A new book uncut
The sharp paper knife making
Ah the days when new books arrived “uncut” so that you needed to have your paper knife at hand to divide up the pages as you went. I have now and then found books with their leaves still unseparated after a hundred years of more which is exciting in one one and sad in another knowing that the book was obviously never read and enjoyed.
This paper knife would have been a souvenir from the 1920’s and is in silver filigree and stone mosaic where the fragments of stone have been used to produce this rather garish handle.
Many thanks to the contributors to last week’s challenge “Jewel Box”
Judy from Edwina’s Episodes had reminded us that Jewellery does not always appear as it seems. We all need our little titivations now and then!
Ritu has shared some images of some beautiful boxes made all the more special by friendship. A lovely sequence of haiku too!
Life Home and Away has a great haiku about what happens when you talk to much about your treasures (Oh dear I am in trouble!). Also a reflective piece about when to say too much (or too little) which is well worth a read.
Tucked into a Corner has 3 haiku telling of the jumbled history so many find in their jewel boxes. Truly the past and present mixed together and a melange of precious and forgotten memories.
Treasures from the ocean finish this collection with a lovely image from Kat Myrman