Friday, May 18, 2012

Not Just For The Pen

P1010068r The old saying goes that “they just don’t make things like they used to” and that is certainly true when it comes to having the convenience of a BIC ink pen to write with and one that comes in different colors, too.  Imagine times before all of the electronic gizmos and social media when somebody actually took time to sit down and write a letter using a pen and fountain ink.  Those times were not that long ago either.  My goodness, how things change so quickly! P1010069q The antique “Fountain Pen Ink” bottle was a little find last month and I just love the shape of it and the writing along the base.  These little vessels are great for holding a single fresh cut flower, or in my case, a paper one made from vintage sheet music.  Tomorrow I’ll pick some fresh flowers to fill up several little jars around the house.  Fresh cut roses sure add cottage charm to the house and smell wonderful, too.
Enjoy your day everyone!

15 comments:

AshTreeCottage said...

I think a little flower will look just perfect in that inkwell. Have a great weekend!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

WOW, I have never seen one of those anything like it before!

Nice treasure!!

And you are so right - not only about fountain pen writing, but just writing in general.

It boggles my mind to learn that the youngsters aren't taught cursive writing anymore, can you imagine?

I bet Mrs. Ingram is rolling in her grave. (Old school 5th grade teacher,) and man oh man you learned nice handwriting in her class or would FAIL the subject, regardless of your understanding of it. Huh, kids today have NO idea.....

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

I adore that ink well! And the paper flower is sweet too. Have a wonderful weekend!

Cozy Little House said...

I just got through mulching. I love the internet, but I wish cell phones would just go away.
Brenda

fiberdoodles said...

Oh I like this! I've never seen one like this before. Those cow bells pull at my heart strings ;0)

Vee said...

I've never seen one that sweet. You're going to have a lot of fun decorating with it.

Kris said...

So pretty. I love fresh roses in the house too. I have roses that border the entire front of my house. So they are readily available from about March to November!!
Have a wonderful weekend!

myletterstoemily said...

i love finding old things and giving
them new uses, too.!

Perfectly Printed said...

I love that the little fountain pen jar says fountain on it! What a wonderful vase it will make!
chris

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Yes, and people wrote so beautifully!!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

So true! The pen holder is great and will look lovely with flowers.

Kathleen Grace said...

I have never seen one of these but I really love finding unusual bottles for flowers. This one is so cool!

Elsie said...

Love your ink well Becky. Looks really cute with your flower.
Cute idea! I have one on my desk, but it doesn't have anything in it.
I do have the ink and pen for it.
I like your idea better.

Coco Freeman said...

Very creative. I love how you made good use of it. Its so dazzling at least for me. And that paper flower is very adorable.

Anonymous said...

Hi Becky,
Hope this finds you doing well. Been missing your lovely postings. Take care and hope eveything is alright. Jan R