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Lissie Loves. . . . . .

Hey folks! I hope everyone is having a lovely, relaxing weekend! I thought I’d pop in and share a few things I’ve found this week while wandering around the web.

First up are these adorable deer found on SheWalksSoftly and made by Violetpie.

I discovered this darling book jewelry on Reading is Fashionable. Earrings, pins, necklaces, and hair accessories can all be found at BookEarrings.

Have you heard of the Vintagemobile. This old school bus travels around the Dallas area selling vintage clothing. I so want to visit this bus! I found the Vintagemobile on a recently discovered treasure of a blog, Gypsy Dust Vintage. You really should check it out!

Speaking of Gypsy Dust Vintage, it was there that I discovered the lovely illustrations of Inslee.

I am also excited to learn about the collaboration between milliner Albert Swanepoel and Target. Can’t wait for these to hit the shelves!

Ever wondered if you are a 21st Century Romantic?  Take this fun quiz on a bloomsbury life to find out.  While you are there check out the rest of her blog.  I think you’ll like it.

That’s all for now. I have more goodies I can’t wait to share, so see ya later.

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Highlights From Etsy

Today I have another delightful vintage shop to share with you.  ToucheVintage carries a variety of items perfect for decorating your home.  There all sorts of lovelies to see while perusing the aisles of this shop.  Some of my favorites were the toy rocking horses, the 1966 European map w/maptacks, the book of poetry, the darling vintage table cloth and the pretty basket.  What are some of your favorites?

Guest Posting at Reading is Fashionable

I have a lovely bit of news to share. I recently wrote a post for an awesome blog called Reading is Fashionable. I shared one of my favorite little bookshops in VanBuren, Arkansas. It is a sweet little shop. Please check out the post and the blog. I think you’ll like it.

My Dream Library

A library is place to read and so should be well lit. This is what one would think, however, my dream library is dark. I love natural light for reading and therefore will have a very large window. Near that a chaise lounge with a darling little side table. All the wood in the room must be dark and at least one wall needs floor to ceiling shelves with a library ladder. I adore library ladders! My library simply must have one. All other shelves/shelving must have glass doors or be open. I want to see all of my books! Another corner will have a leather chair and ottoman with a floor lamp. I also want a small writing desk for keeping in touch with friends and family. It must be a roll top or drop lid with lots of little nooks and crannies. I want dark hardwood floors with a huge rug and dark, thick drapes on the window. For decorations I will need some pretty bookends, a wall decal reminiscent of Edgar Allan Poe, and a painting or two. I really want the painting of a girl reading which is pictured above. We had a copy of this painting in our house growing up and I’ve always loved it. It would make me think of home and warmth and coziness. As for colors, everything should be in dark browns, reds, and golds. And there you have it, my dream library courtesy of Olioboard.

What does your dream library look like? Please share!

Lissie Loves. . . .

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Here are a few things I have found this week which I love.

I think my wardrobe really needs a pair of Saddle Shoes. See more lovely pictures over at Behind the Curtain!

I found this article from A Red Lipstick about women, self-esteem, and fashion to be quite interesting.

These birds from Abigail Brown featured on Hello My Dear are just beautiful!

Lastly, I am super excited to hear that a biography of Myrna Loy is due out in October! This is a definite on my wishlist!! Please click here to learn more!

Score 1 for Vintage!

The other day we noticed these pretty little birds outside the window.



Aren’t they pretty?  Hubby went straight to his computer and pulled a webpage to assist in identifying these little blue birds.  I went to the bookshelf and pulled out this:

The copyright on this little vintage book is 1956.  In a matter of minutes I identified the little birds as Indigo Buntings.  Micah’s webpage was still loading.

Vintage: 1  Modern Technology: 0

Cozy Mystery Challenge is Back!

This will be my third year to participate in the Cozy Mystery Challenge.  I enjoy reading cozies and this challenge is always particularly fun!  I have signed up again this year and already read my first book.

 

Cruel as the Grave is the second book in a series of Medieval mysteries written by well known historical author Sharon Kay Penman.  These books are so much fun!  I can’t wait to get the next one.  The book’s setting is primarily London.  Richard the Lionhearted is imprisoned in Austria and his brother Prince John seeks the thrown.  The main character, Justin de Quincey is the Queen’s man.  In between errands for Queen Eleanor, he finds himself caught up in solving mysteries.  In this book, a young girl is found murdered and the nephews of a close friend are the chief suspects.  These books are full of intrigue, spies, and always a good mystery.  This is a highly recommended read!

To learn more about cozy mysteries click here.  This site explains it all!  And to join the challenge click here!  It will lots of fun!

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