Monday, February 9, 2009

Blue Monday: Bookmark Blues

Since I've been working on a post about bookmarks for Joy's Blog this morning, I thought I'd continue that theme for Blue Monday and show a few of the blue-ish bookmarks in my collection.

This is one of my favorites and one I use all the time. I like the cute kitty theme, and the ribbons with shells on the ends keep me from losing track of the bookmark and the book.









This one is from the 1960s or early '70s. I'm not sure exactly why we were all so taken with that old-fashioned girl look, but this is pretty typical of the era. Probably the Holly Hobbie influence.















And these two are among the oldest bookmarks in my collection. The "This Is The Place" marker is probably from the 1920s, and the smaller one is a bit older. On the reverse side of the larger one there are ads for a couple of books published by The Century Company of New York – The Lost Prince by Frances Hodgson Burnett, and Straight Down the Crooked Lane by Bertha Runkle.















These are some that my mom accumulated back in the 1980s when she belonged to a book club for readers of romance novels. Apparently they sent her bookmarks with every selection because I've got dozens of these things!















And this last one doesn't have a huge amount of blue, but the sentiment makes it one of my favorites.
















For more Blue Monday offerings, please visit Smiling Sally's blog.

12 comments:

  1. What a neat collection of bookmarks! Happy 'Blue Monday' to you!

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  2. lol We had that eagles/turkeys saying in our office at work! I like the idea of first bookmark with the weight to hold it in place. Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday!

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  3. The Holly Hobbie one -- I have the same one! Did you give it to me or maybe our mom's went shopping together? We just sort of take the free ones from Half Price books now -- sort of like the free calendars from Hallmark!

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  4. very cute i like the eagle/turkey one.
    thanks
    marie

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  5. Joy, those are really fun! I like the eagle/turkey one best! LOL! And I haven't seen a Holly Hobbie in a long time so that was fun. Loved all of them.

    Happy Blue Monday!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  6. Pretty blue bookmarks!

    Happy Blue Monday!

    Susan

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  7. I really like the "Holly Hobby" one - brings back memories! And I cannot think of a collectible that is more compact or takes up less space in one's home than bookmarks!

    Tink *~*~*
    NEW at My Mobile Adventures *~*~* - What shall I wear? My closet needs an overhaul!

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  8. Hi!
    Beautiful Book Marks!!! I like the last best! Have a great evening!

    Sherrie

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  9. What a great thing to collect. I have seen pretty bookmarks but never thought of collecting them. Yours are unique. Happy Blue Monday!
    Sweetie

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  10. What a great collection, the first one I like the most !
    Have a nice day !

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  11. What a neat collection. I picked up some China paper cut bookmarks while in China that you might like.

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  12. I had that exact same Holly Hobbie one! Great collection. x

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