Let’s Bring Back…

Hello friends. I hope your week has been good to you. Just a quick post today…I just found this book and I’m thoroughly intrigued and delighted…

The whole concept of bringing back things like tea time, typewriters, fountain pens, calling cards and white gloves seems so romantic. I’m a sucker for nostalgia. There was such a sense of decorum and etiquette in the past. Now it sometimes seems there are no rules that can’t be broken, lines that won’t be crossed. Sometimes our world is just a little too extreme for me. I can’t help but dream of days gone by when there was a proper way to do everything. A ritual to follow and a clear part to play. When gentlemen opened doors and asked permission to court you. I know that there were some negatives too, of course. But still…there is something nice about tradition.

Check out the video below for a sneak peek into this book’s playful and whimsical pages, honoring the best of the past…

It’s published by Chronicle Books. Click here to buy your own copy. I just got one! Here’s to the three martini lunch!



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3 responses to “Let’s Bring Back…

  1. Ivy, I LOVE this! I will have to get this book. One of the things that made me fall in love with my husband was that he writes exclusively with beautiful (expensive) fountain pens. Yes! All the time! He doesn’t even own a ball point. sigh.

    Thanks for sharing! xo – g

    • I’m glad you enjoyed it Georgianna. I love fountain pens too and that is so cute that your husband will only write with them! I bet he is quite the gentleman. :) Have a great weekend! xo

  2. You and Grace will love the new vintage candy store at Manzanita! My son and I have started playing chess at Manzanita news & coffee- I get a kick of the younger kids watching and telling thier parents look mummy at them playing chess – it must look odd to them – instead it is a bunch of laptops! ck

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