Friday, January 3, 2014

Amanda's boot, Bess's drink and the shop cat

- Some random photos of good things from this past week - this one of niece Amanda's boot on the weekend after Christmas.  She was balancing on one foot and pulling on the other one, while I snapped this rather fuzzy photo of the right foot boot.  I love the color on the inside of them.  She has become the snappiest dresser in the family and always seems to have boots to go with her outfit.

- Lunch with friends on New Year's Eve Eve day (last Monday.)  :)  Friend Laura's daughter Bess ordered a "Lush Lady" cocktail at 1910 Public House in Lilburn, Georgia.  A beautiful drink, consisting of "13th colony southern gin, bitter truth violet liquor, brovo rose germanium liquor, lemonade, with a lemon twist."  

 - And my favorite shop cat, Whiskers, at my favorite antique shop, a few doors down from the restaurant.  He had adopted this stool in the middle of the shop and a browser just ahead of me didn't think he was real until he moved.  Someday I'll post of gallery of Whiskers photos. 

And it's the weekend again - thank goodness!  I deserve it after working just two days this week.  :)  I hope you have a wonderful one full of good things.


LL Cool Joe said...

Whiskers looks like a real star, I look forward to seeing more photos.

And good from Amanda, it's a always nice to see another snappy dresser!

Granny Annie said...

Life on the farm does not call for snappy dress. However I have two events this weekend and would like to look nice. My closet is filled with clothes....that are too small. I do not want to invest in bigger clothes. Whatever shall I do?

I just realized this new year hasn't brought one drop of alcohol past my lips? That is weird. Not even one scotch. hum?

A photo array of Whiskers will be something to look forward.

Wow, after a full work week of TWO DAYS, you deserve a break:)

Lynn said...

Joe -

There was one from just a few days ago, when he was sleeping on a bed for sale in the shop. :)

She used to wear jeans to work all the time - not sure what happened. Nice suits, scarves, etc. - but always the boots.

Granny Annie -

She actually lives and works on a plantation, although in the office most of the time. For some reason though, she ends up having to give injections to the cattle. :)

Do you have a plain jacket that you could put a festive scarf with? Lots of scarves on sale right now. It seemed to the big gift this Christmas for my sis. I always think you can dress up clothes with scarves and jewelry.

Me either with the alcohol - no wine. I like scotch, too, but hardly ever drink it.

I know - two days - it's been awful! Woe is me. :) Ha!

TALON said...

The color of that drink is incredible! And does it bring out the bitter truth? Inquiring minds want to know. :)

Have a beautiful weekend, Lynn!

Elephant's Child said...

Whiskers is beautiful. Master of his domain. And a gallery would be wonderful.
That cocktail is an incredible colour. Not certain I would want to drink it, but happily admire it from afar.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Leonora said...

Oooh, that's a pretty drink! Just as pretty as those boots! I love surprise colors inside shoes and purses like that.

Louvregirl said...

Very nice boot, indeed! Love-love the color of that drink! What a beautiful deep purple. Sweet looking cat; "Awwwh."

Might get cold in Atlanta next week!

Riot Kitty said...

The color in those is fantastic! What is in the drink to make it so purple?

OldLady Of The Hills said...

I just LOVE Whiskers! I hope you do post a whole bunch of pictures of him---she has a very peaceful and spiritual look. Beautiful coloring, too.

Mama Zen said...

Whiskers is a cutie!

sage said...

Nice looking boots and a neat cat, but don't know if I would like a drink that looks radioactive.

Sparkling Red said...

Ooh, Bitter Truth Violet Liquor sounds intriguing.

I love a good boot. I saw a pair of shiny gold boots at a thrift store recently, in my size, but I refrained from buying them because I am all out of shoe storage space.

Whiskers is adorable!

Chatty Crone said...

Are you cold? It is cold here! lol
Stay warm,

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Lynn - love the photo shoots .. that drink sounds amazing - though gin disagrees with me .. just the descriptive terms .. while yes I could imagine lounging on a bar stool with my boots on a chair across from me .. admiring my long legs and cool dressing --- very not me! Great post though ..

I too hope the cold doesn't do too much damage .. sounds nasty - all the best Hilary

Joanne said...

Ooo that drink is such a pretty color! Though I'd probably be a little wary that it tasted like perfume, with all those floral notes!

Lynn said...

Talon -

I don't know, but it didn't seem to bring out the bitter truth in Bess. :) I think it looks like Dimetap.

Elephant's Child -

Someone called me and asked if I wanted two kittens on Saturday. I said I just admire other friends' cats (like Whiskers.)

Leonora -

She has a whole array of beautiful boots.

lg -

It's pretty cold - I had to whip out the down coat today. :)

Lynn said...

Riot Kitty -

Probably the "bitter truth violet liquor".

Naomi -

He makes a great shop cat - I'll definitely do a post just about him someday.

Mama Zen -

He is a cutie!

Sage -

She said it was very sweet. :) I just had to snap a photo of it.

Sparkling Red -

I always end up wearing the same comfortable shoes, which are never boots.

Lynn said...

Sandie -

Yes - I am pretty darn cold.

Hilary -

I'm not a big fan of gin either.

Cheers to you!

Joanne -

I suspect it was pretty floral. :)

Snaggle Tooth said...

no load on the 4th, when I wrote this comment!

Ornate boot there- Good for Amanda co-ordinating footwear! I have clunker Bean Boots this year, warm! (not pretty)
Nifty colored drink! Never heard of it before- Want a sip.
Great pic of Whiskers! Bet your his Fave customer.