Bookends

I previously wrote about an ornament I didn’t like – the Toby Jug.  Today I am going to tell you about a couple of things that I like.  One of the things I inherited from my parents (Gordon and Enid Dinnis) that I really like are a pair of wooden bookends in the design of toilets!  They have always made me smile, they are quirky and fun and I love it when someone opens the little door without knowing what to expect inside!  They have been in the family as long as I can remember, standing on the sideboard with my mother’s Bibles and religious books standing in between them.  I don’t know where they came from, but they are well loved.

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About Jackie Dinnis

Welcome to my blog where I am enjoying meeting my family - past and present - one at a time. Join me as I learn who my ancestors were, where they lived, what their occupations were and what everyday life was like for them.
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10 Responses to Bookends

  1. Sean Johnson says:

    Wonderful! I’ve always had a passion for good bookends (it seems like they’re getting harder to find), and I love these–thans for sharing. Cheers.

    • Hi, I love your site! Of course, because I love bookends I love books and reading too 🙂 I’m having a John Irving phase at the moment, but coming from Brighton I also love Graham Greene’s ‘Brighton Rock’!

  2. Those are so unpredicatable and charming. Love that the bookends also bring memories of your parents — funny that they never said where they found them in the first place. Have never seen anything like them.

  3. Colleen says:

    My husband has a pair of ceramic salt shakers that would go with your bookends & that I’d gladly get rid of! ha!

  4. Sue Woodland says:

    Love these bookends. Not only did Nannie have an outside toilet with a wooden surround, but do you remember the Izal toilet paper Jackie? It was scratchy, non absorbent and quite frankly, useless for its intended purpose. I wonder if you can still buy it? Surely no-one uses it these days. I must remember to look next time I’m in the supermarket. For those too young to remember Izal, it was rather like tracing paper!!

    • Yes, I remember the paper – dreadful! Nannies toilet was strange wasn’t it, I remember it as a smooth plank of wood with a hole cut in it. I didn’t go in there very often!

  5. Sue Woodland says:

    That describes it exactly. I always checked for spiders before entering, and didn’t really like going in there!

  6. Moises Garza says:

    Saw your blog listed at Geneabloggers, congratulations. Just what ever you do keep blogging it is very rewarding and you will soon meet new cousins.

    Take care,

    Moises Garza
    We Are Cousins – My personal blog about South Texas and Northeastern Mexico GenealogyMexican Genealogy – Blog where I help anyone with Mexican roots get started with their family history.

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