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Style: Bone China

Ready for your coffee, tea, soup, cider, or other tasty beverage, this fine porcelain mug complements both casual and formal table settings. It features a subtly fluted rim and an elegantly curved handle. Serves as a great housewarming gift!

  • Dimensions:
    • Height: 4″
    • Diameter: 2.8″
    • Capacity: 10 ounces
  • Microwave and dishwasher safe
  • Strong, ceramic construction
  • Meets or exceeds FDA requirements for food and beverage safety

Source: Keep Calm & Then Scream Tea Cup | Zazzle

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah

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Source: As I was Going to St Ives Mouse Pad | Zazzle

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


marktwainTwenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in…

Source: Mark Twain says: | The Müscleheaded Blog


oshaughnessyWe are the music makers
We are the dreamers of dreams,
Wandering by lone sea-breakers
And sitting by desolate streams; —

World-losers and world-forsakers
On whom the pale moon gleams;
Yet we are the movers and shakers
Of the world for ever, it seems.

Source: Arthur O’Shaughnessy says:


rossetti“Better by far you should forget and smile Than that you should remember and be sad.”

Source: Christina Georgina Rossetti says: | The Müscleheaded Blog


eleanor“Once I had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to later read the description in the catalogue: “No good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.”

Source: Eleanor Roosevelt says: | The Müscleheaded Blog


Portrait for Noël Coward's last Christmas Card

Portrait for Noël Coward’s last Christmas Card

“It’s discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.” Blithe Spirit, Noël Coward

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


dorothy75

“There’s a hell of a distance between wise-cracking and wit. Wit has truth in it; wise-cracking is simply calisthenics with words.”

Source: Dorothy Parker says: | The Muscleheaded Blog


FROM THE ARCHIVE 15th January 2013

Portrait of W.H. Auden (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I was rather amused the other day to read this quote by the poet  W.H. Auden:

“We are here on earth to do good unto others.  What the others are here for, I have no idea.”

Auden’s poetry certainly does me good.  However, if I never hear Funeral Blues (Stop All the Clocks) again—the poem read by John Hannah in Four Weddings and a Funeral—it will be too soon!  Read it, yes.  Hear it at funerals, no!  A friend of mine, an actor and Anglican priest (a rather marvellous combination and a rather marvellous friend), says there has been no lessening in the number of funerals using Funeral Blues or, for that matter,  Robbie Williams’ Angels.  No comment!

The Auden I love above all else is Night Mail.   Predictable of me?  Perhaps.  Give yourself a treat and…

Source: W. H. Auden Says It Best!


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Portrait of W.H. Auden Portrait of W.H. Auden (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I was rather amused the other day to read this quote by the poet  W.H. Auden:

“We are here on earth to do good unto others.  What the others are here for, I have no idea.”

Auden’s poetry certainly does me good.  However, if I never hear Funeral Blues (Stop All the Clocks) again—the poem read by John Hannah in Four Weddings and a Funeral—it will be too soon!  Read it, yes.  Hear it at funerals, no!  A friend of mine, an actor and Anglican priest (a rather marvellous combination and a rather marvellous friend), says there has been no lessening in the number of funerals using Funeral Blues or, for that matter,  Robbie Williams’ Angels.  No comment!

The Auden I love above all else is Night Mail.   Predictable of me?  Perhaps.  Give yourself a treat…

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Cecil Beaton was born on this day in 1904.

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Cecil Beaton Photographs- General; Beaton, Cecil IB4287C.jpg Cecil Beaton in China during the Second World War

Cecil Beaton Photographs from the collections of the Imperial War Museum.

‘Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.’

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah

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Femme Fatale in Sepia
Femme Fatale in Sepia (US) by FirstNightDesign

Femme Fatale in Sepia
Femme Fatale in Sepia (UK) by FirstNightDesign


“I’ve never considered myself a femme fatale as I’ve never seduced anyone and ruined their lives. At least as far as I know.”
― Scarlett Johansson


Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


Cecil Beaton Photographs- General; Beaton, Cecil IB4287C.jpg

Cecil Beaton in China during the Second World War

Cecil Beaton Photographs from the collections of the Imperial War Museum.

‘Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.’

Cecil Beaton: Portraits and Profiles

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


Art of Quotation

grandmamoses

“If I didn’t start painting, I would have raised chickens.” – Grandma Moses, 1860 – 1961, painter

More on Grandma Moses:

http://www.wikiart.org/en/grandma-moses

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The Chronicles of Narnia

“Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.”

C S Lewis in Mere Christianity

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah

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