||[Sep. 16th, 2012|09:22 pm]
We went and had lunch with our friends Martin and Margo. Three of us are over sixty; the other isn't far behind. We compared notes on aches and pains and caring for elderly relatives. |
Margo showed us a Regency bonnet she'd made. Ailz and I tried it on. It's elegant, it's simple, it has a sun-visor, somewhere to stow your hair if you wear it long and it keeps your ears warm; in fact it's eveything you could want from a piece of headgear. The early 19th century was incapable of bad design in costume, architecture, furniture, silverware, ceramics. Then along came the Victorians...