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Thursday, 12 June 2014

A Novel Gift: Beautiful Presents & Affordable Art

In our living room we have a feature wall. Not the kind that is covered in a bold, flocked wallpaper, but one that is filled with a whole heap of mix-matched framed pictures. Some are more valuable than others - in the money sense as well as the sentimental sense - but all have a meaning and are special to us in their own individual way.

Up there so far, from left to right, we have:

A photo of us all at Land's End, Cornwall, taken on our honeymoon last year,  seven lucky four leaf clovers, an embroidered keepsake from our wedding, a copy of an old photograph of our house, taken in 1900, two hand painted dandelions, a personalised illustration of the church where we got married and a limited edition print of a stormy bay in Cornwall by the amazing artist David Pearce, which we bought on our honeymoon.

Currently waiting to go up are a new professional photo of the girls, which we've just had framed, a framed £1 note which we coincidentally found in a junk shop just minutes after reminiscing about the old days of 'paper pocket money' and these two gorgeous fox prints......

They're from a lovely online gift shop called A Novel Gift which is run by Laura Jane Emsley and which sells beautiful handmade gifts and cards with a difference; everything is inspired by classic works of fiction - and some are even made from them!

I have a bit of a thing for foxes, and a bit of a thing for English Literature, so ordered these two different fox cards from the store with the intention of having them framed. The first is printed on a page from Arthur Conan Doyle's 'Sherlock Holmes' and the second on a page from Charles Dickens' 'Oliver Twist', two of my favourite novels. As each card is hand made, when I ordered them I requested that they come without a birthday message like you'll see on the website - so they are just perfect for our wall. Plus, being greetings cards, they cost just £3.50 each which is a total steal when it comes to art work!

My next mission is to try and find the perfect frame. I have visions of one, double frame for both pictures but don't seem to be able to find any that fit square prints and mounts - has anyone seen anything like that on their travels? xo

Laura Jane also writes a blog herself; you can take a look here.

DISCLAIMER: We were sent two greetings cards from A Novel Gift free of charge.

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