Wednesday, January 10, 2007

A Beautiful Book......

I will tell you about Vera later....but....Vera works at the local Borders and I happened on to her yesterday while looking for some books for my daughter-in-law! Knowing that we were both artists, Vera wanted to show me a few new books that would tickle my creativity:) Reminding me a little of Nick Bantock's "Griffin and Sabine Books".....this wonderful journal of Beatrix Potter is chocked full of reproductions, photos, writing and memoriabilia. The research done in order to produce this masterpiece is listed in the back and is quite impressive. It is a large and padded book much like the a real vintage journal might be. I thought I would share a bit from the inside as well. Of course, I made a purchase! This will probably be the first of many since I think it would be a perfect grandma gift:)



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12 comments:

Kali said...

Just dropped by to say g'day and thank you for your lovely comment over on my blog! I couldn't believe it when I saw the picture on your post today. Just this morning I picked up and admired this same very book at a local bookstore!!
P.S. Happy Anniversary to both you and your husband...you both sound very lucky to have each other.

Hanna said...

Oh, wow that book looks so jummy I could eat it! :-) I adore Beatrice Potters's animals!

carolyn said...

Now it's time to see the movie---Miss Potter.

Mary Timme said...

I love this book. I recently saw a TV program on Beatrix Potter and it was really interesting. Made me want to know more about her. What a fun lady she must have been. I think I'll go to Borders tomorrow and see if they have it in. Thanks, Linda.

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

Oh that is a real-mccoy-of-a- scrapbook-artbook-love-book-me- wanna-buy-it-book!!

Joan said...

My daughter just read a biography of Beatrix Potter and loved it--so I bought her this journal for Valentine's Day. Thanks for the info!!

Laura said...

OH, BOY! Hold me back, I want to rush to the bookstore right now! There is a new biography of Beatrix Potter I want right this instant too! and I want to see the movie!! Beautiful!

One Crabapple said...

ohhhh you made me want it so bad !

long time BP Fan....must...have....!!!!

Thanks Linda - will be running out this weekend. I was so excited about the movie I went to see it last Saturday...SURPRISE ! it was not playing yet ! oh well...I will try again this weekend.

One Crabapple said...

Forget it

I can't wait

going out in the rain on my lunch hour to get this

cross your fingers they have your Somerset Ish out now ((finally)) too.

Love, S.

ULLA said...

I bought this for my daughter for christmas, WE love it!!! Don't miss the new Miss Potter movie coming out, it should be wonderful!!

Carol said...

Oh I want it!

ArtsyMama said...

Of course I'm dying to know what the other books were!!!:)