Those that know me know that I have a romantic and sentimental heart.
So when I came across this little red leather bound book at an estate sale I had to have it. The book was published in 1884. It's in poor condition, but I didn't mind.
I love the old handwriting inside the cover. It looks like Eloise gifted this book to W.L. Prinney the day after Christmas 1888. Were they sweethearts? I would like to imagine they were. Maybe they even read this book aloud to each other, reflecting on the words of the poem they were reading.
I was delighted to find the velvet heart brooch at the thrift store this year.
I say that was a good $1.99 for the heart and the book well spent.