Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Book voucher heaven...

I am often given book vouchers as a thank you for speaking or doing things for folk, and I like to hoard them up until there is an impressive amount and then go and blow them ceremoniously on something grand and flashy, you know, the books you wouldn't normally buy yourself, but that you have lusted and drooled over in the book shop.

This week I went and had my splurge...



I have often confessed a love of historic fashion, and this two volume set by Taschen has been beckoning and calling me for such a long time. Titled Fashion it is a history from the 18th to the 20th century, from the collection of the Kyoto Costume Institute. So it has sumptuous dresses and men's garments from the seventeen hundreds through to vintage Dior, and also modern things that I'm not sure what they are supposed to be!



So I am a happy girl.

Of course, I couldn't stop there, because I was in a book store after all, so I brought a few novels to add to Mount TBR. I have the self control of a kid in a candy store!

So thank you to all those who added to my gift voucher stash - I had fun!!!

6 comments:

Margot Kinberg said...

Vanda - Very nice choice :-). I'm so glad you found something you really wanted.

Joanne said...

Oooh, they look interesting. What a neat splurge. :)

Damon Young said...

Vanda, there are also gift vouchers for inks...

Dorte H said...

It´s funny because I am very far from fashion conscious, but I also love these books. And of course vouchers should be used for special pleasures.

Vanda Symon said...

Oooh, yeah, they are beautiful books, I can spend hours enjoying the detail and ogling at fabrics in them.

Damon - you are evil the way you tempt me with ink and paper products! Opera Red looks fab.

Karyn @ kloppenmum said...

That is sooo not fair. How am I supposed to drop in for a coffee and an oogle if you're living way down yonder?!!
They look delicious - although I suspect many an item by booty wouldn't fit into!