drawn to a good sun hat:)


Thanks for sharing!