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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