Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Musings and Wanderings on Vicky's Birthday ...

Today is the day Canadians celebrate Queen Victoria's Birthday.
This was a woman who understood the value of a good crown!

Aren't these most detailed and finely crafted lampshades ever? I like the fabric well enough - but it's the artistry of pleats and bindings and borders that just knock me out!

Hey, Mollie. They don't make tube bottoms for a reason. Now go change!

Well, there is no question. My favorite aesthetic is the over-the-top artistry of 18th century France - followed closely by the glitz and glam of Hollywood Regency. However, this house would be so much fun to live in! And what a groovy spot to have a swinging mod party! My taste just may be evolving!

Have I introduced you to my parents? They had such style, once upon a time.
How does one manage to look as if they've tucked their ass in their pants, as if it were a shirt?

From Heather Bullard, this photo of the best sweets smorgasbord I've ever seen! I have no plans nor intent to cater a reception for anything. But, if the occasion should ever arise, I am so stealing this idea!Also from Heather Bullard comes this Regency crown. I know it's greedy, as I already have quite a number of crown hanging around, but dammit, I want need it!

Wanna bet that he wants you to be his next little rascal?

If life were more fair, I'd be going to sleep in this incredible bed tonight. sigh.
One pill makes you larger
and one pill makes you small.
And the ones that your mother gives you
don't do anything at all.
Go ask Alice
when she's ten feet tall.

Adorable photo. But the newspaper article attached to it was the best!
Catharine Clothier, one of the innumerable attractions at the annual garden Fete of Philadelphia's Smart Set, held at the Clothier Estate at Wynnewood. Mrs. Percy Frazer III, wears a smart afternoon frock.
How much fun would it be to have been part of the Smart Set?! Speaking of fetes and events, I want to be invited to parties that have fabulous entrance tickets like these!

Hmmm. I'm not sure she got the complete pattern for her Never-Never Land costume.

I have great admiration for a woman who plans her outfit for Casual Friday the night before.

I wish I could remember where I found these photos of Nantucket homes, decorated with paper parasols and lanterns. So festive and pretty and fanciful. If these are from your blog, please let me know so that I can credit you!

Do you love this as much as I do?

... must be a Prell girl ...
"You just can't be in a bad mood in here," said Karen Kalish, who has decorated her 105 year-old historic home in Clayton showcasing her love of color and art.
For more (pretty remarkable!) photos of this fabulous home and art collection, click here.
This colorful, magical, quilted skeleton knocks my socks off!

Remember: There will always be those who are judging you.

Well, Jon and I are dressed and ready to go out to dinner. Thank you for spending some time with me this evening. I hope you found something to amuse and something to amaze you...and that you'll be back for a visit soon!Now, go make something beautiful!
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(¸.•´ (¸.•´♥ Tristan
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