Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The Winner is....

Sorry if you can't read that, but it's Iris Ericson, a new-comer to my little blog. Please stay tuned for my next give-away, which will start soon (it's a necklace this time!). 

(Also, the elephant is named Mr Humphries in honor of the character of the same name in "Are You Being Served?")

Friday, February 10, 2012

My Great-Great-Grandmother's Locket

My maternal grandmother's paternal grandmother, apparently, was a huge bitch. A huge one. She'd make my grandma and her siblings stay outside because she thought they had sticky fingers--of the thievery type, not the perpetually-covered-in-jam type. Every story my grandma tells about her are terrible, in an almost comic way.

Over Christmas break, we found this locket, which belonged to my (bitchy) great-great-grandmother. I feel like every heirloom in my family comes bitter-sweetly. 

Here are some photos I took with my new camera, a Fujifilm Finepix s4000 bridge camera I bought used:

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

An Example

I've been trying to find an example of the particular style binding covered in handmarbled paper with a leather hollowback spine, and silk head/endbands, just as an example for myself. While at the library a few weeks ago I came across this copy of "Auxelle" by P. Benoit that follows the premise pretty well: it's covered in handmarbled paper and bound in faux leather bookcloth, with silk head/endbands. It's in French, so I only understand about 1/5 of the text, but it's so lovely I bought it entirely for its cover. 

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