100 Words #382 - Swooning Over Vintage Books

I spent part of the weekend sorting and photographing my small collection of vintage books, writing tools, and library items. The way others swoon over baseball card collections, or lovingly fondle a collection of heirloom gems, or swell with pride over that special antique they restored - that happens for me when I sit surrounded by old books, or hold a vintage pen made in a time when craftsmanship was the standard.

Brass armadillo paper weight. 

Beautiful textured back book cover of a vintage story book.


Sterling silver mechanical pencil with loop to hang on a chain.

Vintage German stationary made for Lord + Taylor.

Vintage children's book.

Gorgeous textured binding and cover. 

And yes, many of these items will soon be coming to the Velvet Verbosity shop

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