for fear of moths

have you heard of Minou Drouet? "la petite princesse des mots" {the little princess of words}. if you are over a certain age and live in France, you likely do, otherwise probably not? There was an article about her in my most recent issue of Cabinet magazine. I am captivated.

"I must be a little rabbit who once turned its fur inside out for fear of moths." - extract from a notebook of eight year old Drouet.

"siamese animal twin of my heart
greedy eyes like children's eyes
who looking at pastries
undress the icing
from cakes all crackly with frost
mouth which nibbles with no respite
this tragic candy, time."

thom wore a bow tie made by his sister to dinner for my papas birthday on sunday.
{happy birthday papa!!}


  1. Beautiful photos! I've never heard of Drouet, but I'm captivated now too! xoxo

  2. Pretty indeed!

    Good night wishes from Finland.

  3. i love my mister in a bow tie. such a great little accessory!

  4. I've seen her mentioned on a few blogs, so i really must find out about her.

    what a bow-tie!

  5. I've never read it! sounds delightful though. I too love the bow tie. always a winner

  6. i responded to your comment in my comment section, but i was feeling self conscious about how much i was writing, so let me finish here:
    -i updated my blog roll on it & put your pretty little blog on it!
    -going to superstore right away and i'm going to try and find that joe bathing suit you had on here a few posts ago. i'm going swimming with my grade sixes tomorrow afternoon and i don't really fancy sauntering around in a bikini in front of grade six boys!

  7. My grandparents have door knobs just like these-I think they are so so pretty.