Darling Petit Bateau in sage green. Sweet for a boy or a girl. The seafoam dress was once my own (complete with matching bonnet). My "baby box" is an open idea, and I actually have the tender bits -- stuffies & clothing & things -- scattered about the house, on hooks and sitting chairs, in places where one can round the corner & spot a bit of childhood magic.
Some new favorite dresses.
Just some of the books thrifted lately. I thrift piles (at many places they're still just a dollar or two). Positively everything -- novels, poetry, memoir, self-help, coffee table books, art books, children's books. I'm an enthusiastic collector of all the Beatrix Potter, Winnie-The-Pooh, Madeline I can find (amongst so many other favorites old & new) and keep extra copies about. I figure, someday, we may need copies in the nursery, living room, car, purse, for a friend. And I like them anyway, so pooh-pooh to those who'd instruct me otherwise in the ways of book collecting.
"Love Letters" is so breathtakingly beautiful & I'd recommend it for the coffee table or bedside of any romantic. "Love Letters of Great Men" too.
In full honesty, I purchased this precisely because it reminds me of Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Bennet in Pride & Prejudice -- in further full honesty, this is how I select most of my clothing (that is, its fitness to appear in a Jane Austen film adaptation). This reminded me of the scene in the ribbon shop, and then beneath the tree in the rain. I like to wear it under dresses, pull my hair into a messy braid, and write at the dining table.
Also bought this because it reminded me of Pride & Prejudice, a bit more Jane, however. Another exact scene, in fact, but I'll hold back because even I am aware (painfully) of my insufferable spouting. Ok, but because I can only suppress myself to a point -- a really endearing bit: I read a quote recently from the director of the film who said that Rosamund Pike (who plays Jane, also whose name I completely love), is ribbon-obsessed & would constantly have ribbons with her on set -- that could be quickly tied about the waist or just enjoyed in whichever way, purely for the romance of it. I love that. I think that's the kind of woman / someday mother / person I strive to be.
This. Pillowcase. Is. Everything. Good. And. Holy. Amen.
It stirs my heart so -- those flowers and the bit of ribbon really, really gets me. (A ribbon motif occurring here?) But I don't know, it's not really a detail I see often -- though I find a good many floral pillows. And it's the prettiest lilac.
Little Eeyore & Pooh Bear, from Robbie's childhood, too.
AND NOW I self-indulgently model the clothing for you, here, in low-quality shots taken in the tight corner of my bedroom while whatever semblance of light we find in Washington in November quickly fades. I love this dress alone, or with sweaters of all sorts, or with a victorian or edwardian era blouse tucked beneath.
A pumpkiny sweater whose texture is so waffle-like, it may henceforth just be titled my Pumpkin Spice Waffle Sweater. (Also, my eye, what even?) The pockets are a good size for holding a small paperback book. See? Even a romantic girl can be practical -- for the right reasons, anyway.
I've been eager to add a bit more baby blue to my wardrobe of late. It's just a hue that makes my heart happy in the truest of ways. The little ruffles & tie also reminded me of Jane Bennet in certain scenes. It's the lightest, softest thing in the world & a few sizes too big, and I worship the hook it resides on.
No words, only heart eyes stretching from me to the ends of the universe.
As always, and forever, happy thrifting!