Tuesday, August 8, 2017

The Scarlet Knickers





Chances are, if you attended high school here in the States, you read The Scarlet Letter by Nathanial Hawthorne.  If it's been too long or if you are domiciled somewhere "Across One of the Ponds," I will explain.  It is the allegorical story of Hester Prynne that deals with the themes of good and evil, the human condition, and society vs individualism.  In Puritan Boston, Hester is forced to wear the scarlet letter "A" to brand her as an adulteress.  Other than being a vehicle by which to introduce symbolism and theme to teenagers (who for the most part could care less), it is heavy and dull.  However, it reinforces the belief that "scarlet" is somehow sinful.

                                       Think of the phrases:
                                           - the lady in red
                                           - the red-light district          
                                           - red-hot mama




On our trip to the UK last year, dear Ami took me shopping one day.  I wanted to buy honest to goodness English "knickers," and Ami said that Marks and Spencer was the place to go for pretty underthings without breaking the bank.  And, boy howdy, was she right.  We left our guys in a pub and off we went knicker shopping.  I was also ecstatic to find so many gorgeous unlined lace bras and in my size!  I despise foam cups on bras.  Once I checked the sizing on one set of knickers and matching bra, I scooped up one more set in another color.  The lace on the knickers was just lovely, and I must say, the bras made the girls just sit right up where they used to be.  There was a dreamy pale taupe and my favorite - a true scarlet.







Later, when we were alone, Sam asked me what was in all the bags.  I held up the scarlet ones.  There were several good reasons that I did not wear them for him right then and there.  Foremost was my being quite ill and next because I make too much noise with an orgasm.  Not something I feel comfortable doing as someone's house guest!


Weeks after returning home, the scarlet knickers finally made their debut.  Sam's eyes lit up like it was Christmas.  Of course, in the wise words of Meredith, they did end up on the floor.  But in Sam's mind, they had handily won the top spot on the lingerie hit parade.





One day recently, Sam mentioned that the scarlet knickers had not made an appearance in a while, and he was right.  Very soon, I remedied this lapse, and my husband was appreciative.  He did not take them off and told me he wanted to enjoy the view for a bit.  The knickers really didn't cover much of my bottom, and as Sam pulled me over his knee, I was fairly certain that they would not offer much protection either.  

                                             TIME OUT 



                       "We are interrupting this post to bring you 
                                     this important message." 

Am going to pause here to ask you if you think you can predict the outcome of this "Scarlet Story" before it ends.  If this was Las Vegas, what sort of odds do you imagine the bookie would be willing to give?  
                        Mmmm.....talk about a sure thing!



             "We will now return to our regularly scheduled post."





Sam spanked me lovingly that morning.  He likes to report the color stages happening on my ass.  Some artists work in oils.  Some in pastels.  Sam works in hand prints on a lily-white background. 




"Now we are starting to see some pink."

"I surely do love your pretty pink butt, Ella."

"No, be still, we are not nearly done.  But the pink is deepening."

"Ahh... that's more like it, we are approaching the finish line."

"Today I want your ass to match your knickers!"





                             A lovely time was had by all.  

                 And I would like to thank Mr. Michael Marks 
                        and Mr Thomas Spencer for having 
                   one of the nicest lingerie departments ever.  

                 We will be heading back to the UK very soon, 
            and you can bet M&S is on Ella's list of things to do.








25 comments:

  1. Ella,
    This was indeed a wonderful read to enjoy with my morning coffee as my Jack slumbers next to me. I smiled all the way through reading it. I especially liked Sam's color chart references. That was a mighty fine gg you let us in on. Yes, all those pretty things do land on the floor, but I admire Sam's wanting to see the show before things got started. Great post, Ella.
    Meredith

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    1. Mere, I think I wrote this one over an entire pot of coffee. Glad you had a good time with it. I know all the rest of you refer to it as a "good girl," but due to having 2 female dogs in the house, it is always called a "just because" spanking around here. Same thing really. Sort of like "panties" and "knickers!"

