My Dearest and I went on a date today. We spent the afternoon getting lost in local thrift stores. Then had dinner and are now home to watch some TV and enter into dreamland. Here are some of our finds.
Vintage Looking Clock $7.99
Little painted pottery to house our laundry quarters $1.99
Actually, the book was for me, but he chose it for me...so sweet!
The Poems of Longfellow $3.99
A beautiful purple bottle (for I have great love for these romantic knickknacks) $4.99
We spent a bit more on items we would normally wait to purchase for less, but we had a great time and love our newest additions!
ON MRS. KEMBLE'S READINGS FROM SHAKESPEARE
O PRECIOUS evenings! all too swiftly sped!
Leaving us heirs to amplest heritages
Of all the best thoughts of the greatest sages,
And giving tongues unto the silent dead!
How our hearts glowed and trembled as she read,
Interpreting by tones the wondrous pages
Of the great poet who foreruns the ages,
Anticipating all that shall be said!
O happy Reader! having for thy text
The magic book, whose Sibylline leave have caught
The rarest essence of all human thought!
Oh happy Poet! by no critic vext!
How must thy listening spirit now rejoice
To be interpreted by such a voice!
-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow-