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For those of you not familiar with Cockney Rhyming Slang, a “titfer” is a hat — as in “titfer tat” — which rhymes with “hat”. 

I know…bizarre stream of consciousness thing those Cockneys have going on.

Anyway, with all the compliments I’ve received about my hat and well, the warm (it’s a winter hat) and fuzzy (it’s vintage-inspired after all) feelings I get when I put it on, I wanted to give a shout out to the source for my luscious lid (pictured here and on my personal facebook page).

With its vintage-inspired cloche shape and OTT red crocheted flower on the side, I fell in love with it when I saw it.  I found it on – one of my favourite websites.  It’s a site for artists and craftspeople to sell their incredible, unique, definitely-not-found-in-a-big-box-store, wares.  This hat is designed and made by the femme of spiritsrising

If you visit etsy, you might find some treasures and then, you can gleefully shout something like, “check out my fab new whistle!” (translated from  Cockney Rhyming Slang as: “whistle-and-flute” or to us non-Eastender types:  “suit”.

So…anyway.  Check it out some time.  Support a creative type and the world will thank you because without them we wouldn’t have art shows in forests or 3-D chalk drawings on sidewalks or poutine (I mean, who else but a creative time would have thought that one up??) 

And you’ll have something very fun and possibly retro in nature to swoon over.  Ta dah!

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Flower Hat