Are You the Lady of the House?

Pardon me, is this who I think it is?

How embarrassing, you look just like Mrs. Bucket from the back!

Paul Bunyan says, “It’s Bouquet!”, Chris.



  1. Kari Callin says:

    Does this hat make me look fat? Because I can’t see to tell for myself!

  2. leaves of cat grass says:

    Aw, nice!

  3. Looks like she’s just gotten a phone call from Sheridan!

    (Mind my hat, Richard!)

  4. RICHARD,, mind that Onslow’s dog doesn’t nibble on my hat(might find the roses tasty)!
    Sweet disapproving bun….

  5. Teatime at the Garden Palisades.

  6. Incognito bun!

  7. Oh! Charlie Bucket!

  8. I’d go to one of her famous candlelight suppers anytime!

  9. Now that is an Easter bonnet.

  10. Me too, if only to see Elizabeth drinking from a sippy cup. Or maybe Daddy would show up in an astronaut suit…

  11. ItsyBitsyTeenieWeeny says:

    Looks like someone who would have a sister with a pool and room for a pony. By the name of Violet.

  12. you can cover her eyes, but you can’t mask her disapproval…

  13. Sheeeeeeeridan! Mummy was just thinking of you. What a deep psychic bond we have! What’s that Sheridan? You need £2000 to buy materials for new upholstery?

  14. Queen of Dork says:

    Gaaaaaassssp! *gulp* Usually, I’m the one to nurse other peeps back to life after an extreme dosage of cute but DANG! This one nearly keeled my dang self ded. *gasps desperately for air* (the hat. the wee little straw hat….)

  15. Queen of Dork says:

    …paws. nose. whiskers. sunlight. flowers on the hat…help

  16. GAHHH! That’s all, just… GAHHH! (Ded.)

  17. Hee! “The Boo-KAY residence, the lady of the house speaking!” Thanks for a laugh on a cold day, Theresa!

  18. Or perhaps an Easter Bunnet?

  19. Coffee in ten minutes, Elizabeth! Bring Emmet!

  20. OK, true confession here. I don’t get the Paul Bunyan reference . If anyone is willing to explain?

  21. I LOVE that I’m not alone in my enthusiasm for silly British sitcoms. Patricia Routledge would be very pleased.

  22. Ooh – La – La
    Beautiful Lovely Lady – Kisses are sure to be abundant
    Daddy Beware – you need traps set.
    So cute and precious – Socialite Princess in the making.
    Good job.

  23. cellarmouse says:

    looks rather like her from the front, too…

  24. She’ll sing at me!

  25. cellarmouse says:

    i think that that is inexplicably the bun’s name and Chris is the sender-inner…

  26. What happened to the Mercedes?

  27. Elizabeth was down-graded yet again. Instead of a sippy cup she now gets to suck on the teabags.

  28. Queen of Dork says:

    Again: *gulp* Okay. Is anybody else here totally and completely blown away by the hat??!! I mean, it has FLOWERS on it. *crap* Pink ribbons in the back. (How fashionable! Dutchess Kate could not compete) And it’s made of STRAW! And it’s on a bunny! Is that too adorable or what?

  29. Queen of Dork says:

    And in the first pic…brown stripe on the back…gaaahh.

  30. *Wafts smelling salts under Q.o.D.’s nose, tucks pupper under arm, and hamster under chin; wonders how else to fit ‘under’ into this sentence*.

  31. re; my first comment/reply above. Apply treatment as needed.

  32. Fird Birfle says:

    *brings in the Hello Kitty defibrillator* to resucitate Nurse Steffie

    *also brings in some hot chocolate w/ mini marshmellows*
    *also brings in a ferret to do Silly Things to cause laughter*

    (PS: Nurse Steffie — things @ email are all good; check your new personal emails 🙂 )

    Nurse Birfle

    *squeaks down the hall to the other wards*

  33. Ok, I’m the first to admit I’m not up on my British sitcoms (hangs head); but am I really the only one not looking around to see where Beatrix Potter is????//??

  34. Fird Birfle says:

    The last name DOES include the syllable “BUN” … mebbe ….

  35. Fird Birfle says:

    cha CHING x 400 !!!

  36. Queen of Dork says:

    UnderDog? Hey! Wasn’t there some cartoon in the 60’s – 70’s called Under Dog or something like that? With a beagle with a cape? Maybe I’m just tripping and having some sort of dream memory. But Wend, Thanks for the treatment!

