Monday, April 25, 2011

Antique Wedding Keepsakes

French Bisque Clasped Hands

19th c. Belgian Marriage Announcement 
For William and Kate - Love Unites!

Monday, April 18, 2011

On Rabbit Time

This may look like the White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland, or a dandified Easter Bunny. But it reminds me of my grandfather. Born in England, but raised on the prairies of Kansas, he never lost his gentlemanly ways. He wore a vest, (even when gardening), with a special pocket for his big gold watch on a chain. And he had a reputation for being very prompt. It all began when he was invited to a dinner party, and arrived so far ahead of time that he caught the host and hostess in their dressing gowns. Thereafter, he would receive invitations specifying the start time a half an hour later than the actual start time, that way he would arrive just in time.

I inherited this trait. I arrive über-early for movies, to appointments and at the airport. So in keeping with family tradition, I would like to wish all you blog bunnies “Happy Easter” – before “I’m late for a very important date!”

P.J.’s granddaughter,

Monday, April 11, 2011

Before e-Books There Were...

New Books from Larousse - 1910/11.

Today in 2011, we not only have the traditional books printed on paper, but also e-Books. One hundred years from now - what will they be reading?

It's a real page-turner, Marjorie

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Milady, Your Figure!

Milady looked at her figure in the mirror, and was not amused. Time to get in shape for the summer swimsuit reveal. So when she pulled this vintage album out of the record bin at The Last Chance Mercantile, it seemed just the trick. Long before there was Jane Fonda, Susan Carroll was the reigning authority on figure reduction and control.

So she'll get a leg up on Le Can-Can...

and waddle like a duck!

In the hope that Ms. Carroll is true to her promise that "a few minutes a day will help any woman keep slim, fit and alluring!"

Making it burn,

Marjorie, a.k.a. Milady