My mom has always collected antique books and I cannot count how many hours of my childhood were spent in dusty old bookshops reading in a corner and flipping through children’s books that seemed to have ghosts between their pages. I’ve always loved it when you find the shadow of a pressed pansy or fern frond or, even better, a pressed leaf or flower still intact. Those books will always be magic, but I also love the idea of having a proper kit and little frames to press your own botanical treasures found in forests and fields.
Hello! This is the second Holiday Giveaway of the week and it is from wonderful fine books publisher, Princeton Architectural Press. They’ve been around for 32 years and consistently publish some of the most interesting, beautiful and inspiring design books out there–it’s likely you already have some on your shelves! This year they released some lovely paper goods which, along with my love of books, inspired this giveaway.
P.S. Get 35% OFF at Princeton Architectural Press with code: GIVEBOOKS now thru 12/31.
➔ TO ENTER:
1. Visit Princeton Architectural Press and tell us your shop favorites in a comment below.
2. For one additional entry: Follow the step above first and then help get books into the hands of kids in need by tweeting on Twitter or pinning on Pinterest with the hashtag #GIVEBOOKS then just make sure to let me know you’ve done so in a comment below! ♥
A FEW OF MY FAVORITE BOOKS IN THE SHOP…
A SWEET DEAL: Get 35% OFF at PRINCETON ARCHITECTURAL PRESS with special promo code: GIVEBOOKS now thru 12/31/13.
DRAWING: This giveaway ends Saturday, Dec 14, at 11PM PST. The winner will be chosen at random and I’ll update this post with the name of the winner on Monday, Dec 16.
SHIPPING, ETC: US and International entries are welcome and Princeton Architectural Press will pay shipping! Int’l winner may be responsible for international duties and taxes.
YAY! The BLACK MAGIC handmade and vintage market is happening at The Cleaners at Ace Hotel this Friday, November 29. The lineup of designers and shops is fantastic: Better Late Than Never, OLO Fragrance, Tiro Tiro, Portland Apothecary, Yo! Vintage, Crazy Wind, Boet, AK Vintage, Sword + Fern and Winnow NYC. Ten super shops all under one roof with dreamy jewelry, clothing, fragrance and apothecary items. MORE INFO + SHOP PROFILES.
▵ BLACK MAGIC ▵ FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29 ▵ 11AM–6PM ▵ 403 SW 10TH AVE ▵
■ LITTLE BOXES ■ FRI. NOV 29TH + Sat. NOV 30TH ■ 10AM–7PM ■ ALL OVER PORTLAND ■
So, Little Boxes is pretty huge this year! The sweet city-wide holiday shopping event is happening from 10AM–7PM on both this Black Friday, November 29 AND Small Business Saturday, November 30, and approximately 1 bazillion amazing local retailers (give or take a dozen) are participating this year. There will be gifts, clothing, jewelry, accessories, shoes, pet supplies, paper goods, wine, bikes, housewares, gardening, craft supplies and more. Everyone will be offering at least 10% OFF and each shop can get you entered in a mega raffle for crazy amazing prizes. The more purchases you make and places you shop–the more entries you’ll get towards winning the treasure trove! AND you win by shopping local, of course. Plus, a number of shops will be serving up cider, bubbly, treats and love.
➔ MORE PDX BLACK FRIDAY FUN
♡ On Black Friday, November 29, stop by the Black Magic PDX Holiday Sale at The Cleaners at Ace Hotel! Wonderful designers and shops will be bringing the magic: Tiro Tiro, BLTN, OLO, Portland Apothecary, Winnow, Boet, Crazy Wind, AK Vintage, Sword + Fern and Yo! Vintage will be there. 11AM-6PM 1022 SW Stark St. MORE INFO.
♡ On Black Friday, Nov 29, stop by for the Made in Portland Studio Sale for Portland made apparel from Clair Vintage Inspired, Carolyn Hart Designs, She-She PDX, Hubris Apparel and Orange Exterior. Prices $5-$60. 50–85% off. Overruns, backstock and samples! Coffee and mimosa will be poured from 10AM–4PM! Nashionland 1121 N. Loring #102. MORE INFO.
♡ On Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, Supportland members will get triple points for every purchase they make at participating local small businesses. Points get you free loot! PARTICIPATING BUSINESSES.
♡ If you are already thinking about Christmas trees like I have been since, well, September, then I recommend going to the u-cut at Christmas Mountain in Scappoose where we went last year. IT’S SO FUN AND SMELLS SO GOOD. Do not be fooled by the several impostor tree farms you will encounter on your way. Make sure you park at the real deal—just keep going until you’re sure. Nov 29—Dec 22. Weds thru Sun. 25470 NW Dixie Mountain Rd. MORE INFO.
♡ The Oregon Zoo Zoolights are coming! November 29 through January 5 come see the Oregon Zoo looking even more magical decked out in over a million lights! ZooLights schedule: Sunday–Thursday hours: ZooLights gates are open from 5-8PM and guests may stay on zoo grounds until 9PM. Friday & Saturday hours: ZooLights gates are open from 5-8:30PM and guests may stay on grounds until 9:30PM. Closed Dec 24 & 25. MORE INFO.
HAPPY FRIDAY! Aren’t these photos amazing?? I want to get in a time machine and go to this party in 1965! Oh, just to hang out with sweet French singer, actress and model Zouzou (Danièle Ciarlet), Andy Warhol, Edie Sedgwick and Catherine Deneuve at a flat on Rue Princesse in Paris. With bunnies. WHAT. Have a lovely weekend–I hope it’s this fantastique!
➔ SOME WONDROUS LINKS…
▲ Make sure to enter my CRAFT & CULTURE GIVEAWAY! Hana’s selection is so amazing.
▲ If you love beautiful handmade leather goods–come enter my XOBRUNO GIVEAWAY!
▲ A pretty party dress.
▲ A huge roundup of delicious HOT CHOCOLATE RECIPES! YUMMMMMM.
▲ This Earl Grey tea sounds SO GOOD. And the packaging is lovely!
▲ These polka dot mugs always cheer me up.
▲ Cute gingham flannel pajamas.
▲ A cozy polka dot flannel robe.
▲ I LOVE my slippers.
▲ I love this lip balm.
▲ This face cleanser sounds nice.
▲ I’ll be trying this face serum next!
▲ I wanna listen to tunes with these pretties.
▲ Pumpkin Mac.