This week I tagged Rosario with the 5 Things Nobody Knows About Me tag. One of the things she mentioned was that she carefully chooses a bookmark to match the book she is reading. This is something I never do... and yet I have lots of bookmarks. I started by making some myself, then I casually mentioned to family and friends how much I liked bookmarks and somehow every time it's my birthday or christmas I get a new one.
This christmas my uncle remarked that even if I didn't want to collect them I would have to because I'm always being offered some. Some of them are really beautiful, others are more ethnical, some are made with wood, others with lace.
So I decided to share some of the more interesting items of my collection with you. And from now on I think I'm going to choose my bookmarks with care instead of just grabbing the first paper that comes to hand :-)
These two were a gift from Mary and Meryl!
My parents brought me these from their travels!
I think the silver one was a present from my mother and the ethnic one I got at BTL - Lisbon's Tourism Fair
These are 3 very different ones, the black one is from Oporto's Serralves Museum, the middle one is a tapestry someone brought from their travels (can't remember whom, sorry...) and the third one was made by me for my brother and sister-in-law's wedding. It was one of their gifts to everyone who attended.
This one is made of venetian lace and it was a gift that my aunt and uncle brought from their trip to Italy last year.
The middle one I bought in Egypt there other 2 were a gift from a friend that went to Cuba.
My mom gave me these because she knows of my love for all things medieval.
These 2 are normal store bought bookmarks but I quite like them. Especially the cat that was another gift from my aunt this Christmas. I love Cats :-)
I have many more so one of these days I'll post a few more pictures...