Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Lady's Letter Writer: Letter XV

I had a such a hard time locating the book today that I briefly considered substituting today's post with material from an 1862 edition of Oddfellows Companion that I'll soon be selling.  But it did finally turn up, so here goes...

Letter XV
The Answer 
(i.e. to last week's letter) 

New York, September 7, 18--
My Dearest Child:-- Make yourself perfectly easy as to my consent to anything that can promote your happiness.  If Mr. .... be what you represent, my fondest wishes that you might meet with a desirable partner in life will be realized.  At the same time, do not be to hasty in giving an unqualified assent to his proposals, but take time to learn those minute shades of disposition and character which nothing but constant acquaintance can display. 

I shall be at Newport on the ....th, and shall not only be delighted to meet by dear child again, but to be introduced to the man of whom she has thought so worthy of her affections.  

                                     Your ever-loving mother

To Miss ....

Mandrake the Magician

This is a tiny tiny pin, so even while I'd love to sell it, most of the time I can't even find it.

grapes in

bone.
Is this not amazing, considering how detailed and such and such it is?  
By the by, if you haven't figured it out, it's a brooch.

mucho macho

candlesticks.
 
Of course, they didn't begin life as candlesticks.
That's part of their charm.

So if one of you macho steamfitters or boilermakers or welders out there
wants to invite your coworkers home for a dinner featuring an industrial vat of homemade chili and 37 different craft beers, these would look just ducky on the table.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

the Tuesday Song of the Week

Classy and classic.
'My Cup Runneth Over' - Ed Ames

Thank you very

Mucha.
Art Nouveau pretty lady in bisque 

Not as yellow in person, but just as lovely.

Mid-Century Modern

watch box !


I bet the watch was really cool.