Welcome to my nightmare.
If you are not familiar with the Red Hat Society, they are basically women over fifty who like to have fun and wear red hats. Well, The Christmas Tree Shop in Hyannis, Massachusetts decided to capitalize on their fun and outsource wacky red hat lamps to China. I’m especially unnerved by the one with silver feet (and no body).
I have no idea how I missed something is fabulous as the Red Hat Society but I knew nothing about them until a couple of years ago when I had lunch downtown in LA at the great Clifton’s Cafeteria (http://www.cliftonscafeteria.com/) and saw a bunch of ladies with red hats march in. There were so many of them I had to ask what it was all about. This is the kind of stuff I live for so again, I’m baffled by my lack of knowledge about it.
I must say that the hats look excellent as lampshades. The one with the silver feet and thongs is hysterical. Though I think anyone using these as a lamp better have a red hat on, specifically a red fireman’s hat, as for sure they’re going to set their place on fire.