When I want to feed my soul and do something for myself, I find a beloved book and go on vacation.  Even if it's just for 20 minutes a day, I get away with my nose in the pages and my mind far, far away.  I LOVE children's books.  My all-time favorite is Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White.  I love getting lost in the wilds of Montana and following Louis on his great adventures, feeling his struggles along the way.

Currently, the book Heidi by Johanna Spyri had been on my mind.  I remember reading it as a child (back when you were still considered to be a child before the age of thirteen).  I remember reading about an orphaned girl who went to live in the mountains with her grandfather and his goats, and eating bread and cheese, and thriving in the mountain wilderness.  I thought of it so much that I was thrilled to find a vintage 1936 edition on Etsy and promptly made it mine.

So far, I'm about a third of the way through the book.  This book that has the inscription "From Grandma and Grandpat Ellison 1944", has thrilled me, as I had hoped.  I want to run barefoot in a meadow of wildflowers, eat fresh toasted cheese and bread for lunch, sleep on a bed of hay, and rise with the sun and listen to the trees in the wind.

I look forward to the days ahead, now that it's finally cold and snowy, sitting in front of my crackling woodstove, with my mind and imagination in the Swiss Alps.

I'm grateful for timeless, vintage classics that still thrill my soul and take me away on adventures.

Thanks for stopping by,


p.s.  I recently tired of using scraps of paper as bookmarks, like savings deposit slips shown in the photo, so I found wonderful ribbon clips at QuietNightGifts on Etsy.  You should stop in for a visit.