Do you want to see a lovely painting? Sure you do...it'll brighten your day. Take your mind away from the laundry and dishes and small creatures yelling your name and look at this...
This painting is called "The End of Dinner" by Jules Alexandre Grun. Isn't it lovely? Perhaps some day after the kids are all married off and chasing my grandchildren, I'll throw elegant dinner parties like this one. I LOVE the lighting of this! Not to mention the lace and flowers and stylish updos. <<Sigh>>
Actually, what charms me most is the tone of formal, yet comfortable conversation. I can almost hear the men chuckling and the ladies chit-chatting and admiring the china. Some of them probably do useful things like painting china in their spare time. What a happy thought...if I lived in another time, I'd probably be able to paint roses on china...or violets...I love delicate teacups. They're not too well adapted for all the bulls who live in my china closet, though!
Here's a secret...I love thinking of china and flowers and elegant dresses, but when it really comes down to it, I'd rather be here in my pajamas with my ugly mugs watching the ones I love tearing around the house, playing and giggling...but don't tell anyone.
What do you think of the lovely conversation piece?