We were in and out of several shops and we all found items we just couldn't do without. People were constantly taking pictures of us because we were wearing our new red bra hats that we made at our last get-together and they are attention getters! In Victoria gift shop, I bought a lovely tea cup and saucer to take to the International Red Hat Convention in Atlanta, Georgia in April, 2013. The theme is "Hospitalitea" and most attendees are exchanging tea cups and saucers as part of the fun. We had a great time shopping in Vintage Etcetera where I purchased an antique hat to wear to the Alamogordo Centennial Ball on December 28, 2012 taking place at the library.
We went on to Memories, a Victorian themed restaurant, where we dined on delicious soup and sandwiches. We made some plans for next year and exchanged Christmas ornaments. A new Red Hatter joined us and we all celebrated her membership by playing "Zippity Doo Dah" on our kazoos, the official musical instrument of the Red Hat Society. Again, several pictures were taken and people were amazed at our red bra hats. One said we looked like Vegas show girls!
The first two photos are of Queen Ladybird aka Carla taken by my dear husband, Doug because I am the photographer at the event.
|I'm ready for my close-up Mr. DeMille|
|Mistress Marian discovers some elegant shoes while Duchess of Karr Canyon aka Margie looks on|
|VQ Penny aka Duchess of High Rolls found a fabulous mask at Vintage Etcetra|
|Right: Milady Melissa, our newest member|
|Just had to give you a close-up of that great smile|
|L to R: Rosa aka Lady Rosamar, Marian, Margie, Penny and Carla. Melissa is hidden behind Marian and Darla is behind Carla at our lovely Christmas luncheon at Memories Restaurant.|
This is all I have to say for now.