Monday, February 23, 2009

Novel Idea

Using vintage botanicals and original designs, Southerner Gillian Dewberry has turned her inspiration of the beachy outdoors into real page-turners. The handmade, environmentally friendly leather and paper journals feature silkscreened covers, acid-free papers bound with natural beeswaxed linen thread, and—a doodler's must—open flat so you can sketch well into the margins!


I can't imagine a more fitting vacation journal or wedding guest book ...but it's actually more difficult to think of a reason not to use one of these novel ideas.

14 comments:

Dionne said...

These are lovely. I love the line drawings!

Kwana said...

These are beautiful. Nice find.

Joyce said...

Courtney, I hope you had a great weekend!

This are so precious!

simply seleta said...

I just discovered Gillian's beautiful things a few weeks ago. Aren't they wonderful! I've been enjoying her journal for a while now, it's amazing and so well made!

Karen said...

I love how they're 'beachy' without being 'beachy'. So elegant and pretty!

Sarah Danielle: Jeune Marie said...

These are absolutely stunning Courtney! Thank you very much for posting, I think the Octopus print journal would be a perfect birthday gift for my mother.

jae said...

I just spoke with Gillian last Friday. A certain someone connected us and I am thrilled to be adding her gorgeous journals to my site.

Courtney said...

Oh my gosh Jodi! That is so very exciting and her books are a perfect addition.

Courtney said...

Her journals are beautiful-- I love the crinkled texture of the leather in the first photo!

Courtney said...

Me too Courtney! That's my absolute favorite one.

Jules from "The Roost" said...

I love the modern twist she puts on them.

Miss Aimee said...

love love love your blog!!!!!!!!!

pve design said...

makes me want to collect them, like shells -

Sarah Kenney said...

A Louisiana native myself, then off to NY, now recently moved to H-town in Texas - I knew immediately what "inside the loop" meant. Oh, how I wish we had done that instead of the "burbs". Your blog looks so interesting. I'll be checking it out! Thanks!