Thursday, February 1, 2018

RIGHT ROYAL WINTER


Hello, and Happy February.
We are experiencing a couple of days of cool and rainy weather.
It is blissful...


From our recent trip to Canada, a view from the National Art Gallery in Ottawa.. 

Lawren S Harris 'Snow II' 1915.
Tom Thomson, 'Snow in October' 1916-17

Now, is everyone keeping an eye on William and Kate's Royal tour of Sweden and Norway?



Seems to me it looks a lot like Canada...


Our DD's garden, just as a reminder..





But back to Stockholm...


There were snow boots, and knitted hats with fluffy pom poms...


fur hats, collars, and gloves...


A golden gown which divided the masses..
I like it, but I don't think gold or mustard are Kate's best colours.
Thoughts?


There was blue velvet, which seems entirely appropriate..
why not wear fashion's most luxurious warm fabric while in Scandinavia?


Cute as a button in warm houndstooth wool...


One of Kate's special reminders...



Blue looks wonderful against pure white snow..

Tiny beaded purse I found at Pakenham, outside Ottawa

And on to Oslo - by Day 3, I think Kate had acclimatized..
No hat, sheer hose and fashion shoes, rather than boots..




and I for one think you can't have too many delicate blush pink formal gowns.
Kate is absolutely glowing, escorted by King Harold of Norway..


My favourite



I loved my Canadian snow boots..


and a touch of fur...


Oh my, isn't Miss Meghan chic!!


First speech already.  She is perfect for the Princess role.



Off to greet Little Aussie - a small boy and a wet day. 
We might be cooking and crafting, methinks..

Have a beautiful weekend

XXXXX




21 comments:

  1. Hi Patricia what a lovely post I enjoy seeing pics of Kate ,she is glowing and she always dresses so smartly,love her soft pink evening gown,I have enjoyed all your pics my friend ,hope you have fun with your little Aussie xx

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    1. That pink gown is a winner! Little Aussie has arrived, and already we have baked cookies and had a concert - it is exhausting work :)

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  2. Dear Patricia I love the paintings of the Canadian Group of Seven and was first introduced to them many years ago whilst I was staying with my brother in Toronto.
    Love Kate's fluffy pom pom, but not too keen on the gold dress myself.

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    1. I love the Seven too, Rosemary, and always 'visit' them when in Canada. This time I took fewer photos as my battery ran low - always at the worst time! Loved the snow scenes. I think that gold dress could become Infamous for Kate!

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  3. It is a perfect snowy morning here in Canada and looks a bit like one of those paintings!
    Very nice wrap-up of the latest outfits too. My favourite is that blue velvet dress but I liked the gold too. Kate just looks good in everything these days. That gown was quite something ! Enjoy the day with your Little Aussie xx

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  4. Thank you for sharing Kate’s outfits...she is looking amazing these days. I saw her step off the plane in high heels and onto the red carpet with oodles of snow and she does make it look so it so easy.
    Hope that your day with the little one is chalk full of fun and games.

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    1. Amazing indeed, what a great tour wardrobe she has put together. I also noticed how assured she was steping from the plan - lots of exercise behind that beautiful poise, I think. The fun and games continue, as does the rain.

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  5. Good morning from cold and snowy Pennsylvania! Thank you for sharing the lovely photos of Princess Kate. She is simply stunning. I hope you have a cozy day! : )

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    1. Hi Billie Jo from Pennsylvania. Glad you enjoyed the pics, and yes, we are having a day which is cosy, and also cold which is a real treat. Lasagne for us tonight.

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  6. Lovely post......and I LOVE your red glass Cardinal! Fabulous!
    Happy crafting....
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. Hi Linda - you saw him! Mr red glass cardinal was found in the local drug store, walking distance from DD's place. I enjoyed my little excursions in the snow (and the new snow boots). Cheers P.

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  7. What a nice post. I like the pale pink evening gown that has room for expansion - but I'm not keen on the mustard number. She looked unrecognisable!

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    1. Hello Valerie, I agree, unrecognisable - because she is wearing the wrong colour - makes her look sallow. The pale pink is just perfect, and how beautiful Kate looks wearing it.

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  8. I so agree, the blush pink gown is just gorgeous.
    I love she wore the red houndstooth and it echoed Diana's also, a very nice touch.

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    1. Yes, I like those two items the best also. Beautiful choices.

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  9. How wonderful that you visited the art gallery on your visit to Canada. The 1915 painting of the snow is beautiful. I love that picture you took of the bench all covered in snow! Kate looks lovely, and I think green suits her. The blue velvet is pretty too. I loved seeing a picture of Diana. I will never forget her and her graceful style.

    Have a restful Sunday, Patricia. Come by tomorrow if you can and hear our special news. : )

    love, ~Sheri

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    1. Thank you Sheri, I like the bench photo too, it looks great in her garden. Yes, the green and the blue suit Kate, great with her eyes and dark hair. Off to visit your blog, and special news :)

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  10. I hadn't seen these photos of Kate before and I'm so glad you shared them. How beautiful does she look? Wow. I'm jealous. When I was pregnant, I looked like a swollen, exhausted elephant. :)

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    1. Ha, me too, Jennifer, me too :)
      Glad you enjoyed the photos.

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  11. It makes me chuckle to realise I get all my royal news from you, Patricia. Of course we have our own royals here in the Netherlands, so I dee a little of their state engagements, but I really know nothing of what happens in royal circkes in the UK, except what I see here. I must say Kate dresses beautifully. All these royal ladies have such elegant legs!

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    1. Ah, you gave me a smile re the elegant legs - seems today the requirements for princesses are to be tall, long-limbed and extra slim. So different from the petite/hourglass figures of HM and Princess Margaret back in the day! I like to keep an eye on Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, who has a very entertaining way with fashion.

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