14 January 2008

What I found on my walk home

On my way home from work, I stopped in at this tiny antique shop after walking by it four or five times. The display window just drew me in absolutely...I just love the way they juxtaposed the old books with display objects. The books were amazing: Flush by Virginia Woolf, which is the "autobiography" of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's cocker spaniel; a book called No Nice Girl Swears; and best of all, a 1961 movie tie-in edition of Breakfast at Tiffany's. I have also discovered an obsession with silhouettes. When I move into a new place, I want to create a wall of silhouettes...different types, sizes, shapes...very elegant but very quirky. Very me.





Now, as for the room for silhouettes...what do you think about this? Unfortunately I can't take credit for this photo...but I hope to recreate it someday (and then some-- not enough silhouettes for me!).

4 comments:

Octavine Illustration said...

beautiful pictures. lovely colors.

ana said...

I love antique stores, and this one looks particularly charming. And they have a great collection of books...wow!

Stephanie said...

This sounds like your type of place, Holly! So what are you going to buy next?

Pomegranate said...

I'm not a fan of sillouettes. They kind of scare me. But I love the store, its so quaint.