DomesticPapers

Domestic Papers ~ Homemade Books... with a Past!

Texas, United States · 867 Sales

DomesticPapers

Domestic Papers ~ Homemade Books... with a Past!

Texas, United States 867 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(184)

Announcement   Domestic Papers mixes my lifelong love of books, papers and antique ephemera into a unique and fun 'mash-up' of Vintage Vibe handmade books I'm thrilled to share with you!

My shop is called Domestic Papers because I am a homebody artist in an explorer's body. I love to travel but even more, I love to be at home.

I find bookbinding endlessly fascinating because every book I make in my very own studio can be traced back to books made centuries ago in far away lands.

As you browse my shop, you'll see that many of my books have a history all their own thanks, in part, to the old and interesting photos, postcards, maps, and general miscellany I collect when I'm away from home.

Select a book from Domestic Papers and you'll continue the tale that I've begun. The rest of the story is up to you!
Smiles and miles,
Lee

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Last updated on May 17, 2016

Domestic Papers mixes my lifelong love of books, papers and antique ephemera into a unique and fun 'mash-up' of Vintage Vibe handmade books I'm thrilled to share with you!

My shop is called Domestic Papers because I am a homebody artist in an explorer's body. I love to travel but even more, I love to be at home.

I find bookbinding endlessly fascinating because every book I make in my very own studio can be traced back to books made centuries ago in far away lands.

As you browse my shop, you'll see that many of my books have a history all their own thanks, in part, to the old and interesting photos, postcards, maps, and general miscellany I collect when I'm away from home.

Select a book from Domestic Papers and you'll continue the tale that I've begun. The rest of the story is up to you!
Smiles and miles,
Lee

Lee Steiner

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Lee Steiner

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5 out of 5 stars
(184)
Blaire Burke

Blaire Burke on Aug 25, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This love story book is even more perfect than I thought it would be! So much detail was put into this book. I will be ordering from this shop again

Ted Sherbahn

Ted Sherbahn on Aug 6, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Fast, courteous, and lovely work! Lee is very accommodating with custom work.

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Vintage Hen and Chicks and Vintage Windy Day Tree both new in my shop today!

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The Past makes a great Present!

Even as a kid I collected old stuff. All my family did! It must be something in our blood that warms us to old, dusty, forgotten objects with the immediate thought of "I can do something with this!"

It helps tremendously that we also grew up with 'busy hands.' Always making something. Which is great because all those dusty treasures can pile up and what fun is it to keep them hidden away?

Domestic Papers combines my desire to share my vintage images and items with my love of making something new to create modern, useful books you'd be happy to use yourself or proud to give as a gift.

From the first thrill of discovering discarded pages to the satisfaction of carefully wrapping a handmade book for shipping, I find every step in my creative process to be fascinating and joyful.

So many steps are involved in bookbinding- designing a format, selecting materials, cutting, folding, gluing, sewing... and I use all archival materials so that the "homemade books...with a past" that I create today will last well into tomorrow.

Everyday, I can't wait to dig into my treasure trove of vintage maps, postcards, and ephemera and make something new. So tell me... what new/old book can I make for you?

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  • Lee Steiner

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    My books have a Vintage Vibe, no doubt due to my family of DIYers and Pickers always on the lookout for new/old inspiration. I love to mix old images, today's papers, and ancient bookbinding techniques to make something both timeless and useful now.

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