vintage finds | when silence says it all

it sits quite visibly on the bookshelf in the thriftshop. i quickly assert the scene. no other takers. i heave it off the high shelf.
the picture book creaks as i open it up, all whilest balancing a handbag and a camera. out tumbles alice. suits me fine. i've just walked a good few miles into the sunny landscape, and i feel a little adventurous myself. i mean. i wouldn't mind falling into a hole right now, for instance. this pop up copy of alice has belonged to a girl called i. i wonder why the heck she got rid of it. here's what i find.


now, was that fun? if you crave for further authenticity, as in, the real moving thing, then do sit down for a comfortable viewing of this restored copy, accompanied by an informative intro by the BFI. swoon, swoon... ☻ sophie's world of wonders, as in flea market finds, here.

22 comments :

  1. Wow!! I adore Alice and Wonderland and that book is just fantastic!

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  2. I wonder why she got rid of it... I know I wouldn't...

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  3. oh woolf, that is a beautiful book ♥
    I ♥ pop-up books. When I was little I had one of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II (see I am OLD), and I loved it very much, but alas, it too is gone! I guess my Mum threw it away after I left home..

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  4. Sorry I haven't visited for a while but wow! this is vintage perfection. Good for you. xx

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  5. your photos are wonderful, what a treat to find.

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  6. Might I say I am a tad bit jealous! What a lovely find, lovely indeed. It is so perfect and delightful. I truly enjoyed the photos you took. Bea-U-tif-ul. <3 <3 Just love it oh so much. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love it when you come over for a visit. :-)

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  7. just keep going until you get to the end, and then stop. - alice in wonderland

    which road do i take? where do you want to go? i dont know. then it doesn't matter. - cheshire the cat
    * i could go on. i LOVe QUOTing the movie.x

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  8. Beautiful vision of Alice (one of my daughters is named Alice ;))

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  9. What an exciting, enthralling, action-packed book of Alice! Thank you for taking us along on this adventure with you.
    Amazing graphics.

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  10. We just found an Alice in Wonderland pop up book, too! But your find is a more beautiful version. I look forward to watching this video when Greta wakes up. It's all about Alice these days.

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  11. oh me oh my - straight through the looking glass! What a find!

    and great hand gymnastics too!

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  12. Wow, fabulous book. Big fan of pop-ups here. Be careful if you come across any tiny labelled bottles saying 'drink me'...

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  13. Thats amazing film how did you find it and the illustrations in that book were wonderful...happy Sunday Momma!

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  14. Wonderful book and the film was fun too!

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  15. That book is amazing! Gorgeous photos, too.

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  16. What a delightfully gorgeous book!!

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  17. Give me a pop-up book and I become a child again and again, x

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