Rainy Days, Vintage Books & White Linen.

A journey back in time to restore the senses & touch the heart...

“To own a certain book – one you had chosen yourself – was to define yourself.”

—   Julian Barnes, My Life as a Bibliophile (via larmoyante)

wash-brushup:

Wash & Brushup Co. Grand Opening!

October 19, 2013 - Healdsburg CA

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marieisaacs:

We Heart It.
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We Heart It.
marieisaacs:

Gardening on We Heart It.

marieisaacs:

Gardening on We Heart It.

n0rthwind:

untitled by Marine Beccarelli on Flickr.
marieisaacs:

We Heart It.

When Mr. Thornton had left the house that morning he was almost blinded by his baffled passion. He was as dizzy as if Margaret, instead of looking, and speaking, and moving like a tender graceful woman, had been a sturdy fish-wife, and given him a sound blow with her fists. He had positive bodily pain, - a violent headache, and a throbbing intermittent pulse. He could not bear the noise, the garish light, the continued rumble and movement of the street. He called himself a fool for suffering so; and yet he could not, at the moment, recollect the cause of his suffering, and whether it was adequate to the consequences it had produced. It would have been a relief to him, if he could have sat down and cried on a door-step by a little child, who was raging and storming, through his passionate tears, at some injury he had received. He said to himself, that he hated Margaret, but a wild, sharp sensation of love cleft his dull, thunderous feeling like lightning, even as he shaped the words expressive of hatred. His greatest comfort was in hugging his torment; and in feeling, as he had indeed said to her, that though she might despise him, contemn him, treat him with her proud sovereign indifference, he did not change one whit. She could not make him change. He loved her, and would love her; and defy her, and this miserable bodily pain. 

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storybook-magic:

Misty Guisborough (by Fotografia Morelli)

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Misty Guisborough (by Fotografia Morelli)

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“A book, too, can be a star, a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe.”

—   Madeleine L’Engle (via observando)

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fighting-naturalist:

Literature Meme - [2/2] Literary Movements - The Romantic

Romanticism, at its height of popularity in the early and mid nineteenth century, became a dominant form of intellectual thought, art, and literature. Romantic writers and artists of all nationalities, shared a passion for similar values: the importance of human emotion and the the power of the aesthetic.
Often seen as a revolt against the societal changes brought onset of the Industrial Revolution, and as a revolt against the Age of Enlightenment, the writers of Romanticism very often use musings and descriptions of nature or of pastoral settings as a way of expressing”the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings.” Romantics are inspired by the beauty of the natural world and its awe-inspiring sublimity; in becoming one with it, they express their own infatuation with nature, a disgust with scientific rationalization, and their own belief in the authority of human emotion.

Notable romantic writers include:John Keats Lord Byron Percy Bysshe Shelley William Wordsworth William Blake Samuel Taylor Coleridge

fighting-naturalist:

Literature Meme - [2/2] Literary Movements - The Romantic

Romanticism, at its height of popularity in the early and mid nineteenth century, became a dominant form of intellectual thought, art, and literature. Romantic writers and artists of all nationalities, shared a passion for similar values: the importance of human emotion and the the power of the aesthetic.

Often seen as a revolt against the societal changes brought onset of the Industrial Revolution, and as a revolt against the Age of Enlightenment, the writers of Romanticism very often use musings and descriptions of nature or of pastoral settings as a way of expressing”the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings.” Romantics are inspired by the beauty of the natural world and its awe-inspiring sublimity; in becoming one with it, they express their own infatuation with nature, a disgust with scientific rationalization, and their own belief in the authority of human emotion.

Notable romantic writers include:
John Keats
Lord Byron
Percy Bysshe Shelley
William Wordsworth
William Blake
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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