Fabulous Hats & Dolls Party  -  March 16, 2008

We raised over $10,800 - our most successful Fabulous Hats! party to date. Guests toured Joan Bohnetts's early 1900's home in San Jose's Palm Haven which was beautifully decorated with collections of glass, native American handiwork and period art. They tried on and purchased vintage hats and clothing, and enjoyed a wine and dessert reception in the garden. 

Over 100 unique hats from the 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's, donated by members and the public were available for purchase. Also featured were vintage wooden hat blocks from the turn of the century, a collection of over 65 boxed collectors dolls, doll collecting books, and vintage luggage.

Many thanks to Joan Bohnett and the other tireless volunteers who made this event so successful.

Some of the hats that were sold

We thank our sponsors and hat donors and look forward to next year’s Party. Please contact Patt Curia at (408) 294-3599 if you wish to donate or sponsor next year’s event.




Many thanks to Our Sponsors:

Alta Clothing 
1342 Lincoln Ave, San Jose
(408) 288-5940

Archives & Architecture
P.O. Box 1332 San Jose 95109-1332
(408) 369-5683

Kathleen Bores Antiques and Gifts

Elizabeth Crouch Doll Appraisals and Repairs
(209) 854-2065

Lisa Wangsness, LWGraphics
(408) 289-1500

798 South Second Street San Jose, CA 95112 (408) 287-8700 or (800) 225-1593

Hosts: Joan Bohnett

Hat Party Committee:  Patt Curia, Chair
Bev Blockie, Ellen Garboske, Jane Guinther, April Halberstadt, Julia Howlett, Gwen Jennings,
Mary Lou Mason, Kim Ortiz, Sandra Soellner, Lisa Wangsness

Photographer: Hans Halberstadt

We honor the Ladies and Gentlemen who wore these hats and played with these dolls:

Mrs. Louise Borch
Ms. Carol Borch
Ms. Kathleen Bores
Mrs. Ruth Brandt
Mrs. Penny Canario
Ms. Patricia Chidlaw
Ms. Angela Elsey
Ms. Judi Henderson
Mrs. Ellen Garboske
Ms. Mary Lou Mason

Ms. Vernie Mast
Mrs. Hortense McGee
Ms. Patti Phillips
Mr. Robert Sponsel
Ms. Charlotte Sakai
Mrs. Steffi Sims
Mrs. Rosalie Thimann
Mrs. Evelyn Ucovich
Mrs. Vivian Valletta
Ms. Tina Weiner