Just a single small collection of lovely inspiration from November as we plunge into the holiday season. Autumn always feels way too short to me (especially so when it's been as wintry-weathered as ours has been). I love this Edouard Cortes painting, which has a November feeling to me; it looks like a rainy late afternoon, or perhaps the rain has just ended. I wouldn't mind strolling along that street, and I certainly wouldn't mind wearing that Poiret dress, which is just perfection.
My mom bought me Tove Jansson's Moomintroll books when I was a child, and I have always loved them . . . . as I love this photo of her in a flower crown!
clockwise, starting at upper left:
*Finnish writer Tove Jansson, photo by Hans Gedda, 1967. | Wikimedia Commons
*Quay du Louvre, Edouard Cortes, ca. 1925. | WikiArt
*page with flyleaf from a 1902 edition of The Raven, by Edgar Allan Poe. | The Two Germanys
*Mushroom picking, Swiss postcard. | The Two Germanys
*Brique day dress, by Paul Poiret, 1924. | V&A