Friday, February 29, 2008

We only see the stars at night

Being a leap day, February 29th holds certain magic. The thirfts today echoed that magic- even though I only had the time and energy to go to two of them (the other two shall be plundered next week), I still came away with some wonderful stuff, including (but certainly not limited to) a set of four antique fish knives and their forky partners- 50 cents; A 19th century book about fairy tales and fables- 1 dollar; and this:

(Do excuse the photo, the light is low in my lounge, even under the reading lamp!)

If it is what I think it is then the $1 price tag was most agreeable. If indeed it is but a humble 20th century trinket, the one dollar is still not to be sniffed at. But I think, I might be Georgian, or early Victorian. It reminds me heavily you see, of the Georgian memorial token I posted in my Valentines Day post. It's crystal, though I don't know what kind. I thought for one heart-stopping moment it might be hair inside, but closer inspection revealed that it was simply the natural fissures in the rock.

Another magic moment occured when I opened the mail to find my Red Bubble order had arrived. I ordered a card of one of my photographs to be sure that the site's quality was worth my while. Is it ever! Beautiful saturated colour, lovely heavy cardstock and an envelope to boot! I'll defaintely be ordering more.


High Desert Diva said...

Treasure hunting has its great moments, doesn't t?

lostintheforest said...

I thought it was hair in there when I saw the heart too, it's so beautiful either way. Gorgeous find!