November 9, 2012

there's a bertha in the attic (Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte)


You don't have to be a 'romantic' to enjoy the Etsy literary about a blast from the past with your favorite girl sleuth, Trixie?  She can come along with you as you run errands or meet a friend for coffee:

Vintage book purse Trixie Belden - Retro VLV Fun

Or perhaps you'd like to curl up with your favorite Anne book some Saturday?  This charming pillow can keep you company:

Anne Of Green Gables Bookends - Shelf Pillows
Since I have Jane on the brain today, I'll leave you with a poem by Charlotte Brontë, who was intimately acquainted with the brooding, desolate landscape of northern England and a glimpse of our heroine, broken heartedly battling the windswept moors after she has fled Thornfield Hall (good thing we know there is a happy ending!). 


Speak of the North! A Lonely Moor

Speak of the North! A lonely moor
Silent and dark and tractless swells,
The waves of some wild streamlet pour
Hurriedly through its ferny dells.

Profoundly still the twilight air,
Lifeless the landscape; so we deem
Till like a phantom gliding near
A stag bends down to drink the stream.

And far away a mountain zone,
A cold, white waste of snow-drifts lies,
And one star, large and soft and lone,
Silently lights the unclouded skies.

Have a good Friday, and I'll be back tomorrow, linking up with Mockingbird Hill Cottage's Favorite Thing Saturday! 

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