He thought she looked a little pale when she came out of the coeds' dressing room; but as they entered the reception room
her color and sparkle suddenly returned to her.
It consisted of two kinds of wine; tea, bread, cheese, and cold meats, and was served on the centre-tables in the reception room
and the verandahs--anywhere that was convenient; there was no ceremony.
The reception room
, however, is bright, clean, and spacious, and is lined with redwood and metal- work.
It was the third morning after Dorothy's arrival, and she was sitting with Ozma and their friends in a reception room
, talking over old times, when the Princess said to her maid:
He looked up eagerly as she entered the little reception room
which he had grown to know so well during the last few weeks, and it struck him for the first time that her welcome was a little forced, her eyes a little weary.
On quitting the study they left the kitchen on the right, and entered the reception room
The lawn was the reception room
, and for several minutes a lively scene was enacted there.
You were waiting with all the other grand people in the reception room
at the end of the passage there, with the terrace just beyond.
The Ambassador, indeed, had been fetched away by her urgent message from the reception rooms
, where his wife was entertaining a stream of callers.
The old neglected palazzo, with its lofty carved ceilings and frescoes on the walls, with its floors of mosaic, with its heavy yellow stuff curtains on the windows, with its vases on pedestals, and its open fireplaces, its carved doors and gloomy reception rooms
, hung with pictures--this palazzo did much, by its very appearance after they had moved into it, to confirm in Vronsky the agreeable illusion that he was not so much a Russian country gentleman, a retired army officer, as an enlightened amateur and patron of the arts, himself a modest artist who had renounced the world, his connections, and his ambition for the sake of the woman he loved.
Manson Mingott's flesh had long since made it impossible for her to go up and down stairs, and with characteristic independence she had made her reception rooms
upstairs and established herself (in flagrant violation of all the New York proprieties) on the ground floor of her house; so that, as you sat in her sitting-room window with her, you caught
Beyond these were the dining and reception rooms
, opening into an antechamber, which gave access to the grand staircase of the palace.