A few weeks back I received a big box ‘o Quarto Publishing Group USA goodies, fresh off their Spring ’15 list. Brimming with flora & fauna as well as wisdom, all are perfect for mom, or a little self-splurge!
Feathered Friends Notes & Nature Walk Notes are a sturdier alternative to notepads, and ideal for those of us (such as myself) who get a handle on their day by making a good list. Each decorative box features a lid with a magnetic closure & is filled with 250 decorative note sheets. Both are illustrated by Eloise Renouf, author of 20 Ways to Draw a Tree. $8.99 each.
The Spring Daisy Journal features full-color artwork by Jane Dixon on every page, including eight illustrated inspirational quotes. My favorite, from Rilke, feels so suited to April: “It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” $12.99.
Vintage Flower Seed Packet Note Cards feature seed package designs from antiquity, all tucked in hinge-lidded gift box. Five each of four designs, with each featuring a description on the back of the image’s source. $14.99.
This wee (6.25″ square) gift book, Wear Gratitude (Like a Sweater), features sweet illustrations and lettering by Susa Talan to give dimension from quotes from the likes of Virginia Woolf, Hans Christian Anderson, Emerson, Dalai Lama and many more. $12.99.
Finally, I am really enchanted with these Beautiful Botanical Paper Placemats from Lisa Congdon — TPC readers may remember her from Mohawk Maker #5. Now her lovely work can grace your table! The pad holds eight of six mesmerizing images — you can mix them up or use one design. $14.99.
Thank you so much Quarto for sending these my way! You can see it all (and much more) for yourself at Quarto’s booth at National Stationery Show, #1654.