A Blog for Modern Traditionalists

Month: November 2012

Winter Tea Time In Germany

Winter Tea Time In Germany

Just a quick pop-in to say hello and confess that I’ve been on a tea-buying bender whilst in Germany. I’m not normally a herbal tea drinker, but I had some time to burn in a grocery store and I couldn’t help but add some of […]

Quedlinburg The Magnificent

Quedlinburg The Magnificent

My official title may be “journalist,” but in my mind my career ID card says “magic huntress.” Having been raised on fairy tales, Santa and movies like Labyrinth, I was led to believe the the world was an enchanted and unpredictable place – a place […]

To Market, To Market!

To Market, To Market!

Today I’m fawning over this adorable and terribly twee sewing basket from Cath Kidston. It’s shaped like a little cottage that you could live in! But just imagine the size of those needles…yikes, more like javelins!

I love 90% of the merchandise at Cath Kidston, and I have to restrain myself form buying too much. There is such a thing as having too many floral-printed doodads in your house, especially if you don’t want your man’s gonads to shrink.

So, my Cath Kidston paraphernalia consists of a careful melange of products that a) blend seamlessly with the decor  or b) tuck away in drawers, to be enjoyed fleetingly and occasionally. Specifically, I have: several bottles of rose-scented hand cream, bunting, two throw pillows, a sweater (not floral) and gardening gloves.

A sewing kit wouldn’t disturb the estrogen/testosterone balance in here too much, would it? After all, Billy is going to need me to be able to find a needle and thread next time he asks me to sew on a button…