I love the mailman this week! He brought me three very unique books I had ordered....
The first surprise was from Lala Ema and her blog- My Castle in Spain. Lala is designing some wonderful paper items and has an etsy store to purchase from. My journal came and it is even better than the photos depicted!
Lala wrapped my journal as a gift and the detail did not go unnoticed. Note the fabulous tassels on the spine of the journal.
The front design is from a postage stamp surrounded with punch work and four small beads.
The best surprise was finding the marbled paper inside!
I submitted a decorative ornament design in grisaille. It was nice to finally hold the book in my hands and see the other work submitted!
If that wasn't enough, a third package arrived yesterday! The new book on Madeleine Castaing!! This is the most comprehensive book to date on Castaing's style and life.
There are over 250 illustrations and appendix to her favorite fabric and carpet designs.
Hopefully, books are a part of your life....real books that you can hold and smell the paper. Call me a purist, but a virtual book is just not the same! Be sure to include a good book in your holiday shopping!