hi all, geesh, we have finally thawed out with just smatterings of snow-mounds left in parking lots. some high winds kicked in 45 to 50 mph gust over the last few days but all is well, i am thankful, we have some beautiful fir and cedars around our place here and it would be just awful to see them tumble.
so,with valentines day just around the corner, i am thinking love thoughts and have have listed a new storybook journal in my etsy shop called "romantique". this little book, "tales from shakspeare" (notice spelling) by charles lamb, was published in 1898 and measures 4.25" X 6.25".
this storybook journal has 50+ pages which include a combination of vintage lined writing, velum, sketch, linen, and watercolor papers. the covers were created from a well read 1889 shakespeare book there is a trinket cluster attached to the o-wire...
trinket cluster close up
trinket cluster which includes 3 charms a key, a music note, and a heart.
divider 1- book plate page for your name and date
each divider page has a full page pocket with a top opening, i have clipped a half circle in the top of some of the dividers other openings are just along the top edge as this front divider.
backside of divider 1
this page will open when you untie the bow
divider 2- the mail page
instead of a full page pocket, this page is divided in two with a half circle cut opening on top and a mail slit in the middle. the vintage card image creates a small pocket to hold stamps or other small essentials. there are little love tickets tucked in the pocket.
backside of divider 2
there are 2 side pockets here with a little spiral clip slipped on the top pocket.
2 more side pockets on this page with a fancy heart brad attached to the top. the page turn is light pink velvet.
backside of divider 3
2 side pockets with a folded "love meter" strip which is attached in such a way to hold papers slipped underneith it.
bingo card pocket page
vintage lace and seam binding with a bird brad and treble clef adorn this side of the vintage bingo card pocket.
the back of the bingo card pocket page
with a vintage postcard image double-sided tag tucked in a vintage lace pocket and shakespeare sonnet # 18 pinned on the front with a little heart hat pin.
there are 2 pockets here with vintage paper lace and a spot for journaling.
backside of divider 4
there are 2 coin envelope pockets attached to this page for little love notes or treasures.