29 January 2011

Well Said: Filippa Rolf

Véra Nabokov and her novelist husband, Vladimir, in Switzerland, 1966.

“She is a fine decoration in an armchair.”

So poet Filippa Rolf observed of Véra Nabokov (1902 — 1991), wife of the novelist.

Remember: You are as much an ornament in your rooms as any bibelot. So comport yourself accordingly.


4 comments:

little augury said...

difficult at times, but will try. better this as an interpretation than say- Ms. Burbank's.

Hels said...

Véra and Vladimir Nabokov showed that you don't need a vast estate and money pouring out of your wallet. You need an entertaining spouse, a porch overlooking mountains or ocean and lots of mental stimulation.

Penelope Bianchi said...

Bravo AL!!
I agree with Hels!

Claudia Juestel said...

So true! Our clients, and we ourselves of course, need to look and feel the best in our respective homes. Doing so with a little bit of poise elevates everything.

And I must agree with Helen, it is about the smaller things in life.

Cheers,

Claudia