I mentioned before in this post about bookshelf stalking that I have a trove of my Grandmother Lay’s National Geographic magazines alongside our 1950s Encyclopedia Brittanica collection. As much as I work to follow my muse Bea Johnson’s “zero waste” philosophy of holding onto fewer things, I also have a penchant for interesting vintage mementos. Forty eight of the National Geographics date from 1930 to 1978, but it is this 49th that is my favorite. Published November 1929, it includes a photo of Paris captioned “Milling thousands acclaimed signing of the Versailles Treaty.”
Around here, it has to be almost Wordless Wednesday, because I can’t really live without words. I’m using these posts to share a few of the small but meaningful things around our home – the fond memories, tattered remnants and found objects that make me smile.