To Be Lady – Placing Your Hands

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In continuing with the subject on “how to be a Lady” I would like to look at the topic of how to place your hand when you are in a sitting position. Although this may seem a rather trivial topic, I think that it’s the little things that make a big difference. That’s one of the reasons why I’ve made this website, to not overlook the details of feminine etiquette. Shown below are some elegant ways on how to place you hands when in a sitting position. Once again, the illustrations are by Crown Princess Mary of Denmark.

Position 1.
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Position 2.
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Position 3.
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Recommended Reading for Little Ladies

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Emilie Barnes is one of my favorite authors, so I thought I would share with you a wonderful book that she has written, entitled, “A Little Book of Manners, Courtesy and Kindness for Young Ladies”.   This simple – yet gorgeous book is perfect for ‘Little Ladies’, ages from 4-7 years old. With illustrations by talented artist Michal Sparks, Emile Marie makes basic manners fun and enjoyable.

Manners can be Fun!
Wouldn’t it be great to know how to set the table just right…and what to say to somebody you’ve just met… and the right words to use when you answer the phone?

Emilie Marie is learning all of these things and you can learn with her!

Practicing how to make every one feel welcome will make you happy, too.
You’ll have a wonderful time making pretty invitations for a special tea party or planning the best sleepover ever for your friends.
And you can make placemats together to help remember what you learn!

Manners are more than simple rules to remember – they’re a way of showing love!

Just a sample of the chapters covered are:
• “Please, Thank You, and Aunt Evelyn” – Why I’m glad I’m learning manners
• “Happy to Meet You!” – Meeting and greeting manners
• “Emilie Marie Speaking” – Telephone manners
• “Let’s Go Over to My House!” – playtime and visiting manners
and much more…

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To buy this book go here or to view Emilie Barnes’ website go here!

Updates & News

(Crown Prince Frederick & Crown Princess Mary of Denmark pose for an official photograph with their son, Prince Christian)

 

The Danish Royal Watchers has officially given the approval for Grace & Poise to post their photos. As I mentioned in my first post, that I would be using some photos to explicate any moves in the articles.
Crown Princess Mary of Denmark proves to be an excellent model, to show feminine deportment. I would sincerely like to thank gigi and lotte, the contributors of the Danish Royal Watchers, for their kindness in allowing me to use their photographs.
So as I continue to post etiquette articles, I hope that these photographs will be able to explain the articles more practically.

Photo Credit — Danish Royal Watchers