Best Witches!

I have mentioned the ‘Star Mill Antique Shop’ in a number of posts.
For the last two years they have featured a fun WITCH hat party.
They provide the hat and encourage patrons to decorate one and bring it back to their shop.
Last year I didn’t know about it until the hats were on display.  There were some amazing hats!  One’s that would make any WITCH proud to wear.
This is my hat.  It’s not fab, but I sure had fun doing it.
I’m calling it, “A few of Hilde’s Favorite Things”.
It has a coffee filter bow, a few golden pom-poms, and a bit of purple tulle tucked in.  Purple is Hilde’s favorite color.  No hat would be complete without a spider. The Scrabble letter pins hi-lite a few more of her fav’s.
The hat band is witchy green mesh with a few tags with keys and a skelly poison tag hanging down.
It looks right at home here on my crackly black stand wouldn’t you say?  I had to hide it from Hildegard because I knew she would want to keep it.
I am not sure what the Mill is going to do this year.  Last year you bid on the hats.  I was fortunate enough to get 5 of them for all the women in my family.  I didn’t pay over $10 for any of them.  I thought that was a great deal!
I put a number on each hat and hid them in my sewing room.  When the fam arrived for our annual Halloween party I had the women draw a number and go find the hat that had the same number on.  Everyone seemed to love the hat they got.
Here’s the family wishing you “BEST WITCHES
If you’re wondering what’s going on with the men, let me explain. You know how those men rarely dress up. Well, I went upstairs in the dress up closet and filled 6 sacks full of wild odds and ends.  Everything from hats to ties, to  masks, to suspenders, to jewelry, to fairy wands, and glasses.  Each woman picked a sack and had to dress their hubby in whatever was in it.  As you can tell they were all great sports.
What a fun time we had!
Till next time, hope you have fun deciding what costume you’ll be wearing this year.
p.s.  I will be turning my hat into the Mill on Thurs.  Later I will share other hats that were decorated.  You know there will be some Wonderfully Witchy ones!

Guess what?  My hat won first place and I received a $50 gift certificate to spend at the Mill.  Like that will be hard to do. lol!

I will be sharing Witch Hilde with:


Diane Writes said...

Hi! I love your hat. It's unique and creative. I love the inclusion of the scrabble pieces. Great idea.

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Kris said...

What a fabulous idea! I love how you got your whole family involved. This would be a great activity for my very large family!
Best Witches to you too!!

All That Glitters said...

I would love to shop and attend something like that! That would be so much fun! I love your hat too! There's a lady in blogland that host a witch party. I need to find her link and give it to you! She does a really good job! You would just love it!

Lorie said...

Love the hat and the family picture! I'm a new follower! Lorie @ Reading Confetti

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a great photo of your family...and a great idea for the guys! I'm sure it was FUN! Love your witch hat! I want to make one...but haven't yet! I thought I could buy one to decorate but never found a good one! ♥ I always get such good ideas on your blog! ♥

Marsha said...

What a great hat and a great way to pass out the hats for the ladies. Your idea for the men is wonderful and fun, too. Wish I had a bigger family sometimes. There are only seven of us (three generations).

All That Glitters said...

This is the cute party!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

What a fun time you all must have had! Is there a contest for the best hat? That would be exciting too!!

Betsy said...

I love all of your halloween ideas! The hat is so creative--I especially liked the scrabble pieces spelling out Halloweeny words.

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Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Jann.

What a great witches hat! Love the scrabble words, and the coffee filter flowers...The family portrait looks like it was so much fun!
All the Best,

Dustin James said...

I look really gay in that picture...

Lakeshore Cottage Living said...

Hey Jann! I emailed you yesterday to let you know you won and put you in contact with Tezz at Ramsign. I sent it to the email address in your profile. Now I am thinking you didn't get it???

email me: and we can get everyone together so that you can pick out your sign!!! Congratulations again!

Lakeshore Cottage Living said...

Hi Jann! I used the and sent you several emails this morning...did you get them? check your spam box/filter???

poppilinnstudios said...

What fun! I like your idea of a grab bag full of dress up!

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Love the witches hat! Looks like you had a really fun time making it.

Old Time Cindy said...

Witch Hilde is quite snazzy! She makes me smile.