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Miniature red hat ladies society projects for dollhouses, roomboxes and dioramas

You could do a hat shop with different red hats/purses, scarves etc.  The Red Hat ladies shop and

eat out a lot, so  you could also make it a "tea room" or gift shop,

Red Hatters are all about fun....boas; card games; casinos; restaurants; diners with juke boxes; zoo;....anything goes as long as it shows a good time!

Also see pages with shop tag.

For RL shops selling miniature goods, see shops


This is the place for the picture

Links to miniature projects



  • photo albums, blog posts, webpages

Red Hat Biddies Contest - from Frills and Fancy Magazine

Red Hat Buttercup

Red Hat Corner - by Gale Evans

Red Hat Bag - by Fay Z.

Red Hat Bears - by Faye Z.

Red Hat Gift Bag - by Faye Z.

Red Hat Roombox - by Denise



  • Blogs concentrating on the Red Hat Society or categories/labels about it in blogs



  • Discussion groups, forums (or forum categories) and photo groups dedicated to the Red Hat Society.

The Red Hat Society

Red Hat Mini-makers  - Miniature Museum of Greater St. Louis, wonderful pictures of RL group


Supplies for sale

  • Supplies needed for making the Red Hat Society projects.


Miniatures for sale

  • Do you have a section for the Red Hat Society in your shop? Add a direct link to that item here.

Alaska Artisans

Betty Boop - Long Live Betty

Betty Boop - over 50 and Fabulous!

Red Hat Tea Set - from the Doll Peddlar

Agatha - from Small Scale Miniatures



  • Books about miniature the Red Hat Society projects (also books with chapters about it)


Instructions for miniatures

Miniature printables


  • Wallpapers that go well with the Red Hat Society projects

Other Printies

  • Book/magazine covers related to the Red Hat Society

Red Hat Printies


  • links to sites showing how to make items related to the Red Hat Society



  •  YouTube videos about miniature projects related to this subject


Research/ Inspiration

  • The Red Hatters is an organization which has caught on in North America. Basically, members (over 50) are coping with middle age. It started when Jenny Joseph wrote the poem:  Warning "when I grow old".
  • When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
    With a red hat which doesn't go, and doesn't suit me.
    And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
    And satin sandles, and say we've no money for butter.
    I shall sit down on the pavement when I'm tired
    And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells
    And run my stick along the public railings
    And make up for the sobriety of my youth.
    I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
    And pick flowers in other people's gardens
    And learn to spit.
    You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat
    And eat three pounds of sausages at a go
    Or only bread and pickle for a week
    And hoard pens and pencils and beermats and things in boxes.
    But now we must have clothes that keep us dry
    And pay our rent and not swear in the street
    And set a good example for the children.
    We must have friends to dinner and read the papers.
    But maybe I ought to practice a little now?
    So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised
    When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple.
  •  All of a sudden, groups of women started to go out to have fun together, wearing red hats and purple dresses. Of course then the commercial aspect kicked in: prints, tee shirts, sweat shirts, purple tote bags, framed quotations, plaques, magnets, decorative boxed note cards, snack trays and other gift products all featuring the entire poem.



Ideas about what is needed for these projects

  • links to inspiring pages
  • ideas for shop names
  • YouTube videos about the subjec



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