oh joy oh rapture unforseen
Oh joy, oh rapture unforeseen, The clouded sky is now serene, The god of day — the orb of love, Has hung his ensign high above, The sky is all ablaze. With wooing words and loving song We'll/they'll chase the lagging hours along, And if I/he find(s) the maiden coy, We'll murmur forth decorous joy In dreamy roundelays My shoe samples are almost here!!! Saw pics of them today and they look pretty...
One of my favorite bloggers, Hannah Metz, recently announced she is starting a vintage inspired lingerie line called The Loved One. I know it will do amazingly well. She is financing it on kickstarter. Very inspiring.
This reminds me of the Okto Deltas, a secret society Betsy made up in the books Betsy-Tacy.
A modern day witch
Ariel: 16 and Pregnant
“Outwardly, I was everything a well-brought up girl should be. Inside, I was screaming. I saw my whole life as if I already lived it. An endless parade of parties and cotillions, yachts and polo matches. Always the same narrow people, the same mindless chatter. I felt like I was standing at a great precipice, with no one to pull me back, no one who cared or even noticed.”
dogs of disney
Reading Recommendation: “Feathers” by Raymond Carver in Cathedral. About an ugly baby and a peacock. I’ll never forget this story.
University of Children's Literature Authors
An age old question: why are so many of the best children’s literature authors British?
Whats new with Fillipa Berg
I just finished the book The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. It was a bit like The Giver but THG’s futuristic society was way more futuristic. Read a plot summary or not, just read it if you want an addictive, adrenaline creating, gut sinking, appetite losing, heroism creating feeling. GAHHHHHHHHHHHHH. Intense. Team Gale or Team Peeta? SO much death in a young adult...
More pagan delights
William Merritt Chase (1849-1916) Good Friends I William Merritt Chase (1849-1916) Good Friends II
I wish this look was still available at stores.
I want to make an enormous cake
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Fashion Inspirations--And Why I Like Them
This reminds me of a porcelain doll. I used to collect them. They always came with old fashioned knee socks. This reminds me of something Katharine Hepburn might have worn. Or did she refuse to wear dresses? With a dash of Carmen Sandiego, which was the first computer game that I loved to play. This reminds me of a scarf from the dress up closet. I’m not sure why I like black...
From a hilair blog called Living with my parents is cool. It reminds me of dooce in the early days. Some humor: I think a large part of going to vintage shops is talking about that you went there. Hey Susie I just love that top, where did you get it? Oh, its vintage. I got it at this really cool shop that no one even knows about. You go into this regular shop and then, if you know the...
I want to make these winged ear cuffs, along with a line of ancient Grecian and Egyptian inspired jewelry and headpieces.
this looks like Henry.
from here. They seem very in love.
a wedding dress designed by Samantha Pleet
I read the book The Giver. I was very excited by it. I had to restrain myself from skimming ahead to find out what happened. I thought it was pretty dark and scary for a kids book, but having read The Road, which had the same feel only multiplied a hundred times, it seemed very tame. I thought some stuff about the book wasn’t too believable, like the plot twist of the Giver suddenly...
Baby llamas and camels from Martha’s latest blog post
Reading "The Giver"
“Father? Mother?” Jonas asked tentatively after the evening meal. “I have a question I want to ask you” “What is it, Jonas?” his father asked He made himself say the words, though he felt flushed with embarrassment. He had rehearsed them in his mind all the way home from the Annex. “Do you love me?” There was an awkward silence for a moment. Then...
An inspiring update from Sparkles and Crumbs, one of my favorite bloggers: “Working at a dismal, repetitive job is disheartening enough already, especially when my only friend here wishes the ending of Enchanted was “more realistic” and tells me that I am going to be “so disappointed” with life because I want to do a job I enjoy. At first, this really dispirited me -...
mini reviews of Jeeves books so you know where to... →
West 144th Street and Convent Avenue.
The Royal Tenenbaums house
Today was an interesting day. I went to meet Aubs and my dad at the Central Park Boat Pond. When I got there, I saw that they were already in a row boat in the water. I waved to them and soon I could hear Aubs yelling “Tor! Can you hear me?”. I never knew the pond was so big! I imagined it was just a small pond, and rowing around it would be boring, but in fact there was a lot of...
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Woman with Cat 1900
I think Netflix is the perfect site. It is like the Library of Alexandria. There is so much to be learned from movies and documentaries. So many experiences that can change the course of your life are compressed into a single website. For example, watching the documentary I Am An Animal: The Story of Ingrid Newkirk and PETA got me to truly believe in the cause of Vegetarianism and to give up...