The Drawing Room for Blogophilia 26.6

Once Upon a Mid-July Night and ‘twas nearly morning. Pink patches ribboned through the inky sky.

Felix sighed and settled into the Louis XIV chesterfield. He loosened his olivine cravat. The lamp’s glow captured a glimmer of the large Peridot stone in the ring he wore on his left hand.  The jewel’s hue exactly matched the colour of the ascot.

“It was a successful evening.”

Across sat Olaf  in a green La-z-boy chair and while it did not go with the décor it accommodated  his tall and stocky frame better than the antique furnishings.   From the adjacent lamp, light  shone on his hair, and with the reflection of the crimson walls, gave his head the appearance of a red halo.

With eyes half closed, Felix agreed. “We made a wise  choice to attend the Southhapton ball.”

Olaf pulled a starched linen handkerchief from his pocket and dabbed at the corner of his mouth. “Such a fine class of blue-bloods.”

“The ladies tonight were magnificent.  Tessa in her golden gown  and lovely décolletage was delectable.”

“Yes,” Olaf agreed. “I noticed. But Rebecca enchanted me all night. I couldn’t get enough. Her chestnut hair kept falling out of its pins and she must have had her green velvet gown specifically designed to harmonize with her eyes.”

“A perfect evening. Warm enough to linger with the ladies in the garden without them calling for a wrap and the scent of the lavenders was not so heady as to take away from their female perfumes.”

A knock sounded on the oak door “Enter,” declared Olaf.

Attired in a formal black suit the butler  stepped into the room, a platinum tray held behind his back.

“Will there be anything else sirs?” He glanced at each gentleman.

“Night cap?” Asked Olaf.

“No I am thoroughly sated.”

“As am I,” and Olaf fell back into his chair lacking  energy to move.

Felix said, “No Janosh. You can go to bed now.”

“Very good Sir,” and the butler vanished into thin air.

The two men sluggishly rose from their seats, extinguished the lamps, headed to the marble staircase and descended into the mansion’s caverns.

Olaf yawned. “Oh I am tired.”

Felix concurred. “We both need a rejuvenating rest.”

So saying they tucked themselves into their fine stone sarcophagi.


written for

Blogophilia Week 26.6 – Once Upon a Mid-July Night

Bonus Points:

(Hard, 2 pts):   Have something vanish into thin air

(Easy, 1 pt):  Mention olivine

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32 Responses to The Drawing Room for Blogophilia 26.6

  1. For the stone cold rest.

    I guess the ladies were left a mere shade of themselves.

  2. Myke Todd says:

    So, being had for dinner meant, really being had for dinner? Oh, my…

  3. Blue dude says:

    Thoroughly sated indeed! A fine end to a delicious evening! Very interesting work on the topics. I like it and I really like the décor in that room!

  4. Marvin says:

    I must say that this left me bleeding for more! 8 points Earthling! 🙂

  5. trev says:

    I love your descriptions Sue…
    you have it down to perfection …. even Peridot .. french for the stone… love it!!
    the furniture was so correct in every way… a drawing room perfection indeed…
    Felix and Olafs attire was brilliantly addressed girl…
    then you go and hit me with a twist… ANOTHER PERFECT!!…
    tucking themselves in indeed…. ahahah… very droll 🙂
    quite an enchanting tale Sue… brilliantly written… loved it 🙂 xxx

  6. loved this! so many great bits!

  7. Tyler/Chuck says:

    It is lovely – a feel of true old fashioned society

  8. Love the language and that final twist Sassysue!

  9. Ahhhh!!! I love this…. had a very Gatsby-ish feel to it, and then BAM! Wonderfully done, as always!!! 😀

  10. BarbaraK aka fiddlbarb says:

    As though I’m right there in the middle of the scene as I read. Wonderful piece!

  11. Irene says:

    Love it!

  12. doris emmett says:

    Oh this was simply delicious!

  13. Hahaha, love the ending! Too funny 😀

    Beautiful details throughout, but I especially loved that second sentence 😀

    Nice work, Sue!

  14. A fantastic write as usual. 🙂


  15. You always take me by surprise. Wonderful.

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