I love books. I always have and I find it very difficult to get rid of them, however we have some wonderful ones and some - well, they're just not worth hanging on to! I had to be ruthless!
Children's Books - I kept the classics, some of them really old editions which, if we're blessed with grandchildren one day, they will be able to enjoy! The rest are in a box for Cotlands!
Novels - I kept the ones worth reading again, and those that haven't been read. The unread ones I have collected from book club and I am looking forward to climbing into those! The others - off to the 2nd hand book shop!
Coffee Table books - well, I put them on the coffee table!!
History books - carefully sorted and put back on the book shelf.
And then ... I found some treasures, like this one!
This little treasure was given by my great-grandfather, to my great-grandmother for her birthday in August 1913! It's 97 years old and still in fairly good condition. It's a "dictionary" of flowers and what word they represent!
It really made me think! Such a simple gift, but one that was obviously so special and one that has lasted for so many years and still gives me pleasure!
It now has a special place on our book shelf! Next to a fresh bunch of Lavender! I couldn't wait to see what word lavender represented ... I was disappointed! Distrust! :(