Sunday, April 5, 2009

Easter bonnets

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Seeing the children are off of school I have been a bit craft with kids mad ! I have made a (sort of ) Chinese Dragons head, Easter hats & flowers and bubble painting bunnies with my youngest. The next venture is a Easter bonnet !!! (pics will follow)

IF YOU OR YOUR CHILDREN MAKE A EASTER BONNET & POST A LINK ON HERE TO IMAGE, I WILL SEND SOME BLOG CANDY TO THE BEST COUPLE OF ENTRIES (Just UK sorry)
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Easter bonnet ......WHYS???
Extracts From Wikipedia

An Easter Bonnet represents the tail-end of a tradition of wearing new clothes at Easter.

At the depths of the Great Depression a new hat at Easter, or a refurbished old one, was a simple luxury. The self-consciously quaint @bonnet', which had been tongue-in-cheek euphemism for a hatt for more than a generation.

Today the Easter bonnet is a type of hat that women and girls wear to Easter services, and in the Easter paradee following it. Ladies purchased new and elaborate designs for particular church services, and in the case of Easter, taking the opportunity of the end of Lentt to buy luxury items. Now, in a more casual society, Easter Bonnets are becoming harder to find, as fewer and fewer women bother with the tradition.
Modern Easter bonnets for children are usually white wide-brimmed hats with a pastel colored satin ribbon around it and tied in a bow. It may also have flowers or other springtime motifs on top, and may match a special dress picked out for the occasion.
Until recently, it was popular in infant schooll to ask a child to design an Easter-themed hat at that time of year.
(photo from usefilm.com)

3 comments:

Terrie B x said...

`Enjoy the rest of your weekend Jayne`:)♥

Jazzy1972 said...

Suck a cute bonnet! Jay x

Mary said...

Now that is a beautiful hat.