Retiring the Leopard

Small rites of Spring.

This one is so subtle, I barely noticed it to be an annual
passage from winter to summer. During my morning
straighten up and fluff, I realized it was time to put away
The Leopard.

This stole belonged to my husbands' grandmother ... . .
and came complete with a matching hat.
Pure '50s elegance.
I actually enjoy wearing both of them , and especially
treasure the silky hand of this precious fur.

Now , don't write to fuss at me for being politically incorrect ... .
It came to me as a family treasure and I feel that I honor
this gorgeous creature by continuing to enjoy it!

As I'm big on changing the details of my home seasonally,
the first step of my lighten up for spring / summer is
to simplify by putting away the leopard.

Adieu ... .. until next winter.

[photo copyright Judith Thibaut]


vicki archer said...

Lovely leopard story Judith, xv.

Ingrid Mida said...

Oh I love leopard too! Wish my grandmother had had one. It is divine.

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

Do I spy a Stark Ghost chair?! I am crazy for that chair. Your leopard is a divine heirloom.

Di Overton said...

I totally agree with you - if it's been around for years and you didn't shoot the leopard then use it :)

Cote de Texas said...

pictures pictures - in the hat!
and no pictures of the trailer in use this trip? :( meanie.

The Antiques Diva™ said...

I too have gotten in trouble for being politically incorrect. I have a closet full of furs, but I think VINTAGE FURS are completely different than new furs!!! And while I wouldn't go ou t and buy a new fur coat, I've picked up numerous vintage ones over the years! I love that you use the leopard as a decorative accessory - I do the same thing with my fox and alas, you are right, it's time to retire it for the summer. Tant pis!

ArchitectDesign™ said...

It's vintage, so PC safe! Looks really great there -I spy some of my favorite books and magazines!