DomesticPapers

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

Texas, United States · 836 Sales

DomesticPapers

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

Texas, United States 836 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(181)

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
(181)
OnceThenSomething

OnceThenSomething on May 12, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

As I said in my review for the other book in this order, these are fantastic and came quickly and nicely packaged/wrapped.

OnceThenSomething

OnceThenSomething on May 12, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Both this and 'Listening For Speech Sounds' (the other part of my order) arrived quickly and in a very nice brown wrapped package with each book wrapped within that, which was a lovely touch and made it so easy to give them as gifts as intended.

bshampton117

bshampton117 on Apr 16, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

See earlier review. I asked Lee if she ever found any more ledgers like the one she had for sale in the same great condition to let me know. She promptly got back to me and said she did and even sold it at a discount!!! Now that is customer service for sure!!

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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.

  • Missy Bosch

    Designer

    Missy Bosch is my studio partner in Houston. She took my bookbinding workshop at The Printing Museum and we discovered we share a love of vintage books. Missy designed the Sewing Cradle and hand-finishes each one she cuts on laser cutter.

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