Thursday, 7 January 2010
Shaking the snowglobe
I said yesterday that being in London was like being in a snowglobe that had just been shaken really hard- well it was from 3- 4pm anyway.
I find snowglobes very charming- even the quite tacky ones with a gold Big Ben or Eiffel Tower. The idea of being in one probably shouldn't be nice, being trapped inside a bubble you can't leave, but for me, for a time anyway, I think it would be quite fun.
My fascination with these rather sweet, slightly strange keepsakes led me to Etsy and then to BubbleRoll. They have lots of globes available made with old pictures- mostly from films you might have loved. It's this sphere holding Holden Caulfield in a snowy Central Park, with the opening passage of Catcher in the Rye in the background, that particularly caught my eye.
Sadly they don't seem to ship to the UK but as this was my favourite snowglobe of all the ones I looked at I thought I would show you the picture anyway.