Wednesday, September 10, 2008

under the hanker-chief tree


hello dears,
I'm thinking about making my room into a gigantic blanket fort for a few weeks. or maybe just one week. it's getting a little cold out lately and it just seems so cozy to have a room made out of blankets. I need to work on figuring out how. I like the idea of hanging them from the ceiling and the walls like in the picture...(must think about it)

anyway, I sent Marissa her bag (she loved it!) and I snapped a pic before it went to live with her:

I bought a set of Francis Hodgson Burnett books a long while ago and I just rediscovered them the other day to my delight!
A Little Princess was my favorite book when I was a little girl and The Secret Garden was a close second. I would watch the movies all the time too! oh, and aren't the covers very attractive? that's why I got this set :) I'm a sucker for good packaging, great book/magazine covers, etc...so this week I'm re-reading A Little Princess and it even inspired a new princess-y type outfit (which is not me at all but the book made me do it)

I went on my weekly magazine trip to Borders and I picked up the new British Harper's Bazaar because it had Sophie Dahl on the cover! I love her! what a wonderful family she comes from! I can only dream about how wonderful her childhood must have been! well, she wrote a story, Under the Hanker-chief Tree, and it's so adorable! you must check it out if you see the issue. she looks like a princess!
I think I may read Matilda next! I'm thinking about re-reading all my favorite books from my childhood: this weekend is Renegade Chicago! I'm so excited! and Doug and I are going to a White Sox game too! it's going to be fun! I am off now to lay down for a quick nap.

♥ a

4 comments:

sunnie_fairy said...

ooh lots of books in this post! love books. a room "made" out of blankets sounds so cool!

Veronica said...

Aww, I love your princess outfit! I love looking all princess-y, hehe.

Do you read Emily's blog? She posted a few weeks ago about turning her basement into a blanket fort....check it out:

http://theblackapple.typepad.com/inside_a_black_apple/2008/08/fort-apple.html

alex said...

I do read Emily's blog and I forgot all about that post until you mentioned it. Thanks ♥

Nan and B.A.G.S. the pug said...

blankey! Love the princess look