Saturday, July 23, 2022

For the Love of Checks

 I have always loved check fabrics…Buffalo check or gingham check, I love them both.  I have checked linens all over my house (red and white, blue and white, green and white, and sometimes yellow and white. I have placed all the pink and white to my riff raff closet for storage). So yes. I’m a bit obsessed with check!

I have purchased a lot of checked linens from in the past and when I saw this cute bath rug with the red gingham ruffle, I knew I had to have it and the matching shower curtain.

Here’s a few photos of my guest bath decorated with red and white gingham and some blue and white pieces.

I’m just getting a head start in my Christmas decor!! I’ll share more of my gingham/buffalo check decor later. 

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Summer Porches

 I snapped a photo of my front porch this morning. My porches keep getting smaller with every move.

I have a large lanai in the back which overlooks the fairway at our golf club. I decorated it with Lilly Pulitzer loot and now I’m tired of that. I still wear my Lilly, just don’t want my house to be Lilly-field anymore. I will change it up, just trying to decide how I want it to look. 

It’s so hot and humid in Florida right now that I’m not using either porches. Summer has always been my least favorite time of the year. There isn’t much going on in July and August. I’m looking forward to Labor Day…football season and pumpkin-everything! 

Friday, July 15, 2022

Airline Etiquette

If you have traveled by air recently, you know that it is chaotic, at best, at the airports. Delayed flights or canceled flights can ruin vacations, cause much heartache to those traveling to attend weddings or funerals, and generally disrupt your plans. If you are lucky to actually board your flight on time and get on your way to your destination, there still could be a lot of unpleasantness ahead!

It seems a lot of air travelers leave their manners at home and bad behavior in flight is not uncommon these days.

Please keep in mind these airline etiquette guidelines:

~After boarding the plane, find your seat and place your carry on bag in the bin above your seat (unless directed by the Flight Attendant to place it elsewhere). 

~Respect the Flight Attendant and the rules onboard…otherwise, you may find yourself on a no-fly list and in trouble with law enforcement. 

~Observe any mask mandates.

~Please do not bring smelly food onboard…please. 

~Respect your limited space. Don’t recline your seat on a short flight. If you simply must, do it slowly. 

~Allow the person seated in the middle seat to use both armrests.

~Don’t remove your shoes and socks.

~Don’t be a seat kicker. On my last flight, the child behind me kicked my seat during the entire flight. The adult with him never said a word. I didn’t say anything, but it was soooooo annoying. 

~After the plane has landed, do not cut in line and rush to the front…that is just tacky and a pet peeve of mine!

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Do Stockings Age You?

We all know the Queen of England would never step out in public bare legged!  Goodness gracious no...she always wears nude stockings.

Ladies my age were brought up to wear nude stockings, especially to church, dressy functions, or in the workplace.  I agree that in the heat of the summer, it's wonderful to wear a Lilly Pulitzer shift with a pair of Tory Burch Revas or Jack Rogers sandals...bare legged.  Bare legs seem to be the new trend for young ladies; I see them at church, at weddings, and in the workplace.  When did ladies stop wearing stockings?  Do stockings age those of us who still wear them?

I think not!  Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge always appears in public wearing nude stockings.  Of course, Buckingham Palace enforces a strict dress code for women...they must wear stockings and closed-toed shoes.

Nude stockings are like a foundation for your legs and they also add a nice sheer finish to lilly-white legs.  Suntan stockings are a definite no-no.  Your stockings should match your skin tone.  And please ladies, don't wear stockings with open-toed shoes!

I remember the day my Mama allowed me to wear stockings.  I was so excited and have been wearing them every since!  I even saved my garter belt and stockings from the Christian Dior store in Paris that I wore on my wedding day.

Opaque tights are really fashionable now and I love wearing them.  I think black tights make heavy legs look slimmer and hide any flaws on the legs.  It looks nice to coordinate the color of your tights with the color of your sweater/blouse/jacket, et cetera.

Do you think ladies look better when they wear stockings or do you think stockings age you?

Monday, December 24, 2018

Merry Christmas

Stopping in to wish y’all a Merry Christmas and best wishes for the New Year.  I have been absent lately on my blog, but you may follow me on my Instagram at missjanice_14.

I am having a very pink Christmas this year.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Social Calling Cards

Do you have your own social calling cards? I have had calling cards in my stationery wardrobe since I was a young girl.  They are great to use at parties, class reunions, or just to give to an old friend when meeting after a long absence.  The card is a great way to connect socially--"Call me, here’s my number."
If you want to learn more about calling cards, try to find this sweet book "Calling Cards," from Victoria Magazine that I have had in my library for many years. All the publications from Victoria are exquisite and this book is no exception.  It’s full of photos of lovely cards and fascinating facts on the history of calling cards as graceful social accessories.
My cards are engraved in brown on ecru paper.  I have used the same cards from William Arthur for many years--they have my full name and my telephone number in the bottom right-hand corner.  You can find beautiful calling cards online at Crane Stationery.

I will share the rest of my stationery wardrobe in my next blogpost.  Thank you for visiting with me today.