Monday, March 26, 2012

Something Delightful

A couple of weeks ago, my blogging friend Payton hosted a bookmark giveaway over at her blog, Dirt and Dickens.  I entered (naturally--- I always enter giveaways, though I almost never win them) and since I wasn't expecting to win, I won.  Okay, maybe that wasn't why I won, but it did happen that way.  :D  Thank you so much, Petie!

The prize for the giveaway was one of the lovely lettered bookmarks that Payton creates, and the winners got to choose what they wanted their bookmarks to say.  I don't know what the other winner chose, but I picked a classic catchphrase from one of my favorite movies, and Payton made it up into a simply delightful bookmark! Check it out...

Here you can see the bookmark gracing the spine of one of my favorite books.  The quote comes from the movie and not the book, but... hush.

I'm really looking forward to using this bookmark as I improve my mind (heehee).  Right now I'm on page 172 of The Princess Bride, so I can't really say I'm improving my mind, but I'm definitely getting a good laugh out of the experience.  (If you liked the movie, go read the book posthaste.)

But I'm not here to talk about TPB; I'm here to talk about my bookmark.  It's adorable, of course, but that's not the only reason I like it.  It also fits nicely into my book without leaving creases or marks, and it doesn't bend or pinch the spine in any way.  Plus, I am quite sure it will prove to be a good conversation starter.  :D

Is this post a shameless plug for Payton's bookmark shop, you might ask?  Why, wherever would you get such an idea as that? *wide-eyed innocence*  Shamelessly or not, (you can draw your own conclusions) I do encourage y'all to hop on over to Payton's shop and order your own personalized elastic bookmark today!

P.S. Oh, and she isn't paying me to say all this, just so ya know-- these are my own completely unbiased opinions about her product.  Which I love. And you will too, so go click that link.


Diana said...

Love it. Thanks for letting us readers know about Payton's shop. :)

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

You chose a lovely phrase! A little surprised you didn't choose "Sink Me", hehe! :)
Payton's work is lovely! Does the bookmark fit on smaller paperbacks as well as larger ones like Little Dorrit? I love the cover on your LD copy! :)

Stephanie said...

I just discovered "dirt and Dickens" a few days ago and I have quite enjoyed all I've read so far! I bought "The Princess Bride" with my Christmas money this year and I love it! Some of my friends snatched it from me as soon as I'd finished reading it, and they love it too.
P. S. I'm reading "Little Dorrit" for the first time now. Wish me luck to get through Dickens!

Anonymous said...

Miss Laurie,
Yes, yes, I know this is Miss Dashwood's blog and she should be answering her comments and all...
BUT, I saw your comment and wanted to let you know that I try to make my bookmarks as one-size-fits-all. They may be a little loose on very small books, but they won't fall off and they still get the job done! =)

Alexandra said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE it. I must remember to get meself one of those. Although ya know what phrase I'm thinking of? Hmm... ;-)

LOVE it, though. :-)

Charity U said...

I'll look forward to seeing what you think of "Princess Bride"! It's a very...interesting book. Quite unique. :)