Young or old, who doesn't love a butterfly? This fun sticker book will get kids excited about their garden friend pollinators, while kids-at-heart will find themselves adorning packages, letters and anything they can with these beautiful, colorful stickers. Butterflies of the World.
Gift cards have become a popular holiday gift option, especially for those on your list who are difficult to shop for. Instead of purchasing a gift-card case, tuck them into a small, vintage book. It's even better if the book relates to something the recipient enjoys. Books also make a great holder for cash gifts.
To create a space where learning is encouraged, a small library of baby books was installed next to a comfortable rocking chair. The book ledges keep reading materials right at the fingertips, providing easy access for even the smallest of readers.
This may look like an elegant library in a private club or grand Newport mansion, but it’s actually an addition to a one-story, Mediterranean-style home in a small California town, added on where other people might have built a garage or game room. Patterned after a library in an Austrian monastery, the room was built to hold the homeowner’s thousands of volumes, as well as emphasize family commitment to literature and education, creating a reading respite and escape from a high-tech, digital world.
David and Danielle Hulton opened a bookstore named for Ada Lovelace, a pioneering woman in the fields of math and science. They wanted to relocate and knew that having a unique approach to the project was going to be key to the bookstore’s success. Retail can be a tough nut to crack, and to build a sustaining community of customers would be important.
To add height to the space and add visual interest to the corner, a wooden book tower was added. This is an excellent way to allow your favorite hardbacks to serve double duty as accessories. The best way to showcase books in a timeless manner is to remove the book jackets, keep them stored away and let the true colors of the books shine.
It’s hard to remember everyone who attended your wedding. Turn a plain book into a photo book where guests can snap a picture with a Polaroid and write a personal message to the newlyweds. Down the road, you’ll enjoy flipping through the snapshots of your family and friends.
Turn your guest book into a game of Jenga for your guests by having them sign a wooden block and putting it back without knocking down the other blocks. Even after the wedding, you will have a fun backyard game to play with your new spouse, family and friends.
Gather fabric squares in your favorite patterns and a few permanent markers for guests to write their message to the happy couple. After the wedding, have a family member or sewing shop put together the pieces to make a quilt that will be cherished for years to come.
Love to cook? Instead of writing down their words of wisdom and congratulations, have friends and family write down their favorite recipe and put it in a recipe box. To keep the cards organized, use labels to separate appetizers, main courses, beverages and desserts.
For the wine connoisseurs, select your favorite bottle for guests to write on with a gold or silver permanent marker. When you open it is up to you – but it could be a neat memory to open the bottle on your first anniversary. Once the bottle is empty, rinse with soap and water, let it dry and display it on a mantel or bookshelf as a keepsake.