(The closet that is smaller than Harry Potters).
New books from left to right. For Oliver, The Magician's Elephant by Kate DiCamillo, for Freya the first two books of the Constance series by Pierre Le Gall (translated from French by Shannon Rowan and Robert Agis). And for me Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic Interiors. (Chris bought Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh last week).
My home and style philosophy have been influenced by Rachel Ashwell and Shabby Chic for the last 12 years (and my sweet friend Judy whom introduced me to Shabby Chic. Judy's blog can be found at http://www.myhappychic.blogspot.com/ ). I love the European sensibility of re purposing and refurbishing rather than buying things shiny and new.
Most of the furniture you see in my home is vintage/antique. Not because I wanted to be fancy but because it was inexpensive and I love not having to worry if it gets knicked or bashed because it already is. For more Shabby Chic sensibility pop into Rachel's web site at http://www.shabbychic.com/
Another new school dress. Bubble dress pattern by http://www.oliverands.com/. I can't remember the fabric I used. I'll pay more attention next time.