      Ella

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  2. hi Ella, funny enough being an English girl I am sitting here wearing a Marks and Spencers set myself! Today's are a pale fleshy colour. I will admit to having lots of sets in varying shades of pink that my hubby likes to match a certain part of my anatomy to as soon as he spots them making an appearance. Glad you are enjoying that little part of our English "heritage",giggle.
    love Jan, xx

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    1. Oh, Jan. I certainly do enjoy my time in the UK, and the knickers are just icing on the cake. I really did have a wonderful time at M&S. I am thinking a pretty blue set this year!

      Hugs Across the Pond,
      Ella

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  3. Great story Ella! I now have a few more things to add to my shopping list (just in case I need to go shopping to make myself feel better, per your latest meme). First I'll need a plane ticket, then a trip to Marks and Spencers. Upon my return, I might swing by the paint store so Eric has an array of shades to work his way up to my fancy knicker color. Too fun. You and Sam always seem to have such a loving and playful relationship. It's really inspiring, actually. :)
    Amy

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    1. Thank you, Amy. And, yes, I surely do love to shop. I never thought of all the color cards in the paint department. I shall have to pick up a bunch next time I am at Lowe's!

      Ella

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  4. What a lovely tale! It sounds like your English knickers are worth their weight in gold!
    It's definitely worth adding to that collection of yours, and it's nice to see that Sam appreciates them. What a fun read, thanks for telling!

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    1. Perhaps it should have been titled "The Tale of Two Knickers." It really makes me happy to know you liked this post, Laurel.

      Hugs From Ella

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  5. I am another English woman sitting here wearing Marks and Sparks knickers. Harry prefers black undies but he is very fond of a particular red dress that is often used for colour matching. Fun post, Ella.
    Rosie xx

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    1. Well, it looks like Ami knew what she was talking about, Rosie. They do have very lovely things. Glad you had fun, my friend.

      Hugs Across the Pond,
      Ella

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  6. When I first met Master he had me throw out all my 'granny panties'..his term. I love those knickers...and have many colorful, lacy ones that Master does appreciate. hugs abby

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    1. Pretty lingerie on me is something Sam always loves. But I think just the feel of it under my clothes makes me feel pretty - even on a plain old Monday.

      Ella Says "No Granny Panties! Life is too short."

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    1. My post never seems complete until I get the Sunny Stamp of Approval. Thanks, girl!

      Ella

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  8. Love this Ella, no granny panties, or as I call "grungies" here lol. Rick likes to enjoy the view for a while too. Love Sam' colour chart!

    Hugs
    Roz

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    1. Have never heard them called "grungies" before, but it is a good description. Pretty knickers are such a simple way to please a husband. That is one thing that I am allowed to buy without monetary consideration.

      Love,
      Ella

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  9. Ella, loved your post, made me smile. Another English woman here wearing a pair of Marks and Sparks knickers. I prefer black lingerie though I do have a lovely red pair of knickers and every time I wear them and I'm over P's lap, he says shall we try to match the colour today:)

    Only a couple of weeks ago I bought 3 pairs of M and S knickers in their sale - £3.00 each. A bargain.

    Love,
    Ronnie
    xx

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  10. Ronnie, I will tell Sam that he is not the first to think of this color-matching endeavor. I do love black, too. It seems like all the Brits represented here are in agreement about M&S knickers.

    Hugs Across the Pond,
    Ella

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  11. This is why we don't have nice things!! They ALWAYS end up on the floor :) (Of course, this IS the best place for them ...)

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    1. So right, Penelope. Love hearing from you, today! Please come again.:)

      Ella

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  12. Enjoyed :) Red lingerie gets a big smile from my guy too.

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    1. I love the name Madeline! There was a set of children's books that I dearly loved when I was a little girl, and the main character was Madeline.

      "In a old house in Paris
      that was covered in vines,
      lived twelve little girls
      in two straight lines."

      Thanks so much for your comment and so glad that you enjoyed this post.

      Best,
      Ella

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  13. It doesn't matter what age or size you are, a girl deserves beautiful undies! So glad you like our M & S. I have another pair sitting here waiting till I see you next!

    Many hugs
    Ami

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  14. So glad you came to visit, Ms. Coltman. Please give Ami a big hug for me!

    I do love M&S, and so does Sam. I sincerely hope we can make a little trip there together.

    Tell me about the rabbits, George!

    Hugs Across the Pond,
    Ella

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  15. Lucky Ella having a fun time until her backside matched her M&S knickers.
    Delish!

    Hugs Lindy xx

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