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.
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