The hat arrived, not in a box, but in what looked like a trash bag. In fact, I thought at first that it was a trash bag that had blown onto my porch.
the shapes I put it in for very long, and it soon began to look like a very old, battered hat. Thank God it didn't cost too much!
So now I have a nice, cheerful-looking hat.
The cherries will be on it permanently, but I still plan to change the trimmings on the front every few months.
I'm really happy with my newly-trimmed hat.. and yet, I must admit that I miss the shapeable hat that was lost when I moved.