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Friday, 3 January 2014

Five Things & Five Blogs I'm Loving This Friday #46

+ A beautiful new addition to my bookshelf...
As soon as my eyes caught sight of his beautiful edition of Aesop's Illustrated Fables on a shelf in Waterstones I knew I had to have it. I'm not one to particularly seek out a specific cover of a book, if I have a series I don't mind if they're not all the matching covers and I don't mind second hand books that are a little tatty around the edges because it shows they've been read and loved. But occasionally there are editions of books that really catch my eye and this is one of those.

Last year was the year I rediscovered my love of books and I suppose I wanted a little memento to remind me of that in years to come. If I'm ever lucky enough to have a child, I hope that when they're old enough to understand them, this might become a favourite bedtime story book to dip in and out of. Until then, I'll be keeping this on my bedside table for when I need a few words of wisdom to set me back on the right path. I have a feeling this will be getting a post of its own at some point next week, I can't stop photographing it because it's so beautiful.

+ Rose Gold Origami Bunny Necklace*
Love Hearts & Crosses is one of my favourite online boutiques because not only is there something for absolutely everyone hidden amongst the pages waiting to be discovered, Conny, the lady behind it all is so incredibly lovely and I think she deserves every success. It's truly a treasure trove of a website. Conny recently unveiled the most adorable origami animal jewellery collection I have ever seen with silver, gold and rose gold pieces. The rose gold bunnies are my favourite and since this necklace arrived in the post yesterday morning I haven't taken it off. I'm currently wearing it with my very fetching fluffy pyjamas, I love it so much!

+ Feeling content.
It's nice to feel content. You play a huge part in that, you know, I hope you know that. The love and support you've shown me over the years never ceases to astound me, and especially over the last few days, your comments and kind words have meant the world. I feel hopeful and happy and curious and eager to learn new things. And I'm so grateful for everything that I have that even though it would be nice to win the lottery to feel a little more secure, it would be nice for the slightly painful blemish on my chin to politely vacate my face, and it would be nice if my glass of apple juice would magically refill itself whenever I finish it, it's okay that those things haven't/won't/will probably never happen.

+Early morning condensation on my bedroom window...
It's been especially cold outside these past few nights. I've been reaching for extra blankets and fluffy socks even though I don't really like sleeping with socks on because I like to feel the crisp sheets under my toes. Waking up and opening the curtains to find my window misted up is one of my favourite moments of the day. Even though I'm so familiar with the view outside, the condensation creates such a beautiful mysterious atmosphere and the warm dim light from the sunshine is diffused by all the little droplets. It's almost as though I could wipe it away and for there to be a whole new landscape outside. Of course though, it's always the same. And it's comforting and reassuring to see the familiar rolling hills in the distance.


+ Sam Smith.
You know when you hear someone sing for the first time and it just blows your mind? I think his album is going to be insane.

+ Lauren Wanders // + The Librarian // + Waite A Little
+ BellaETC // + Effie

What has been your favourite thing about this week? 

Love, Jennie 
xoxo

100 comments:

  1. that bunny necklace is amazing!!!!!! :) xx

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  2. I love edition of aesops fables you have and the bunny necklace is adorable xx

    Sweet Electric Blog

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    1. It's the most beautiful edition and I can't stop wearing the necklace <3

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  3. I was going to buy that book the other day!
    And Rose Gold is my favourite!
    Hello, Tigerface!

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    1. It's such a gorgeous edition <3

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  4. Everything about this post is so beautiful! I am a huge Sam Smith fan, his voice is so heavenly, cannot wait for his album!! My favourite thing this week has been lie ins, it's the little things in life haha :) xx
    kooky capricious 

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    1. His voice is incredible, can't stop listening! Ahh yay, lie ins are the best! xo

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  5. The Aesop's Fables book is gorgeous! Those were some of my favourite stories to read when I was little. I might pick it up to read to Chloe xx

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    1. it's such a beautiful edition <3

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  6. This post is beautiful <3 I agree with condensation, I get the same thing on my window every morning, I love the mystery it creates x

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  7. Nice rose golden bunny in origami style! I have
    an origami style swan necklace c: Xx

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  8. Aesops fables are my favourites. I have an old illustrated book also and i love reading through them x

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  9. How cool is your blog! I LOVE the design!

    http://itschristiefriday.blogspot.co.uk/

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  10. I now want that Aesop's Fables book sooooo badly! Might ask for it for my birthday :)

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    1. It's so beautiful, something you can keep forever! <3

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  11. Aww thankyou very much for the mention Jennie!
    I love the look of that edition of Aesop's Fables. I really am a sucker for the aesthetics of a book. It's actually something of a downfall, I want to read Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier and have seen the most gorgeous edition online, but I can't find it to buy anywhere and I don't want to buy a less lovely edition when I know that beautiful one's out there somewhere... It's not the best habit.

