Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Pedal to the grindstone...

We're back, back home again from the long weekend, refreshed, rejuvenated and ready to rock n' roll! Now, nose to the grindstone! Pedal to the metal!

Um... is it lunchtime yet?

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Adelaide Alsop Robineau-

Our Book of the Day is an interesting, beautiful folio-sized magazine from an important American art potter -

Friday, May 15, 2009

Featured Book-

Please visit our new Featured Book, a charming 1849 French watercolorist's guide with hand-colored plates.

May 15 in History-

Today in History-

May 15, 1565 Henrick de Keyser, architect and master builder of Amsterdam, was born.
May 15, 1856 L. Frank Baum, American Author
May 15, 1923 Richard Avedon, photographer, was born.
May 15, 1930 –Jasper Johns, American Abstract Expressionst is born.
May 15, 1936 Ralph Steadman, British Artist/Cartoonist, was born.

It's a Cat's World-

The beauty of being a cat is that you can sit anywhere you want.

How long 'till dinner?

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Our Latest Catalog-

The anguished cry could be heard from one end of town to the other. It disturbed the cows down at the dairy 3 miles away and annoyed the crows as they finished their nests in the tall pine trees-


Yes, it was true- the Book Elves signed themselves up with a Twitter account.

There were positive sides to the ghastly news- it quickly became evident that, with the Book Elves solidly planted down at their computer screens twitting away the day, the chaos & mayhem level in the Cataloging Cave decreased remarkably, and we actually went an entire week without getting a single visit from the police or FBI.

So, despite my initial horror, there may actually be a positive side to the whole thing. And hey, now I get to call them “twits”.

But before they accumulated 32,511 “followers” on Twitter, the Book Elves finished our latest catalog-


which features 112 books and catalogs on decorative and fine arts, design, and related subjects. You may see the catalog on our website.

Printed copies are also available. Please remember to send us your postal address if you would like one.

And, if you’d like to follow to Book Elves on Twitter, don’t say you weren’t warned...

Monday, May 11, 2009

So, how do you define "healthy", anyway?

Specifically, I wonder if homemade strawberry shortcake is an acceptable Springtime breakfast. It's fruit and dairy, right?

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Bloomin' Spring-

The crab apple in full bloom in front of the cherry tree, also in full bloom, as seen from the window at the top of the stairs.