Thursday, July 30, 2009

Ready, Set, GO!

Even though I've left my days of pushing old books around at the library - my pals there still manage to send me wonderful things! This little friend I'm about to introduce you to was found tucked inside the pages of a book from the Tufts Veterinary Library. One clever co-worker made a little stop motion flip book with him. I've snitched the photos from the site so you'll just have to scroll through really fast and pretend its the same thing. ** I've found that this little guy looks the cutest if you use your space bar!
























Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Sights and Happenings of my 23rd !

Twoooo blog posts in one day!? I feel like I'm on blog post overload right now, I'm totally back logged! I wanted to do this post tomorrow but there's too much to post about and I'm going to get so far behind!

So, one of the highlights about my birthday was visiting the lovely Miss Fern Animal. She's the cutest little thing and lives in such an adorable neighborhood. Perfect! Perfect!

Ashley's neighborhood

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And this. This is amazing to me. Ashley has a really impressive collection of stuffed bebes. Some that squeak and jump and walk - some that flop over - some that are just plain cute! So, since I knew we'd be stopping by her place I rounded up as many of my stuffings as I could before we left and I very bossily re-arranged Ashley's apartment and set up this picture with the whole gang. Dang it, they're great!

Fern Animals/Snail and Cyclops team up!

And that's us. I also bossed her into smiling like that. I swear if it wasn't my birthday she probably would have hit me!

Snail and Cyclops/Fern Animals team up!



Well, the passing of 23 turned out to be a surprisingly lovely time. I've been dreading this day since I turned 22 (My favorite number is 2, and so 22 is the best! and it also holds a lotta sentimental value for other silly reasons, but I won't bore you with my numerology!) It started off at a little dance party in Cambridge where all the best folk in Boston came out to celebrate! It was also three of my roommate's birthdays in July so we had one great big party on Sunday and it couldn't have been nicer!

Breakfast brunch

I started off my Monday morning with a few little sweets that my boy had sent to me. I'm still whining about the Ferry Boat Building Miette being out of strawberry balls, but - the other Italian chocolates were still nice! I decided on wearing that little 20's dress Amy gave to me at Elmwood. When I first saw it I declared it my birthday dress right there on the spot - so I don't know why I was himming and hawing about what to wear. Well, I think I needed one more accessory to go with it - and so I decided to go a little over the top and tie that floppy scarf in my hair!

Alice suggested I start a new spin on the birthday dress tradition too! 1920's dresses for my 20's, 1930's dresses for my 30's and so on and on! Yes, indeed!!

My 23rd birthday

We headed off to Southern Vermont for a little New England exploration. We found our way to a really beautiful old graveyard. There was this little part that dipped down into a tiny valley in the back - we were hoping for a river to be there but it was only ferns, soft squishy grass and more head stones.

I also made Alice sit for a picture too!! Me 'n my little fairy baby... (hahaha, Alice - JOKE! JOKE!)

I have a few more pictures to share from our other adventures from the day - but that'll have to wait until tomorrow!!


Monday, July 27, 2009

The Birthday Dress!

Yes, you know - the dress you wear on your special day. You usually pick it up at some darling little shop a few weeks beforehand and it's usually one of those dresses that fits so well and is just so pretty you on the spot declare it "My Birthday Dress"

I subconsciously started this tradition on my 19th birthday. Funny enough, that dress was also my first vintage dress that actually fit and didn't come from my grandmother's attic. At that point in my life I didn't know vintage stores existed and thought the only old dresses to be found were the polyester potato sacks that showed up in Salvation Army.

I don't wear this one very often. Despite it being the first dress to fit me well, it's too big in the top, but I will never, ever sell it. Nope, never. I don't have any pictures from my actual birthday, but - I do have one or two that Jeff has snapped of me from back in the day when I lived in Vermont.

many moons ago

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My 20th birthday brought me to seacoast New Hampshire and I wore a little custom dress from Seam So Swell. I still have it and I love it, but the zipper has fallen ill and needs to be replaced!

My 20th Birthday

My 20th Birthday

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My 21st birthday, I don't know what happened that year but I just wore a little h&m dress. lame? yess.... There's not too many pictures from this day, but it was a good one! On the eve of my birthday I went with Alice and Jeff to Portsmouth. We ate at The Friendly Toast and I twirled sparklers around right at midnight. That day Jeff and my dear friend Jeneen and I went to New York! We went to see the Paul Poiret exhibit at the Met and wandered around Manhattan. It was a beautiful day and I remember being so happy we stumbled upon the Alice In Wonderland status in Central Park. Then we happened to find ourself right near a man playing according... it was perfect.


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My 22nd birthday was... totally perfect and I'm always wishing for a time capsule to be transported back!!

birthday dress

twenty   two

That dress feels so soft, the way that flower petals feel - it's practically like wearing a buttercup!!!! It might go down as the best dress in history!

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... Today. I don't know what to wear. I've had a few dresses I deemed as my birthday dress, but now I don't know which one to choose... Alice just came upstairs to check on me and she said, "you have a lot of ideas. you just have to put one on!" I thought that was a nice way to think about dresses. And I suppose I better get pickin'!!


Sunday, July 26, 2009

Today's Inspiration: A Box of Sun

Yay! Yay! Yay! This was my first Pintauro book and the one that stole my heart (although next week's book is a close second!) A Box of Sun is summer's book, and how appropriate that right now, it is indeed summer!!!!! I could go on and on about this book. How perfectly it captures everything that is SUMMER. But, I'm getting to the point where I've said the word summer so much that its starting to sound funny and look like its spelled incorrect! So, we'll get on with the pictures!


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...... Truer words could never be spoken, Yes. Time does make good things come true.

Copyright: Joseph Pintauro and Norman Laliberté, 1970 - Harper & Row Publishers


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