The Watermark Bindery

Do you journal?  I do.  I have since I was about nine years old.  Its one of the only habits I've been able to sustain through out most of my life - well, that and eating.  A few years ago, my mother-in-law gave me a journal made the Watermark Bindery, a small business based out of Port Townsend, WA.  The journal was beautifully made, and did something wonderful: it stayed open when laid flat.  I have now scribbled my way through five of these journals.  I love them.

As you know, its black Friday.  If you want to avoid the malaise of long lines and discounted discontentment being peddled in every corner of the retail world, look no further.  These journals, address books and note books are truly beautiful, thoughtful holiday gifts.  They are lovingly handmade by a real person with a small business.  They are unique, well priced and of the highest quality.  You can buy them on the website, on Etsy or at unique small book stores and galleries around the country. (click HERE for a list).  Here is a look at the book binding process used at the Watermark Bindery.

Today, I started a new journal from the Watermark Bindery...

"What sort of diary should I like mine to be? Something looseknit and yet not slovenly, so elastic that it will embrace anything, solemn, slight or beautiful that comes into my mind. I should like it to resemble some deep old desk, or capacious hold-all, in which one flings a mass of odds and ends without looking them through." - Virginia Woolf