I am constantly amazed at the amount of stuff in my home, which seems to accumulate independently of my periodic efforts to cull and toss. The other day, I rediscovered these world map bookplates; if I remember right, I got them as a stocking stuffer a couple years ago.
Handsome as they are, I’ve never actually put them to use. Perhaps it’s a question of habit. In college, I wrote my name onto the inside covers of my books. Now that I’m more settled and my books are less likely to go missing, I don’t even do that. I love looking at old bookplates (here’s a great bookplate blog I discovered thanks to one of Karen’s posts), but somehow I’m just not ready to continue the tradition.
Do you use bookplates?