Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Princess September

A pretty picture and charming quote for you this morning. Found these goodies two weeks ago while out treasuring hunting with Lisa. I don't often come across dishes with little bluebirds on them, so this felt like a particularly lucky find.
When she awoke next day the little bird was still sitting there, and as she opened her eyes he said good morning. The Maids of Honour brought in her breakfast, and he ate rice out of her hand and had his bath in her saucer. He drank out of it too. The Maids of Honour said they didn’t think it was very polite to drink one’s bath water, but the Princess September said that was the artistic temperament.
– "Princess September" in Collected Short Stories by William Somerset Maugham