IN ANOTHER ERA THIS IS WHERE MY BELOVED WOULD HAVE STOPPED FOR FLOWERS

Hollywood flower pot

34 comments

  1. Dearest V
    For some reason this makes me thing of a television programme (before my time) that survives in the cultural memory of the United Kingdom… ‘Bill and Ben The Flowerpot Men’… I fancy this store would have taken their fancy as an abode.
    Now, I’m off to photograph uncut flowers and make metaphorical hay while the sun continues to shine.
    Yours ever
    The Perfumed Dandy

  2. George Kaplan

    Oh-ho! Would you look at *that*! At least you couldn’t miss its purpose. I wonder how long ago that was? I can imagine purchasing flowers from there. Fun!
    (“Feed Me Seymour!”, wait, now it seems scary 😉 )

  3. George Kaplan

    Perfumed Dandy – “Bill and Ben”! Yes, that was my first thought too! (where is – and sorry for the incomprehensibility my american friends! – is little wee-eed?! In the pot? Jeepers! O, and this isn’t a drug reference, it’s weirder than that 🙂 )

  4. The Flower Pot Men were a sixties band who did a song called Lets go to San Francisco.I just Youtubed them.They have a very American close harmony sound although they were British.Now just where did I put my Give Peace a Chance badge? Right now I am ready- I look so good in flared crushed velver pants,teamed with a Grandad vest,a smelly goatskin Afgan coat that has that has not been cleaned properly and sandels.My time travelling VW van stands ready and just as soon as I find the patchouli oil I will be away.

  5. Vickie,me joking never.I am the pensive looking one second from left in band line up.I dress like that every day as a sixties style hippie dandy.Well I would if I did not look like a short version of a WWF wrestler{ minus the tattoos}.

  6. Vickie,another another sixties Dandy that may amuse.I know I like him-is Jason King.He can be Youtubed-Department S.It was a camp and fun sixties Spy TV series.It later span off into Jason King another TV series.

    On a more serious note I did think of writing something for The Perfumed Dandy re the famous Dandy and Aristocrat Count Robert de Montesquiou{being the informed person he is,he probably knows of him already} who was a poet and promoter of many visual artists of the fin-de-sicle period such as Emille Galle.

    He knew the actress Sarah Bernhardt,admired by Oscar Wilde as his Salome.Talented Sarah was well known for having a taste for sleeping in coffins.Yes well I did say it was the fin-de sicle.

    The Count had quite a lot of portraits of himself painted by various artists,possibly the most published being the one by Giovanto Boldini painted in 1897 showing the Count striking a dramatic pose with a silver topped cane.Like Jason King he has elaborate facial fungus.

    The Count has elsewhere been descibed as hiding his small black teeth{black teeth- help} behind an elegantly gloved hand.

    Enough, I will leave The Scarlet Pimpernel for another day and another mental wander.

  7. Vicke,Slightly Goth reflection,maybe the Count did not have disturbing dental hygeine,maybe he painted those teeth,he was a pretty strange person to put it mildly.Lets hope so.

  8. Of The Pimpernel, its quite strange the number of actors who have portrayed this very dashing British hero who have not been British themselves,Marius Goring springs to mind.

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