Sunday, April 25, 2010

"Even a palace can be a prison."

Last eve, I watched the story of Buckingham Palace's first occupying Queen, Victoria and her treasured husband, Prince Albert. Luscious costumes and settings make The Young Victoria a must for all Anglophiles. Expect to see viscounts, waistcoats, tattersall pants, ascots, top hats, powdered wigs, ringlets falling from bonnets, chess, archery, allees and an English Springer Spaniel. One of the producers was Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Spring treasures

Three lovely eggs in the nest of a robin on my deck...gorgeous color.
Addendum: Upon returning from Bermuda, the lovely eggs were gone!!! A large black snake was spotted lurking under the deck as well. Sadly, I fear the eggs fell victim to the food chain.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

domestic glimpse.5

This avocado tree , started from a pit, has reached a height which exceeds mine.

The patina on the walnut cabinet of this grandfather clock is marvelous. Purchased in Frankfurt, Germany from two gentlemen, approximately thirty years ago, it had been rescued from an attic in Austria. One of the clock workers restored the cabinet, the other the workings of the clock itself. The weights, clock face and pendulum feature a rose pattern hammered into the brass. Beveled glass panels and two-weighted Westminster chimes which chime at every quarter hour and strike the time on the hour , add to its elegance.

Friday, April 16, 2010

domestic glimpse.4

The small chair with upholstered cushion was found in the Cadet Chapel at West Point. I paid $2 each and was permitted to buy two of them. There is a hymnal rack in the back and the bottom of the chair accommodated the cadet's hat.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

On saving herbs...

A gift from my dau for last Christmas, this handy gadget has added weeks of life to parsley, thyme and basil over the winter. Whether herbs are purchased in the store or cut from your garden, herbs will continue to thrive for weeks.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Spotted in my backyard...

Spring is here and these are my visitors.

Friday, April 9, 2010

here comes the bride...

Embellishments to be worn at the rehearsal dinner.

meg carter designs

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

fruity juice...

The best morning beverage must have mango included.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Thursday, April 1, 2010