Saturday, November 15, 2014

Pemberley Ball: Ballroom

Dear me, look hither...

Could it be?


Duchess DeBorde has entered the ballroom with something bulging in her reticule.

We wonder what antics she has in store for us this evening.

The RSVP that Mr. Darcy received was quite amusing which he was willing to share here...

Salutations, My Dear -

Please be apprised the Duchess DeBorde shall be in attendance this year. As expected, Leggs will be snugly ensconced in the voluminous confines of an exquisite creation (as will an unobtrusive flask of Absinthe- just between us girls *wink wink*)

I shall heartily endeavor to ensure propriety is well observed with our younger guests, .... unless, of course, the whims of fancy dictate otherwise.

Yours Truly, DD ~

Bit o'sip sip gossip...

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Mr. Darcy
played by David Rintoul
Pride and Prejudice (1980)

Mr. Darcy wants to know…

What item would we find in your reticule?


* image source: P&P silhouette, gown for Duchess DeBorde with possible appearance of Leggs (aka MAD from Mary Ann DeBorde Writes and Reads!), Mr. Darcy

~~- Pemberley Ball schedule -~~

next post: Sunday, 8am pst


  1. I would most assuredly have lip balm in my reticule. A must have for every lady. -Lady Vee

  2. I concur with Lady Vee. I too always have lip balm handy as well as a book so that I might make use of any quiet time.

  3. In my reticule is rouge... just in case Lord Vincent messes things up.

  4. The Duchess sounds like a hoot. Well, I can't top absinthe in my reticule. Probably mints would be in mine. Fresh breath in case I am fortunate enough for a handsome gentleman to escort me to the terrace.

  5. Perfumery of course. After all the dancing and sweating, one must still smell pleasant to attract the gentlemen's attention.

  6. Smelling salts - I do expect to swoon. All those handsome gents.


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