I was lucky to receive some great books for birthday gifts this year. The hands down favorite is Laduree: Sucre (the sweet recipes). What eye candy! It came all boxed up and the cover is a soft velvety fabric.
I also got the beautiful exhibition catalog for the Marie Antoinette exhibit Royal Treasures from the Louvre that was at the Legion of Honor.Paris in Color by Nichole Robertson and a lovely annotated Brothers Grimm. I love fairy tales and the annotations give nice supplemental information about variations on the stories and things like that.
I first found out about Paris in Color from her Etsy shop.
The book is laid out by color, of course and is so gorgeous.
The illustrations in the Grimm book are also inspirational...
And then a couple of garland sets and the Theatre of Dreams stationery set. I had been really excited for the stationery because everything Wendy Addison does is beautiful.
The set has letter paper, correspondence cards and stickers. Although it's all gorgeous, I was disappointed by the quality of the paper for both the set and the garlands. But, I find that really thin paper is typical of Chronicle Books stationery.
The Theatre of Dreams garland has a nice variety of fonts
And the Botanicals Garland had a few color options
Yeah, it's a lot of books and papery things, but I love it all!