Friday, October 31, 2014

Apollo Art History

 This pretty art history book from 1924 only set me back a few cents at a book sale.
I love the classical appearance created by the olive green, gold text, and gold seal.
It covers the origins of art to the art of the 19th Century. 
Sidenote: something I love about old books is the potential for unexpected bookmarks. This recipe for "Dandy Candy"(on a strawberry card no less!) fell out of the index and made me chuckle.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Friday, October 24, 2014

Funny Face

Starring Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire,  Funny Face is a hilariously predictable movie from 1957 about an introspective librarian who is made into chic sensation a by a fashion magazine. The movie is glamorously filmed, the songs and dances are impressive and catchy, and the actors are believable and amusing. It's just one of those pleasant films. Here's a taste of the charm:
Kay Thompson is fabulous as the witty fashion magazine editor.
"Think pink!"
"Bonjour, Paris!"
Funny Face was Audrey Hepburn's dream come true; she got to dance with Fred Astaire.
But the glamour doesn't always go as planned...

Monday, October 20, 2014

Recent Thrift: Leather Purse

 My mom bought this purse at Value Village for $3 and I have since absconded with it. It has a convenient zippered pocket on the back, and the main pocket with the flap is the perfect size for a water bottle, snack, and notepad. The leather is so buttery soft, and it's the perfect caramel color. The bag has stains and scuffs--but hey, they ad to the charm. It has come in handy for hands-free thrifting and hiking excursions. 

Friday, October 17, 2014

Prevailing Pastels

Ah, the enduring colors of shabby chic: "The tones of gray, pale turquoise and pink will prevail."
--Christian Dior
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