"We are what we believe we are."
C.S. Lewis

Monday, February 17, 2014

Mop Philosophy Monday

 The February flowers were pretty and bright, weren't they?

They reminded me of this fetching scene in Paris, way back in July 2011:
 We all miss Paris!

Speaking of blast-from-the-past how about my daughter in her Too Much Leopard? outfit:
 I guess that little apple didn't fall far from the tree:
 Have a look at my going-out-for-dinner get-ups and you can see the theme.

Speaking of going-out-get-ups, have you had a look at the devastatingly gorgeous Ziegfeld Collection over at Tiffany&Co?

 I wouldn't turn away any of these jewels, how about you?
 Wondering about the next Mop Philosophy Book Club selection?

Wonder no further: in honour of Scout why don't we read To Kill a Mockingbird, what do you say?  A classic if ever there was one.   We'll discuss it on March 29th.  I've read it twice before: as a teenager and then again in my 20's.  I'm definitely overdue for a re-visit, how about you?
I hope your week starts off with plenty of cheer.
xoxDani

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  1. Well, well after all this recent talk of simplicity & frugality why don't we all go have a nice Breckfast at Tiffany's in our pared down wardrobes that suddenly need a little sparkle. Love your versatility Dani.
    Young Rascal will have all those chess club mouthy punks running for cover in her Take No Prisoners Leopard.
    I hope YR joins us for the Mockingbird book club and I'll certainly not do anything to provoke her.

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    1. GSL it's more of a split personality though versatility is a kind way to put it.
      I'm a Gemini that's my excuse!
      I'll mention book club to YR but she is not our reader, and she has a mind of her own as you can see from her sartorial choices.
      Looking forward to having you join us for book club, have you read it before?

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    2. No, I haven't and Harper Lee has always puzzled me as this is her only work, her lifeling close friendship with Truman Capote, and what his involvement might have been....it certainly wouldn't have been significant as he was incapable of being discreet.

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    3. GSL yes he wasn't known to hide his light under a bushel. Their friendship itself is a very interesting story. I'll have to read up on Harper Lee so we can discuss her as well, mystery that she was.

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  2. The February flowers are spectacular and sure to lift your spirit. It appears that you and your daughter enjoy the same colour palette - lovely choices, I might add. As for jewellery, Tiffany has always been a fave of mine. My darling husband, just finished off a lovely collection of charms on my bracelet. I thoroughly enjoyed your post yesterday about quality vs quantity, and Muffy's take on things. I'm off to order my first ever Barbour coat. I hope you have a wonderful week, Dani.

    Bonnie

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    1. Thanks so much Bonnie! A Tiffany charm bracelet would be a treasure, how gorgeous! I need to let MrBP know that Tiffany has a Canadian website, very convenient. :)
      I hope you like your Barbour, I love mine and I can't wait for spring so I can wear it!

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    2. Tiffany actually has a shop inside of Holt Renfrew. It's small, but if you find something you like online, they are more than happy to order it for you.

      B

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    3. B I didn't know that... it's impossible to imagine shopping on Bloor Street these days as we are pulled in 900 different directions but I would dearly like a day of it, with lunch at the Windsor Arms our favourite!
      Thanks for the tip. :)

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  3. Love the leopard outfit so much!!! Hits my leopard spot.

    I just had a browse at Tiffanys and it seems to true what the jewellers were saying about semi precious now being the new precious as resources are becoming more scarce by the day apparently. Yes I think it is time to refresh TKAM indeed!

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    1. Naomi oh good it will be a fun read, it's a great book. We saw the play a few years ago at Stratford, we brought all the rascals and I remember bawling like a baby.
      It is my older daughter's favourite book, she named Scout!
      I love that particular collection, would be perfect for going out at night gussied up.

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  4. Yes, To Kill A Mockingbird is a classic book indeed. I read it when I was twelve and haven't read it since. Perhaps I will and join the conversation this time!

    Lovely Tiffany jewels and your daughter looks like she is having fun with her clothes--just like her mom!

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    1. Susan please join us we have lots of fun with it and it is the easiest no-pressure book club ever. Make a cup of tea and log in on the morning of, I think you'll really enjoy it!
      Yes my daughter has fun with clothes and that was hysterical, I remember feeling down about something or other and she decided to cheer me up, how sweet?

