Friday, 26 February 2010
When I came back from almost a year in South Africa September last, my mum gave me this Japanese wooden doll as a welcome home gift. She thought it looked like me. I completely adore it, and am thinking of maybe buying it a friend some day. They have amazing stuff here: http://www.jun-gifts.com/
But today I got myself another vintage dress friend, cos it's just been one of those weeks when I feel I deserve one. And this one is summery and prefectly 60's flirty and can come with me when I'm going back south in a couple of weeks. It cost a reasonable 85 kronor at Myrorna, and it's in really good shape and wearable straight away. No alteration sewing needed. I also got a pretty light blue polka dot blouse with ruffles for 40 kronor, and a very nice fitted red corduroy spring jacket for 85 kronor. Finally I couldn't resist a huge, heavy art book for a mere 32.50 kronor, it was 50% sale on books (although i would happily have paid 65 for it too)! Will post pics of it later, it's very nice indeed. And I did the major mistake many years ago of lending all my art books to a friend of my brother's. He took the same art history course at university one year after me, and I thought it was safe lending them to him since he at the time was also living with my brother. Unfortunately their friendship ended on bad terms not long after that, and my art books were kind of lost cos I didn't really know him well enough to claim them back.
Anyways, I still have my wonderful collection of calligraphy books intact. I won't lend those to anyone. There might be a little room for the new book among them.