Wednesday, April 15, 2009
By way of Nymeth's blog, I found Mari's recent Show Me Your Bookmarks post, and couldn't resist posting my own. My bookmarks are one of my earliest collections, and even have their own shiny container to live in. I have way too many to photograph easily, but highlights of the collection include:
Local library bookmarks, and my college library from back when that was local to me.
The handmade wedding favor bookmark from Brenda and Adam's wedding.
The really cool wildlife themed print bookmark set done by a local artist that I bartered for at the Common Ground Fair many years ago.
Bookmarks from my college Writing Center, featuring extremely random silent film stars.
Bookmarks from my travels, including my personal favorite from a bookstore in Waterford, Ireland, where the owner had inked over the old hours.
The laminated Valentine's bookmark my fifth grade teacher made.
A Girl Scout promise bookmark I won long ago for a contest I no longer remember.
A neat moose from Alaska (from Leah) that seems to be carved out of an agate. A really thin agate.
What I love about my bookmarks is that I didn't buy any of them. They were all gifts, or came from the neat bookstores I've visited over the years, or seemed to come to me in some other serendipitous way. It's one of my favorite collections, because it's a window back on where I've been.