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One of my all time favourites was “Alice In Wonderland“
My parents had bought me a special edition, with a binding of light blue linen. The text was on parchment paper in Lewis Carroll’s own handwriting. Of course being just a little girl, I believed it to be Carroll’s original handwriting in MY book, which made it feel so special (Yes, I was an early reader, but no brain surgeon!)
It might even have been this very book that spawned my life long love of books, not to mention black and white checkerboard floors and pocket watches. I memorized the poem “Father William” finding it so funny and whiled away countless hours imagining how I would decorate my subterranean hideaway at the bottom of a rabbit hole. Of course even earlier I was guilty of doing the same thing with Pooh’s house and I believe Noddy’s car got a bit of a nail polish paint job once (as did the coffee table) when my parents were napping.
All this, I suppose is to say I do hope that Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland, with all it’s 2010 3-D bells and whistles, will be equally as enchanting for children today as that little cloth covered, black and white, “hand-written” version was for me all those years ago. We’ve been seeing the floridly coloured stills of Johnny Depp’s Mad Hatter on every possible surface imaginable for months now- one friend funnily suggested that he looks frighteningly like Madonna and almost as creepy as he did in Charlie and The Chocolate Factory. Still, I like Johnny Depp and I root for it to be MAGICAL for the sake of all the little “Book Boaters” in the world.
Slim Paley Photo…………..PAINTING THE ROSES RED!!!!!!!!
Galliano Couture…………….What I’d wear if I were The Queen!!
For my underground lair I’d use these poofs from John Lewis, London
Photo from Vogue.com
And my shoes would be these by Mai Lamore; 18kt gold heel, hand dyed silk rose petals and a bee made of gold, onyx & agate. $27,945.
Feeling a little better about your shoe purchases this month? Be my guest to share this post with all your husbands.
A charming little video of the original 1903 film of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
“OU are old, Father William,” the young man said,“And your hair has become very white;And yet you incessantly stand on your head–Do you think, at your age, it is right?”“In my youth,” Father William replied to his son,“I feared it might injure the brain;But, now that I’m perfectly sure I have none,Why, I do it again and again.”~
(First verse of Father William)
.Any favourite book memories you would like to share??
Oh, and Happy Oscars Everyone!!