Which makes it sound like I disappeared for a month and have returned as the personification of kitschy consumerism.
Longwood Gardens is a little bit indescribable. It's huge, for one thing. It's over 1,077 acres.
In black tea drinking culture, milk and sugar are important elements. I'll get into sugar eventually, but for now let's focus on milk.
The Morris Arboretum has been part of the University of Pennsylvania since 1932. It's the preserved summer estate of John and Lydia Morris (brother and sister), the inheritors of an iron manufacturing company.
The Sèvres factory was renowned as one of the best porcelain manufacturers in Europe at the time. Originally housed in the royal château at Vincennes, it changed facilities to Sèvres in 1756, and three years later was bought outright by Louis XV.
Every time I paint something, there's a stage where I hate it. Normally that stage is somewhere between coats of paint. Sadly, I'm in that stage now, with the finished product.
A sewing cabinet is a small, convenient, sometimes spindly legged and wheel-footed, hollow work table.