Norsk Overraskelse

Aesthetic obsession can be handy when trolling ebay for ideas -- it's an utter detriment when actually bidding (one would think!).  For all the lack of attention I pay to the small print, it's a miracle that I haven't been burned more than once or twice.  Today, I was actually blessed.  Last week I bid on this nice 1930s "document holder."  The photos showed it wrapped around some, well, documents.  Old leather? Documents? Sold!  It arrived today.  The document holder is actually a beautiful leather gaiter...and the documents (which did come with it) were these wonderful magazines celebrating Crown Prince Olav and Crown Princess Märtha of Norway's 1939 visit to Duluth -- all in Norwegian. Snakke om kongelige luck!