Friday, February 5, 2010

I Married Adventure

I found a 1st edition copy of Osa Johnson's I Married Adventure. I was very pleased that the book was in excellent condition...it's always a gamble when you order something used online.

My next task was to find a home for the animal print book. I am all about browns and beiges (with the exception of blue and white) so it worked well with my color scheme.

Its new home is on one of my garden stools.

This image of Osa Johnson's books perched upon Goyard luggage is one of my favorites. The photo is from Elizabeth Bauer Design.

As far as accent furniture goes it doesn't get better then vintage Goyard trunks. I like the mystery of antiques and the idea of not knowing who owned them or where they have been. I saw this one in Ralph Lauren at the Chevy Chase store.

If you are interested in picking up a copy of one of these books check out the Matters of Style Store.

12 comments:

Beth Dunn said...

Love the way you decorate. I'm very similar. And I dress the same way LOL
xoxo
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The Matters of Style Girls said...

One of our very favorite things, of course...you styled it beautifully. And thank you for the mention!

JMW said...

You have great style!

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Lucky girl! I've been looking to snag a copy of that for awhile!

Looks great!

CashmereLibrarian said...

I found my copy at a local used book store! Apparently one of the benefits of living on the middle of nowhere...

SogniSorrisi said...

It looks lovely. Great find.

ERR said...

I would love a vintage Goyard trunk like that...such a classic. I also like to think of all the places they may have travelled over the years.

Ms. Bright said...

What a FAB find! I've been looking when I hit up used bookstores, but I'll have a copy one day! I really like where you put it...and I see you have a thing for blue & white, just like me!

CLB said...

Very nice! I love the trunk.

QueenBeeSwain said...

I am LOVING this post. and your decorating panache too; this is not lip service, you have such impeccable taste, I always love seeing the little nooks and crannies that you put together and would love to have you do a post on your top do's and don't and things you love where design is involved!

xoox

kHm

Katie said...

Hey this is totally random, but I came upon your blog after a google search and it brought me to your post about The Pink Crab. I actually work there!! What a small world!! I loved your photos and I'm at school and it made me totally homesick!!!!!!! SO cute!!

Summer is a Verb said...

I have wanted that book forever!!! Also drooling over your fox hunt cups...XXOO