Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Boogie woogie indugle boy


One of these days I'll write a full and complete post where all loose ends are tied up and all questions answered, and the next time I won't have to write, "In my last post…" But until that day comes -

In my last post I profusely used the word "topper." This is the word used by Soft Surroundings to describe the Torija topper I won, and they use it for their loose, jacket-y tops. It's a handy word, one I hadn't used before, but I hope it catches on. In a comment, Curtise told me a topper in the UK would be a top hat, but in using the word for a top she said, "It is certainly easier than saying a floaty drapey non-structured jacket/cardigan made from a thin, non-knit fabric. So topper it is!" Hear, hear!

Last Saturday I went out with my family to celebrate an abundance of April birthdays. We went out to lunch at one of those places that lure you in with food, desserts, high tea, and an explosion of antiques and vintage paraphernalia. The name of the place is Indulge (which I keep typing as Indugle), but they should just say Women's Porn Warehouse.





Mr. Sparkle, my brother-in-law and step-nephew fled as soon as was polite after eating, but my other nephew (my niece's husband) was right there with us as we looked around the complex. He's so sweet and effortlessly fashionable.

Prince Kenji

Kenji has such a sense of style. If I saw him more often I would include pictures of him in every post.

Not to be outdone by Kenji's little crown, the ladies had a chance to try on our own tiaras.

Princess Niece, Queen Mother, Duchess Sister, and Countess Sparkle
A good time was had by all, and I actually bought very little except some little key charms for earrings, a rusty bird for our fence to stop the squirrels from chewing up the post...


 And a pretty little dish just because it's such a pretty little dish.

The corks are to show scale
 I know, I'm not stimulating the economy enough. I really need to shop more and get some spring and summer clothes. Maybe tomorrow...

Val

15 comments:

~julee~ said...

That place looks amazing!

Sheila said...

What a cool place! You all look awesome in your crowns and tiaras!

The Small Fabric Of My Life said...

Looks like a wonderful place to while away a few hours.

Melanie said...

So nice to see the royal family out with the commoners. And you're wearing that lovely blue thingy, terminology that will be clear across all continents. Looks like a fun outing. So funny that three of the men escaped...

List Addict said...

So nice to see your dedication to the economy. That is an amazing looking place. Thanks for sharing.

PinkCheetahVintage said...

You look so pretty! Really bright skin and all that good stuff! The tiara is everything! I am digging your bangs.
Becky :)

pastcaring said...

Why Countess Sparkle, your blue topper is most charming! Love the tiara photo, and Indulge looks a wonderful place for a browse (though some of the men disagree, it seems!)
A pretty dish, charms and a rusty bird are perfectly acceptable purchases, they're lovely. xxx

Vix said...

I shall curtsey to your collective fabulousness! x

sabine said...

Great finds! You look as if you had lots of fun. The tiara is a perfect accessory for the topper.

Suzanne Carillo Style Files said...

Loved the tiara shot! What a fun day : )

bisous
Suzanne

Megan Gann said...

Lol! Is that we call shopping now? Stimulating the economy? I think I need to use that as a good excuse to go thrifting.

Sue @ A Colourful Canvas said...

LOL, Women's Porn Warehouse. It does look like a candy store to me. I especially love the photo with all the orange, and pink, and turquoise in it. Hi to your family. They look so nice and friendly. Not at all stand-offish for royalty!

Thanks Val, for showing us a bit of your life and family.

Sue xo

Joni said...

I want to go to a porn warehouse! Sounds like an abundance of sinful pleasures.;)

Ivy Black said...

I have just dropped into a curtsey for you M'lady! Looks wonderful...there's nothing more I'd like than a day at a porn warehouse. There are some right Royal treasures there.Glad you had a great day.
xxxx

The Style Crone said...

I loved Curtise's comment, because I would use the word topper to describe a top hat too. Thanks for keeping me up to date!

Love all the tiaras, the ever celebratory headwear.