delivering jam clothes

in case you were wondering,
this is what i wore to deliver my jam today.

that's a lot of ralph lauren ruffles there.

my friend steve just won a contest for best christmas tree.
those judges were smart b/c his tree is awesome.
go see the whole contest at

i went to payless to pick up my red satin vegan kitten heels and they were too big.
so now i've got to start the whole ordering thing all over again and i'm not sure i'm up to that.

i'll be back as soon as i have something good to say.



  1. You make a charming and perfectly dressed deliverer of jam....I am sure your friends were delighted to see you.

    I love Steve's he is such a nice man..he takes the time to answer comments and also to leave them, despite being a very busy blogger. I was so happy that he won. I think next year there will be many clipped trees because of his inspiration.

    Thank you so much for the support of my blog this year, I have several blogs that I am just so happy to have found this year, and yours is clearly one of them,

    Wishing you and your loves ones a really Happy Christmas.


  2. As I said, I would be impressed...
    You look mahvallous!
    xo Terri

  3. Wow.. I love those ruffles!!! :) You pull them off nicely.
    (Edible Entertainment)

  4. I spy with my little eye masses of pearls...
    so chic ticked into the RL blouse!

    Happy Holidays,

  5. Beautiful outfit and a title that made me laugh - now where are my delivering jam clothes?

  6. My how you deliver jam in style! Love the Ralph Lauren ruffles. And yes, Beyond Skin shoes are fab. Happy Christmas!

  7. Gorgeous ruffles and they so suit the jacket too, I love it.
    Enjoy the days running up to Christmas, I hope you and Larry have lots of fun.

  8. I never met a plaid I didn't like...and one with cascading ruffles? I swoon!
    I'm positive Martha Stewart never looked so chic delivering jam!

    Merry Christmas Janet! xoxoxo

  9. You always have something good to say. You look great, I spy the pearls too, and they look great with that outfit.

    Merry Christmas to you!

  10. That blouse! Those ruffles!
    I think it's been about a year since we 'met'. You continue to be such an inspiration to me. Have a great, stress free Christmas!

  11. Hi Janet,
    I found your website through Joan (fortheloveofahouse) and I love it. I LOVE the ruffles and you have inspired me to declutter and scale down. Thanks!


  12. You cut a fine figure in any outfit, my dear, but this is my favorite of all I've seen yet! I'll bet any woman at any age will look at your photo and wish they were in their 50's! So, so classy!

  13. Never a finer outfit for jam delivering have I ever seen. Did you ride your horse?

    Thank you for the shout out! I've received a huge amount of wonderful feedback which has swollen my head enormously.

    Merry Christmas!

    xo Steve

  14. Smashing jamming outfit! What lovely gifts. We give our honey, less work for me,but hoard our jams for PB&J. I bet you have nice labels on the jam as well?

  15. i wish i could look that cute to deliver goodies to my neighbors! you've got style, lady, & are such an inspiration to me to pull out some cute clothes!

  16. So chic and stylish love the softness the ruffles add and the boots...fabulous!!

  17. Janet,

    I LOVE this outfit!

    Sorry the shoes didn't work.

    Your hair is looking great too.

    Steve's tree is amazing.

  18. You look so incredibly chic and sophisticated in that outfit! I love everything about it. And, might I add, your hair is looking lovely. I like the whispers of grey on you.

    Please come back soon...I miss your regular postings. xo

  19. perfect outfit for delivering the perfect gift!!

    merry xmas!

  20. You certainly are the most stylish delivery person I've ever encountered, I love your ruffles and those sexy boots.
    Sorry about the shoes, what a disappointment. x

  21. Hi Janet,

    You look very chique delivering jam :-)!

    Wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Yea.


    Madelief x

  22. So snazzy! Merry Merry! Happy Happy!

  23. Janet: have a wonderful Christmas Day and thanks for all of the inspiration this year - in so many ways.

  24. You are indeed looking very stylish! Your hair grow out is looking great!
    Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  25. Yes indeed Janet...that IS the perfect outfit for delivering jam if there ever was look fabulous!!! and a bit festive with those RL ruffles in plaid and those pearls...I'm sure your neighbors are so thrilled to see you!

  26. The blouse is lovely and looks great with your jacket. Very smart, with your pearls just peeking out. Looking good, as ever!

  27. Wish I had such lovely and chic neighbour bearing gifts of jam this christmas. That is such wonderful christmas spirit. Have a safe, happy and peaceful holiday.

  28. Every little thing you say is magic!
    (Is that a Police song? ha ha ha!)
    -Suzanne in Illinois

  29. Love the entire outfit ... the boots, the blouse, the whole thing ... but where on earth did you find that jacket? Love it!

  30. I love that shirt. Thank you for the inspiring reading this year, happy Christmas.

  31. Hi Janet, I love your red boots. They're beautiful - and very chic for Christmas visits! They also go with the lipstick - and quite possibly the jam too. I've loved your blogs this year, and also your remarkable attitude to life. So inspiring. I'll look forward to reading more Gardener's Cottage wisdom in 2012.
    All the very best from Australia.
    Janelle McCulloch | Library of Design

  32. Dear Janet, wishing you and family a very happy and beautiful christmas time!!!

    you are looking great my dear!!!

    sending lots of love your way

  33. Merry Christmas to this jam-delivering, stylish beauty!

  34. There may be an abundance of Ralph Lauren ruffles, but there can never be too many!!!


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