If you follow me on Instagram and/or Facebook, you probably know I bought a new hat while in Maui. We were actually just strolling the street, looking for a particular Gelato shop, when I spotted a tiny hat shop with some great looking sun hats in the window. Next thing I knew, I bought the hat and had the clerk remove the price tag so I could start wearing it.
“Hats are like a halo of happiness.” ~Anna, PictureQuotes.com
In the meantime, Mr. Cottage was wondering how I was going to get it home. My other hats can be rolled up and packed in a tote or suitcase, but this one can’t. Obviously, I told him I’ll wear it home.
The only time I removed it was just before I sat in my seat on the plane, and then we put it carefully in the overhead compartment.
We didn’t get home until almost midnight and we were really tired from traveling all day. But then we walked through the door at home and I didn’t have a clue where it should go. I made a quick decision and put it on top of my tiered tray with the bunny, Easter eggs and sheep.
OK, don’t laugh! It worked perfect, except this tray is on our kitchen counter. I was only home for a few days before I had to turn around and pack again for the Snap Conference in Salt Lake City.
Mr. Cottage finally asked me when I was going to find a better place for my new hat. Ha, Ha! I didn’t have any idea! So I started searching on the internet to come up with an idea. I knew I didn’t have room for it in my closet. In my search, I also discovered that a good hat with a brim should not be laid flat. It needed to have some sort of hat stand or it could be hung from a wire with a clothespin or on hooks.
So after looking around in our bedroom, I came up with a place my new hat would look great.
I decided to hang it on the wall with a nice hook. That way when I decide to wear my hat, the hook will look nice with nothing on it.
Because I have crystal knobs on my dresser and crystal finials on the curtain rod, I found this inexpensive hook that I finally hung up today.
I had to pull the nightstand out so I could get the hook installed, but then…
I looked down and saw the dusty baseboards and dirty carpet. Why is it one thing always leads to another? Yes, I got the hook up, along with my new hat; but then I ended up thoroughly cleaning our entire bedroom! The only thing I have left to do are the drawers and the closet. I even removed our down comforter, so fingers crossed it won’t get too cold at night.
Now I can look at the hat and remember our wonderful vacation, and our grandkids are right there, too!
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I’ll start sharing about our fantastic vacation next week, promise!