A simple wreath hangs upon the door.
I love to use natural accents when it comes to decorating for the holidays.
Scented green swags with fir boughs and pine cones that one can gather outdoors feels much more genuine than buying the plastic ones sold in stores.
Our arts and crafts bungalow lends itself to organic and natural elements.
From the wood walls and beams
to the granite fireplace
we live in an unassuming space
one that does not lend itself easily to shiny silver baubles and tinsel.
We all have our own personal tastes and I appreciate that we may disagree on certain topics...
in our disagreements we need to be mindful of our manners
carefully monitoring how we conduct ourselves
there is no excuse for rudeness or bad behaviour.
The lobby of the Oak Bay Beach Hotel is looking dressed up for the holidays.
Mother loved seeing all the decorations on our lunch date this past week.
I dressed up for the luncheon.
I wore my black top with a grey boiled wool skirt, some textured tights and my Chelsea style boots.
Mother schooled us on manners from the time we were toddlers.
She insisted that we pay attention to our choice of words, our tone of voice and how we behaved, especially important when it came to our elders and when we were out in public.
We were expected to say please and thank you
to listen politely
to send thank you cards in the mail.
We were also sent to Charm School...
I doubt that many youngsters are sent to charm or etiquette classes these days.
We teach children by modelling good behaviour and by comporting ourselves in a manner that is beyond reproach.
I wore a vintage Sherman rhinestone brooch the other day when I played bridge.
It was a grey rainy day and I craved a wee bit of sparkle.
The ladies that convene to play cards take care in their choice of clothes and wear pretty jewellery.
Dressing up has its rewards...it does elevate the spirit.
“I have always believed that fashion was not only to make women more beautiful, but also to reassure them, give them confidence.”
~ Yves Saint Laurent ~
“Fashion is the armour to survive the reality of everyday life.”
~ Bill Cunningham ~
Stir frying oodles of veggies has become a bit of a habit
which helps keep my WW points within my daily allowance.
The scales are not reflecting my efforts as quickly as I would like but I am keeping my eye on the goals that I have set.
The WW cookbook giveaway contest from the previous post closes November 30th
I wish you a weekend filled with JOY and good things.
~ Be Well and Be Kind ~