Monday, December 8, 2014

i spy: a Finnish writer, a rainy Paris, amazing Poiret

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


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