we got up at 0530 hours and picked up george (whose idea for an Adventure this was) and talked all the way into downtown as the sun came up over the skyscrapers and peeked into the low slung buildings bursting-with-blooms.
and Most Fragrant.
now we Adore flowers (well most specifically creamy white roses, to tell the absolute truth).
but we fell Breathlessly into the floral-accessories-shops en route back to the car and wandered happily up and down the aisles of ribbon and bows and vases and glass votive bud jars and grecian columns (3/4 size and most intriguing *lookstocamera*) and bought a small packet of corsage pins (there were black ones too but we edited those out for the shot)
we have never worn a corsage (having not gone to an American High School or appeared as a walk-on actor in the movie Footloose or one of those films by the intense Mr. Tyler Perry – these are the only places we have seen corsages), and so were most curious to see a description of How To Pin here:
Using corsage pins can be a tricky process. For young gentleman, offering a corsage before a dance doesn’t necessarily mean you should be the one to pin it. In order to make sure you pin the corsage only to the dress, and don’t poke the skin, you really should insert a hand behind the pin while you are pinning. When young ladies wear strapless dresses, this may be impractical and inappropriate. Instead you might want the young woman to pin the corsage herself, or get another lady in the house to help her with the pinning.
so now you know, darlings.
why did we Purchase corsage pins with no interest in wearing a corsage?
for the Bulletin Board, naturally!
and now we know where to go when we want to buy some 3/4 size grecian columns too.
have you ever worn a corsage (or pinned one on someone else, carefully?)
and do you have 3/4 size grecian columns?
do invite us round.
we’ll wear a corsage (pin) or two in celebration.