Wednesday, March 21, 2012

"He Can't Think Without His Hat"


I don't think this quote from Beckett applies to Che but Che never seemed to be without a hat although not a fedora like this one. I found this sign in the window of Lilliput Hats which is the studio/shop of craftperson Karen Gingras, a traditional milliner who makes all her hats on site. Hopefully not a dying art!
Taking part in Signs, Signs. For more signs click here.

26 comments:

Paul in Powell River said...

I love it! I don't often expect a Beckett quote in a store-front window.

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

Cool -- a real life still existing milliners.

Scrappy Grams said...

I think we don't have a milliner in our city any more. I remember one across from our local high school when I attended it.

Andy said...

Looks like something Kathryn Humphreys would wear when she does the sport news on City TV.

VioletSky said...

haha - Andy could be right!

LĂșcia said...

What a cool place!
Nice hats always come in beautiful boxes. :)

ewok1993 said...

i love that sign.

Mo said...

Sinatra

Regina K said...

We have a custom hat shop here in KC. I have always meant to stop in but have yet to do it.

Lindy MacDuff said...

This looks like it would be an interesting shop. I always loved going to the millinery shop with my mother when I was a young girl.

Deb said...

I wonder if the quote will change over time? Maybe next time you pass it will say "If you want to get ahead get a hat!"

Eyeliquor said...

wonderfulwindow:)

Lowell said...

What a great shop! I can't remember when I last saw a millinery shop. And I like hats. When growing up, no self-respecting gentleman would go anywhere without his hat.

Jack said...

A handmade hat? Now, THAT would be an indulgence.

La Principessa Errante said...

Love it. Not only quoting Beckett, but still creating hand made hats. Wonderful.

Lesley said...

I love hats. Look, a sale! And that fedora is wonderful.

Michael Rowland said...

His hat can't think without (c)he

Randy said...

Great window display.

Pat said...

It's nice to hear that there are still milliners around!

NixBlog said...

LOL, great advertising for this shop! I just hope they sell Che-style berets too!

Ebie said...

Cool sign! Che's photo poster never change...

llandudnopictures said...

Looks like 'Lurking Guy' buys his hats from Lilliput Hats!

EG CameraGirl said...

I would love to see her practice her art. I'm really not a hat person but I do admire them on other people.

Sharon said...

It seems like a perfect quote for a hat shop!

Halcyon said...

The quote may not have been meant for Che, but it does fit! Nice find. :)

JM said...

Really cool! :-)