Saturday, 24 October 2009

Overheard





At Longleat, in this very room:

A little girl pleadingly to her mother, Mummy why don't we have things like these?

The mother scornfully to her daughter, Because this is not our taste.



Cow.

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18 comments:

little augury said...

oh good one.

Blue said...

Indeed!

home before dark said...

I think that little girl will grow up to be either a decorator, a design historian, or plot her life to marry money to have a house like this. I suppose none of those careers are mutually exclusive.

maison21 said...

that's funnee.

Cote de Texas said...

funny. as always.

Karen said...

how very funny and as if ............

columnist said...

Home before dark:I think that little girl will grow up to be either a decorator, a design historian, or plot her life to marry money to have a house like this. I suppose none of those careers are mutually exclusive.

Or have her mother "sectioned"...

home before dark said...

I hope my comments were not misunderstood. What I meant my words to express that this seemingly not a huge moment in time, may actually be the defining moment of this young girl's life where she sees the world in eyes not her mothers and understands in ways her mother cannot. This is a young girl for whom beauty's sirens are calling in ways that will be her life's passion.

HOBAC said...

hbd - exactly. And curse her mother for not realising it and encouraging it.

Jill said...

That little girl will look scornfully down on her mother for the rest of her life!

columnist said...

home before dark - I was just being frivolous!

The-Countrypolitan said...

Wouldn't you just love to see what exactly her taste is?

Suzy said...

Fantastic! I'm sure my mother said similar things to me as a child, and I'll lay bets that HBD is right on the money!

(IN)DECOROUS TASTE said...

I witnessed something similar at Newport, RI. Cringe-inducing.

Errant Aesthete said...

The conjectures on the future of the child are vastly more interesting than Longleat.

Easy and Elegant Life said...

Yes... that's the reason....

atayala said...

I think it is a intresting and great home and so beautiful also.

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Mélanie said...

I can understand a little girl and her feelings ! But I 'm a big girl and I will dream to live just one day , just one evening in this rooms