Monday, October 31, 2011

Annabel Lee - Edgar Allen Poe

It was many and many a year ago,
In a kingdom by the sea,
That a maiden there lived whom you may know
By the name of Annabel Lee;
And this maiden she lived with no other thought
Than to love and be loved by me.

I was a child and she was a child,
In this kingdom by the sea;
But we loved with a love that was more than love-
I and my Annabel Lee;
With a love that the winged seraphs of heaven
Coveted her and me.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Oh So Pretty Shops - GalerieAnais

GalerieAnais is an Etsy shop selling adorable art prints for your child's nursery and bedroom. 

These prints are very affordable and allow you to create a sweet setting without breaking your budget.  See more of her gorgeous prints below

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Oh So Pretty Art - Ron Mueck


The following sculptures are not what I would class as “pretty” but anyone who can appreciate amazing art will appreciate this incredible artist.  

Woman With Sticks

His work may not be to everyone’s taste, I certainly wouldn’t want any of these sculptures displayed in my home, but there is no denying the talent and precision that has gone into every piece of work. 

Mask II

 I love art that you just can’t help but look at, whether ugly or pretty, and this most certainly falls into the category of art I love.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Oh So Pretty Shops - The Letteroom

The Letteroom is a unique business run from a beautiful old listed stable in Hampshire by Jackie Jackson and Sherrie Mead, who established the company in 2009.
Decorated China Mugs

I love this shop because you can get personalised things for yourself, for your home, and as gifts for others.  There are so many styles to choose from it will most certainly appeal to any taste.

See some of my favourite products from their shop below. 

Friday, October 14, 2011

Hartstrings Online Warehouse SALE

Remember my post about Hartstrings, the adorable children's clothing store?

They are having an Online Warehouse Sale!  With items starting as low as $5!
You will receive Free standard shipping on all domestic orders of over $100 or more when you enter the code 'FINAL75' at checkout. 

This offer expires at 11:59 pm EST on Monday, October 17th, 2011.

Happy shopping!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Oh So Pretty Shops - Petit Plat

Petit Plat is a fantastic brand created by Stephanie Kilgast.

Kilgast hand makes miniature food, and not only do these wonderful creations look fantastic in a dolls house but she also makes her miniature food into jewellery (genius!). 

In her bio she tells us she discovered her passion for miniatures in 2007 while she was searching for a new hobby because she was bored!  What a great story!

I think this is such a different and unique idea and I just love it.  My favourites are the pendants (that way I wouldn’t see them and get hungry) with sushi or doughnuts. 

Kilgast wants to publish a tutorial book about sculpting miniature food in the future.  But for now she has uploaded some online tutorials which you can find a link to on her website, which you can find at the end of this post.

Now for some more amazing photos of her miniatures!  I just can't get enough of them.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Oh So Pretty Art - Judith Braun

I'm loving these finger paintings, or "fingerings" by Judith Braun, a controvertial artist who started out in the 1980's as a realistic figure painter.  In her bio she writes:

"I began the ongoing drawing project “Symmetrical Procedures”, and in 2004 re-entered the art world exhibiting this work. These drawings, as well as the wall “Fingerings” I now do,  are connected to all the work that came before; it’s just me moving through my life and times, seeing what holds my attention, and in a way, gives me pleasure. Because if it wasn’t for pleasure all we’d have is a bunch of stuff vibrating."

Visit her website.
Photos of some of Judith Braun's amazing work:

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Dear Friends, We Surely All Agree - Roald Dahl

'Dear friends, we surely all agree
There's almost nothing worse to see
Than some repulsive little bum
Who's always chewing chewing gum.
(It's very near as bad as those
Who sit around and pick the nose).
So please believe us when we say
That chewing gum will never pay;
This sticky habit's bound to send
The chewer to a sticky end.
Did any of you ever know
A person called Miss Bigelow?
This dreadful woman saw no wrong
In chewing, chewing all day long.
She chewed while bathing in the tub,
She chewed while dancing at her club,
She chewed in church and on the bus;
It really was quite ludicrous!
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