I have to admit I struggled with this theme. But you wonderful people truly excelled, as ever. As I searched our house for antiques, I could find none. At one point, I even resurrected an Apple Newton from 1993, which counts as an antique around here (and amazingly, it still works!). However, I did find many dog-eared, well-read and loved books. Books are so good at evoking memories; we all remember reading favourite books, and feeling sad when we finished them. I gave my husband the full edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica from 1911 a few years back. He writes books about the history of technology and I thought they might help in his quest. More recently however, I have found Ella browsing their pages. Here she is looking up her favourite historical figure, Alexander the Great.
I chose the image below because it quite simply made me smile; the choice of books, the vintage style. I too enjoyed Beatrix Potter as a child and have read her books to our children. I hope to pass on our copies to their children for them to read.
I've been looking through your reflection entries; I love the way you guys keep me on my toes!
Uploaded by 2 peas and a blueberry on August 21, 2010 at 7.46PM EDT
We are happy to announce the winner of the vintage Brownie Reflex camera is Lynda from Lynda Naranjo Photography. Lynda said... "I've got so many favourites! But if I had to choose just one, I'd pick my Grandmother's bible."
Congratulations, Lynda. We ask that you contact us at the Mortal Muses email address so we can send you your prize. Thank you to everyone for participating. Watch for more giveaways soon.