Friday, February 5, 2016

Five Star Frou-Frou #35...and a comment on being 50 & Fab...

 I stood behind a lady in the pharmacy yesterday. She was older, it was clear by her stunning silver grey hair, similar to this ladies', above.
 As she paid for her purchase, I admired her stunning cocktail ring, clearly real gems, which she wore without competition from any other jewellery, apart from a matching pair of earrings, which I glimpsed under her hair, tucked behind one ear.
I had time to admire her stylish monochramatic linen outfit, and canvas shoes, similar to this idea above.
She looked so fabulous from behind that I found myself eager to see what she looked like from the front. Would she have beautifully cared for skin, with a whisper of colour? Perhaps she'd have the Summer Mediterranean glow only possible if you've travelled recently. Maybe she would have immaculately groomed brows and be  wearing statement red lipstick?
Finally, she turned, scowling a little as my daughter was in her way. That in itself, immediately made her less attractive.
But alas, we were disappointed beyond that. For she had clearly had extensive cosmetic surgery, and whatever thoughts I'd had that she was beautiful, flew out the window.
For she did not look any more youthful for the experience. She simply looked as if she were clinging desperately, to youth long fled. What a shame. I wanted to run after her, and hug her, and tell her she didn't need to try so hard, for she was already lovely. But I didn't think she'd listen.
Each to their own, but I felt so sad for her.
I hope that I can age more gracefully.
Now...on to Five Star Frou-Frou...
Blogger is being very naughty today and not allowing me to add photos, so these will be added tomorrow. This is also the reason that my spacing is all over the place. Sigh.
ChelC at Inside the Fox Den, was a clear runaway in number of post clicks this week, with her contribution on planning a whole year of Blog Posts.

Jennifer at A Path To Simple, wrote a touching post on decluttering and letting go.

And Pili at Sweet Things, made some stunning pictures from scrap wood, and got lost at the lumber yard in the process!


  1. Thank you so much for the feature, Mimi!! Love to come each week and read your stories. So sad she didn't know how to age with dignity.

  2. Thank you for Five Star Frou Frou 35. Appreciate visiting and joining in. Have a lovely week.

  3. OH, you are so right. I think of those true beauties that have just ruined themselves in that quest for Eternal Youth (Melanie Griffith and Meg Ryan to name two) who I was looking forward to seeing them age gracefully. Shame on a society that places such value on youth. I treasure each day as a gift from above - only thing I wish for is good health - that's all that truly matters. I was never a great beauty so never placed much value on it. How I got two gorgeous daughters has always been a mystery to her father and me.

    Anyway, this is my first time joining your party and I am so delighted to be joining in the fun this time around. Thank you for hosting! : - )

  4. Oh Mimi, I know. You can tell, can't you. I don't like seeing women lauded for beauty....when they have had cosmetic this and thats. Mind you, no woman should be just lauded for beauty. Admiring silver hair, yes, okay.
    It's kind of a bit like buying Likes or Followers on social media and then whipping up your 'Congratulations - I have 1000 Followers - thank you!' Such a falsehood for the viewer.
    Keep us thinking. Xx

  5. You're so right Mimi, it is sad when we try to cling onto to the past and remain youthful - non of us can do that, the best we can do is to embrace our grey hair and wrinkles as the years pass - but that's not to say we shouldn't look after ourselves and try to make to best of what mother nature naturally gave us.
    Angela x

  6. Growing old gracefully (and naturally) is something I admire too. It is sad for the more we try and cover our age, the less of our God given beauty is revealed. No one was ever prettier than grandmother!

  7. Thanks for hosting the party Mimi and enjoy the weekend.

  8. Hi Mimi,
    I can not tell you how happy I was to hear you were going to continue blogging,
    cause when I read your farewelling post on Monday, I thought that was it, and I was so disappointed, and was gonna write you and tell you but wanted
    to think about it a bit before I did, then the next thing I saw was you
    had another post, so came over to see and much to my great joy, you said
    nothing was going to change. So happy about that sweetie, cause you have
    a voice that needs to be heard..........especially to encourage younger women to be homemakers and to see the benefit they are to their families,
    and to us older ladies as well.......with posts like today.
    That is priceless in this day and age.

    I think silver hair is so gorgeous. There is a lady that goes to my church
    who is prematurely gray and has all silver hair and she has dark brown eyes
    and a tan, and she is stunningly beautiful.........and her sweet. gracious and loving spirit are definitely all apart of that beauty. Reminds me of an
    old saying my Grandmother used to say "Pretty is, as pretty does".
    I think there is great benefit in growing old gracefully......I know many
    beautiful ladies in our church that do just that and they look amazing, and
    some of them have not changed in years, and look like they did 20-30 yrs. ago, and they are all natural beauties with wonderful character.

    Thanks for hosting your fun linky party and for all your incite and wisdom.
    and your sweet friendship as well.

    Love and Blessings,

  9. Thank you for hosting this lovely party! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  10. I love what you had to say about aging gracefully and beauty is completely cancelled out by clinging like crazy to lost youth or ugly behaviour! So true! Thanks for hosting and sharing your wisdom. Jenna xo

  11. Thank you Mimi! Have a beautiful week! Lynn

  12. I loved reading this post Mimi. I believe growing old gracefully is so much better! So sad women feel this pressure. Thank you so very much for hosting this week!

  13. Oh, and by the way, I ADORE silver hair (pin it quite often, too). I think it is lovely, and wrinkles should represent a long life of wisdom and great laughter...thank you again!

  14. Thank you so much for the feature and for hosting the blog hop! It is such a great way to connect with one another, learn, and share!

  15. Thanks for hosting the party, Mimi! I am one lady who is trying to grow "older" gracefully. I embraced the gray some five years ago and I have never been sorry that I did. I am happy where I am in life and in my own skin, however wrinkled and wisened it may be!

  16. I loved reading what you wrote about growing old gracefully. If women only knew how foolish they really look when they try so desperately to look much younger. I'm getting closer to that day when I will have decide whether to keep coloring my hair or let it go. Unfortunately, mine looks more white than silver. Thank you again for hosting a great party, Mimi!


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