Monday, April 14, 2014
My Latest Purchase!
I have just returned from a lovely trip to the beautiful Yorkshire Dales! Although a little chilly, it was still a lovely break!
(This was our back garden!)
Whilst I was away I made two purchases...
My first was of this lovely set I rescued of Jane Austen's novels (The Folio Society edition). As well as the 6 novels, there is a lovely 7th book which contains all her shorter and unfinished works which is nice to have them all in one book - the only thing missing is her letters.
And secondly, I was finally able to spend the money I had been saving up on a regency writing slope, c1820!
I saw a few writing desks in an antique shop in Yorkshire last summer when I went, and I decided that I would save up and buy one when I went again the following April - and I did!
A Regency writing desk which belonged to this V. Warren Low who I am going to try and find out more about - it is thought that he was a military man!
The Kingwood the desk is made of is rare and unusual and it's in wonderful condition.
I have filled it with my own - modern - writing things... (I will be on the look out for some more authentic stationary to fill it with though!)
I've got my ink well, a quill and some blotting paper and wax and a seal...
My writing paper and envelopes in there...
And my current letters - I have a few regular pen friends - which I need to reply to in there!
It is a shame all my things look so modern!
Your affectionate friend,