Friday, June 7, 2019

All the Frills: I Love a Good Tiara

There are few things I could imagine myself loving more than a very decadent book about a very decadent topic – tiaras. I used to check this book out of my local public library once a year or so when I was a poor undergrad, and later I was a poor grad student who had to buy academic books so I could never justify purchasing my very own copy of this gorgeous book. But that all changed a few years ago and now I can look at it lovingly whenever I want!

Weekend Reading:


Closet Fashionista said...

Hehe yayyy!!! Gotta love making something you've wanted for years your own. Now I'm going to have to look for that book so I can see all the prettiness inside!

Mica said...

It's a stunning book to have on your coffee table and it's great you got it after admiring it so long! :)

The story with that baby at the end there is just so horrific - I know I was incredibly naive and very lucky in my pregnancy when I'd go to houses to pick up baby clothes - luckily on one occasion when I realised I was perhaps in a bad situation the guy (instead of the woman I was expecting) did a double take when he realised that his "scary" dog was not intimidating to me and that I also had my husband with me. I picked up the clothes and declined his offer to go further into the house to look for more his wife said she had - yeesh! Could have been innocent but also made me rethink what I was doing!

Away From Blue

Mrs. L said...

Those tiaras and crowns are beautiful and show the wonderful history behind them. I liked the article on parenting, and now on my bookmarks! Have a great weekend, gorgeous!

The Flower Duet

Cee said...

I love that you have such a history with this book - and that you loved it enough to repeatedly check it out of the library when that was the only way it was accessible to you. Just proof that sometimes, the things that are the most meaningful are worth waiting for, however long it takes. I'm not much of a tiara girl, but this book does look beautiful.

Lorena said...

I think i would also like this book.
Oh these are the types of accomplishments I enjoy! Those that we never stop thinking of and then when they happen they are well appreciated.

Lydia said...

Those damn snakes. Who do they think they are just making babies without having sex?

That last story was just awful. I can't imagine the kind of people capable of doing such a thing.