Last summer my mom picked up some classic puzzles for the older grandchildren. Just the cardboard variety on hand at the neighborhood toy store. You know, scenes of golden retrievers by a lake. The kind the whole family can work on together. As a visual person, the images didn't motivate me much.
But these stunning all-wood jigsaw puzzles from Anthropologie could hold my interest. Once finished, I'd be tempted to leave them out on a table in the living room. Unfortunately the price tag is not exactly recession-friendly: $148 per puzzle. For the person who has everything though, what a gift. Shown at top is the 491-piece Plum Blossom puzzle inspired by classic Japanese woodblock prints. Shown second is a recreation of John James Audubon's Carolina Parakeet.
If you are an Audubon fan, click here to read about Mr. Catesby.
Many thanks to Janet Blyberg for reminding everyone that yesterday was Audubon's 224th birthday. Click here for the details.