I didn't sleep much last night after I finished watching Julie & Julia. The movie just stayed in my mind all night and I slept restlessly. I don't know how I missed this movie when it came out or the fact that it was the first movie made about a blogger. I knew of the movie because there was the discussion in the bookselling world that Julia Child's books were flying off the shelves. I even remember it playing at Blissdom but again I had missed the fact that it was about blogging. There may be some "spoiler" bits to this post so if you haven't seen it you may want to skip to the photos of Thrift Share Monday.
Julie Powell has accomplished something so many of us bloggers can only dream about. Not only did she get interviewed in countless newspapers and write a book but her book became a movie. Okay so maybe I can't really see a Thrifting movie but it is still okay to dream right? I loved to watch the interaction between her husband and Julie. At many times it reminded me of Dave and how supportive he's been for the last four years. The times he's waited five minute as our dinner was getting cold so that I could get the right photograph. Or the times he's taken the children and kept them busy so that I could finish up a post. I loved that side of the movie but was disheartened to read that Julie had an affair which apparently she talks about a lot in her next book "Cleaving." I know I shouldn't judge but I guess a part of me loved the Julie and Eric storyline (maybe I really loved Amy Adams & Chris Messina) because I'm a hopeless romantic. Maybe I would have slept better if I hadn't looked up Julie Powell and read the back story or that some of her readers now hate her. I must admit I love Hollywood happy endings. Maybe it's silly but I do.
And I guess the real romantic story here is that Julia Child and Paul Child were married and appeared to have loved each until the end. They are even ten years apart like Dave and me. There is a quote on one site that says "Paul was ten years older than me and worldly." Just like my Dave. He showed me the world and he showed me that it was good to have passion about life. Maybe even necessary.
I guess I'm slightly emotional because he is 6000 miles away from me at the moment. I think I'll try to forget about Julie & Julia and focus on the success of Julia Child and the beautiful marriage that she had with Paul for so many years.
Now onto this blog and about thrifting.
A close up of the baby elephant. I can't find anything about the artist whatsoever. The print reads "Gallerie Rabindra" but nothing else except the date and Hollywood, CA. Know anything about this artist?
Thank you for all the feedback regarding the ReSelling Tip Posts. With so many enthusiastic replies I'll definitely start doing this weekly. Really it sometimes feels like treasure hunting rather than thrifting. It's the part of my job that makes my heart beat faster. I came home Saturday after thrifting for 7 hours (with Keiran none the less) on a thrifter's high. It felt wonderful and I'd love to share more about what I find and what I look for, here at ATG.
Remember the Polaroid Camera that I mentioned last week? Can you believe that I found another one? The new one has quite a bit of wear. I'm considering selling the mint one and keeping the worn one. I don't need it to be perfect to still enjoy it. I paid $10 for the second camera. I'll let you know how it goes.