there are some magnificent people on etsy. it seems as though i find another shop that completely wows me every other day! today’s shop is ‘you sentimental idiot’ a project by rikkianne van kirk, inspired by found materials that hold a story and a past. often using vintage diary pages, she applies a simple sharpie drawing, something that she imagines the writer might have seen. here are some of my favorites:
Entries from April 3rd, 2012
. . . that’s what today was. thanks to my dear friend kaley, for a lot of laughs, and a damn fine day.
for one night only, the orangerie at the palace of versailles turns into an open-sky, fanciful ballroom and an extravagant marie antoinette-inspired masked ball. everyone dresses up, and masks are required, and there is even a section reserved for the night’s aristocrats (or those who have the special “casanova” wristbands).
i have always had a special place in my heart for marie antoinette, and the 2006 movie by sofia coppola took my breath away. so you can see why i would love to grab my best girlfriends and head for the carnaval! these pictures, from the cherry blossom girl capture the evening perfectly, and i really want to attend this party.
the party starts at midnight and they stay up and watch the sunrise. just the idea of seeing the sunrise at the palace makes my heart skip a beat . . .
sorry mom, but i haven’t made my bed all week . . .
she taught me better than this, but its just one of those weeks!
photo from my instagram . . . follow over here.
rainy days always cause me to crave the same things. sipping lots of tea, meandering through the streets of paris, cuddling in bed with books, carrot ginger soup . . . you get the idea. i hope you have the chance to indulge just a little bit today!