Happy Birthday, Louisa!

Louisa May Alcott was born on 29 November 1832:

Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott

[A Holiday Shopping Spree for the Bookworm] Third Stop: Uneek Doll Designs

I love bookish goodies almost as much as I love actual books, and reading. Being a bookworm is not a hobby: it is an all-enveloping, personality-defining lifestyle. The holiday season is just getting started, which means it is time to go shopping the literary way! Over the next two weeks, I will take you on a virtual bookish shopping spree to some of my favourite lit sites!

In 2013, we visited some wonderful literary museums. This year, I am delighted to showcase several amazing book-themed Etsy shops. Let’s get started!

UNEEK DOLL DESIGNS

I cannot say enough nice things about these miniature dolls. Are they extremely weird? Sure! Are they also the most awesome little keepsakes ever? Possibly! Artist Debbie Ritter manages to give her creations the personalities of her real-life subjects. There are 251 author dolls available in her shop, as well as those embodying literary characters, celebrities, musicians, artists, and historical figures.

THREE OF MY (MANY) FAVOURITE PIECES:

SHOP INFO:

  • UNEEK DOLL DESIGNS: ETSY STORE
  • LOCATION: ALABAMA
  • ARTIST: DEBBIE RITTER
  • ARTIST INFO: HERE

Weekly Photo Challenge: Dreamy

Speedboat on the Savannah River

Speedboat on the Savannah River. June 2014.

“Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.”-Louisa May Alcott

My entry in the Weekly Photo Challenge: Dreamy.

The Transcendental Louisa May Alcott Died 125 Years Ago Today

Louisa May Alcott died on 6 March 1888. Here she is, at the quarter-century mark, looking utterly captivating.

Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott

QUOTE: “Do the things you know, and you shall learn the truth you need to know.”

SOME WORKS: Hospital Sketches; Little Women; Little Men; Eight Cousins; Under the Lilacs.

A KEEPSAKE:

Louisa May Alcott Quote Typography Print at Jane and Company Design

Louisa May Alcott Quote Typography Print at Jane and Company Design. $20.00

Shopping for the Bookworm: New England Transcendentalists Edition

For some reason, I have been thinking a lot about the New England Transcendentalists. Maybe it is the image of Margaret Fuller that stares down at me from one of my inspiration boards. Whatever the cause, it is a fine subject to be preoccupied with on a lovely Spring day. In honor of today’s one-track thought process, I’ve collected an inspiring and eclectic group of NET-inspired goodies. Enjoy!

This shop is so full of literary-themed profiles that every visit requires a gargantuan exercise in restraint. I want them all, I went them all now! Continue reading