My markers - what a joy they are, I love all the different colors. They aren't expensive but actually they're for children. The colors are so amazing and it's so much fun to make a line over my journal page or a squiggle and see where it takes me.
Then there are my cookbooks. Mine, I'm sure like yours, grow more precious as the years go by. The first one, covered with rose fabric, is the Wyoming cookbook that Mother gave me. The other one covered with ratty paper is the one that I put my collection in of favorites. It's not terribly organized even though I try all the time. Recipes just seem to get stuffed in there as I use them.