Over the past few weeks I have been collecting a few sets of vintage metalwork stamps in preparation for stamping the bamboo hearts.
When this set arrived on Saturday all rusty and in need of a good clean, I couldn't help but wonder about their history. What have they stamped before? Where have they been?
I love to think of the stories that might have been, don't you?
My engagement & wedding rings are vintage. One from either side of the world, but strangely made in the same year - 1951. There is a scratch in my engagement ring, it was there when we bought it in Australia, and almost every day I wonder how it got there. What was the story, who did it belong to, what were they doing when it happened. I love it. I love that little scratch.
And these stamps, I love them too. And I'll probably wonder every time I use them what their story is.