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To keep the wood sprites at bay

(via …with spine, theoceanslullaby: “I had bad dreams sometimes,…) “Did you hang something from the tree, Evie, so the wood sprites don’t get you?” I am unapologetically in love with Parade’s End–from story to acting to cinematography. But one of my very favorite elements is the mythology of Groby Tree, especially the talismans that hang […]

Kensington Antique Row

Some ways that I am an old lady: My name is June. I like tea. I visit historical antique districts. The last one is what this post is about. This weekend we visited Kensington’s Antique Row and I thought I’d share some of the treasure we came upon. Children’s Books galore! This is Mother (Goose) […]

Save Undershaw!

I may be a bit biased on the subject, but I feel that you can’t help but fall in love with Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson and be, not just entertained, but enthralled by their adventures. We have but one man to thank for that: author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Unfortunately Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s […]

Sherlock Style: Part 3

(Reordan’s Lab via Set Decorators Society of America) Things in jars! It’s only fitting that Sherlock Holmes included a healthy does of things-in-jars. Not only could you spy specimens in Holmes’ abode, but there was and entire set, Reordan’s Lab’s, devoted to them. Fitting, too, because the Victorian and Edwardian eras were the height of […]

Sherlock Style: Part 2

Things everywhere. Part of the visual intrigue of this movie for me is that there is so much to look at. Every desk, shelf, ledge, chair, arm rest, surface–has something on it or some sort of quirk to it. Tea cups balance precariously, upholstery is worn in all the right spots, books read-over a thousand […]

Sherlock Style: Part 1

I’m sure you’ve noticed: I’ve been obsessed with Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes lately. It started of course with the first movie, and then renewed with the last. This is partly because of the excellent casting, the entertaining writing, the gripping filming, and the brilliant source material. But the pull I find most undeniable is the aesthetic […]