30 juli 2012

28 juli


Happy Birthday, Beatrix Potter
(July 28, 1866 - December 22, 1943)
“There is something delicious about writing
the first words of a story.
You never quite know where they’ll take you.”

by Beatrix Potter

26 juli 2012

~Story Time!

Bluebeard by Maurizio Quarello

Art by Maurizio Quarello

There was nothing there to be seen but parties
of pleasure, hunting, fishing, dancing, mirth,
and feasting.
Nobody went to bed, but all passed the night in
rallying and joking with each other.
In short, everything succeeded so well that the
youngest daughter began to think the master of the
house not to have a beard so very blue,
and that he was a mighty civil gentleman.


22 juli 2012

Edmund Blair Leighton

by Edmund Blair Leighton
English Pre-Raphaelite and Romantic painter
1852 – 1922

20 juli 2012

A warm welcome to my new followers,
and wish you all a lovely weekend!

17 juli 2012

~Story Time!

Nadezhda Illarionova

Art by Nadezhda Illarionova

"To conceal you, the donkey's skin will be an admirable disguise, for when you are inside it, no one will believe that anyone so beautiful could be hidden in anything so frightful."

16 juli 2012

~The Bookstall

Flourish & Blotts, the bookstore in the Harry Potter series.
Just looking at them 
I grow greedy,
as if they were freshly baked loaves 
waiting on their shelves 
to be broken open—that one 
and that—and I make my choice 
in a mood of exalted luck, 
browsing among them 
like a cow in sweetest pasture. 
For life is continuous 
as long as they wait 
to be read—these inked paths 
opening into the future, page 
after page, every book 
its own receding horizon. 
And I hold them, one in each hand, 
a curious ballast weighting me 
here to the earth.

by Linda Pastan, Carnival Evening

Photo: Flourish & Blotts,
the bookstore in the Harry Potter series.

13 juli 2012

Take me away: A secret place.
A sweet escape: Take me away.
Take me away to better days.
Take me away: A higher place.

~chorus to
Pocket Full of Sunshine by Natasha Bedingfield

12 juli 2012

~Vintage Illustration

vintage pipes

Norway, France, Italy, Belgium, Austria,
Germany, Greece: Pipes, cases,
and smoker’s accessories.

From Geschichte des Kostüms
(The costume history)
vol. 5,
by Auguste Racinet, Berlin, 1888.

(Source: archive.org)

11 juli 2012

~Vintage Book

honor c. Appleton

Approximately 1926
Illustrated by Honor C. Appleton
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10 juli 2012

Margaret Dean
There is a garden in every childhood,
an enchanted place where colors are brighter,
the air softer, and the morning more
fragrant than ever again.

~Elizabeth Lawrence
Art by Margaret Dean

7 juli 2012

“I believe that imagination is stronger
than knowledge.
That myth is more potent than history.
That dreams are more powerful than facts.
That hope always triumphs over experience.
That laughter is the only cure for grief.
And I believe that love is stronger
than death.”

~Robert Fulghum