Thursday, February 07, 2008

Odds & Sods

I've come up with some more potential names for our ramshackle mansion since Quincy Jones wasn't getting any love. They are:
Tumbledown Manor
Trickly Fifth
That last one is a reference to the house's leaky inclinations (slate roofs are lovely, but not so easy to repair) combined with either the 1/5th acre it sits on, or the very old and empty liquor flask that was found in the eaves of the barn, possibly explaining the logic behind some oddities regarding the house's construction.

I'm sorry to report that I'm still not spatterdashed. I have been working on my steam-pest look though, and have acquired the following items to give me some Gashlycrumb flair:

The pendants are from etsy seller adorapop, and I think they're so cute I've been wearing them almost constantly. The boots were an ebay find, and I think they're exceedingly spiffy. So spiffy, in fact, that the first time I wore them I expected strangers to stop me on the street and marvel at them. Shockingly, no one did.... perhaps they were too shy?
Undaunted, I wore them three times the following week, ran into plenty of friends, and still no one said anything.... hmmmm..... obviously it might be one of those if-you-can't-say-anything-nice-don't-say-anything-at-all situations, but it really seemed more like nobody noticed the new look. And then it occurred to me: my look isn't steam-pest, it's invisigoth!


Blogger Gina said...

Invisigoth? I love it! Those pendants are adorable! And I happen to like the spatterdashed boots.

4:17 AM, February 08, 2008  
Anonymous Tracy said...

Very interesting. I noticed both the boots and the pendent, but I didn't say a thing.

My apologies. My brain is somewhere else (on the road with three kids . . . .)

Nevertheless, I think the boots are truly spiffy and the pendent, captivating.

7:17 PM, February 08, 2008  
Blogger Petula Darling said...

Bbbbbut....Tracy, it sounds like you're saying that my fashion statements aren't your first priority.
Some people are so self centered!

Thanks for the compliments G&T! This is going so well that I think the theme of my next post is going to be either "Petula's Genius is Tragically Underappreciated, What Can We Do To Change That?" or "Tell Me I Should Be a Runway Model Now!"

11:35 AM, February 09, 2008  
Anonymous never know if it's your last chance said...

Say it as you think it!

11:20 AM, February 10, 2008  
Anonymous tracy said...


Your fashion statements are just as important as mine. Which is why you see me in muck boots and mismatched socks all the time.

I aspire to your fashion goodness. But I'm too lazy to work that hard ;-)

6:44 PM, February 10, 2008  
Blogger Julia Pequlia said...

I love the boots! I would tewtelly have noticed. As for gaiters, I'd choose the etsy ones. I think I'd be afraid to get any of the other ones splatterdashed. Nice pendants, too!

6:46 PM, February 10, 2008  

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