Friday, September 27, 2013

the pictures from Paris

Goodness, I said to myself, it's Friday. I had better post something or my defenceless little blog will be lost amid the stampede of lovely things bloggers have handcrafted this week.

It wouldn't be honourable to post the pictures from Paris. So many people don't receive, out of the blue, an envelope containing original artworks, inscribed with a kindly message, from a chic European capital.  Bad feeling would ensue.

Flowers, by Margaret

Bakery shop (detail) by Elizabeth

No, I said, still talking to myself, I will do the decent thing and post a photo of the inconsequential jellies instead, the ones that look so pretty in the light. 


The jellies
The jellies will do until I cease to be so busy and important.  There has been such a rush of requests to critique websites and blogs in the aftermath of my recent pro bono work in that area, and I shall certainly get round to yours once I have finished the report on this particular one, with its many manifest lifestyle deficiencies.

31 comments:

  1. Elder son has just looked up from watching youtube videos and wondered why his mother is laughing so much. Please advise HMRC asap, more pink is definitely needed. And cushions.

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    1. And preserves, Sue. They should appoint you as their senior preserves advisor.

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  2. Love Elizabeth's and Margaret's works of art!
    When you review my site, Mise please keep in mind that I am not much of a handicrafter or DIYer.
    Of course I am probably 100th on your list if that!
    xoxo
    Karena
    2013 Designer Series

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    1. Who could find fault with your inspirational blog, Karena? You are a beacon of light to those of us striving away here in the lower foothills of Blogtopia.

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  3. Mise, YouTube? Please advise how to find your videos!
    I must watch to brighten my day even more!

    xoxo
    Karena
    2013 Designer Series

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    1. Alas, I have no YouTube videos, Karena. Sue's elder son was probably watching a piano concerto, but my piano skills are sadly rusty.

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    2. Yes piano concertos are his fave.

      Karena, I was on my laptop chortling at Mise and said son was watching youtube on his laptop.

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  4. Those jellies are lovely. It was deeply satisfying to be able to mail you gifts from Paris! We couldn't resist. We liked having business at the post office. My but you do have your work cut out for you, I suppose with great talent comes responsibility.

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    1. So true, dear Margaret. I have been thinking of you, wishing I were with you by the Seine in a flamboyant painting smock. I haven't been back to Paris since I inadvertently tipped red wine onto the Hotel Royal Monceau's best tapestries.

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  5. You need some proper 18th C. Jelly Glasses, Mise. They are so cheap that they are almost a give-away.

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    1. You're right, Tom. Mine are early twenty-first century and very ho hum.

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  6. And there was me thinking, for a brief moment, that you had been to Paris.
    And wondering why you did not stop to pick me up on the way.

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    1. I shan't ever go anywhere without you, Jessica. Is Japan this November ok with you?

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  7. The paintings are so pretty, warm and charming! Tell me more about those jellies. We have jelly and Jello, but not jellies. The amber color is beautiful.

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    1. I think your jello is our jelly, Jen, and your jelly is our jam. Have you included a translucent lime jelly green in your green collection?

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  8. Mise.. Jen was posting my very question while I was busy googling jellies and 18th century jelly glasses mentioned by Tom! I did find one lovely little offering of this type glass on eBay and a steal at $260! I did find a recipe for Strawberry Jellies... Would seem these are the American version of Jello made from scratch! Lovely paintings and learned something new... Amazing post as always. Happy weekend wishes...Susan

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    1. Thank you, nice kind Susan. In theory, I make jelly with organic juice and agar agar but in practice I follow the instruction on the jelly packet.

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  9. Apropos of nothing very much (well, Frenchness and jellies, I suppose....) - I knew a French family whose daughter came to England on a school exchange trip and came home utterly thrilled with white sliced bread and jelly. Cultural exchange or what!

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    1. I guess white sliced bread could be appointed as an ambassador to many foreign countries to aid diplomatic relations.

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  10. I too thought you had been to Paris and put off reading for fear of jealousy.

    Instead you have beautiful gifts and translucent jellies.

    Still jealousy inducing.

    xo J.

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    1. The jelly helped ease the pain of not winning your recent giveaway, Jane. Only partially, mind you.

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  11. That teddy is looking so wistfully at the jellies. He's making me feel sad.

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    1. I know, Lucille. As I uploaded the photo, I said to myself, "this is going to upset Lucille." And I cast around for another, jollier photo, but there was none. It was that sort of a week.

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  12. They are such beautiful artworks, the ones received from Paris that you didn't show us, Mise. I would have been green with envy. I'm glad you refrained ~ it's hard to be quite so envious over jellies, as lovely as they are.

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    1. From such a doyenne of Parisian paintings as yourself, Shell, that is praise indeed.

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  13. What a busy girl you are and what lovely artworks (that of course we didn't see)
    :)

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  14. I don't for one moment think they are jellies - it looks suspiciously like Lucozade to me.

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    1. Lucozade is barred in our house, Elaine, but perhaps someone flouted my considerable authority.

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  15. Elizabeth's works are so sweet! I would get fat just looking at the food ones. Cute idea with the jelly cups!

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  16. Knowing your passion for symmetry I find I'm wondering if there were four jellies and the bear ate one ... it might explain the expression on his face.

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