|Dolores and Ed's Hideaway.|
They seem smart don't they.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Thursday, December 25, 2014
|My favourite Christmas salad, the best result of leftover turkey...|
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
I've been prepping his room with blue and white objects, including plenty of pillows which will likely prove annoying and end up on the floor:
|Too Small Furniture in Ole Rascal's Room|
Here is Ole Rascal in the photographic flesh with Scout and the too-short settee:
|Trusty Elephant Bag|
Our robber was looking for something quick and valuable, he caused quite a bit of grief but could have caused more if we had stumbled across him... stay safe Darlings by locking up and securing your systems if you have them.
I've been too relaxed, where do I think I live, Mayberry? Clearly I don't, and though there have been many tears there is a new set of eyes on the street and a finger on the trigger (of the alarm system that is). I'll be locking up and watching out for criminals every single day. Our own robber was arrested due to the magic of the iphone6, which showed me (and therefore the Police) exactly where he was located in our city, right down to the house number. Isn't that amazing?
Have a safe and happy Christmas all of you Darling Tooties with the Locked Doors. I hope your Rascal-ish guests arrive home healthy and on time, and if you are travelling may your journeys be good ones.
Bless you and your families too,
Thursday, December 11, 2014
|Birdsong Patchwork Stole in Claret and Dove|
I wear them constantly in the cold weather, even under my apron while I do the housecleaning.
If you've been keeping an eye on Brora's Advent Calendar you'll notice that today only they are offering half price on their luscious warm scarves...such the deal!
|Graphic Print Stole in Cobalt|
|Nomad Flower Stole in Navy|
I'll have to make my mind up sometime today as I go about sorting my house and cleaning up. We're having a swirling snow storm here and the temperature has dropped, just the atmosphere to think about buying stoles and other warm presents.
Take Care Tooties,
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
|Dresses, and one long skirt.|
|The completed closet.|
|Pretty party shoes.|
|Costume jewelry, and opera glasses.|
Thanks to those of you who were interested in seeing the finished closet, you know I get a kick out of talking about this stuff!
Take Care Lovey Dolls,
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
|Beautifully embroidered merino wool shell from JCrew.|
My winter options seem very limited this year and I'm trying to remember what happened to my clothes...I've certainly edited out the unworn outfits but the other issue is that I tend to buy fancy things that are in fact too cold to wear at Christmas. The beautiful shell, above, is sleeveless and looks odd with a cardigan over top, so that's not an option. The metallic and navy party dress, below (from JCrew's summer collection) is very pretty but again can't be warmed up. Though I do like the look of it with the silk fringe scarf:
|Elephant Parade loafers with black velvet pants.|
Not an outfit without a white blouse.
I absolutely adored this black silk star dress from Brora (below) but I found the size 8 a bit tight, I finally ordered the size 10 last week to replace it, fingers crossed it fits. I find that sometimes I am right in between sizes, so I would be a 9, which is a size that doesn't exist.
|Star Silk Print Dress|
|Fern Print Velvet Dress in Prussian|
The only question is fit of course, and warmth of the fabric. I hold Brora velvet in high esteem so I'm definitely hopeful, and in fact I owned a black velvet dress that I managed to shrink in the washing machine. I should have sent it to the cleaners!
Something else I shrunk up to wee rag bits in the washer?
My Brora tights:
|Cashmere Lace Knit Tights|
Another option for a holiday outfit I have pondered seemingly for months is this blouse:
|Collection Noir Floral Blouse|
What are your outfit calculations looking like this year? I hope you're better organized with it than Last Minute Maisie here.
Monday, December 8, 2014
I've been arranging my woodland creatures, it's a very soothing activity. This is something I did at one time with The Rascals but they are such darling little toys, they are not just for kids.
Eve of Eve's Little Earthlings about 15 years ago.
|Reindeer waiting for Santa.|
I hope your week is off to an excellent start. Today I'm going to get my Act Together, lists and all.