Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Glimmers of Hope...

A little peek into what I've been up to:
Channeling my inner M. Gustave <3
Consuming way too many Maple Bacon Doughnuts <3
Cold feet no more! Finally bought a rug for the kitchen - I love the cream and soft blue color scheme. Slightly reminiscent of the pastel hues so adored by the French court. And it is so toasty warm when I make coffee in the morning!
Thanksgiving Pecan Pie - usually my baking goes fairly smoothly. This year, however, the pie gods were not with me, but I managed to salvage the extremely delicate and finicky pie crust by doing a little creative decorating! Sometimes you just need to pour yourself a stiff one and make a conscious effort to relax and enjoy the process.
There is nowhere like Grandma's house <3
I only really make Gingerbread cake once a year, and although the effort this year was a little rushed, once again, decorations saved the day!

Comrade Von Pussycat

Monday, December 7, 2015

A Very Russian Winter - 1950's Quilted Skirts & Ulyana Sergeenko

By now you all know that I am perpetually dreaming of being stuck in an Eastern European fairy-tale. I adore anything that reminds me of my childhood spent in remote Balkan villages inhabited by scarf wearing babushka's. Ulyana Sergeenko's designs definitely make my heart twinge with the fresh sting of nostalgia. I can't afford her designs, however, because she draws so much inspiration from decades past, it was relatively easy to replicate some of her signature looks. This beautiful 1950's quilted skirt was a steal at $14, and it is so much more substantial than many modern counterparts. It will definitely keep me toasty during the cold Winter months, especially with a pair of soft wool stockings underneath! 

Comrade Von Pussycat