Old golden books I got from Mom for Christmas! The whale one is in relation to something I'll tell you about fairly soon. :) Anyway, I hope you all had excellent holidays!
Today my mom and I went to "Oh my Gosh," this giant barn filled with antiques in Sterling, MA. It's kind of like Fairground because it's full of booths from different sellers.
vintage pencil sharpeners - I'm keeping the piano and giving the fan to Ely for his birthday. vintage paper dolls - four packs for $5!
Published in 1961 - the art of living
I love books like this - someone's notion of what it means to do all these things. I opened it up and saw a quote from Thoreau. It's neat to see thing we're familiar with as being old applied to things at the halfway point between now and then.
a really beautiful copy of Black Beauty
Horse drawings by the original owner are all over the book. I love it!
40s dress with belt - $8Books I got at Still Life, a consignment shop near our house.
Three books I've been wanting to read for a long time: Robin Hood, Under the Lilacs, and The Water Babies! We learned about Water Babies in our History of Illustration class sophomore year. It's a strange novel (mostly just unusual for its time) written in the 1800s with amazing illustrations.
Cookie was wandering around Still Life. A yard in Clinton, MA. I often view lawn decorations as unintentional installation art. We had to pull over so I could take pictures! The Mary in the glass case with the deer and bird house cluster to the left is just so beautiful.
Our cake on Christmas! I had a wonderful time at home with my family. What did you all do for the holidays?
p.s. - thank you, Erin, for the blog post. :)