Saturday, June 9, 2012


What Lady Emily would wear.
Ascot, 1934
The hats have become more elaborate with time.  
Compare this to what they are wearing these days.

Friday, June 8, 2012


Well, this one isn't making it to Furball Cottage's well-stocked library.  Amazon is selling it for over two thousand dollars.  It would certainly be a great resource in our quest for Thirkellian images, but we'll have to be contented with snatching a couple of slanted photos and calling it a day.  Don't know anything about Bill Brandt, so this is the moment to learn about his career and his publications.  If ever someone comes up with a reissue of this book, and why not, look, after all, at what Moyer Bell has done, and if it sells for a reasonable price... In the meantime, ladies and gents, look in your bookshelves, check out your friendly second-hand purveyors; it may be there, waiting for you to bring it home. Happy hunting!

Thursday, June 7, 2012


"Through this gate the Leslie family had come to church with varying degrees of unpunctuality ever since the vicar had been at Rushwater..."

Sunday, June 3, 2012


Exasperating 'little boy'.  For those of us who grew up with brothers or cousins this is no fiction.  Skipped most of the dialogue while searching for some architectural kernel and hit pay dirt with the great description of Lord Stoke's castle.  Totally exhausted and glad it's over.  ♥