No signs of Spring here, let alone snow drops pushing through. The ground is snow covered and the temps have been jumping in and out of single digits. But that doesn't mean there aren't flowers in the house. There are always flowers — even if they are only decorating my hats. I have big, blowsey blossoms on many of my summer straw hats but they rarely appear on my winter headgear. This one is the rare exception.
I fell in love with this hat last summer when I visited the always inspiring Turtle Ridge Gallery in Ellison Bay in Door County, WI. Though the shop is known for their leather bags and belts, that's not what has drawn me to visit every time I'm in the area. In the past I've found wonderful tunics, wool felted and knit jackets, handprinted silk scarves and now, this gorgeous felted wool beret with silk ribbon embedded in the felt. It's been so cold I haven't worn it much this winter. Instead I just leave it sitting out and enjoy the greens and the lily twisting up out of the wooly water.
Visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden to see what other gardeners are displaying this Monday morning.