Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette is a film I frequently pop into the DVD player when I need something completely escapist, full of decadence and beauty. Some brilliantly odd casting, a punk-edged 80s soundtrack and sumptuous surroundings pull me in each time. Small surprise that I spotted this illustrated card by The Secret Tea Party and loved it immediately!
Photos of Amsterdam and it's tall, lean town houses with gorgeous gables make me smile, suffice to say a Dutch-style house in brooch form was always going to be a hit with me! At 2 inches tall it would make quite an eye catching addition to the lapel of a winter coat. It's made from brass and is just one of the curious creations in The Hollowbourne Hoard's Etsy shop.
These two prints are the work of Sandra Dieckmann. It'll sound odd but I wish my dreams looked like her illustrations which are all bursting with imagination and wonder, I'll go so far as to say I find it impossible not to be inspired when I stop by her Etsy shop for a regular browse. You'll also find some lovely little gifts there in the form of tote bags and pocket/handbag mirrors.
I enjoy a touch of kitsch here and there. It has to be full on, no half measures and sparingly used for my taste - too much in one area and it somehow looses all it's jaunty punch. This particular cushion from Carousel Belle is exactly my brand of kitsch!
Shakespeare journals from Immortal Longings. I've had these stunning creations bookmarked for several years now - even if you're not particularly clued up on/partial to Shakespeare I think it's easy to appreciate these leather bound journals for how lovely they are as objects.