    I love Sam Smith! I really don't fancy waiting till May for his album but I suppose great things take time.

    Bella . BELLAETC

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    1. You're welcome lovely! Hehe I completely understand, beautiful editions are so special! xo

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  12. Wow, that is a lovely edition of that book! I'm like you - tatty books are special because they have clearly been loved, but sometimes it is nice to have a lovely copy of your favourite book. My sister bought me my good copy of Pride and Prejudice at Jane Austen 's home, and I love it!

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    1. It's lovely how special a beautiful edition of a book can be <3

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  13. I love your bunny necklace, it's so cute! xxx

    www.ohsoaddictedtobeauty.blogspot.com

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  14. I love that edition of Aesop's Fables! I was eyeing up the Alice in Wonderland hardback that was in the same range, but as I've already got two editions on the shelves I just couldn't justify it to myself. It's a stunning collection!

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    1. The whole collection really is wonderful, there are so many I would love! The Alice in Wonderland is pretty special <3

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  15. love that necklace, adorable!

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  16. What a beautiful post. Lovely images and balance between the little things in life that go unappreciated, to more tangible things to bring a smile to your face! The necklace is so pretty and the book looks divine!

    Nell at And Nell Writes

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  17. oh my goodness. that necklace!!!!!!! it's perfect!!! i need to look into this origami line... woodland creatures are the cutest!!!! xx

    rachel x
    blush&brunch

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    1. It's a beautiful piece, I don't want to take it off <3

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  18. Love your choice in blogs, they are all lovely!! :)

    Lace and Lipstick Stains

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  19. Wonderful post! Beautiful edition of Aesops fables!
    george-porge.blogspot.co.uk

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  20. I can't believe it is already Friday. The days are passing so fast.
    That bunny necklace it gorgeous & unusual. So to is the book. The cover illustration is very pretty.
    Hope 2014 has gotten off to a positive start x
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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  21. That version of Aesop's fables is absolutely gorgeous :) Great find!

    Abundance of Erica

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  22. That cover is just gorgeous! I'm the same about books, I quite like it if they're a little tatty and well-loved, but every now and then something like that has to be splurged on!

    Sorcha x Bright Field Notes

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  23. That book looks so nice & it's perfect for a table piece and practical to read as well :) I hope you have a good weekend!

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  24. That necklace is so pretty and I love that it isn't a regular bunny but an origami bunny!

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

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  25. The Aesop's fables looks lovely, and I am in LOVE with the origami bunny necklace - what an unusual idea! :)

    Jess xo

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  26. That Aesop's Fables edition looks stunning! I'm a real sucker for a pretty book cover, even if I'm not keen on the content! Although, I imagine this will be a fun and nostalgic read :) <3 xxx

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    1. I'm excited to read my way through it <3

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  27. That necklace is truly beautiful! <3

    Sophie xo soinspo

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    1. The whole collection is amazing <3

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  28. Love that necklace! I pick books like that up for the kids all the time, I hope they will stay in our family for years and be enjoyed!
    Cornelia - Ineffable Beauty

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    1. Hopefully, they're lovely to have <3

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  29. Awwh wow that bunny necklace is stunning! I really like the elephant necklace as well :) might have to treat myself.

    I've really enjoyed coming home and relaxing in my super comfy slipper boots and having a cup of tea - bliss! x

    Sarah @ sarahlouxo.com xx

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    1. Definitely, they're such beautiful pieces! xo

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  30. Love Sam smith :) I always wanna read but I'm so fussy with finding the right books x

    www.tillylions.blogspot.com

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  31. oh my gosh the book is incredible gorgeous!

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  32. Thanks so much for the mention lovely!! And that Aesop's Fables book is wonderful, I wouldn't stop photographing it either! Beautiful necklace too, so unique.

    Kathryn x

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  33. ohhh the bunny necklace is so cute! love these things you've listed!

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  34. I just found your blog, it's very nice. Keep it up with the good work!

