Friday, 10 February 2012

A JOURNAL FOR VALENTINE'S DAY - CONFESSIONS OF A LADY

"Confessions of a Lady - a boudoir book or pillow book - a journal with a difference

I've just put this up into my Etsy shop  SOLD

Heavily romantic, lots of black lace, organza ribbon and a rather gorgeous gold-leaf screen printed handmade paper (Paperchase, London - just couldn't resist it....) Reminiscent of the courts of Marie Antoinette and the Medicis...

Confessions of a Lady - detail view, showing the cross-binding on the spine and some of that gorgeous black lace ...

I'm really pleased with this one, definite overtones of the boudoir! In Japan back in the days of the Samurai, court ladies used to have pillow books, to record dreams and aspirations ... we'd call them journals today.

Confessions of a Lady - detail view, showing the black lace behind the title, the hand-tinted image matted to gold card and layered to black suede finish card, vintage photo corners, mini brads etc

I have to say I rather like the idea of keeping a special book under my pillow (for those 3am brilliant flashes of genius we can never quite remember in the morning.) Mine would probably be bookbinding formats, but yours might be something much more interesting, romantic: secrets, dreams and aspirations...

As Valentine's Day is fast approaching, you've still got time to make a pillow book of your own (or buy one and decorate the cover). A great idea for a present for your loved one... and a lot more original than a card and chocolates.

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Finally, please visit Beverly at How Sweet the Sound to see all the other wonderful Pink Saturday posts!

I'm also linking to Tablescape Sundays for the first time. Thanks so much to The Tablescaper for inviting me!

13 comments:

  1. Happy Pink Saturday Susie Sweetie...
    What a gorgeous share today. Your journal is absolutely exquisite. I love it. I love the black lace and of course the writing - confessions of a lady. It is so romantic and beautiful. You create the most beautiful things my friend.

    Thank you so much for sharing with me this evening. Have a glorious weekend. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

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  2. Love it!!!!
    HPS!
    Enjoy your weekend!
    Smiles~

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  3. Hi Susie,

    Happy Pink!

    Your site looks wonderful and I know you are glad to be some place that works! Blogger is on a one way mission to get people on their Google+ social network. I guess you read about the Google Friend Connect not being available to any blogs except Blogger as of March 1?

    Anyhow, your design is so clean and pretty...
    Drop by to see me sometime...I miss you. ♥

    Hugs,
    Steph ♥

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  4. Happy Pink Saturday! I love your journal, I really like the sound of "pillow book." If I kept one it would be similar to the one you keep in content. ((smiling)) I love your binding. Happy Valentine's Day. Joyous Wishes, Linda
    PS. I'm going to try to follow you, if I can figure it out how on your blog. I'm sure I will.

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  5. Wow, this is gorgeous! So glad I saw you at Beverly's Pink Saturday. ~Diane (I am #16)

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  6. Happy Pink Saturday Susie
    Divine.
    You captured the essence of the Medicis to perfection.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  7. Fabulous post for Valentine's day. I love your pink!

    Flamingo Love is my one of my pink this week. Have a great weekend.

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  8. I love the journal. Definitely very romantic and I love the colors and theme. I keep a dream journal so I think I'll have to check out your Etsy store and see what inspires me. Thanks for sharing. So glad I found your blog.

    Hugs, LisaKay

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  9. Lovely. Why don't you link your post to Seasonal Sundays?

    - The Tablescaper

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  10. Thank you so much! This is my fave album to date, definitely.

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  11. Just take a look on my Follow page - lots of ways to follow a blog! I'd love it if you can. Glad you like the pillow book idea - I always get my best ideas in the middle of the night when I'm half asleep.. then promptly forget them again, lol.

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  12. I just have! Thank you SO MUCH for inviting me.

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  13. I'm so happy that you decided to join Seasonal Sundays. Hope you'll be here next week too!

    - The Tablescaper

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