Autumn is here. The winds blew mightily today, bringing with it cold air. While it was still warm I spent the weekend on the road acquiring new book collections, and then indoors preparing packages and letters for the Post.
Vintage dictionary butterflies - illustrated and cut.
At the post office I discovered they had Harry Potter stamps for sale!
I found this note card at an art supply store in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont when I visited for Family Camp. I fell instantly in love with the illustration. I fancy him a literary fox with his wee spectacles, sweater vest, and bow tie. Sent him out in the Post today to one of my Instagram giveaway winners. I researched the illustrator, Barclay Tucker, and he's a professor and bow-tie illustrator living in the NEK. I'm just in love with his "bow tie guys".
Another literary gift box with Vermont artisinal tea, vintage dictionary confetti, The Thirteenth Tale (a most interesting read, and perfect for the self-labeled bookish type), Dancing Deer cookies (I highly recommend), and honey. Someone's in for a treat!
Vintage Grimm's Fairy Tales - just one of the many gorgeous vintage children's books coming to the shop.
Two vintage editions of Alice in Wonderland. The one on the bottom, illustrated by Gertrude Alice Kay, is a rare, out-of-print edition .
Your word for the 100 Word Challenge this week (newbies, click here to find out what the challenge is about) is from the dictionary butterfly in the first photo:
Happy writing, and be sure to check out the newcomers' posts. Say hello, offer feedback, and welcome them to the word-nerd fold. I'll be making my rounds after this posts.