On one visit to the flea and a little while ago...I found this book. Old. And, falling apart. Actually, you could not have read the complete title as it was so faded. But, isn't it beautiful? Yesterday, I decided to at least make the word Poetry legible.
The cloudy part there is where the cover material has just worn away.
I used this Pilot Silver Marker to go over the very faded lettering. It's like writing with liquid silver....in other words...FUN! I've had that marker for YEARS....using it sparingly each time.
I need to see if they are still made...perhaps IMPROVED, as if you press too hard on the point, you can wind up with a silver blob. Oh, they came in gold also...and may still. You can be sure I'm going to find out.
(Funny how you can renew an interest in something over time.)
Anyway....now, at least, you can tell it's a book of poetry.
I didn't even try to draw over the filigree pattern, as the pen point is too wide.
A Surprise Puzzle
My daughter took some photos from my blog posts to use in my mystery Christmas gift.
So, when I opened my gift at Christmas, I was quite surprised to see photos of some of my collections looking back at me!
She had used a section of this trunk photo
and also of this basket of buttons to order
of all things, two jigsaw puzzles. Who would have thought of that???
And, I, being totally behind the times, didn't even know you could do that if you had thought of it! Amazing!!!
And, here are the puzzles!
When put together, each should measure 20" x 30"
and there are 1014 pieces in each.
Do you like jigsaw puzzles?
Many hours (weeks, months?) of fun ahead!!
I wanted to include a selection of some of my favorite quotes today.
January being "the most quiet" month to me...means I lean toward reading and writing more quotes in my little 'quote books.'
"A bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives you roses."
A Chinese Proverb
"The earth laughs in flowers."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds round my neck."
"Use the talents you possess for the woods would be silent if no birds sang except the best."
Henry Van Dyke
"Where flowers bloom - so does hope."
Lady Bird Johnson
until next time
Bird Nest Cottage