The Beauforts had been among the first people in New York to own their own red velvet carpet
and have it rolled down the steps by their own footmen, under their own awning, instead of hiring it with the supper and the ball-room chairs.
The palace was finished by next day, and the genie carried him there and showed him all his orders faithfully carried out, even to the laying of a velvet carpet
from Aladdin's palace to the Sultan's.
Thick velvet carpets
were on the floor and heavy silken draperies covered the arches leading to the various rooms of the palace.
He looked wistfully on the velvet carpets
, and the before unimagined splendors of mirrors, pictures, statues, and curtains, and, like the Queen of Sheba before Solomon, there was no more spirit in him.
While Laurie and Amy were taking conjugal strolls over velvet carpets
, as they set their house in order, and planned a blissful future, Mr.
But then good society has its claret and its velvet carpets
, its dinner-engagements six weeks deep, its opera and its faery ball-rooms; rides off its ennui on thoroughbred horses; lounges at the club; has to keep clear of crinoline vortices; gets its science done by Faraday, and its religion by the superior clergy who are to be met in the best houses,--how should it have time or need for belief and emphasis?
Wall covered in Pebbles wallpaper, from pounds 9.99 a roll, from the Texture Collection by Graham & Brown; Victoria & Albert Royal Velvet carpet
, around pounds 40 a square metre, Ryalux Carpets; shoes, stylist's own
If your lawn is mangled rather than mown, choose a new machine ( a cylinder mower if you intend to create a striped velvet carpet
or a hover type for uneven or wet ground, or if you prefer the unstriped look.
If the check-up reveals less grass than weeds, moss and bare patches and you want a top-quality, velvet carpet
, you'll probably have to start all over again.
ARDENERS who didn''t want to venture out in the freezing weather at the beginning of the month may now be looking at a lumpy lawn with scatterings of bald patches, a world away from the velvet carpet
of grass they desire.
Between that great, soaring voice (in a quiet but commanding mode) and the orchestra's velvet carpet
underneath, silences resounded, channeling peace and a friendly eternity.