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Monthly Archives: November 2015

‘This Book Belongs to” Bookplate Freebie

Are you the type of person who notices the “This Book Belongs to…” artwork found in old books? These little ownership marker bookplates sometimes include the Latin phrase Ex Libris, which literally translates to “from/out of the books.” I’ve always dreamed of one day having an Edwardian-esque library with bookshelves from floor to ceiling. You … Continue reading »

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The Topaz Story Book: Stories and Legends of Autumn, Halloween & Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! The Topaz Story Book The Topaz Story Book f

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The Lost Art of End Paper Design

End Paper Ephemera Ahh, end papers… those beautiful patterns and illustrations that quite literally used to bookend stories in the books of days gone by. How I love them. Such a silly small thing, but such a big burst of happiness for me. Like many other outstanding elements of graphic book design, end papers are … Continue reading »

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A Curiouser & Curiouser Christmas

Did you know that there are only 35 days left until Christmas?! This annoying reminder is really for me. Yes, Christmas is coming and this goose is already getting fat. The crux of my problem lies in my addiction to men, particularly those men made completely of gingerbread. These dapper little tasty bonhommes simply fling … Continue reading »

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