Sunday, April 27, 2008
I just visited Creative Solace. Heather mentioned in one of her posts that she loves pressed flowers. So, do I! I'm posting a picture of a pressed flower that I found inside a lady's journal from the late 1800's/early 1900's. This has been my find of a lifetime. The tiny calendar pages and the pressed flower were preserved within the pages of her Victorian calligraphy. Notice the tiny tracing of the flower. The petals are so fragile and faded. To think that it once bloomed and captured some woman's fancy. Or, perhaps, it was from a "suitor." My cost? The antique store was in its final hours before moving to another location. When I asked the price, the clerk said, "Oh, a dollar!" That was over 20 years ago. It still has a very special place in my personal library. Do any of you collect vintage diaries just to hold another's thoughts and musings from another time??