As happens from time to time, I am making a short diversion away from the ‘bookish’ posts you will usually find here, to share one of my other pastimes with you.
Yes! I am a not so secret dissectologist – or someone who enjoys jigsaw puzzle assembly.
DOMESTIC DIVA by RAVENSBURGER
Unfortunately, due to the age of this long retired jigsaw, no magnified image of this item was available
A woman’s work is never done, but this doesn’t seem to worry the ladies illustrated on this puzzle, who all appear to be having a great time!
This tongue-in-cheek montage is based on illustrations and advertisements from the 1960s and is a great gift for any modern day domestic goddess.
Artwork for this puzzle is by Kim Minichiella and Kate Ward Thacker, two former Disney designers who have remained firm friends, even though they now live many miles apart. They are both inspired by their love of vintage images and styles and are both keen collectors of what they call “miscellaneous doo-dads”
THE READING ROOM by RAVENSBURGER
Clicking on the Amazon link will enable you to magnify individual areas
Historically, Reading Rooms were often found in towns and villages and were places where residents could read books and periodicals of the day. The British Museum boasts one of the most famous Reading Rooms in the world – a place full of amazing publications. The room depicted on this puzzle is a much smaller and intimate space… somewhere to take a break from the world and delve into the world of literature. We love the vintage books, old shop fittings and all the paraphernalia scattered on the table and comfy sofa. Is this room in someone’s house or a warm and welcoming space in a public building or shop? We don’t know. All we know is that we’d love to spend some time there!
Artwork for this puzzle is by Edouard. Born in 1984, Edouard studied at the Academy of Arts and the Faculty of Graphics in Kharkiv, Ukraine. He has long been inspired by the work of 15th century artist Albrecht Durer, and spent the early part of his career working for numerous magazines before moving into creating high quality graphics for computer games. He now lives in Poltava, having moved from Donetsk after the war with Russia in 2014. He is married and has a family.
Ravensburger AG is an international group with a long tradition and solid values. Its mission is “Playful Development”. The company’s most important brand mark is the blue triangle, which stands for fun, education, and togetherness.
Ravensburger is one of the leading brands for puzzles, games, and activity products in Europe as well as for children’s and youth books in the German-speaking region. Toys with the blue triangle are sold worldwide, and the international brands BRIO and ThinkFun supplement the Group’s portfolio.
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Almost all of my jigsaws are charity shop purchases, so I am always at the mercy of the previous owners, as to whether or not they have donated a complete item, although to be fair, it is not very often that I am disappointed.
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I personally do not agree with ‘rating’ a purchase, as the overall experience is all a matter of personal taste, which varies from person to person. However some review sites do demand a rating value, so when this review is posted to such a site, it will attract 5 out of 5 stars for quality, complexity and enjoyment, plus value for money.