12.10.2008

Ballet


Last night we looked through this beautiful book, illustrated by my favorite Lisbeth Zwerger. This year is the first that we're taking the five year old to the Nutcracker, and I hope she loves it as much as I do. I also hope that I can convince her to start wearing shawls and white gowns around like this little heroine here. Sigh. What a world. I was born in the wrong century.

19 comments:

zana said...

I remember being a snowflake when I was 8 years of age~ I'm glad that there are others out there who also value classics and tradition.
My husband is always teasing that I'm an 88yr old woman stuck in a 28yr old body...he might just be right!

JMW said...

I'm taking my daughter to the Nutcracker this Sunday. She's three and it will be her first time attending the ballet. I'm so excited! By the way, love your blog!

lynne said...

JMW - i love your picture!

Prue said...

Lisbeth Zwerger is my favourite too! Have you seen her Noah's Ark?

lynne said...

Prue - no! I bet it's fantastic; I'll have to hunt it down. I think my all time favorite is her Gift of the Magi... the pictures are amazing...

Tammy said...

You should be fine with the five year old....it has mice remember!!!

Joy said...

This was my daughter's first year to see the Nutcracker too! It was a hit.....I'm with you Lynne, I dream of living in the time of shawls and gowns!

Prue said...

Lynne - Gift of the Magi is the book whose colours I was inspired by for my lampshades! I haven't actually seen the book itself, but have seen illustrations from it in The Art of Lisbeth Zwerger.

clairesoleil said...

je découvre ce blog... promis, la prochaine fois, j'écris en anglais....
I love my visit here....

ConstanceV said...

Lynn, thanks for this wonderfull Christmas gift idea! I could even track it down in Dutch!

melissa said...

Yes, sometimes I think I was born in the wrong century too. Lisbeth Zwerger is a also favorite of ours! By the way, that's so funny what Zana said!

emily said...

you should see the newly illustrated version of The Secret Garden! White dress, blue bonnet, black tights, and boots. Beautiful.

sew nancy said...

her illustrations are so lovely
i just went and put on a bunch on my amazon list
i too would dress like that if i could.
i absolutely adore the nutcracker and i would go to the production in town on saturday had i not had a prior engagement
oh, i finished my village frock although my daughter is still 10 months so it is too big for her but that didn't deter me. it's on my blog if you want to peek

Bethany Hissong said...

My mom bought all of my sisters' and my family tickets to the Nutcracker last year. The youngest girls were all twirling and dancing afterwards... it just does that to you!!!

jojo-caramel said...

I like Lisbeth Zwerger's illustrations very much ! I love the Nutcraker ! I saw it a long time ago at Opéra Garnier à Paris ! Fabulous ! Probably born in the wrong century too... :) Bonne Journée :)

Rubyellen said...

i feel that way too... i think i was definitely born in the wrong time period.

i want to walk around the house like that girl!

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