Tuesday, February 26, 2013

A Wonderful Weekend, But Help Us Name this Gin Joint!


 

 What a wonderful weekend it was!
 This weekend I was the guest of my good friends, the Capital Street Duo, the Master Russel and the Dame Courtney at their lovely eccentric home. Here they are now on one of their voyages! She wears stripes so well.


It was a long overdue visit, where they had two delicious dinners for me,  and had cock-a-tails out another night. The main reason for the visit was a antiquing trip further up north to check out the wears. I was in the market for a set of cordials glasses, because a proper queen just can't serve cordials in a sniffer, and I have always wanted a birdcage. Luck would have it, I found both. More on those later. It is always a treat to see the Dame's place, as it is ever changing. And she collects, well, besides men, just about everything!!! It is a place to be seen for sure! And it's always a gleeful time, as witnessed by the adorable pup of the townhouse.....Philly!
 
 
 
 
Now, a quandary. Whilst sitting in the parlor, the Dame has been tormented with finding a name for her townhouse. We have talked about it for a while now, but nothing has that ring to any of us, so the Dame who reads my blog, suggested asking you all for a name of meaning for the Master and Dame's place. The only guide line is she doesn't want anything vulgar or dirty, for she is after all, a proper lady. So here are some glimpses from my fun weekend and hopefully some of these shots will give you some help.......... and something is in it for you all........
 
Not to give to much TMI, but I could spend hours just in the the Dame's lavatory alone. Take a gander at all the vintage cleaning, and laundry supplies! Across the way is probably every medicine, liniment, pain killers... and if your in need of smelling salts or bromide, I'm sure it's all here.......
 
 
 
 





 
 
When I often visit, the Master and Dame go to much trouble to have my own room ready! The Dame is quite keen to attention to detail. Here is where I usually slumber, complete with tons of towels, a collection of soaps, creams, and room spray. How fun is the room? How can it not... with a goose in a hat box, nesting in sheet music, a peasant guarding from above, and some good reading material.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Here is one of my favorite rooms, the Dame's Parlor. Filled with candles, mirrors, stunning lights, a huge organ, her newest addition from the Master Russel, the famed peacocks, her pet turkey, which over sees all, and her weakness, a huge Victorian shoe collection as seen up high on the beams!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

So, now, after viewing some elements of the townhouse, what do you think? The Dame requires it to be of respectable name, as the Dame's place is often seen on house and garden tours, and she posts pictures on her Facebook page, whatever that is!  I suggested Cocksburn Manor, but that is too risque.There will be a special prize to be given to the winner, from the Mistress. My favorite item from Henri Bendel's and my winter warmer of...... a bottle of Domaine de Canton!


Plus, the person chosen upon consideration from the Dame, who knows, may even be invited for a stay by the Same and her staff. And just think how tickled you will be solving this current dilemma. Or then again, it could be the tingling of the Domaine.Trust me, you'll love it. Liquid crack in a bottle.
 
 Good Luck to all and we'll be in touch in a post, so do please comment away and name your choice to name this joint!

45 comments:

  1. Sounds like it was a great weekend! And you were in town and didnt call or look as up! Now that is quite the home. the peacocks are cool I was thinking like Peacock Place.

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  2. WOW! What a stunning home! I'd love to see it in person. I adore the room you stay in. Quiet some nice pieces they have in there. Well, since you call them the Capital Street Duo, I thought Capital Crest Manor! I want that liquer!

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  3. Beauitful home! But I'm guessing the Swallows won't be called for huh?

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  4. I'm loving the Victiorian shoe collection! And the old organ! They really love that place. Everything is just so. And with all those animals I was like Green Acres! Is the dame like ZsaZsa at all?

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  5. They are quite dapper aren't they? Looks like another great weekend, very intresting place, I love when you feature it! How's about Featherton Hall.

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    1. well there are lots of them there for sure!

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    2. Greeting Sir Tim! This is the Dame herself..your name is #1 in the running. Thank you for your idea. I shall run it past my partner and get back to you. And thank you for keeping it classy!

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  6. You and your friends sure are something! You just don't see this everyday. Beauitfully intresting! What comes to mind is Miss Havisham and how eccentric she was from Great Expectations. So my claim to win the hootch is Havisham Manor!

