Tuesday, February 14, 2012

B-List

After the emotional rollercoaster of reading your comments for and against steam cleaners and realising that I just want my very existence to be more like Sue's refrigerator, it's a relief to sit down in a quiet room and gaze at my new curtains.


They have birds, they have flowers, they are in soft shades of ivory and raspberry: tick tick and tick. What decent Lifestyle Blogger could fault all that?


[the fabric is Clarke Grandeur Antoinette Rose, for the technically minded]

The glorious vista of the window as a whole cannot be shown until the new iron curtain rail is also up, which involves getting the drill from the attic. Generations to come may see that, even if I don't.

I've also been choosing a frame for Shell Sherree's original of the Gift Guide Drawing she did for me, which she very kindly sent all the way from Brisbane.


It makes me feel beautiful and important and I look forward to having affirmation of my imagined beauty and importance on the wall.  Please erase my name from the guest-list for all your C-List parties and add me to the B-List, for the fancier canap├ęs and the slightly more expensive wine.

30 comments:

  1. After gazing in awe at Sue's refrigerator, I am now in the slightly awkward situation of feeling inadequate to a fridge.

    It's like the day when I realised I was never going to be the sort of person effortlessly in control of their own scarf.

    It's all my parents fault. I should have been born in Paris!

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    1. I don't have that scarf-wearing je ne sais quoi either, Jayne. Shall we meet at the Gare du Nord and have ourselves a scarf workshop over a wine or two?

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  2. My fridge will never equal Sue's. Your curtains, however Mise, will surpass the royal bedroom's at Versailles. Our dear Marie Antoinette would have licked those raspberry and vanilla curtains if Coppola's film speaks true!

    B-List? It's champagne for you every time :-)

    Stephanie

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  3. A-List surely? I was going to claim that my fridge doesn't always look tidy, but I checked, and it does. What can I say? Scarves defeat me though, as do soft furnishings.

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  4. I'm sorry to say that I have nothing intelligent to say about steam cleaners, but if one day you post about mangle irons I'm your girl!!
    Sue's fridge has filled me with a dreadful fridge inferiority complex - do you have a cure?
    Sharon
    x

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  5. Pretty curtains. I have nothing else to say, I am too inadequate.

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  6. Yes, it has been a torrid roller coaster ride. Gazing at those lovely curtains must surely help a lot.
    And naturally, surely you are always on the V.I.P list, complete with red carpet?

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  7. Fridge tidying has been on 'the list' for weeks now, and after seeing Sue's, I'm hoping to be inspired now to acttually make some progress in actually cleaning it!
    Love your new curtains...what I can see of them anyway! Now go and get that drill!
    xo J~

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  8. Your birds and flowers and soft shades of ivory and raspberry look very peaceful and comforting. Enjoy.

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  9. The curtain fabric is very pretty--the bird looks happy to be there in your ivory, raspberry and pink world. He's waiting for a bite of one of your cakes.

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  10. No . Today was shaping up quite nicely so I'll refrain from any comparisons of food storage skills.
    Anyway , your curtains , and the vague chance that a curtain pole might eventually materialise , have struck me dumb with envy .

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  11. Dearest Mise, you are on my A-list, as a person of great taste and refinement. I love the curtain fabric, and I'm lookin forward to seeing the curtains on their iron rail. Why is the drill in the attic, delaying its deployment? Malcolms drills can be found in the utility roomm, the hall cupboard and the garage (just as a girl can never have too much fabric, a man can never have too many drills!!)

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  12. mise, you've always been on the A list darl!! and pretty near the top. Kevin McCloud is right at the top, so unfortunately there is a glass cieling in my case, but you're percolating right up the top there.

    Lovely fabric, I wish i was that organised in my domestic bliss. My curtains currently are 2 feet short for the windows, but oh well. Roofs and toilets come first.

    xxx

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  13. Now that I have seen your birds and flowers I dislike my new tobacco curtains even more. I am working on a plan to upcycle them to the loft to join your drill but must be cunning. I'm thinking terrible accident with beetroot soup. Tell no one.

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    1. I had the same problem with green silk curtains, Lucille - I upcycled them to a lesser window to make way for my new ones. In fact, they look very well on the lesser (stair) window. Would your tobaccos be nicer elsewhere? Failing that, beetroot soup sounds drastic enough.

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    2. The tobacco ones are too numerous and too vast to be absorbed anywhere else. It is a mistake of gigantic proportions. The fabric looked so nice as a panel in John Lewis. Now green silk might have worked. My only thought is that I could reverse them and use the pattern as a lining and find something less demanding to front them with.

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  14. My first thought on reading this was 'perhaps Sue has fridge fairies' - I blame the tablets I'm taking for the tooth abscess for that one - my second thought, that I'm having a D-list party and clearly this means you can't come. Such is life!

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  15. Oh, for sure you're on my A-list, Mise! And you can be sure my fridge is as tidy as Sue's unless my kids and their families come for a visit...:)

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  16. Your curtain fabric is beautiful. My husband has a THING about going into the attic, he moans so much I hardly ever send him now. I have forgotton what is up there - but it is full!

    Sue's fridge is fast becoming a legend. I strive for such perfection and fail horribly.

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  17. Gorgeous fabric! You are skipping a level and moving directly to the A List!

    I must have missed Sue's Frig is there a photo somewhere? Mine needs a tutorial!

    Scarves, I do wear them a lot and have found that nowadays you can just toss around your neck any which way; and it will turn out to be one of the 127 ways to tie a scarf.

    xoxo
    Karena

    Art by Karena

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    1. That's an end to my scarf-tying angst, Karena, thank you. And Jayne's too. "This is way number 112," I'll proudly tell people I meet on the street.

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  18. Very pretty curtains! Enjoy your time gazing at them :-)

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  19. Well actually you're on my A-list but then I don't have curtains like these, so what can I expect! I do have the dream of Roman blinds on the landing in material that you sent that didn't become a little summer chic dress after all. Generations to come may discover what it ended up as...

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    1. I'm awfully glad that the fabric is languishing guilt-inducingly with you rather than with me, Mags.

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  20. The curtain material is totally thrilling.
    What more could anyone want indeed?

    PS Consider yourself B-listed.

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  21. Ha Ha - love this post. Def. B list material (get it??!) now!! Gorgeous curtains Mise. x

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  22. Hello Mise

    You have made a wonderful choice in curtain fabric. I love it too. You have a beautiful pink chair too, if I remember. I'm heading over to Sue's fridge. I hope it is not in alphabetical order.
    Helen xx

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  23. To be prominently displayed next to gorgeous curtains I hope Mise!
    p.s. You have been bumped up to A List.

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  24. You must start a quest for the drill and lay it at the feet of Sir Harley Davidson if you are ever to see curtains above the ground.

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  25. my fridge is also surprisingly tidy altho i really think its just EMPTY lol
    one of the perks of not entirely living anywhere.
    awesome cute fabric/curtains
    ~laura xx

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