Friday, December 9, 2011

Look What I Got!

This gorgeous datebook journal by Greg Johnson has been on my mind since my sister-in-law gave one as a gift to her mother a few years ago. Since then I’ve not been able to get my hands on one—until now. When it arrived in my mailbox I was like a little child, tearing away at the packaging to get a peek inside. The calendar brings to mind a gently worn book. Inside are lovely seasonal works of art, along with inspirational quotes.

This would make a wonderful Christmas present for someone special. You can get the 2012 calendar here at Curious Sofa. I just received word from Debbie that she received a shipment of 40 journals. They go fast so get them before they’re gone. And while you’re there, check out the lovely Curious Sofa blog. Debbie offers delightful found goods, along with other treats and eye candy there. Thank you Debbie, for letting me use your photos!

And check out these beautiful beads from Sue Beads. I fell in love with her sweet glass headpins and just had to have some. While I was there, the bead sets caught my eye, and somehow fell into my cart as well.

A while back I won these lovely pendants from Kristi Roeder with Artisan Clay. That round one has chipped glass in the middle, and the photo doesn’t do it justice. It reminds me of a hidden pool tucked away in a forest, and illuminated by a beam of sunlight from above.

And this amazing pendant came from Staci Louise. She makes the most amazing, unique jewelry and components. You just have to check out her etsy shop! Have you ever seen such a great piece? Look and the wonderful texture and patina! I was lucky enough to snatch it up before anyone else got it.

This has nothing to do with the current subject, but it’s something you will want to check out. Heather from Post Road Vintage is hosting a great giveaway of a $50 gift certificate to Urban Farmgirl’s etsy shop. I’ve got my eye on a few items, like an antique crayon box and other goodies. There’s seven, yes seven ways to win! How fun is that!

And last but not least, please scroll down to yesterday’s post about artists helping artists.

Wishing you a delightful weekend filled with candy canes, cocoa, twinkle lights, and warm hugs.


Tricia said...

Oh my goodness, that journal is so beautiful.

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Robin Johnson said...

Oh how gorgeous! How nice it will be to record your thoughts in such a beatiful book.

Cindy said...

Alice, so many pretty things in one post!! A gorgeous art journal, new beads (and I love those colors in Sue's beads!), and handmade components...looks like the Christmas gifts came a little early at your house! :-)

Lori Anderson said...

OMG I love that datebook!