Laura of The Virtual Dime Museum started it by posting an article called From The Ministry Of Silly Hats.
FootnoteMaven saw that as a challenge and decided to up the ante with I'll See You And Raise You Two. She invited me to play by asking, "is there a silly hat, pine cone necklace wearing German/Polish festival we're not aware of? Jasia, do you know of one?" Well, it just so happens I do. Here in the Detroit area we call it the Hamtramck Polish Festival.
Instead of a pine cone necklace, this lovely lady is wearing a necklace of black amber. Amber is fossilized tree resin, pretty much the same thing as a pine cone only older. She's got the silly hat working for her. And just look at that Americana/eagle skirt, the white gloves, and those cowboy boots. She's a classic!
Who else wants to play? Know of any Polish/German, silly hat and pine cone necklace festivals?
This photo was taken by me at the 2007 Hamtramck Polish Festival in Detroit, Michigan. It's part of my private collection.