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#43 in an ongoing series of posts celebrating the alphabet.

from The Absurd ABC by Walter Crane, 1874 (click to see entire book)

Love this quote by Eudora Welty:

I live in gratitude to my parents for initiating me–and as early as I begged for it, without keeping me waiting–into knowledge of the word, into reading and spelling, by way of the alphabet. They taught it to me at home in time for me to begin to read before starting school. My love for the alphabet, which endures, grew out of reciting it but, before that, out of seeing the letters on the page. In my own story books, before I could read them for myself I fell in love with various winding, enchanted-looking initials drawn by Walter Crane at the head of fairy tales. In “Once upon a time,” an “o” had a rabbit running it as a treadmill, his feet upon flowers. When the day came years later for me to see the Book of Kells, all the wizardry of letter, initial, and word swept over me a thousand times, and the illumination, the gold, seemed a part of the world’s beauty and holiness that had been there from the start.

from The Book of Kells (800 A.D.)

Sigh. I know just how she feels ☺.

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#42 in an ongoing series of posts celebrating the alphabet.

When last we met in alphabet land, we were contemplating a bunch of luscious letter lollipops in an amazing array of colors and flavors.

Today, behold an exquisitely handcrafted set of edible game tiles and racks, made with pure vanilla extract and real chocolate by Andie’s Specialty Sweets of Los Angeles, California. When I first saw these at BB-Blog, I fairly swooned! These faux wood grained beauties are truly too beautiful to eat, and are a fabulous way to express a broad range of sentiments.

Tiles are 1" square, racks are regulation size.

Comes in sets of 12 tiles + 2 racks.

Andie’s also makes many other gorgeous candy and cake embellishments. I like their policy of using fair trade organic chocolate, non g.m.o. sugars and starches, and organic flavorings. Their products are also gluten free, vegan friendly, and free of hydrogenated oils, gelatin, and corn syrup.

I love these pastel Peppermint Buttons!

Can be made in any flavor (shades of coral, pink, lemon yellow, mint and sky blue).

And these very cool edible Antique Inspired Chocolate Candy Gears. I imagine architects, engineers, clockmakers and tinkerers would go crazy for them!

Comes in batches of 15.

Final Swoon: Candy Vintage Inspired Cameo Necklace! Dynamite idea for bridesmaids gifts, birthdays or Mother’s Day.

Comes with 20" silk ribbon (flavors: peppermint, lemon sorbet, butter rum and vanilla)

Okay, what’s a five-letter word for delicious?

Check out all the other goodies at Andie’s Specialty Sweets Etsy Shop. They even have some heart-stopping fungi for scientific types ☺. Enjoy!

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Certified authentic alphabetica. Made by hand just for you with love and a hundred extra triple-word squares.

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Copyright © 2012 Jama Rattigan of Jama’s Alphabet Soup. All rights reserved.

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#41 in an ongoing series of posts celebrating the alphabet.

Here is a very cool way to eat the alphabet!

2" size comes in packages of 12.

Vintage Confections makes these wonderful (custom/made-to-order) hard candy typography lollipops in plain, block, or Greek letters. They make great favors for weddings, birthdays, etc., and are unique “just because” gifts. Also great for book launch party giveaways (author’s initials). They come in different sizes and an incredible range of colors and flavors:

Amaretto, Apple, Apricot, Banana Cream (yellow), Bavarian Cream (vanilla), Blackberry, Blueberry, Bubble gum (pink), Caramel (brown/tan – light), Cardamom, Champagne, Cheesecake, Cherry, Cinnamon (hot/spicy), Cinnamon roll (sweet), Citrus Blossom, Clove, Coconut, Coffee (brown), Cotton candy, Cranberry (mild), Creme de menthe, Eggnog, Fleur de sel (see also sea salted caramel), Ginger (natural), Grape (purple), Grapefruit, Guava, Honey (yellow), Horchata (similar to a cinnamon latte), Horehound, Juicy pear, Keoke coffee (kahlua-type flavor), Key lime (natural), Lemon (natural), Lemonade, Mango, Maple (brown), Marshmallow, Peppermint, Pineapple, Pistachio, Plum, Pomegranate (mild), Raspberry (red), Root beer (brown), Salt water taffy, Sea salted caramel (brown/amber), Strawberry/kiwi, Strawberry (natural), Tangerine, Teaberry, Tropical punch, Tutti frutti, Vanilla, Watermelon (pink).

4" LOVE lollies were featured in Martha Stewart Weddings, 2011

They also have these lovely fancy filigree lollies:

3" size comes in opaque or clear candies.

And in case you were wondering, they also make numbers,

3" filigree, 3 per order.

and lots of fun novelty shapes. Couldn’t resist sharing these mustaches :):

Mustaches come 6 per order.

See all the goodies at the Vintage Confections Etsy Shop. So sweet!

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Certified authentic alphabetica. Made by hand especially for you with love and licking.

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#40 in an ongoing series of posts celebrating the alphabet.

Love these necklaces created by collage illustrator Laura Tarrish of Bridgetown Papers in Portland, Oregon. The little bottle is filled with tiny custom letters cut from silver card stock.

Buyers can specify which words they’d like inside — names of loved ones, special places, even secret messages!

You can also include a gold icon (cut from metallic card stock) with your letters.

Too Cool!

Click here to order.

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Certified authentic alphabetica. Handmade for you with love and snips.

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sweet abc

#39 in an ongoing series of posts celebrating the alphabet.

A little something to satisfy your sweet tooth: edible letters made from sugar and gelatin created by Spanish graphic and industrial designers Aranxa Esteve and Lucia Rallo.

Just my type! ☺

*licks chops*

♥ See more of their work at m-inspira.

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Certified authentic alphabetica. Handmade for you with love and boing.

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