Thursday, November 18, 2010

WRITE A LETTER or in a JOURNAL with an Old Fashiond DIP PEN

 How long has it been since any of us has sat down
 to write a real letter? 
 Many do not even send out Christmas cards anymore!
 To receive a hand written letter in the Post is pure JOY!

                                  Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth  sure,  
                                 having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are His   II                                                                                                                                                           Timothy: 2:19..    


                           It's quite enjoyable to own family heirlooms or collect 
                             unique old pieces from treasure hunts               
 Wax sealing goes back to ancient times
  It adds a very old fashioned lovely touch


It is a very pleasurable experience writing with a Dip Pen. Just imagine
Jane Austen wrote ALL her books with one (or perhaps a Feather Quill)!

Learn about FEATHER QUILLS here:

Please don't tell BUTTERCUP that we took some of her FEATHERS!

Learn more here:


here is a great site:

(Please take the time to check out their illustrations page)

  Also Jonathan David's Uncle was a counsellor,
 a wise man, and a scribe: I Chronicles 27:32..

      Here is a nice example of dip pen writing from days gone by  from a                                        cherished inherited "Autograph Book"
        Belonging to J. Fredrick Smith 1880 
(my HubbyBear's Grandfather)

    This is an extraordinary autograph written by a good friend of  J. Fredrick
       (little would he imagine that his lovely poem would be posted for many to see on day)!

                                                     We may write our names in albums 
                                                     We may trace them in the sand
                                                     We may chisel them in marble
                                                     With a firm and skillful hand
                                                     But the pages soon are sullied
                                                     Soon each name will fade away
                                                     Every moment will crumble
                                                     Like all earthly hopes decay
                                                     But dear friend there is an album
                                                     Full of leaves of snowy white
                                                     Where no name is ever tarnished
                                                     But forever pure and bright
                                                     In that book of life God's album
                                                     May your name be penned with care
                                                     And may all who here have written
                                                     Have their names forever there

My Great Grandmother Mary Hawkins kept a Prayerful Journal
How Honored I am to have it

The smudges on the pages are from tears wept over the loss of her only (child) son
from Tuberculosis at  the age of  42

For this is a covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after
those days, saith the Lord;
I will put my laws into their mind,
and write them their hearts;
Hebrews 8:10...

Here are some wonderful examples of penmanship some famous illustrators

Some nice sites about the history of paperweights:

 Pictures by Linnie Nolan of the Bleat'n Hum Baa Farm'n Fiber

an interesting site about the demise
of handwriting

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There are some wonderful examples of
"Dip Pen" Handwriting by Beatrix Potter


Beloved, I wish above all things
that thou mayest prosper
and be in health,
even as thy soul prospereth.
                                     3 John 1:2
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