Monday, September 26, 2011

Out and About in Wichita and Life This Week: September 26, 1938

World Market collage

Paul and I stopped by World Market to pick up some not-ground-up cinnamon and ended up buying a rather eclectic assortment of items, which happens every time. First off, they have a display of pegs and pegs of scarves that I (obviously) can't resist. Then, we get to the groceries and they have salmon roe and it's only $8.99. Sold! Then Paul has to get the Bock-Wurst, which are like enormous Vienna Sausages. (I'm told they're much better than Viennas, but I wouldn't know from first-hand experience.) Then, in the center of the store are the seasonal displays--and they have the cutest squirrels and owls! And I'm totally lost and the squirrel and the owl (which is an ornament) come home with us. I guess that's why I kept turning the thermostat up all summer, will keep turning down all winter and save all my breadcrumbs--I need that cash for scarves. And woodland critters. And caviar.


Have you read any of the Skippyjon Jones books? He's a Siamese cat who desperately wants to be a Chihuahua. He's the cutest ever. So---when Paul and I walked over to Watermark Books (our neighborhood independent bookstore) the other night and I saw this window display, I had to take a photo!


I was disappointed not to be able to get a copy of the Movie of the Week, Too Hot to Handle, but I did enjoy a full-color spread of "French 18th Century Paintings in America." Also be sure to check out a short article about Madame de Pompadour.

François Boucher, Madame de Pompadour Madame de Pompadour (1759) by François Boucher, Wallace Collection, London via Flickr


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