Friday, November 23, 2012

Francophile Friday: Pampered Pug

Illustration of  Pampered Pug and Daybed by Shell-Sherree: ink & watercolour

I see a lazy weekend ahead.  Draw the drapes on the daybed if the light becomes too taxing.  Bolster your resolve to do nothing ~ as beautifully as possible.  Today's illustration is for those who feel the status quo around here is tipped in the feline direction.  Marie-Antoinette's penchant for pugs helps me balance the equation without putting a finger on the scale {inspired by this scene from Sofia Coppola's movie of the same name}.  Tradition dictates we should eat cake.  But fear not, jumping through dress hoops is a thing of the past when it comes to our weekend wardrobe.  And on that note...

Happy Francophile Friday to you!

17 comments:

  1. That's a very handsome looking dog. You're a good dog owner to provide your pet with a nice bed.

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  2. A lucky dog, for sure, to be living in your gloriously benign world, and I'm wondering whether you have been neglecting the birds? Somehow I see flamingos as the Shell Sherree bird, in the prettiest of pinks.

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  3. Pugs and royalty go hand in hand! M-A and The Duke of Windsor both lost their heads. While M-A lost hers to the guillotine, the Duke lost his to Wallis Simpson. They also shared a love of pugs. http://habituallychic.blogspot.com/2010/12/windsor-style.html

    Now, if you'll excuse me, think I'll go eat cake.

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  4. Cafe ~ I figured I owed you a puppy dog post. Enjoy your snooze.

    Mise ~ hmm, I fear my world is very sadly lacking in flamingos now that you mention it. I will add them to the list...

    Cali ~ pugs certainly are popular. They seem very endearing! Joséphine de Beauharnais also had one. A cake of the velvet kind, perhaps?

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  5. You've given this little pug the royal treatment with that luxurious bed.
    For cake, I'd like something delicately chocolate with a light glazed frosting. :-)
    The lovely dresses remind me of what dancers wear, sparkling on stage as they do their pirouettes....

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  6. Hm, that took a little searching, Ms M ~ but hopefully this suits you. ;) Happy weekend...

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  7. Shell, I had two glasses of wine last night and apparently that was too much. I'm going to cuddle up with that pug, pull those currents and snore until it's tomorrow. Thank you.

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  8. I'm replying to your comment very quietly, Petrea, so I don't disturb your snooze...

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  9. I think the universe made a mistake when she put two high-energy pitties in my path. I belong in a daybed with a lazy pug. Ah, to dream! However, today I'm going to follow your wise suggestion and bolster my resolve to do nothing. Sorry, Tommy & Louise. You'll have to take it up with Shell and her Pampered Pug.

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  10. Oooo, Shell, that dessert will do very nicely for this weekend! It'd go very well with Petrea's wine, too. ;-)

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  11. I'm a bit late, but I was away for the long Thanksgiving weekend here in the USA, and relying (ha!) on an iPad and a slightly tenuous Internet connection. Your pug is super-cute, but I got to spend the weekend with a totally spoiled little Maltese. Hey, he's 18 and deserves to be coddled (as I hope to be when I'm 126 years old)!

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  12. I have definitely tried to be lazy over here, but alas, the world conspires against me.

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  13. That is one lucky pug! Gorgeous bed. And I much prefer your wallpaper! I had a 4-day weekend that included lots of relaxation, although my wardrobe wasn't nearly as glamorous as those pretty dresses. Hmm, I wonder if they make those in polarfleece? No cake, but over the course of 4 days I ate half an apple pie. But it's fruit so that's healthy, right?

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  14. Dear Susan ~ I'd pittie-sit Tommy and Louise for you if I was nearby so you can have a rest. Hopefully this little daydream will help.

    Ms M ~ I'm quite comfortable with chocolate cake and red wine as a pairing... {or white. The colour matters not.}

    Time is forgiving here, Alexa. A weekend with an 18 year old Maltese would be a precious commodity ~ I'm glad you were there to cuddle him.

    Margaret ~ I think I can trot out 'no rest for the talented' again at this juncture...

    Thanks, Katie ~ I'm glad you approve of my minor renovation. As for apple pie, it sounds so healthy, you could eat the other half for good measure.

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  15. Gorgeous illustration! I would be more than happy to spend a lazy couple of hours reading and generally relaxing on that pretty daybed!
    http://missbbobochic.blogspot.co.uk/

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  16. What a lovely way to spend a lunch time. I've missed your last 3 posts and so just had a catchup whilst sipping tea, eating salad sandwiches and pretending they were macroons.

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  17. Thanks, miss b! Lazing around in a spot like this would be easy to take.

    Debs ~ always lovely to see you, my sweet. Best of both worlds if you can imagine salad sandwiches are actually macarons. ;)

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Merci, grazie, thank you for joining our conversation lounge. Your smile lights up the room. Even more beautifully than our crystal chandelier. x

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