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Welcome to Prospero's Blog! My wife Mollie and I work together in our Rough Magic studio on the coast of Maine. I've always loved old books, memorabilia, curiosities and Americana (especially 19th century dramatic literature) and am happy to share my discoveries in my Etsy Shops. Please come by and browse ~ there's just no telling what you'll find!

June 29, 2010

Prospero's First Treasury East - Wood, Wonderful Wood!

Late at night, while the household is happily a-snooze, I tiptoe into the study and, by the light of a single flickering candle, begin to explore our brand new computer.

Where do I tiptoe first? Etsy, of course, where I'm drawn like the little fluttering moth to the bright flame of Treasury East! Ah, so much to see there, so many paths to follow - some dark and mysterious, others bright and happy, still others soft and elegant ... where to begin? I think I'll click--

But wait! What's that up there in the corner? Looks like a turquoise button. Hmmmm ... buttons are to be pushed. I'll push that button ...

Hey! I spy 16 blank boxes! Hmmmm ... boxes are to be filled. I'll fill them. But what with??? Let's see ... *drum fingers on desk* ... desk? No, not 16 desks. Need some variety. Well, what's the desk built of? Wood! And I do a bit of woodworking myself.

Hang on a minute while I search ... wood-wood-wood-wood ...

Aha! Here's something! Earrings. Ok, 1 down and 15 to go ... search, search, search ...

Time passes ... tick-tock-search-tick-tock-search ... Yikes!!! *jump sky high* because the computer scares the daylights out of me when it announces in a loud voice: "It's nine o'clock."

Okay, settle down.  wood-wood-wood ...

Tick-tock-fill-a-box-tick-tock-fill-a-box ... "It's ten o'clock" ... tick-tock ... and voila!

Here's my very first Treasury East: "Wood, Wonderful Wood!"

And just in time too. The computer tells me "It's eleven o'clock" and my candle flame has just sputtered out ... *yawns*

To view this treasury, click here:
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