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Well, this is different! And totally cool.
Luciana Frigeri takes "recycled" books and does something magical to them to transform them into amazing works of art. I have no clue how, exactly, she does this, and I'm happy about that. They're truly wondrous creations — and, as with all magic, part of the fun is not knowing how it's done.
And they're remarkably affordable: $45–$100. Pretty great for a dazzling gift.
Oh, and she's also a superb photographer.
Brilliant low-tech, creative entertainment for children on long car drives: a fold-up fabric chalkboard!
Only $15 at Victoria's Gifts on Etsy.
Make time to play! Chalkboard Mats are fun, handmade, all-fabric chalkboard play mats that are reusable for years. You can write on them with chalk (just like a traditional chalkboard), and wipe clean with a simple wet washcloth!
This padded, pliable chalkboard can be folded, rolled up, taken on car trips, into the restaurant, hotel, home, Grandma's house, wherever!
Marmalade on cheese? Yup…says so right on the label. And it's delicious.
But this marmalade would be delicious on just about anything — rich and mellow, with undertones of mango & caramel.
I tend to prefer thin-cut marms, and this is on the chunky side, but the slices are so delicate they practically melt in your mouth.
A great enhancement to your breakfast…or cheese!
And Blake Hill also makes a bunch of other preserves, which also look wonderful.
(Available at the Lebanon Co-op…not sure where else.)