    Andera | www.universulanderei.ro

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  35. I've bookmarked that book for when I can afford it! It looks beautiful, definitely one for the bookshelf. :)

    Tara xo

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    1. It's so stunning, the whole collection is beautiful - I secretly wish I could have one of each! xo

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  36. Happy New Year too lovely :) That rose gold bunny necklace is so adorable and by far the cutest thing that I've seen in ages. In 2014, all I'm hoping for is for me to feel content. I'm safe, my family is safe while some of my fellow countrymen that were victimized by Typhoon Haiyan don't have the many privileges which I have from living in a first world country and are still finding ways to rebuild their lives from scratch, after losing their loved ones. My so called worries pale in comparison to what they must be going through right now. And it's for that reason why I want to feel content with everything in my life right now because as the saying goes, you never know what you have until it's gone. I never want to take life for granted again, even the little things eg, having the opportunity to say I love you to my family every day because often it's those very little things that deserve our gratitude the most. :) xx

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    1. Oh absolutely, sometimes huge things really do put things in perspective. But don't forget that you're allowed to feel sad sometimes too, of course feeling content is wonderful, but you don't have to be happy because others are going through something unimaginable! xo

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  37. Wow. That book is so pretty. I love books for display. -Hanna Lei

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  38. I booked a trip to Canada so very excited about that! And I'm on a bit of a health kick which is making me feel happy :)

    Annie | www.raspberphobia.com

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  39. I just love the way they did the covers of that book! I wish I could get something like this in Croatia. Also you are always a good source of great music :)x

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  40. What a lovely and enjoyable post to read! I had to chuckle at the beautiful picture of the condensation inside of your window as we woke up to the same thing this morning here in Vermont, but as it was so cold last evening (-20 F), it had turned to ice! And, I am in love with the bunny necklace. :)

    Meghan xo
    www.fancypantsandsugarshacks.com

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  41. Shall have to check out those blogs, don't think I follow any of those. That Aesop books looks beautiful!
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk

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  42. I adore books with old covers like that :)
    Megan x | MeganRoisinn

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    1. It's so stunning, very vintage inspired <3

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  43. What a gorgeous book cover, it's absolutely stunning. I'm a sucker for beautiful illustrations. It's great you're find the time to read, I'm hoping to discover a few more books this year. I'm thinking of getting a Kindle too as I move to manchester for a few months soon and carrying all my books will be a tad crazy on the journey!

    I feel a heck of a lot more content this year, it's a good feeling. I just hope it evolves a lot more into pure bliss and joy! One step at a time though! Thanks for your congratulations too on the driving test, I'm a person filled with anxieties so I never thought it would be possible haha!

    Sam's voice is silky smooth! Have you listened to John Newman? I can't control having a bit of a jive when ever I listen to him, stunning voice.

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    1. I think that sounds like a great idea, kindles look so handy for when you're moving and carrying a stack of books isn't all that practical! I'm so glad you feeling content too, it's a wonderful feeling! Ohh yes I love John Newman, his little dances are the cutest! xo

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  44. Eeek thanks so much for the mention lovely! That rose gold necklace is so sweet! And yay for feeling happy and content, its such a wonderful feeling xx

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  45. I can't get over how beautiful that book cover is - definitely something you'd want to pass down to your children and grandchildren!
    Also, you're probably the only person I've ever heard of who likes early morning window condensation; I bloomin hate it, haha!

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    1. Hahaa I love it for some odd reason ;)

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  46. that book is unbelievably beautiful! i would love nothing more than a library full of such books at home. i will check out sam smith! x

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    1. Oh gosh, I know! I sometimes wish all books were this beautifully illustrated and bound <3

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    1. I can't stop wearing it, it's so cute <3

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  48. Have you heard the Sam Smith cover of Disclosure - Latch? It's beautiful, trust me :) xx

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    1. Yes!! It's so so so good - thank you for pointing me in the right direction! xo

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  49. That edition of Aesop's Fables is so pretty, I recently bought a copy of I Capture the Castle purely because it looks beautiful and I know I will get some extra satisfaction out of reading it, there is much to be said for a book which has a beautiful cover!
    Thank you so much for mentioning me in the blogs you are loving too, I may have very excitedly shown my boyfriend and been all proud of myself :D xx

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    1. I completely agree, a beautiful cover adds that little something extra! Aww you're very welcome sweet <3

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