Dear Blog Readers,
We have become the kind of blogger we never wanted to be — the kind who has a "read our blog" button on our website but the newest post is months old. We blame Facebook for this — it's so much easier to write something there and we seem to have more followers there than we did here on the blog. Still, we can't quite bring ourselves to give it up altogether yet — so instead, we're posting this little note to explain our lack of current entries. Please do check out our facebook page, we think it's fun, if not quite as long form.
sincerely, the Joie de Blogger.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

May We Introduce the Duchess of Devonshire?

We have been selling a wonderful Fotofolio postcard for many years - "The Dutchess of Devonshire Feeding Her Chickens."  I never knew much about the Dutchess, except that she looked fabulous in her evening dress, feeding some pretty happy looking chickens.  The other day a customer called to special order a dozen of the postcards. (Incidentally, available at Joie de Vivre for $1 and - buyer beware - on Ebay for $4.99!)  In the course of our conversation she mentioned that a biography of the Dutchess was being published this fall.  Then today, I was browsing on the MacMillan website and found the notice for the book, along with this rather imposing picture.  I think I just might have to read that bio . . .



  1. I think the chickens may be hiding beneath that cloak....