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Monthly Archives: June 2013

Why I Love the Forsyte Saga!

Why I Love the Forsyte Saga!

(Page 124) And much kindness lay at the botton of gossip; it would frequently result in visits of condolence being made, in accordance with the customs of Society, thereby conferring a real benefit upon the sufferers, and affording consolation to the sound, who felt pleasantly that someone at all events was suffering from that which […]

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Is Silver Elegant Or Too Much Work?

Is Silver Elegant Or Too Much Work?

I see a lot of silver at thrift stores, and I’ve also been given silver that others inherited because they didn’t want the bother. I agree, it would nice for a footman to have to polish it for me, but I love its elegance. In ancient Egypt silver was more valable than gold, as it […]

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Ode to the Virtue of an English Hall!

Ode to the Virtue of an English Hall!

This picture made me think of Am Meer (the cottage in my book.) From an earlier version of manuscript: Inside, a bulldog stretched under the dark wooden bench, then looked at me before turning back to sleep. The stone floors were uneven. A hodge-podge of walking canes and umbrellas poked from an oak barrel. Above it, […]

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Tea, anyone?

Tea, anyone?

This amazing board on Pinterest reminds me how important it is to just stop, refresh and relax! I’ve been having the most fun planning my book launch! Can’t wait to say more! http://pinterest.com/teresa90/let-s-do-tea/

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Love this Fabulous Hat!

Love this Fabulous Hat!

For those of you waiting for the Downton Abbey clothing line to release. . . Here’s another outlet: Victoria Trading Co. http://www.victoriantradingco.com/store/catalogimages/1a/i20100.html

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The Perfect Tea-Cake for Book Clubs

The Perfect Tea-Cake for Book Clubs

I found this lovely recipe on Pintrest! Yum! Here’s the recipe converted to U.S. metrics: Country Vanilla Sponge Tea-Cake Recipe[2]

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Here’s another Downton Abbey-like fashion one can purchase. Love this dress! http://www.youbeauty.com/body-fitness/galleries/downton-abbey-fashion#11

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Fireflies – June 2013

Fireflies – June 2013

It’s that feeling one only feels at dusk. The time of day when the sky is darkening and the noisy town settles into a quiet hush. I feel it tonight as I take my seat on the grass in order to enjoy the sight of my daughter collecting fireflies, avoiding the dachshund racing in wide […]

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All Right Who Fans!

All Right Who Fans!

Who’s the next Doctor going to be?

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