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Peony update

My peony rose has finally bloomed for the first time since planting. Her beauty and perfume is so delicate and graceful, however I can’t help feeling a sense of sadness whenever I look at her. 190 more words


Callooh! Callay! for Calouste is Okay

Above: Dragonfly brooch once adorned by Sarah Bernhardt to whom it was lent by friend Calouste Gulbenkian. A corsage ornament which consists of dragonfly with griffon’s paws and green female torso whose face is supposed to be of Sarah herself. 432 more words


Peonies and Patience

My blog posts are like buses……..you wait forever for one to come along and then two turn up together. To be a gardener is to be patient and I have the peony rose to thank for teaching me such patience. 236 more words


Historic Plaque at Rasco's Hotel, Montreal - Missing

In 1985 the St Andrew’s Society of Montreal was celebrating its 150th anniversary.  In honour of its anniversary and to commemorate its history in Old Montreal the society placed a historic plaque on the corner of the building which was Rasco’s Hotel, 281-295 rue St-Paul. 272 more words


Women in History: March 26th

Born on this day in…

1687 – Sophia Dorothea of Hanover (d. 1757) was Queen Consort of Prussia and wife of King Frederick William I. She was the mother of Frederick II of Prussia and sister to George II of Great Britain. 502 more words


UPDATE: Now at Swann Galleries: Sarah Bernhardt Loved This Mucha Poster So Much, She Used It for Her American Tour

Update: The Alphonse Mucha-designed poster of Sarah Bernhardt sold for $8,750.

What you see: A poster that advertises Sarah Bernhardt’s 1896 American Tour. Alphonse Mucha designed it. 366 more words


ON THIS DAY: March 15, 2017

March 15th is

Everything You Think Is Wrong Day

Ides of March

Kick Butts Day *

Peanut Lovers’ Day

Pears Helene Day

Shoe the World Day * 1,428 more words