Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Little Treasure part 1

Yes, I am Nineteen. Yes, I am too whimsical for this planet.
But you have to love this.

There's a little shop in Wabash, Indiana called Reading Room. It is filled floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall, room-to-room, with old books. So many hidden treasures! Every time I visit, I am totally overwhelmed, yet it is one of my favorite places I've ever been into. And every once in a while you find something unbelievable.

The owner, Tom, is an older sweater-laden, grey-haired/moustached, self-titled "snob," when it comes to books. He knows where everything is in the mess. Like a spidey-sense, only with beautiful, dusty, old books!
We always hold conversations over Antoine De-Saint Exupery (who is one of his idols/the author of my favorite book.) No matter how many months it has been, he always remembers me for buying out all his copies of "Le Petit Prince" [The Little Prince] and he'll whip out whatever he's found, in the time since, on Iceland. Love.

Anyway, here are some pages from one of my favorite possessions. Found on, I believe, my first visit to this treasure chest of a shop.

In case you cannot see, this is a 1916 edition. Warm fuzzies in your chest?

The illustrations are apparently quite rare and obviously very beautiful.
I wish I could absorb this book into my worldly vision.

Not only illustrations, but music!

Such a wondrous story, I've always loved. This is the best interpretation I've ever come across and I hope to keep it forever. We may have no say in whether or not we grow old, but I'm taking the choice opportunity to not grow up to the end of it's reign. (...I will never grow up!)


Friday, March 2, 2012

The First of March

Another day off. Aka: another day desperate to find something to do.
So, after dropping my dad off for his bike ride yesterday, Amanda and I hung out at a park we'd never hung out at.
The weather was beautiful (which  most of you southerners know, because it's all anyone talks about) so we wandered around, jumping off of things, for photos.

Yeah, that's right. Digital photos.
I finally bought myself the Canon t2i and a little 50mm f/1.8 lens on Valentines day. Had a mini anxiety attack, but I think it will be worth it. If nothing else, we get to "enjoy" the sets of ridiculous photos I take on days like this. Unfortunately my computer is too far gone to process the videos (and basic functions.)

Cameo Brooch: Vintage
Dress: TJ Maxx, of all places. (c/o Dad's girlfriend. Christmas 2011)
Shoes: Rachel Antonoff for Bass (second-hand gift)

Dress: Vintage (c/o Rhiannon)
Boots: Vintage Etienne Aigner (goodwill!)


Anyway, I've been meaning to show off this dress for a while. It's pretty perfect. Rhiannon let me wear it during the Silent Sundays studio shots and I fell in love. It never got listed, so I asked about it last month, and it ended up at my door. I have worn it about two times a week, so far. Hopefully some better shots to come later.