CATHERINE: As promised, here’s a look at–
DARQ: Let me tell the picture story of my Christmas day.
CATHERINE: Okay, tell away.
DARQ: The Christmas tree (an artificial one) was a-glitter with lights and sparkling ornaments of silver and kiwi-green. With all the gifts piled under the tree, I was hard pressed to ferret out my presents. At times it felt like I was drowning among the brightly wrapped gifts.
However, I manged to find my three presents– Ta Dah!
What did I get? Well, the contents of the bag was from my MIB detail and Santa. It was a red stocking filled with various wine samplers. The little box held Catherine’s gift to me of earrings–and yes, I am wearing an old pair of red shoes (no new ones) and my Ugly Christmas Sweater (which, the more I wear it, the better I like it!).
CATHERINE: Hold it right there. No revealing what’s inside that box.
DARQ: Why not? It’s the outfit you made for me for the upcoming Downton Abbey themed New Year’s Eve party I’m attending next week.
CATHERINE: But we won’t be revealing that Erte-inspired outfit until New Year’s Day, so don’t spoil the surprise.
DARQ: Can I just say it’s black and gold and white?
DARQ: Can I say it’s beautiful?
CATHERINE: Okay, you can say that.
DARQ: The Erte-outfit Catherine made is simply — BEAUTIFUL!
CATHERINE: Now that we have that settled, how about guarding the cookies so my husband leaves a few for me?
DARQ: I’m on it!
CATHERINE and DARQ: We hope you had a very good Christmas and will stop by New Year’s Day to see Darq’s Erte-inspired outfit of black and gold and white!
**** Catch up on all the Christmas activities by scrolling down.
***Unfamiliar with Erte? He was the Father of Art Deco and a designer of 1920-30’s haute couture – check out last New Year’s Eve’s gown, as well as the Valentines, St. Patrick’s Day, and Easter outfits made this year.