wanderingmermaid's Shop Announcement

❤❤ Welcome to Wandering Mermaid! ❤❤


Come wander through my collection of handmade vintage-inspired treasures. All my items are made with loving care, one at a time, and no two are exactly the same!

Each book is my original design and is lovingly assembled by ME! I handcut my own acid-free archival boards and then cover them with beautiful papers that I collect from my travels around the world. My first love is vintage and vintage-look papers. Each book is delicately and lovingly cut, sewn and bound by hand. Please allow at least one week for these books to be made.
✩Antiqued Journals: Each page of the Antiqued Journals are delicately treated and dried to give them a lovely vintage look. There are ragged edges, light distressing, and other details added that make it look like it's been sitting in the corner of the Antique Book Store for centuries! Made with the highest quality bookmaking materials, they are works of art in themselves! Each book has a theme with a variety of vintage illustrations, quotes, folklore and facts throughout their pages. See listing of each book for specific details. Almost any book in my shop can be "antiqued".
✩Theme Journals: Each Theme Journal has a special theme or idea and, like the Antiqued Journals, are filled with pages of vintage illustrations, quotes, facts, and folklore. See each listing for their particular details. Pages are left clean and crisp with plenty of blank pages to add your own writings, sketches, and dreams!
✩Everyday Journals: these journals are the same size as the Theme and Antiqued Journals but are simply made with no frills, so they can be priced less. They are perfect for someone who loves to have a notebook to jot down thoughts, sketch ideas, or plan journeys but also loves something unique and handmade. Everyday Journals are made with recycled board, recycled acid free white paper, and come in a variety of colors. The first page of each book has a vintage bookplate image that matches the cover paper color and the rest of the book is left blank for you to fill in with your special thoughts. Perfect for a first diary or pocket notebook.THESE JOURNALS ARE NOT ALWAYS LISTED IN MY SHOP SO PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU WOULD LIKE MORE INFO ON THEM.

The wonderful and whimsical APOTHECARY, where you never know what you will find in a bottle!! All of Mermaid's Magical Bottles are filled with a variety of fun and beautiful materials, often things from my own garden, AND, of course, your imagination! I have "retired" several bottles so if you don't see one you really wanted, please send me an email and I may be able to make one for you if I still have the materials. RETIRED: Vampire Bites, Butterfly Kisses, Fairy Whispers, Fairy Dust.
SEASONAL: Ice Princess Tears, Snow Queen Snow

These mysterious, unique cards have mystical images on one side and antiqued paper fortunes on the other side. Cards are on sturdy matte board and cut by hand. There are several themes to choose from and new ones coming all the time! A fun and unique idea for your next party or special event.

❥SHIPPING: BOTTLES and FORTUNE TELLER CARDS are usually shipped within 3-5 business days. BOOKS are usually shipped within 5-7 business days. Multi-item orders and custom orders take longer and times vary. If you need your items by a certain date, please contact me before ordering and I can give you an approximate shipping date.

They may seem larger in the photos than you might think. Measurements of items are mentioned in the listing, please double check! If you have any questions, please contact me BEFORE ORDERING!

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I teach classes and workshops in Northern California on bookmaking, illustration and other crafts and would love to see you there! Please see listings at