The Wonderful Wizard of Oz // MYOBB #12

Posted December 2, 2017 by Amber in Bookish Things, Memes / 0 Comments

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Happy Saturday everybody!  Americans… happy belated Thanksgiving!  Did you eat an eternity of turkey and a mountain of mashed potatoes? I did!  I hope everyone has had a lovely week and I’m thrilled to bring you this week’s MYOBB!

love it when y’all vote on classics.  This one was tied with last week’s Legend box, and I couldn’t help myself.  I love The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.  I am filled with random facts about the film and earlier this year I bought the entire series of Oz books in these gorgeous volumes, and just… LOVE.  It’s the quintessential American fairytale and has inspired a lot of my own writing, so a box like this one really pulls my heartstrings.

I wanted to put EVERYTHING in this one.  It was hard.  But I was good and stuck to my regular themes.  I hope you like this box as much as I liked putting it together!

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Box

An Oz Inspired Gift Box for Book Lovers.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Dorothy thinks she’s lost forever when a tornado whirls her and her dog, Toto, into a magical world. To get home, she must find the wonderful wizard in the Emerald City of Oz. On the way she meets the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman and the Cowardly Lion. But the Wicked Witch of the West has her own plans for the new arrival – will Dorothy ever see Kansas again?

 

First and foremost I do want to warn and potential purchaser of this book that The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is in the public domain and as such, people are fond of reselling it through CreateSpace and other self-publishing platforms.  This bums me out, as I had unintentionally purchased a “rip off” version of it once and it was poorly formatted with loads of typos.  Make sure you purchase from a proper publisher!

This book is available on Book Depository and they ship for free worldwide!  The version I’ve linked is published through Dover Evergreen Classics and is a professional looking copy.

The Bling

Wizard of Oz Socks

The original versions of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz had gorgeous illustrations, and it would be such a shame to talk about the book without acknowledging these gorgeous drawings.  I do advise against wearing these adorable shoes with you silver slippers (that’s right – silver, not ruby).

These socks come from Studio Art Head, an easy stuff with a bunch of awesome classic book merch, but also a bunch of fun scrapbooking and journalling supplies.

 

The Bookmark

Wicked Witch of the West Bookmark

Well we’ve already dropped a house on her, poor lady, so why not drop a book on her too?  Although the design goes with the film instead of the book, the sentiment is still the same.  We just can’t have wicked witches running rampant.

As far as Oz-themed bookmarks go, this one is pretty common.  I chose the one from My Bookmark because it has the glittery shoes and the bookmark itself has a typography design “There’s no place like home”.

The Companion

Toto

This is a given.  The little black terrier is Dorothy’s best little friend and she would do anything to keep him safe – even slap a lion.  Of course Toto is going to be the companion for this box!

This little Toto is sold by Amazon but any stuffed black terrier will do!

The Mood Lighting

Over the Rainbow Candle

From the fruity, flowery aroma of landing in Munchkinland to the shimmering glitter as Glinda casts her spells… this candle has the perfect vibe for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.  The candle is white but with glitter throughout make sure it keeps sparkling.

This candle comes from Mugworts, where they also offer a “No Place like Home” and “Yellow Brick Road” candle that smell like patchouli and and honeysuckle, respectively.

Something Practical

“Courage” Journal

If you’re going to be swept off in a twister to the magical land of Oz, then you need a journal to write down all your adventures.  This quote reminds us the true definition of bravery as well.

While I like the simple brown cover of this journal, MisterScribbles makes it in any color you want, customizable at checkout.

 

 

 

Something Just For You

“There’s No Place Like Home” Enamel Pin

It’s Dorothy’s mantra as she tries to get back to Kansas: “There’s no place like home.  There’s no place like home.”  You can wear the pin with both love for Oz, and for staying home literally all the time… which is also my jam.

This pin from The Clever Clove is beautifully made with a glitter background.  I’ve ordered products from this shop before and her pins are lovely.

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Have you read The Wonderful Wizard of Oz?

What would you ask the wizard for?

What book would you like to see next? Vote in the poll on the sidebar, changes weekly! <3

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