I've become a collector of vintage dictionaries. Not because I particularly love dictionaries, but I do love making these pendants out of old glass watch crystals...which requires fabulous dictionary illustrations. So I pick them up at yard sales, thrift stores, antiques shops...and its very hard to throw them away. What if I discover another word that inspires me and I want to extract it from every dictionary I have? If I throw them away, I won't have them. What if I overlooked a fabulous illustration? What if I find a use for the incredible aged pages that were rejected for this project? And the arguments go on as the books pile up! Did I mention that some dictionaries are very big? They are. They take up lots of space. Have you seen the humungous ones that are literally 10 inches thick? I have a couple of them. They're actually pretty cheap to buy...because people can't find anyplace to PUT them...trust me on this! I don't really know what to do. Yes, I know, I could bite the bullet and chuck 'em....but what if....?
See my dilemma?
I am a stay-at-home mom of 3 (although two have flown the coop!) and wife of one man who puts up with paper scraps scattered about, thrift store finds crowding the dining room and resin dripping off the desk. I'm a new mom of chickens and wait patiently for blue eggs...