Wednesday, February 17, 2010

THEME THURSDAY: BELL



(5 of my favorite cloche/bell and near cloche styled hats. The black lace trimmed one in the middle was a gift from Paula.)


In case you haven’t noticed from my profile picture or other random photos on this blog, my favorite hats just so happen to be cloches. The name of course is French for Bell. I’ve acquired many of them over the years and must say that one of my favorite cloches was given to me by a dear friend and Tea Society member, Paula Porter. In memory of Paula’s long battle with cancer, for others battling this disease, and for Barry’s triumphant completion of chemotherapy, I shall toss my bell shaped hat in the air and clap and rejoice in honor of all of you. Congratulations Barry!

This is for you!


Chemo at
Long last is
Over now
Caring
Hearts
Embrace and rejoice

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21 comments:

Betsy said...

The hats are lovely!

And I love the acrostic!

ShAKirA CHOONG said...

Lovely hats, so classy.

a wonderful poem for Barry.

hugs
shakira

http://justmeshakirack.blogspot.com/2010/02/theme-thursday-bell.html

Protege said...

Beautiful post with a touching sentiment.
I think those kind of hats fits you too very well,
xo
Zuzana

Brian Miller said...

how wonderful and unique. nice hats...

willow said...

Elegant "Rebecca" take on the theme. Love it. xx

Queenmothermamaw said...

Dear Rebecca you are so creative. What a wonderful idea. Guess you still have a little snow around. We still have about 4 inches on the ground. My word verification was poetexin. LOL Blessings
QMM

Natalie said...

Ding, dong, ding, dong! Happy bells!

Hugs,

Natalie

Jill said...

VERY clever Rebecca! Wonderful acrostic as well...ringing the bell for Barry and others fighting cancer TODAY!

LadyCat said...

Such beautiful cloches! Very clever take on Theme Thursday.
Ringing for Barry : )

stregata said...

Oh, I should have worn one of mine while ringing! Lovely hats.

Mmm said...

Ahhh...this is so touching and poignant with Paula's memory as well as ringing for Barry. What a novel way to riging that bell. i love it. Very you.

ChaChaneen said...

Oh I lurve your hats! And you wear them well dah-ling! Unfortunately, I do not wear hats well. Too much big hair I think. ha ha Or perhaps its my big head. ha ha

Skip Simpson said...

The bells rang in Alabama at 2!

e said...

Beautiful acrostic and hats...so sorry about your friend. Thanks for sharing this.

Barry said...

I have to admit it, I've never heard of a cloche but I have been over whelmed by the support I have been getting and all the cloches (er, bells) that have been ringing.

I am humbled and delighted.

I wonder what my wife would look like in a cloche?

Rebecca said...

Barry, I would imagine she would look lovely in one:)...

Baino said...

How sweet. I didn't know cloche meant 'bell' (really should start learning since I'm visiting France at the end of the year). Do you wear them or are they just for show?

Bachelor said...

You do have quite the collections of hats! I'm sure you look stunning in each of them. Hope you have a lovely weekend! The Bach

La Petite Gallery said...

I am mad for Hats I grew up in a hat shop.

Love your post. How lovely.

yvonne

amy said...

What a charming blog! And I love the background music. Thank you for your kind & encouraging words at my blog today; I appreciate you taking the time.

It was meant to be ~ as I will pass your thoughtful acronym onto my sister in due time. Her youngest (2 yrs. old) just had her 4th chemo tx. last evening.

God Bless your journey =-)

La Petite Gallery said...

Hat's I love them. I grew up in a hat shop. I have a problem with my hair it is so thin after Cancer,wish I could find the beautiful Turbans My mother had in her shop..

yvonne