To continue with our celebration of The Swan of Avon, I’ve found some really cool items to turn your ordinary, 21st century home into a Shakespeare extravaganza. It’s not quiet like The Globe, but hey, what in life is like The Globe?
In this week’s Literary Paraphernalia, I scoured the internet for ten bookish items for the home. Here’s what I found:
Food and literature? Sounds like perfection to me. This Hobbit quote reads, “If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”
These coasters are handmade with collages from the pages of books. If you’re crafty, you could probably make them yourself.
I will admit this made the list because elephants happen to be my favorite animal, but the print is adorable and is placed on top of a dictionary page. Words and elephants (like food and literature) are a match made in my heaven. The two prints below are equally amazing.
So, I’m not entirely sure what a mockingjay smells like? Possibly revolution and coal. But I suppose I’ll find out when this candle arrives at my doorstep.
These pillows are each designed to look like scrabble tiles. They’d be perfect for a reading nook.
This Pride and Prejudice pillow would also be perfect for a reading nook, or, you know, your bed so you can always sleep close to Mr. Darcy.
I love the design on this Virginia Woolf mug and can already picture it filled to the brim with some hot tea, while I read a book.
Again, these paper roses are something that you could make yourself if you know how to work an x acto blade. They also make a great alternative to real roses, which I tend to forget to water.
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Valentine’s Day is eight days away. If you’re still looking for a gift for your sweet, then this is the list for you (well—if your Valentine is a book lover, that is).
This message-in-a-bottle necklace has a love poem inside it. Specifically, E.E. Cumming: “i carry your heart with me(i carry it in / my heart)i am never without it.” You can also request a custom order and create your own love message.
We love Mr. Darcy and this mug. Ladies, maybe if we drink from this cup every morning he’ll magically appear before us? A girl can dream.
If you love words, then these quotation mark earrings are for you.
Most of the country is still experiencing freezing temperatures. Wrap your loved one in the warmth of your love (yeah—that just happened). The scarf comes in several different colors.