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Sunday, May 23, 2010

The perfect Bonnet


    I have been in search of the perfect bonnet. When at last I did find it, via mail-order, I anxiously awaited on the Post for delivery . At least one hundred years old, and very delicate. I wasn't sure it would fit on the small recipients head, but I certainly hoped it would.
    This hat is far too small for the Southern Belle.....
"Besides, ah only weah Taffeta!"
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And far too big for the other Southern Belle....
"Oh Dea-ah, this old rag, ah wouldn't be caught dead in it!"

 
 Hmmm, not a bad fit here.... but wrong person. Sorry dolly.
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Aretha is simply NOT in the mood for this nonsense...

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  And wearing this bonnet gives Claudette the strange desire to take a stroll in the park with her parasol and her pet poodle, Gigi....
 But this hat is NOT for her.

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It's all Peepers can do to keep from dashing up the nearest tree..
Ouch! Watch those claws!!!!
and Sasha is awfully charming to behold.
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 But these girls do not get to possess this dear little bonnet. I bought it for someone very, very special.

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" Do you mean.... moi?
Oh, May I please, please try it on?"

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 Fionna, your neck is indeed long and graceful, but that is not quite what I had in mind.....
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 "Is this better?

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Oh, my.... it is just your size!

 
"And, do I look divine?"
Indeed you do Fionna, even better than I had hoped!
 
(Lest you think I have lost my mind, I really do plan on drawing Fionna in her new hat in an illustration I am working on. So you see, she really did need the perfect bonnet.)

18 comments:

  1. How very patient our animals are when we play dress up with them. I'm sure they think we humans are an odd lot, lol!

    Fiona does look fabulous though :)

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  2. Oh Fiona looks marvelous!! How funny.. I think she loves it.. I must say I think Claudette looked smashing in the bonnet.
    Thanks for sharing this.. Great post.
    Blessings,
    Penny

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  3. I'm amazed the cats let you do that lol

    As for Fiona she looks ever so cute and very much like a 21st century Jemima Puddleduck.

    I cannot wait to see how you artistically interpret Fiona in that little bonnet.

    Jeri if you would like a little inspiration I have just written about an ancient bluebell wood - I could just see Fiona walking along the little path in one of my pictures.

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  4. What a lovely bonnet, such inspiration, cheers Marie

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  5. she looks define and so wonderful! makes me think of Beatrix Potter,
    The Tale of Jemima Puddle-duck.

    next week I will get 2 african goose bumps (is this even english?)
    they are about 4 weeks old...photo's will follow on my blog of course...
    http://averyfairygarden.blogspot.com/

    have a lovely day!

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  6. YOU ARE MY KINDA GAL! I would have done the same thing! SHe looks fabulous. I look forward to the drawing!!! ANita

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  7. You live an absolute fairy tale life with geese wearing bonnets, and walking on your porch. Bet that was a chore to get that on, and then to try to take pictures ! Too, too cute ! Gina

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  8. Jeri ~ What a delightful story and pictures. The hat really looks just right for Fiona.

    You have made me smile this morning.

    May you have a lovely day.

    FlowerLady

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  9. it all makes perfect sense to me, having once dressed my vacuum cleaner as a snowman.

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  10. Yes, Fiona is a dead ringer for Jemima Puddleduck, but poor Jemima had nary a brain in her little head. Fiona, on the other hand is a simply brilliant goose!
    Anna, I really love it... African Goose Bumps!

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  11. Valerie,I would have loved seeing that vacuum cleaner! We just make do sometimes, and since you are working on a Christmas book in the summertime, I guess a vacuum cleaner is a fairly upright replacement for a real snowman.

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  12. Oh how this is such a treat to come here in this world of creatures with a personality!!! Jeri, thank you for coming by today; it means a lot to me! I love your world...the Dutchess and Penny from Angelsdoor both had told me I would just adore you, and they were right!!!

    Au revoir, Fiona! You look stunning! Hehehehe Anita

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  13. Your animals must be very forgiving. LOL! The cat would have had me scratched to pieces.LOL! Fiona does look lovely in the bonnet though.

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  14. Hi Jeri
    Thank you so much for your most welcome visit and kind words. The raccoon is one of my favorites also..
    Enjoy your evening.
    Warm regards,
    Penny

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  15. Derest Jeri~ Oh yes that is a huge compliment as I too , I am *very* fond of Tasha's work as well as Beatrix Potter.My *children* looks a lot like farm children from where/when I grow up... there is something tranquile about the simplicity back in Brazil farmland and how my life still is , that I love so very much.

    Thank you for visiting me. I am very fond of your work as well,grin...I just love the animals.... your turtle has captive my heart.Smiles~

    ps. I must comment on your post.... the hat is *perfect* for Fiona and you *MUST* paint her now... Absolutely lovely!!!When you new book will be ready?

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  16. I have a new rooster
    come over and take a look...

    http://averyfairygarden.blogspot.com/2010/05/my-fruits-and-chickengarden.html

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  17. The perfect goose for the perfect little hat. She looks so fetching in her bonnet. Have a good weekend.

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  18. You make April in our corner of the
    world so enchanting...which it is
    if you look through God-glazed eyes
    You make us see what you see and
    create for us a reflection of what
    we see but cannot express as well..
    Gentility

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