glorious Gloriana

well that Is delicious news!

we are currently engaged in our post-therapy-reading-of-the-british-newspapers at a Local cafe and whooped with amusement and joy to see that the Queen (of england) is building (well, her subjects are doing it one presumes although Everyone Knows the Princess Elizabeth was a car mechanic during WW2 and is Very accomplished a Barge called GLORIANA.

It’s all for a celebration of her diamond Jubilee (gosh, has it really been that long since the street parties, flag waving, victoria sponge cakes, mother’s pride moist with sandwich spread and cheddar and pickle – and Coronation Chicken if you were posh and like your chicken with a taste of the Raj – and Ribena moustaches and speeding off your pigtails on Tizer?)

The Naming of Gloriana is but a shimmer in the realm of cultural coincidences – nothing to do with us, of course.

although we Are spending an evening with the Establishment ce soir.

Yes.

#sigh

we’ll be in a long black dress and ballet shoes and pearls.

but the dress is from Comme Des Garcons.

Just so You know.

delicious and divine cards! 1920s, and earlier – and One With A Crest.

thank you to lady-of-letters who wins best gift of the day – aren’t they delicious!


now, darlings, we did some Rather Creative Cropping – but the full versions are on sale here: 

oh! this just in……..

guess who sent Us a Card?

we Gasped upon opening……

a DAME? Already?

sadly – not yet.

but So Kind to get a Christmas Card with a crest on it ;-)

not from HRH herself.

but awfully close.