Saturday, 20 July 2013

july purchases

Once again, I managed to completely forget about this blog and abandon it to a whole new level of abandonment. I do hope, as I've done often, to be posting on here more frequently. It's just that often I have no idea what to post on here and I'm thinking about it for days, those days turn into weeks and eventually I end up forgetting this blog. But hey, I do always come back! Anyways, I'll limit this post to my purchases so to give a quick update, this is what I bought during July! I bought lots and lots of letter writing sets from janetstore.com, 14 sets to be specific! It was all very cheap though, it was only €21,- *gasp* shipping costs not included I must say, that did make my order a bit more expensive. But hey, it's coming all the way from Taiwan. 


This summer I'm going to Zakynthos (Greece) for two weeks and I'm really looking forward to it. It'll basically be a lazy/relaxing holiday where I'll spend all my time dwelling in the sea, scribbling in my journal and, ofcourse, reading books. I still wanted to buy some more books to read there, and the one I've been long long waiting to read is The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, so when I stumbled upon this beautiful version I immedeatly, hopelessly, fell in love. As I often do with gorgeous looking books. It's a Barnes&Nobles leather-bound classics edition and I posted a video of it on my instagram here. However the book cost around €16,- while all the other (common) editions were around €4,50, so yes it's a little more expensive but I'd say it's definitely worth it if you love such gorgeous books as well! The other book is A Room With A View by E.M Forster and I got it for a real bargain along with Dorian Gray. I think the total was around €24,- shipping included. I'm definitely taking these two books with me to Zakynthos, as well as Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck and Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen... Though, I do think I'll cancel on the last one as three books seem more than enough for me (concentration struggles *sighs*) 


Furthermore, I went to two antique/brocante markets this month and this is the stuff I got. A lovely Audrey Hepburn postcard, a tin (cookie) box, two little flower books, four napkins and one hanky, four glass swans, a pillow case and two tiny pill boxes. I think it all cost around €5,- as I got one of the flower books for free and most of the other stuff cheaper than it actually was. And I didn't even have to haggle! (not that I would ever even do that, I'm way too shy for that) The sellers were just really generous and kind people, hehe! :-)


Right now, I'm broke but I don't even care as I've spent it all on lovely things! Thankyou for reading all the way down here, I hope you're having a lovely day and lovely summer in general!

Love, Merel.