Saturday, July 4, 2015

July 4, 2015

  Hope everyone in America and those overseas are having or have had a good Fourth of July. I had rain earlier in the day but it has stayed cloudy but I don't think this will deter my neighbors from shooting fireworks.

Signing of the Declaration of Independence

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Tea for Tuesday # 18 - Meryl Ruth Part 1 - Teapots

It has been within the last week that I have been on Pinterest that I have discovered Meryl Ruth and her teapots and teabags and have fallen in love with their quirkiness and cuteness. She has so many that I like that I have decided to break them down into two parts or installments. The first part is dedicated to her teapots and, hopefully I will not lapse in time, will do her teabags for part 2.

  Meryl Ruth is owner of  Porcelain Grace  as well as being an art teacher of ceramic arts and award winning artist with museum exhibits who also sells of her works.

  Here are a few of her tea pots.

Owl and the Pussycat teapot - 2010

Rocket Doggie Dog teapot - 2008

High Top Tea - 2008

Dysfunctional Par-Tea teapot -2013

Leather and Lace II, Ceramic teapot - 2008 (Makes me think of Stevie Nicks and Don Henley's song 'Leather and Lace' )

Sweet tea

Hanging Case Studies, Ceramic Hanging teapots -2014

 Fiddlesticks - 2013

Squeeze Me, Teas me  - 2009

Mel-Oh-Tea Us - 2011

I know I have been going crazy with the teapots but this is to be the last one.

Pest-Tea - 2010

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Tea for Tuesday #17 - Tea Time for St. Patrick

It is the day where green is the colour to beat. So for this year's St. Patrick's Day I thought it would be nice to have a tea time of tea served in green tea cups and maybe nibble on some green food. Do not worry my friends there is no green mold on the food.

First we must have a shamrock teapot or two.

 Beleek tea set from Ireland is appropriate to have on this day.

Now let us pour ourselves a nice cuppa and relax.


Of course cucumber sandwiches seem to be a must. These are Chive Cream Cheese and Cucumber Sandwiches. Courtesy of The Chef in My Head blog.

There is also some matcha shortbread cookies that is courtesy of The Dirty Kitchen

An offering of a slice of Irish tea bread

Then there is also Irish tea cake

Now I think we should have some more tae to wash everything down with a wee piece of chocolate truffle.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Tea for Tuesday #16

When feeling Blah it is always nice to have a cup or two of tea. By a fire can be even better.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Fashion Friday #31 - Ralph Lauren Fall 2015 Pret -a-Porter

It was not until I looked through my post did I realize that it has been almost a year since my last Fashion Friday post. All I ask for is your forgiveness. I know there is being late with something but this is ridiculous.

  Anyway,  I can't believe that this coming fall fashion collections are coming out when we are not even done with this winter, but they are. Ralph Lauren has shown his Autumn 2015 Pret-a-Porte collection and I, like real fashion critics, love the clothes. Then Ralph Lauren does not go over the top on the artistry of his clothes. In other words, his clothes don't go straight from the runway to a museum to be looked at Ralph Lauren's pieces go from the runway to the street or some gala. Granted most of us can not afford the straight to the street pieces let alone the gala pieces but they all look wearable.

  Some of his pieces look to have fur but there was a statement at the bottom of his New York show notes that read:

"Ralph Lauren has a long commitment to not use fur products in our apparel and accessories.
All fur-like pieces featured in the collection are constructed of shearling"

  Nice to know that is not fur. I used not to have a problem with fur wearing but I have out grown my fascination with fur and feel that it is okay to wear if it is part of your way of life i.e. Eskimos, Aleuts,etc. and native inhabitants of other countries close to the Arctic circle or in mountainous regions where it gets bitterly cold (no I do not mean the Northeast and Northern Central parts of the U.S. right now).

  Alright off of my soapbox now. So...without further ado I give to you some of Ralph Lauren Fall 2015 collection.

Silk crochet and fringe


  A friend said, roughly, when she saw this photo, she never would have thought of putting a Fedora borrowed from menswear with a lace dress, but on her it works. I love this white floral lace dress with the Fedora too.

To me this next outfit is 'Annie Hall' or Dianne Keaton taken up a notch.

This one kind of is 'Annie Hall'-ish as well.

Minus the shearling hat THIS is 'Annie Hall'

Socks with sandals? Really Mr. Lauren? Sorry love no dice from me on the footwear but the rest is okay.

If your flat on top great look but if your not...Nah...not a good look.

Almost looks like something is molting behind the model but it's just the jacket that was shown before this outfit.

The molting jacket/coat

Feel of the 1970's. I would so wear this if I didn't think I would either wash out or match it but then the white/off-white would be worse on me.

 The hat with this dress escapes me

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