I think this picture tells us there can be no love without gilt. Happy Valentines.
Brilliant! Thank you Home.
I turned 49 today, and will for the next four or five years. For my birthday, I got a sore shoulder, and tingling numbness in my left arm.http://achewood.com/index.php?date=01222010
Happy Birthday rurritable! Knock it off, you're still a boy compared with me. I might say you work too hard? I enjoyed that reference in a macabre kind of a way.
Was there ever a book showing BC's house(s)? Given her background one would have hoped for something less vulgar. But I suspect the gilded furntiure is real Louis Quatorze.
Much fun! Imagine what she looked like without the wig, the false eye-lashes, the make-up, etc. Boggles the mind. Have to give the old-gehl credit for saving the family fortune, one cheesy paperback at a time. Then, of course, there is Raine -- much beloved by the current Earl Althorp I understand...
That would be Earl Spencer, I meant...
Columnist, I am not really sure what her background was! I would rather call it flamboyance than vulgarity perhaps. Looking back on her, you have to admire her unbridled enthusiasm for the style she called her own. Not many people are brave enough for that these days.Reggie Darling, I've always wondered where her fortune went though I would never ask Raine who I know fairly well.(I sense she didn't bag it all by any means!) She is a truly rococo character, warm and terrifically good fun. Had a horrible press as Acid Raine and it is not widely known that Diana had a very fond relationship with her towards the end of her life.
I love that woman for her devotion to the pekingese breed! Yep, I have a peke too but hate romantic novels! LOL
Background was pretty middle class. Foreground was pretty much better, with Raine and thereby Diana etc. I liked her adherence to a good regimen of vitamins, which I understand were de rigeur participation for her house guests.These old eccentrics were and remain a delight, to charm our otherwise ordinary existence. Well, kinda!
Yes, true eccentrics are a commodity to be cherished. I love the thought of her lying on her sofa dictating her romances to her secretary. No doubt with a big box of Charbonnel et Walker chocs by her side, some being thrown to the peke.
Oooo, did someone say CHARBONNEL ET WALKER Chocs!!!! Moi Moi is not going to get a taste! LOL
Lady Jicky, you've got good taste!