"A Peepingly Good Time at Farley Castle": A MISTLETOE Pinkorama

On the second day of Turnip, my author gave to me… a Mistletoe Pinkorama by Pam and Colleen!

Pam and Colleen describe the scene: Starring Jane Austen in maroon, Arabella in brown, Turnip in pink, and Lord Vaughn in black and red with Mary Vaughn in a red and green cape glaring at the happy trio that just got out of the carriage, with a hidden christmas pudding in the trees.


Arabella, Jane Austen, and Turnip confer– Turnip waving his arms about in suitably enthusiastic style:


A close up of our hero and heroine. Could Turnip’s pink coat be any more perfect? Not to mention that brocade waistcoat and expertly constructed cravat….


Lord Vaughn and Mary, meanwhile, look suitably supercilious:


Both are richly arrayed, Vaughn in his signature black (with seasonal red accents) and Mary in a great deal of lace and rubies (because, Mary):


And shall we have another view of the Vaughn sneer?


Fortunately, Arabella has a friend like Jane Austen to bolster her through the Vaughn scorn:


And a Turnip to shield her from unpleasantness (or try to).


Of course, no Mischief of the Mistletoe scene would be complete without… a pudding!


Doesn’t it just make you want to go out and carol?


I am particularly in awe of the costumes. Can’t you just see Turnip preening with satisfaction in that silk coat? And Miss Austen (Miss Peepsten?) looks more like a Regency fashion plate than I would ever have thought possible for a piece of candy. If only I could think of a suitably Turnip-ian way to express my admiration and all that, don’t you know?

Thank you so much, Pam and Colleen, for this gloriously festive creation!

Which is your favorite bit of the diorama?


  1. Sheila on December 14, 2016 at 9:55 am

    I love all of it, but I think especially the horse and sleigh. Surely there is a nice warm brick in there…and also the pudding of course!

  2. Mary D. on December 14, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    The pudding is perfect, and Turnip’s cravat is exquisite!

  3. Rachel Adrianna on December 14, 2016 at 6:16 pm

    The teeny, perfect outfits for the peeps are my favorite! How?????? Many kudos, ladies 🙂

    • Lynne on December 15, 2016 at 12:47 am

      I’m with Rachel – the costumes are quite remarkable – imagine the work that went into the details. Well done!!

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