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    1. Oh I love me some Miss Havisham. Yes their house could be in that book.

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    2. It does bring memories of Great Expectations for me as well! I say use that.

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  7. Is it possible to gets my med filled there? And of course they would put you in a room filled with bird! I was thinking something like The Ascot. I have no idea why.

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    1. I have a feeling you could get something filled there.

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  8. well with all those birds how about the Whistlers. Or all the boys, the Screamers!!! Sounds like you enjoyed yourself!

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    1. honey, I do believe there have been both heard.

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  9. The Bird Bungalow! What a lovely place to stay. Did you feel like Tippi Hendren in there Mistress? I love the arrangment of their sideboard between the windows!

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  10. Since this home is an homage to beautiful objects from previous eras, my suggestion is to call it "Proust Palace" since Proust's greatest work is (or at least used to be) translated as "Remembrance of Things Past."

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    1. Love the back story here, and your right on with the collections of objects, so many to see. But why would ANYONE assume they are gay? LOL!

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  11. Oh yeah, and Proust was gay too. As were most of the characters in Remembrance of Things Past.

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  12. The Swallows. Ballsmore Manor. Morningwood Manor. Full Moon Estate.

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    1. Do you need my opera glasses for the rules dear?

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  13. Can I come next time, I swear to be good and not break a thing. Candlewick Place is my choice. Love the old record player and the organ-how cool!

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  14. Birds of a Feather Inn

    Peacock Manor

    Peacock Place

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    1. Greetings Jack, and thanks for chiming in! I love peacocks as does the Dame. I believe I was tickled by more than a few......

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    2. thought we were supposed to keep it within the rules of decorum.....guess that only applies to naming the home hehe....

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    3. all decorum goes out the window when the Mistress meets a new man, excuse her.

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  15. I bet the gin was flowing copiously... Why not call the place "Mothers Ruins"...

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  16. How can one not live here, with a large organ to play, two cocks to tend too and a supply of glycine suppositories! Walgreens Gardens! And this place is twice more the fun!

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  17. I really love all the collections of stuff, but you the hell does the cleaning! the Dame really has a talent like yourself when it comes to arranging. I really like debs choice but if I get a crack at the prize, I'd say Rosewood Hall, for I see accents of reds here. Beautiful post and home of the Dame. And Philly is beyond cuuuuutttte!

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  18. I can't help notice the Vaseline jar is empty and there are no magpies anywhere, but still a stunning home, as well it should have a name. My selection for consideration and libation is The Deville. Meanwhile I love all her jars and I swear I see a funeral parking sign when I embiggened, or was I drunk?

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  19. It's like a whole new world for me, quite charming and so intresting. I'd have to go with Looking Glass Hall, And does she lend out shoes and hats?

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  20. La Maison de la Creme de la Creme.

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  21. What a most unique home! I do think I would be comfortable there! It would be a great home to tour. I too love birds of all kinds, so I like the name Royal Bird Terrace. I am loving the winnings!

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    1. I adore your name selection Miss Fingers!

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  22. I couldn't help notice there is too beds. Could I visit next time? I love to play the organ!!! Way cool house, you don't see this everyday.

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  23. I would say Floradale House. A old, but charming name. Most people incorpate a street name or last name, but since we dont have that info, Ill go with with. The Dame certainly has quite the collection. As a designer. I would love to inspect futher! Beautiful!

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  24. Flowers of sulfur? What the hell did people do with that? I could stay there too, as long as the damn goose stayed out of my wig!

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    1. oh........and I just adore the name Richfield House!!!!!!!!! No presure.

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  25. You have posted the Dames place many times and I always enjoy seeing it. I love her sofa from what a see of it, and the way things are arranged! So creative. I was at a beauiftul park once filled with all kinds of birds and it was called Hermitage Park, so Ill go with Hermitage House.

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  26. What a great house to live in. I,m so eccentric and over the top. I wonder if they have a gym in the house??? And what would it look like?

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  27. What a feast for the eyes!!!! It's so cool to see all these forgotten treasures, and what a collector. I just glad I don't have to select a name, because there are so very good ones here. Thanks for the tour darling.

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  28. There is way to many cool things to comment on here, but the turkey really stick in my mind. Turkey Hollow would be my choice. But very cool post, I bet you guys had a wonderful time!

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