Why is it that the warm and festive decorations of Christmas look so wilted, glitzy and gaudy in the cold clear light of early January? One really craves Scandinavian simplicity at this time of year. I chose a reindeer theme for this year’s holiday decor and now I’ve got alot of deer to pack away, along with ornaments and other embellishments. In addition to the reindeer head measuring cups from Anthropologie and the John Derian plates on our marble mantles, my favorite reindeer this year is the fabric wall hanging from Middleburg Folk Art Studio.
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- A photograph of Putin and students at Lomonosov Moscow State University last week got me thinking about men's high heels: I always think of #kinglouisxiv as the ultimate high-heel guy but Putin's heels seem to be equal in height. Early Modern Dutch gentlemen preferred more tapered heels. #sundayshoes
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