Modcloth Gift Guide - Part 1

That's right- Modcloth gets TWO gift guides. This first one is for accessories and apartment-ish items, the next one will be for la clothing. I'm having such a hard time even squeezing all of the Modcloth goodness into two guides, I'm tempted to do one a day from now until Christmas!

I found The Holy Grail

... and I found it in the public library. (However, the edition I found was prettier, with Buster Keaton on the front.) I actually found pieces of my soul among its pages, pieces I thought were long since lost. My precious... Sigh.

The problem is... why do professional student literature like this demand you to sell your body to be able to afford it? I can buy it on Amazon for $75, no shipping included, and in Swedish net shops it's twice the price. How am I going to survive in the cinematic world were I long so to get a citizenship?

So, I felt the need to share my despair. How about comforting me by buying this Twiggy dress for me? It's only five left! $165 on ModCloth. I think it's cheap considering it would buy you my love.


Elizabeth's Flickr Finds: It's Only A Paper Moon

"It's only a paper moon
Sailing over a cardboard sea
But it wouldn't be make-believe
If you believed in me" --- from "It's Only A Paper Moon", one of my most favorite songs (as for the singer - Cliff Edwards or bust. Follow the link to hear his version!)

Today's Flickr Finds are themed to celebrate the first day of the moon's new cycle! In keeping with the theme, I've picked some some of those infamous photos of tourists sitting in the paper moons. Aren't they adorable?

1. Sitting on the moon, 2. Paper Moon...Invaded by Germans!, 3. Moonray, 4. papermoon 124, 5. Studio Photo, Hand-Tinted Young Girl With Paper Moon Backdrop, 6. papermoon 117, 7. Paper Moon #4, 8. Oh What a Lonely Boy, 9. paper moon

(This is really weird, but the woman in the bottom right photo looks EXACTLY like my mother. It's actually quite terrifying.)

Persephone Books



Persephone Books is a fantastic book publisher and I heart them something fierce. They are based in London and publish out-of-print or neglected books written by women. Most of their books are from the earlier part of the 20th century and before. Their hardcovers come with a simple plain grey cloth cover and a cream label with the title & author of the book. When you open the book you get hit with a magnificent shock of color. The endpapers (those thicker decorative pages inside the front and back covers) are based on vintage fabrics. They chose the fabrics to suit the book. Their paperbacks have full-color covers featuring a related piece or artwork. They have french-flaps and contain the same fabric design in the endpapers as the hardcovers, except in black-and-white. These are gorgeously designed books but they also happen to contain great writing.

Persephone Books is most well-known for reissuing Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson (it was a major movie in 2008 starring Amy Adams and Frances McDormand). It's No. 21 in their series and the endpaper comes from a 1938 furnishing fabric.

Even though Persephone Books is based in London, they are willing to send you their wonderful Biannually newsletter and catalog to wherever you are in the world. You can buy their books from their online shop or order them from your local bookstore.

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