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One is missing an antennae and the other a few stones. Two pins, one a gift from an antique store and the other a found object. Little winged creatures I occasionally use to dress up my scarves.

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That’s the translation of the little slip of paper on the back of the butterfly, Plique a jour. An enameling technique similar to cloisonne but with no backing so that the light can shine through. It’s meant to be worn as a pin but I might turn it into an occasional suncatcher. A wonderful find in an old shop. A dainty little thing, bits of damage, an antennae missing. Still beautiful. And as much as the design, I like that idea of letting in daylight at any time of day.

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New postage stamps have been approved in one of my Zazzle shops.  Colorful vintage images celebrating nature, reading and fashion. Enjoy!

* Parasol Stamp available via this link.

* Joy of Reading Stamp available via this link.

* Parrot Stamp available via this link.

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I do wonder why … all the time.  Which is probably why I picked up the children’s book of the same title this past weekend.  I paid a little bit more than I usually do for vintage children’s books, about $10, but I think it was a good investment.  The illustrations are lovely and quirky with cherub faced children that on occasion look quite devilish.  The illustrator is M.T. “Penny” Ross.  His bio can be found here:  http://www.spencer-n-ross.com/artist.html

I Wonder Why illus by RossI Wonder Why illus by Ross

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