Friday, 10 June 2011

Bookish Buys: Holiday Edition

I'm finally getting all the crap awesome stuff I accumulated overseas out of boxes and into their rightful places (well, I'm trying to find places for them, anyway). Turns out I bought a lot more than shoes! Including a bunch of cute stationery and bookish things I thought I'd share...

I nabbed an Alice in Wonderland mug from Urban Outfitters - it's extra awesome because the Cheshire Cat disappears (except his smile) when you fill it with hot water. Then from The Strand, I picked up a tote and these pretty editions of Grimm's Fairy Tales and Heidi - I could have bought SOOO much more from there, but somehow I managed to limit myself.

I went a bit crazy at the New York Public Library and bought these notebooks that look like little leather-bound books, a pen that looks like an old-school quill, and another two pens that look like flowers (complete with a vase!). I'm such a sucker for novelty stationery.

And yes, if you spotted it in the background, that is a Beauty and the Beast figurine. My fiance bought it for me for my birthday at Disneyland (because yes, I'm still a seven-year-old at heart). The rose is a little glittery snowglobe, and it plays "Tale As Old As Time" - soooo sweet.
And of course, I bought Betty Freakin' White's book If You Ask Me - and got it signed by the golden girl herself. Can you tell I'm just a little bit excited?!

9 comments:

  1. Hi!
    I love that mug! Also bought Strand bookstore bag when I was in NYC, and several books. I love that bookshop. Have a great weekend.
    Lindsay

    http://thelittlereaderlibrary.blogspot.com/

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  2. Your face in that last picture is priceless! I love it:) And what a cool mug, I want one just so I can see everything disappear with hot water! Have a great weekend Belle!

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  3. Thanks ladies! Hope you have a lovely weekend, too :)

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  4. Wow!
    Betty White is a rock star!
    And you got so many awesome things! :) Grimm Bros' Fairy tales are awesome, they have some of my favorite versions.

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  5. Yay. Fun bookish stuff! Love the mug, love the Disney figurine, and your face with the book! Haha. Priceless.

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  6. Beauty and the Beast figurine is so cool. I want one too. :)

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  7. Sounds like you had a wonderful time!

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  8. Alex - I love Grimm's Fairy Tales, too, though some are incredibly creepy!

    Jillian - It's like Oprah's ugly cry, but it's ugly happiness, haha. I was very excited.

    Nina - I nearly cried when I saw it I was so excited, isn't that sad? lol

    Kati - It was amazing! Definitely want to go back one day.

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  9. That mug is so clever, I want one :D. I like the Grimm Fairy Tales to, they are so good.. Oh, and Betty White is AMAZING!

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