Nicolette Vauquelin Posted March 29, 2016 Share Posted March 29, 2016 Central Drawing RoomThe room is decorated in a rich burgundy, the chairs and settees scattered around in small groupings matching the décor. There are no windows in the room, so the light is supplied by a large chandelier, which is reflected off several mirrors strategically placed about the room. Servants circulate about the room, ready to fetch any drink that one may require, from tea to wine to brandy. Although staying within the warm covers on a chilly Christmas Morning was very appealing, Nicolette arose early with an little plan upon her mind, a Christmas activity she hoped might be interesting and fun for those attending the room that morning. In the crook of her arm her wicker basket, usually the resting place of various cuttings found upon her excursions, today held a held a light load nestled in straw and covered with a lace doily. The petite woman was carefully dressed in one of her new winter gowns, a velvet in dark mauve, it's sleeves long although with cut reveals at the round of her shoulders. It was prettily trimmed at wrists and neckline with detailing of embroidered silver bells, while at her throat was tied a mauve ribbon she also wore the double Huguenot cross she'd been given. Arriving to the drawing room, she was pleased to see she was the first to arrive. Immediately she set about hiding the little figurines, well most of them. A donkey his here, a sheep over there, a crook-holding shepherd over there & so on. Baby Jesus she hid on her person, and in her pocket she kept Joseph and Mary to covertly give to playful minded friends should they arrive. Finally she moved to a centre table, and spreading out the doily she positioned the ceramic stable, a handful of straw and finally the wooden cradle (empty). Feeling quite pleased with herself, at this, her first ever attempt to make a game for the English, Nicolette asked for a servant to bring some eggnog. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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