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When the red bud trees bloom........

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When the red bud trees bloom........

This day is dedicated to Ms. Phoebe, my constant companion.

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Simple Pleasures Couture additions!

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Simple Pleasures Couture additions!

Lovely loungewear and sleepwear to make you feel like a lady!

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A lady just like me ...........

A lady just like me ...........

......."always busy with my hands.......always deep in thought."

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MY BOUDOIR CAP PLEASE!

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MY BOUDOIR CAP PLEASE!

I have been researching the history of the boudoir cap, and I am fascinated by these adorable little accessories that were essential to the proper ladies' nighttime and early morning wardrobe. I have found countless examples of these fancy little caps, and four of my favorites are pictured below....the ribbon work, the delicate laces, the silks and satin.....I am amazed just thinking of the time that was devoted to making one of these precious adornments! For lots more examples visit my Pinterest board "Boudoir Caps". https://www.pinterest.com/simplepleasuressleepwear  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BoudoirCap A boudoir cap is a form of lingerie nightcap that was popular in the nineteenth...

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A PSALM OF LIFE...........

A PSALM OF LIFE...........

A Psalm of Life   Tell me not, in mournful numbers, Life is but an empty dream! For the soul is dead that slumbers, And things are not what they seem.   Life is real! Life is earnest! And the grave is not its goal; Dust thou art, to dust returnest, Was not spoken of the soul.    Not enjoyment, and not sorrow, Is our destined end or way; But to act, that each to-morrow Find us farther than to-day.   Art is long, and Time is fleeting, And our hearts, though stout and brave, Still, like muffled drums, are...

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