Monday, October 29, 2007

The Persephone Fiannually



My Persephone arrived today! And inside, there's a plug for Yarnstorm's new book - which is nice, because I think it was Yarnstorm through Kay who got me hooked on this publisher and all their books. There's news that there will be a movie version of Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day starring Frances McDormand!

But here's the thing: you don't even have to like to read to enjoy Persephone, because the art - the endpapers, the illustrations, the bookmarks, are all so incredible! See the lady above knitting on "The Felixstowe to Ipswich Couch"? See that lady to the left? I bet I could copy her because her nose is not that defined!

The woman in the portrait to the right is wearing a blouse that looks suspiciously like my Nani Iro fabric! A shawl color would drape nicely out of that double-gauze and I could cover my lack of ability to make button holes with a double placket thingy!

There's a picture of Virginia Woolf's bedroom, and a swatch of Duncan Grant's fabric that Laura Ashley re-did a long time ago. It goes on and on. Almost as good as an issue of World of Interiors.

3 comments:

Kay said...

Somehow I feel I'm going to be buying a bunch of these. Presently a collection of One, with very good provenance. (A gift from Jane.)


I'm going to stick them in the false fireplace.

You've been very busy and it's quite inspiring. xo Kay

Ruthanne (in Seattle) said...

I love your blog-the pictures, the prose - thank you so much. My Persephone catalog hasn't arrived yet, I'm hoping soon (I'm in the US. Thanks for the peek!

hyacinthgirl said...

I'm absolutely envious of that bookcase! Oh, for a handy nook like that. If only I had some woodworking skills...