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Bookmark Monday (I): Nature Memories

I write so much about what I’m currently reading that I thought I’d try something a little different with this post & show off some bookmarks from my collection.  I found the idea over on Guiltless Reading, who has some cool posts showing off different book marks & where to purchase them.  I can’t really remember who made mine but I can tell you a cool fact or two about them!  Yay, sharing!

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Pressed Between the Pages

Since fall is in the air, here are bookmarks that remind me of the past season.  I loved pressed flowers but have never really mastered the skill of creating delicate, vibrant blossoms.  So, I’m a sucker for anything with dried blooms that looks great.  This bookmark is only one of a couple that I picked up at my local dollar store years ago; I also have a few that display dwarf roses.  Made from recycled paper, laminate, & with a raffia ribbon, this simple place marker makes me feel Romantic.

 

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Passion of the Mind

Another bookmark I picked up years ago at my local Borders because it reminded me of Victorian paper cards.  The delicate blue threads are a nice stylistic contrast to the cloth-encased cardboard & the bright dragonflies catch the eye.  I usually save this one to put in books like Jane Eyre or collections by the Rossettis.  (Does anyone else have bookmarks they only save for certain books?)

 

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Butterfly Resting

Speaking of certain markers for certain books, this final one is a crook made of metal with weighty butterfly on the end.  As a result, it ends up slipping out of most paperbacks & is really only for making the rare hardback I read look pretty.  A stocking stuffer from my mom who knows that book-related gifts are always welcome.

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