Sunday, 22 July 2012

never throw out anyone.


• logic and reason are opposite to love, love is next to loneliness. •

This wonderful book, which I keep getting lost in, was a belated birthday gift from my Dad. I have been spending some time looking through it, finding my favourite quotes. I painted some of them up, and Jazmine commented on how she'd love some of her favourites in gold frames.

You may or may not know that it was her birthday recently, and her super-thoughtful mother organised a surprise cocktail party for her! Unfortunately, I couldn't make it, but I sent her these two quotes below as another slightly belated birthday gift. 

I really hope she likes them.

Do you have any favourite quotes?

• quotes below - audrey hepburn, william morris •





28 comments

  1. Beautifull post, very creative :)

    Rose x

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  2. Lovely post, these are beautiful :)x

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  3. These are so beautiful. I admire your blog so much, really do, everything looks so perfect :).

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  4. What a wonderful post, Lyzi! As soon as I saw the pages of the book, I recnogised it instantly - my dad also bought me a copy of the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations! It's ever so slightly different to yours - yours focuses on themes and mine on who said what - but I too love referring back to my big book of quotes for some inspiration.
    I'm sure Jazmine will love the painted quotes, as they look beautiful and are truly heartfelt.

    Best Wishes,

    Tara
    http://dandelionden.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. I love quote books like this one and love your style of water colour writing. I really think you should sell originals like these. I particulary like the first quote.

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  6. This would be my ideal gift. I love quotations. One of my favourite literary quotations is 'Grace under pressure'. Ernest Hemingway said it and it's just about remaining calm in the face of trouble. Wish i could live my life by that mantra a bit more sometimes! x

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  7. Wow, this books sounds so interesting. I too could easily get lost in this.

    Just Smile
    xo

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  8. Beautiful quotes - I bet Jazmine loved them. Audrey Hepburn and William Morris - two perfect people to quote for her! x

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  9. These are beautiful. I would love to own that book.

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  10. I enjoy discovering new quotations as a daily boost to up my levels of positivity. This post is wonderful.

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  11. beautiful :) I just got a Keats Bright Star print, fave poem ever! x

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  12. what a lovely idea, and way to spend an afternoon--may have to do some of this this evening!

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  13. That's my kind of book. I'm a sucker for a good quote. A bit random but I love the material you used for the photo backdrop. Feels very royal, especially with a book that looks like that on top.

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  14. That book sounds amazing, I love the quotes you sent to your friend. I wonder how many people have chosen tattoos from that book?! xxx

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  15. The quotes book looks awesome; must try to find one! And the quotes you did for Jazmine look so pretty - I love the flowers :) ♥

    Sarah ^.^

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  16. Such a great idea to paint these quotes up. I might have to check this book out :)
    Great post :)

    Jo. x

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  17. one thing i constantly love about your blog is how you photograph everything lyzi, everything is always so beautiful!

    thank-you so so much for your beautiful presents, i'm sure you've seen my pictures already, but i've already put them both up in my bedroom <3 you are far too kind!

    xx

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  18. Beautiful. I wish I had such a book :P

    http://thelovelorn.net

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  19. I think I am going to have to add this book to my wishlist. Its just perfect.

    Bexx (Anchored Ivy)

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  20. love this and such a fab idea x

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  21. I've been after this book for some time, may have to make a cheeky purchase :)
    The quotes she chose are lovely, I've been a fan of Oscar Wilde since I can remember so I do adore his quotes, especially - "We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars" & "Illusion is the first of all pleasures"

    xx

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  22. Seems like a great book, something I would read from start to finish in a long weekend ^^ Thanks a lot for sharing xx

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  23. LOVe those painted words- those go with what I am currently trying to do! how perfect! I assume you would totally want to help me with this:
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  24. Love the William Morris quote. You paint them so beautifully too =)
    xx

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  25. They are so lovely - quotations are perfect for summing up a moment x

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  26. Just writing to let you know I've featured one of your watercolours in a post. Thanks for the pretty inspiration. x Kat

    http://someunderground.blogspot.com.au/2012/08/blogging-catch-up.html

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