  37. Queen of Dork says:

    I love her! Peter Rabbit is so kind and gentle. He just wanted to escape. I love when his mom gave him chamomile tea and put him to bed…

  38. Fird Birfle says:

    YUP you’re remembering Underdog correctly too!!
    Here’s a link, Q:

  39. Queen of Dork says:

    Oh! And speaking of British sitcoms! Oh my gosh! You really must watch Absolutely Fabulous! TOO funny! 🙂

  40. earlybird1 says:

    Hooray for Hyacinth! Time for the Royal Daulton with the handpainted periwinkles!

  41. earlybird1 says:

    She ALWAYS sings at me!

  42. Which way to the riparian entertainments?

  43. Do sit down, Elizabeth. Just sit anywhere you like. No, not there!

  44. Biscuit? . . . Plate? 😛

  45. Which way to the dishy vicar? 😆

  46. *Onslow voice* Oh, NICE!

  47. “When Polly’s in trouble I am not slow, it’s hip hip hip and away I go!”

  48. I think Hyacinth is on her way to the charitable function at the vicarage. “Come along Richard, I mustn’t be late. They need me to manage these things. I expect they’ll want me to sing.” *Pats hair, with a satisfied smile*

  49. “Noy-ce” 😉

  50. “Oh you can’t get a man with a guuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuun!”

  51. *runs for cover*

  52. Alice Shortcake says:

    “Watch out for that pedestrian, Richard!”

  53. Fird Birfle says:

    (remembers the ‘Mericun ayk-sent/ twang w/ which this wuz suuuung. *giggles*)

  54. Fird Birfle says:

    *applies HK Defibrillatorthingamabob*

    *prepares bed*
    *arranges tulips in vase*
    *brings in two kittens to play-fight with each other*

    *moves Snorgler into freshly-made bed*

  55. Fird Birfle says:

    For those who don’t speak the Brit …. the ‘Mericun version of the headline on this
    story woulda coulda been Lily Tomlin/ Laugh-in/ Ernestine:

    “Hello *snort* Is this the party, to whom I am speaking???”

    hooRAY Laugh-In

  56. it’s been ages since I caught this show on the telly and I must say it’s a DEElight to reminisce with you! My most Hyacinth moment in life was when I had the house alarmed. Unfortunately it did not come in the dusty rose, the panel is a dull white plastic.

  57. Would you prefer your coffee in a beaker, Elizabeth?

  58. Thanks, cellarmouse! 🙂

  59. Doh! Of course! Mucho gra$$y a$$, FB!

  60. I was gobsmacked and verging on flummoxed, QofD!!

  61. bookmonstercats says:

    Onslow’s a Scouser *swells with pride*

  62. bookmonstercats says:

    I love the way you’re all totally in love with Keeping Up Appearances, and Red Dwarf, for that matter.

    If you’re partial to a bit of Patricia Routledge (and who isn’t I ask myself) she’s a stalwart of Alan Bennet’s bitter-sweet monologues.

  63. bookmonstercats says:

    Never was a sitcom more aptly named, Queenie.

  64. bookmonstercats says:

    Love Lily Tomlin.

  65. Fird Birfle says:

    (eet’s only ‘cuz Ah mees zzo verry menny punchlines, mah own sah-ulf!!!
    Ah “been there” noomerous tahms 🙂 )

  66. I love how good Richard is to her. He just goes along with it.

  67. ItspronouncedBOUQUET! says:

    Couldn’t have said it better myself!

  68. ItspronouncedBOUQUET! says:

    OHMIGAWD!!!I didnt realize how many people have watched that show!!!

  69. ItspronouncedBOUQUET! says:

    Me too!

  70. ItspronouncedBOUQUET! says:

    Where Hyacinth?
    On the sidewalk Richard!

  71. Im so pleased that there are other fans of PBS!!!

  72. That hat reminds me of Mrs. Nesbit from Toy Story.

    The scene where Buzz is having tea. 🙂

  73. Eggs-cell-ent!

  74. How about the ditter ears folded sweetly, peeking out from under hat?

  75. “Here come da judge. Here come da judge.”

  76. I’m with you there.

    “A Lady of Letters” is my all-time favourite TV-play .