. . . and despite the drizzly days and overcast skies recently, and the wintry days still to come, soon the wool tartan blankets will be unpacked from their winter hide-aways, but rather than paint the walls deep and sultry shades, am much more drawn to warm and elegant pinks, on ceilings and floors and crown canopies, and especially on velvet settees — with the only difference being, perhaps, for the winter, may be the addition of a little leopard print . . .