Wednesday, 29 April 2009
I love bookmarks! Collecting them, receiving them, using them ... and through Nymeth I discovered Mari, her blog, her contest and an excuse to show my bookmarks off!
I used to have so many more bookmarks than the ones shown above but several have been misplaced over the years and certainly over the last year, during the big move from Glasgow to London. I hope that it is only a temporary misplacement and I find some -if not all- the next time I open a well-loved book or when flicking through ones still at home, when I next visit.
I am annoyed that the fourth one along hasn't turned out so well now that I've posted it (it shows up on iphoto - honest!) as it is one of my oldest and the most sentimental. My childhood friend bought it for me one Christmas, approximately 15 years ago (!), and it has drawings of mice hugging books wrapped in a bow and the text, "A book is a present you can open again and again" - has there ever been a truer sentiment?! I am also particularly fond of the silver fairy, the dream bookmark and my Rainbow Fish one.
Below are my Persephone bookmarks, which come with the books and are of the same design as the books' endpapers. They are very pretty, aren't they? Also exceptionally handy.