Thursday, October 2, 2008
Crazy Aunt Purl writes, "I ... enter people in my address book by first name, a practice which makes my mom crazy."
I loved reading this - it's such a good example of how everyone's organizing style is different.
Address books have been on my mind recently. I was brainstorming with someone about how to keep an inventory of what's stored where in her house - so she can remember where the seldom-used turkey platter is, for example. She didn't want a computer-based option, so one idea was to use an address book. The "person" could be "turkey platter" and the "address" could be something like "third shelf on the left in the garage."
And of course, I've found some lovely address books to share with you. The one above is the Celtic address book, "designed and handmade in Wales." Instead of "Address Book," you can have the Welsh "Llyfr Cyfeiriad" on the cover.
Porcupine Paper Workshop has some notable handmade address books, including this one with a Tarot design.
This address book uses handmade papers; it comes from India (big surprise) and I'm not sure how you'd get it, but the web site does have contact information.
Over on Etsy, Beth Bee Books has these card-file address books.
And finally, here's an address book made from recycled juice cartons.
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