Bookish Goodies: The Bookmark Edition

22 Sep

Wherefore art thou, bookmark?

Guys, I am in full-on crisis mode over here. Remember a little while ago when I confessed that I have a bookmarking scheme? It’s not really elaborate but it works for me and I’ve been adhering to it for awhile. Anyway, last weekend I MAJORLY cleaned the premises and last night when I went looking for my secondary bookmark I COULDN’T FIND IT. I looked again this morning and no dice. It’s missing. In the midst of my freak-out, I decided to check out Etsy for some bookmarkish goodness. AND HOW. There’s super creative people over there, friends, and I thought I’d share some of my favorite finds with you.

From Ozzy and Lulu‘s shop

So Ozzy and Lulu have some awesome quote bookmarks. This one, from Lord of the Rings, is one of my FAVORITE quotes ever. But they also have quotes from THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER, a YOLO bookmark, and a few others. They’re all really sharp. I love the different fonts they use.

I have a big weakness for bookmarks that are woven or made from something other than paper. I’m not a huge fan of metal bookmarks because I’m always afraid that they’ll rip something, and I think that the string bookmarks are too flimsy, but I LOVE these. I love the colors, too. Such pretty details.

From leatherandcopper‘s shop

I LOVE LOVE LOVE leather feather bookmarks. I just think they’re so cool.These look particularly awesome. Not as big a fan of the black ones, but I do like that reddish brown feather. So rustic.

From byvikINK‘s shop

Ok, so THESE BOOKMARKS I totally want. I’m probably going to buy them just because. First of all, I love this idea of a traveling bookmark. But second–and most important–of all, THEY LOOK LIKE LIBRARY CARDS. I’m dying right now. I love this retro library thing. Big fan of these.

From LaceAmour‘s shop

Isn’t this cool-looking? I love the curlycues and the texture. So pretty. And there are a few of these in different colors: yellow, pink and white, light brown. Very pretty.

From MesaDreams shop

Ah, leather. I’m sensing a pattern here because I’ve got two leather bookmarks on here already, and my primary bookmark is leather, too. But this one is fun because it’s so skinny! And I love the pattern on it.

From bethydesign‘s shop

OMG MERLIN. So ok. This designer makes a TON of these bookmarks–the two arms go over the page, and the body goes behind it so it’s kind of like a paper paperclip–in different characters. There’s Morgana, the Doctor, Sherlock, Harry Potter. All AWESOME. But these are my faves. Look at them! Arthur, Merlin, and Gwen, looking so perfect I can’t even deal.

From CastleOnTheHill‘s shop

Jane Austen characters drawn on book pages. I love the pretty colors, and seriously, these are amazing drawings. I’m not sure who is who, but I think they’re adorable.

There are TONS–literally TONS–of bookmarks on Etsy. Some of them you can even print out yourself, which is cool but sometimes I’m lazy and just want a finished bookmark already. But I think any of these would be a good replacement for my secondary bookmark, although I’m still holding out hope that I’ll find it! What do you guys think?

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8 Responses to “Bookish Goodies: The Bookmark Edition”

  1. Lea Jurock September 22, 2012 at 1:19 pm #

    Can’t beat a good bookmark! My best friend brought me back a leather one from Venice. From here: http://www.chartaonline.com/categorie-1409/LEATHER-BOOKMARK.aspx 😀

  2. Adina September 22, 2012 at 6:37 pm #

    I’m on a spending moratorium but I just gotta break it for some of those cute bookmarks 🙂

  3. lisaschensted September 22, 2012 at 10:18 pm #

    MERLIN. love that show. and those bookmarks, obv.

    And I am IN LOVE with those P&P bookmarks!

    HOW FUN.

  4. Heidi September 23, 2012 at 2:46 pm #

    Oh I love the traveling bookmarks so much!! I have to admit that I always used to use those sheets from library books as my bookmarks growing up. I’ve been really put out since they stopped using them (and yes, I LOVED seeing when the book I was reading was last read/how often/etc.). Now I just use my library receipts. Because confession: I don’t like bookmarks. *Gasp*

  5. Alyssa September 23, 2012 at 3:05 pm #

    “Not all those who wander are lost” NEED. Also, I want The Traveling Bookmarks! They look so cool!! I always say that I want to buy ALL THE THINGS from Etsy and then I never do and now I feel like I have to go on there right now and stock up…

  6. Anya September 24, 2012 at 8:29 am #

    Oo, I love bookmarks too! My friend and I make them frequently with embossing inks and powders! I made one for the fall, since I loooove the fall: http://www.onstarshipsanddragonwings.com/2012/09/23/buried-in-books-4/

  7. megtao September 24, 2012 at 12:53 pm #

    I’ve seen the Merlin ones before and have had to physically restrain myself from buying the Doctor one. ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh so coooooooooooooooooool

  8. Alexa Loves Books (@alexalovesbooks) September 29, 2012 at 8:59 pm #

    These are all so pretty! I can’t decide which one I want most. Thanks for sharing… I’m trolling Etsy for bookmarks now.

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