a tiny world of disproportionate curiosity;  a place where the traditions of art, fashion and theatre often coalesce in the surreal

26 January 2012

Hey Mickey!

Mickey by Sir Peter Blake 

1930s Dean Rag Book Co. velveteen toys here and here

Lucky Boy Sunday (& vintage toys)

Pop Art by Hannah  (Ms. Rosa's 3rd Grade Class)

I found another great Disney book in an Op shop recently.
It's filled with loads of beautiful colour reproductions and a 
whole chapter on early Disney work entitled 'The Mousetro'.

The book's called The Best of Disney
and it's also available at Amazon.

the images above aren't from the book... 
just a few of my more obscure Mickey favourites


14 January 2012

Let The Sun Shine

Where are you Mister Sun?


Summer a la Prada via MisakoMimoko

Marie I and Marie II from Sedmikrasky (Daisies 1966)

LULA  ...and the ever lovely Zooey Deschanel!

It's been all grey skies and dreary days this week,
but it does look as if it might be warming up...

Beach Holiday Checklist:

Vintage swimsuit. Check. Over-sized sunnies. Check. Beach ball. 
Floppy hat. Pretty sun umbrella and buckets of sunshine....

I think a holiday at the Seaside might be in the making!


07 January 2012

Cherry Plums

...and other adventures in preserving

The caterpillars have been feasting on those poor leaves but
we had hundreds of butterflies in our garden this Summer !

Cherry Plum Jam with Vanilla... so very delicious ! 

The Summer Harvest's been keeping us busy.
Jams, Chutneys, Pickles, sauces and more!

You can read all about it on my other blog
 A Modern Fable... if you fancy. xo