10 January 2011

Ancient Gardens, Baroque Villas, Carnevale, Medieval Rome...


...is my inspiration for a new collection of one~of~a~kind matchbook style pocket books I have listed in my Etsy shop and on My Front Porch.* 

Pretty and practical, they fit perfectly in your handbag, tote, or coat pocket.  And with twenty pages of 50 pound acid free sketch paper they are a lovely booklet for sketching an idea or jotting down a note.

Each is made using recycled commercial wall covering samples for the cover stock. As an interior designer I have access to some fabulous products and when they are discontinued, I get to keep them! These elegant wall papers are so durable you can even wipe them clean with a damp cloth if your latte should spill on the cover.

This first series of note books are Italian inspired with patterns, textures, and motifs reminiscent of the renaissance, medieval Rome, glazed stucco, ancient gardens, San Gimignano rose quartz, and frescoed walls.

Ancient Gardens

 
Venetian reds, soft pink stucco of Baroque villasmossy greens of ancient Italian gardens, Amalfi coastal blues, opulent gilded goldsTuscan sunflower yellows, rich espressos, and the creamy shades Carrera marble are some of the monochromatic colour schemes chosen for this collection.

Botticelli Rose

 
Both the inside and outside cover are finished with the pretty paper. Inside the front cover there is a small rhinestone embellished pocket filled with five two-inch square notes ~ just the right size to pen a phone number.

Creamy Carrera

 
The booklets are bound with a coordinating ribbon tied in a bow and a delicate scalloped edge is hand cut along one edge of the booklet where it folds over and “locks” shut with a Velcro dot.

Espresso Bean


They are sold in sets of five monochromatic colours and make wonderful brides gifts, hostess gifts, party favors, and amenities for an overnight guest.

If you have any special requests, I am happy to work with you in selecting colours, patterns of paper, or personalizing ~ just let me know.  I have a terrific collection of these papers right now ~ but they will not last long!

Hope you like them and thank you for your visit, as always.

Ciao amici,
Suzanne


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*If you purchase them from My Front Porch, there is a discount as I do not have to pay any Etsy fees!


2 comments:

Amber said...

Beautiful work Suzanne! Found your BLOG via Romantic Homes... have you on my list of faves! :) Amber

Italian Girl in Georgia said...

Hi Amber,

I am so glad you found me and left a comment. Now I am off to visit you!

Ciao bella,
Suzanne

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