I thought it would be a small box of 20 or 50 but had no idea it would be THIS BIG. This box is 6" x 6" x 9" and it's FULL of corks.
Now, before you begin to think my parents are winos, I have to admit to contributing to this supply during our visits. Plus, it's also from entertaining and they've been saving them up for quite some time.
I see a lot of stamps in my future.
While I stayed in Regina during our move west my mom and I had chatted about used books and the charity book sale where she volunteers. During this year's sale, she rescued a book from the garbage and sent it to me to be used for mail art or general collecting. It's an old book and the binding has disintegrated, but the illustrations are still in pretty good shape.
I've already sent two of the colour plates to Heedless Ceramics and Jessica Gowling. I feel guilty chopping up the pages of a book, but considering it was likely to be shredded, I think I've given it a new life by sending its pages off to be admired by others.
Thanks for reading my blog and sending these treasures, Mom. xo
I have far too many corks to keep for myself. How about I make a little contest out of this?
- Make your best guess as to how many corks are in the box in the picture above.
- Put your guess in the comments in this post. One guess per person (so make it a good one).
- Closest person to the actual number by Friday, May 27th at noon PDT wins 6 hand-carved stamps like these.
- Open to anyone.