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  5. Oh goody - haven't read that book since university! My son does some wicked impersonations from the movie!

    Love littlest rascal buckets, especially since she is Auntie Mame trapped in a young body. Watch out world when she grows up!

    Have not looked at Tiffanys for awhile, though think those are divine!

    I must snap my valentine's flowers - they are so cheerful!

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    1. Wendy I do want to see your Valentine's flowers, oh do I have a story about mine! That might be a blog post.
      Aren't we going to have fun reading the book again? Very happy you are on board.

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  6. Great book choice Danu. It's also a favorite book in the house as our dog is named Atticus. Not a good choice really as one of the first words of our youngest was Cuss! Loving your daughter's outfit. She looks fierce and ready to take on the world.

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    1. Marie, "Cuss" haha! Excellent. Clearly our dogs are soul-mates.

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  7. So fantastic! One of my all-time favourites! Love the book, too. I've been awful at joining in the BC fun, I'm afraid. I don't get the notifications that you've got a new post until at least 12 hours later, and by then it seems to late to join in. I shall have to check in early in the day...I'll put it on my calendar.Thanks so much for the floral pick-me ups! February can drag awfully.

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    1. Rebecca yes mark it on your calendar, I really enjoy book club days, it's very exciting to see who comes in to comment. Yes this winter... it is dragging on and on, we've got another storm coming late tonight.

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  8. This is one of Em's favorites, she is so better read than I. I have never read it but am looking forward to it. I am finally starting to get a desire for jewelry...six months later. Tiffany intimidates with their armed guards and all. The ring is a stunner.

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    1. BB when we were in NYC I didn't even want to go to Tiffany with MrBP. He's an enthusiastic shopper aka very scary in a place like that.
      I like the ring the best.
      You are going to LOVE the book.

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  9. I had my mother's engagement diamond reset in a Tiffany (well, "Tiffany") setting. The stone is emerald-cut, and it's set so that the long side is closest to the rest of me in a band whose width is equal to the short side.

    You do know that it's possible to shop for ideas at Tiffany's!

    That said, I collect vintage Angela Cummings pieces, from her time at Tiffany's. Well, maybe collect is too optimistic. Let's say I drool regularly and once in a blue moon I buy.

    Love TKAM, to my surprise I loved the movie also. Favorite scene: Scout dressed as a product for the school pageant.

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    1. Fred that ring sounds gorgeous!
      Like the Tiffany Ideas. My rings are "Tiffany" celebration bands so I know what you mean.
      I hope you'll join us in the book club then! I had forgotten that scene, I need to watch the movie again.

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    2. WFF, I had totally forgotten about Scout as the giant ham!

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    3. A Cummings did that wonderful silver flatware, too, which I would love!! My friend used to work for her.

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  10. MONOGRAM LAND DBP, see others have noted. Tiffany Bloor St. store is small and often shopped out around the big gift giving hols, like past weekend. But the CDN mail order is excellent. And you can always subscribe to their quarterly "wishbooks" online. A few people I know use them for ideas then have a local jeweler/ craftsman make or re-make vintage pieces. While the blue box and some of their core designers can be special, the brand mark-up is not.

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  11. I do like some of your black onyx picks, very Jazz Age deco meets Victoriana. Aside from the heritage/ back story, one nice thing about Tiffany collections is finish work on back of cocktail rings etc. often as fine as what is seen. You'd appreciate that attention to detail.
    And meant to comment other day, but yes, paying celebs an annual salary for an event appearance is now norm, can no longer woo with swag alone.

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  12. I love the little leopard photo, and the pearl bracelet. One of the things I enjoy most about Downton is seeing the period clothes and jewelry,and the Tiffany collection is so similar in feel.

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  13. I'd like to read that again as it's been since high school. I recall being somewhat bewildered by the emotions. Dark and sparkly jewels=pretty.

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  14. I've never read the book, but saw the movie a long time ago. We have literally 3 copies of this book floating around our house, and now you have chosen it for book club. I think it's a sign I should read it!

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  15. My copy of TKAM is buried under mountains of things in our storage so I'll get a copy from the library. I haven't read it since university either. Didn't like the movie actually. Your daughter makes quite the fashion statement:-).

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