Almost exactly two years ago, I did a little piece showing off some of the bookmarks that I had accumulated. Goodness gracious, y’all – my bookmark collection has exploded in the last couple years! I used to have less than ten – these days, I’ve gotten a lot. Between subscription boxes and a couple impulse buys of designs I really liked… I have way more bookmarks than I know what to do with.
In fact, I’ve go so many that I needed to find a storage solution! While I’ve received three different bookmark tins/boxes from subscription boxes, my favorite storage solution is the bookmark carousel.
First of all, if you’re like me and you have too many bookmarks, this carousel is so pretty and every one is handmade to order. I ordered mine a little before I moved February/March and was so helpful in getting addresses updated and communication, so A+ to Ink and Arrow as a store. Mine is the Aurora design – so colorful!
I also do want to highlight the bookmark here? Um, this is my site tagline, so I was SO EXCITED to find this bookmark pop up on Riddle’s Tea Shoppe. This particular collection is sold out at the moment, but it was a must-have for me. I love this quote, and the rose gold foil is really pretty.
So, today’s Top Ten Tuesday challenges us to share our ten favorite bookmarks. Honestly? I have so many, I’m just going to share 10 bookmarks I like. I have bunches more, and I don’t really use a consistent bookmark. These are all great bookmarks!
You may recognize the first bookmark from the Ink & Wonder crate! Even though I don’t watch The Inhumans, I do like this bookmark a lot – Gertie is great. Ink & Wonder is the quintessential place to pick up woodmarks, if those are your thing. This was a crate exclusive, so she’s not selling them in her shop, but there are still some leftover Magical Menagerie crates for those interested!
The “My father will hear about this” bookmark isn’t that fancy, it just makes me chuckle every time I pull it to use it. This one came from the Dark Arts NerdyPost box, and it’s a nice, heavy bookmark with different prints on both sides.
Quite a few of these bookmarks are from Dreamy & Co., whose designs I enjoy a lot – I really like the typography. I remembered this quote from Turtles All the Way Down and it was part of a small indulgent bookmark buy. This is still available in their shop. I believe the Neil Gaiman quote is from Dreamy & Co. as well, but I honestly don’t remember where that one came from.
The last bookmark in this shot was one of the free included bookmarks in the now-defunct PageHabit box… but I really like this one. 🙂
This adorable little dragons bookmark came with my Flickerwix order at one point when they were doing a clear-out sale. And, honestly, I just ordered a bunch of The Princess Bride candles anyway, haha. But I think the artwork is adorable. Like Ink & Wonder, this is also a woodmark!
This next one, I believe came from a Scribbler box. If you recognize this one and I’m wrong please let me know – I’ve had it for a while and I don’t quite remember.
The Return of the King bookmark is another one from NerdyPost… and I just genuinely like this quote, it makes me smile.
Bookmark #4 is a bit different from the others in that it’s purely an art print. I mentioned her a little in my library tour, but I absolutely adore Katy Lipscomb‘s artwork. I’ve been supporting her in little bits for years – this bookmark came from the Big Cats pre-convention season grab bag and I just love the artwork. I’ve not usually interested in pure illustrations, but I really like this one.
This last one I know was from Scribbler and it was a gift set of three with writerly quotes from Stephen King, William Faulkner, and Anne Rice. I particularly like this one, because I loved King’s On Writing, and this quote makes me chuckle. Also – it sticks in my head and adverbs are one of the things I work hard to remove in editing.
This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic was “Favorite Bookmarks”. As I mentioned above, I don’t cling too heavily to bookmarks and I like all the ones I have! For me, bookmarks are more of a tool than something I collect, and almost all the ones I own came as part of a grab bag or subscription box.
Which of these bookmarks do you like best? In general, my favorite is the very first one (the Harry Potter quote on the carousel). But they’re all good in different ways! What’s your favorite bookmark? Let me know in the comments!