Join us Dec 1st for Bazaar Bazaar, Seattle
tocapturecastles:Abbey House Gardens in Malmesbury, Wiltshire
enchantedengland: Here you see a lovely example of a topiary garden; where the foliage and shrubs are maintained into clearly defined shapes. As an art form, it is a type of living sculpture. This all sounds very impressive until you have spent six sweaty hours with your hedge-clippers trying to shape a bush into a seagull and ended up with a six-inch misshapen blob. (Not that this ever happened to ME or anything) I do like to admire a topiary, but I prefer an English cottage garden for my personal manor house. It’s easier for my invisible gardening staff to maintain.
I use to watch my grandfather use a straight razor and strop. He always shaved outdoors on the side porch. He claimed the light was better. To this day it’s one of my favorite memories of him. ~redjeep
Vivienne Westwood MAN Seditionary shoes.
The Moon and the Stars Series.
Ah Alphonse, how you are missed!
Men weren’t the only ones looking for creative ways to secure alcohol during Prohibition. According to Daniel Okrent, author and researcher, middle-class women often turned to Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vegetable Tonic, a patented medicine used for medical conditions that afflicted women and contained 15-21% alcohol. The women, of course, would imbibe the tonic “strictly” for the sake of their health.
Image and Information from: http://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/object.cfm?key=35&gkey=51&objkey=4636
Interview with Okrent from: http://www.npr.org/templates/transcript/transcript.php?storyId=137077599