Friday, September 24, 2010

Desirable Information



Desirable indeed! This indispensable information comes from the back cover of a 1920s Tennessee jewelry store mail order catalog I just found. The first line on the inside cover says, This catalog has been sent to you because we think it will interest you. I love it! So simply stated. Just imagine if JCrew had a lead sentence like that! Another funny thing is that they invite you to phone them if you need immediate assistance, but the telephone number is nowhere to be found in the catalog. So I guess I won't be calling about that locket on page five, after all. Finally, you should all know that next year is my bric-a-brac anniversary - I'll expect a celebratory knick-knack or trinket from each and every one of you :)

4 comments:

Karen/Small Earth Vintage said...

Wait--so is aquamarine also known as "bloodstone"? Because I've always thought aquamarine is a little bit boring as a birthstone (it's mine), but bloodstone sounds much more interesting!

arubin said...

What does a bloodstone look like? Is it different that aquamarine? I always hated my birthstone too!

Jean Jean Vintage said...

Karen and Anne! Bloodstone (also called martyr's stone) is the absolute coolest. I like it best when it is unpolished. I am very jealous that you can legitimately call this your birthstone. Aquamarine is child's play.

Brenna said...

I'm really quite sorry I missed sending you some hearty woolen underwear for your "woolen" anniversary this year. Apparently my upbringing was quite lacking. Never fear, though. Now that this catalog has enlightened me, I'll make it up to you next year with some top quality trinkets!

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