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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Holiday Party

you know how you can walk into someone's home and feel
completely comfortable?
last night I went to a lovely holiday party, cocktail buffet, and the
home felt like this picture.

fireplace going, friends mingling, everyone dressed in some kind of red.
the hostess had on a wonderful red plaid skirt & black sweater, 
she looked perfect.

the guests were some of the most interesting people, so conversation was
excellent and ranged from politics to movies.

I said I couldn't possibly see War Horse because of the violence depicted, and
even though it's a Spielberg film & has a good ending, the action sequences
would be too much for me.
now, compare this to The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.
I will see this, and we ALL know there is hideous violence in this one.
so what is the difference?  animals, horses & people?

I thought the book just went on & on & on, with superfluous scenes meaning 
nothing, and really did not like the ending with the missing woman ending up
happily in Australia...so that's my book review...hopefully, the movie
will have eliminated some of those scenes...but how on earth do they change
the ending?

anyway, great party.  it has definitely put me in a holiday spirit so I will
begin wrapping gifts today, finish shopping, and make various jewelry gifts
for my girlfriends.  and, Christmas necklaces for all the big dogs in the family. 
I'm making them out of large red "disco balls" which glitter, weighting them so
they hang properly and ending up with a large silver filigree heart dangling down.
the dogs look so beautiful & proud when they wear them.


& now onward...
announcing our "By Invitation Only" virtual luncheon in Paris
New Year's Day.

the subject for the membership is 
"going forward"

please come see what we're all up to for 2012

so while all our men are footballing we will wing our way to
Paris for the day where we will have a ladies luncheon at some
wonderful, as yet undisclosed,  place, and share our dreams, wishes, fashions and gossip.

are you just D.I.E.ing about now?

January 1, 2012


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  1. Lovely to see your name pop up on my blog, and glad to hear that you enjoyed the gardens at night time. We're headed that way this weekend to walk through the magical Christmas light display - the gardens do The Twelve Days of Christmas. Nothing better than strolling with a mug of hot chocolate in hand.

  2. That looks like a magical holiday room... wow! I also can't stand seeing violence with animals on film-- Water For Elephants was just too much for me :(

    xx Kathryn

  3. Love your blog! I am your newest follower!

  4. Cannot wait till our rendevouz in Paris!! Oh and that picture has me sooo excited.
    Your party sounds like a lot of fun, mixes always make for the best parties with both people and conversation, don't you think?
    We have two parties to go tonight and I am feeling a bit under the weather...ugh! SO wish I could crawl into my pjs and call it a day....those dog baubles sound so cute!! I hope you will show us what they look like!

  5. Hello Marsha, there's so much going on for me right now that I haven't been in touch, but I do find the time to check on your wonderful posts and they cheer me up no end.
    bee xxx

  6. I´a SO happy for you,Marsha...you has lovely evening:-)))*
    And ,OMG! Such amazing image of Paris with a huge snow!!!
    LIKE it so much:-)*

    Wish you fabulous pre-Christmas week,my dearest friend!


  7. it sounds as if you had the perfect party Marsha.... Happy Sunday... xv

  8. LOve the music! Love the blog! Just found it!

    Need to know about the necklaces on the front part.....turquoise, pearls and the white one!


    I "heard" the "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" (books on tape) under the worst possible circumstances. Our wonderful "rescue dog" (as in I rescued in gang territory with my husband tailing me at night thinking I would be mugged any second) died at 17; and my husband was in "deep grief".......I thought I found a dog in Tehachapi (never go there no matter what!) so, I took my other rescue dog and drove there from Santa Barbara......I thought it was about 3 hours........8! And the dog was not a nice dog. My dog looked at me......like "HUH?" So we drove back. That book took the whole time. I HATED IT......THERE IS NO WAY I COULD SEE THE MOVIE!!!!!

    Just my thought!

    I love your website and your jewelry! especially those bib things you have on the top! I am having a serious covet of that turquoise thing!!

    They are all exquisite!!



  9. Hi Marsha... sounds like you had a great time! Happy wrapping and shopping....see you in Paris!


  10. I am sure your hostess would be so happy to read such a glowing feedback on her party. I think that is the most important thing, for people to feel welcome and comfy in my home. I can't wait to read about your next soiree to Paris!!


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