If you’re looking for something a little different in a baby book, then
you can’t get much sweeter than the 100th Anniversary Edition
Mother Stork’s Baby Book. It’s a world away from contemporary baby books and its original antique typeface and illustrations by Albertine Randall Wheelan are
simply charming with their turn-of-last-century feel.
Each lovingly made, archival quality book contains poetry from famous wordsmiths including
Lewis Carroll, Eugene Field and Robert Louis Stevenson. Like the 1904 edition, it is hardbound and covered in linen cloth,
with a lovely dust jacket for extra protection.
Every care has been taken with ensuring that the Mother’s Stork
Baby Book will endure
and stay beautifully preserved. Each book is wrapped in acid-free tissue paper
and placed in its very own box. No detail has escaped attention – also
included is a gel pen and 240 acid-free photo corners, as well
as a gift tag. It’s a complete gift, finshed off with beautiful striped
ribbon – all you have to do is write on the tag!
of this heirloom baby book came about in 2004, when Elizabeth Brantley
discovered her Grandmother’s original Mother’s Stork book filled in by her Great Grandmother. From that
moment, she set about reproducing it – the fact that it’s now in its
third printing is an indication of its huge success! She is now
branching out into creating other beautiful products for babies.
From Kistner Supply, who will happily ship to Australia for about
US$40. The book retails for US$135 and co-ordinating prints are available for the nursery
for $185, or two for $150 each. The site has a wonderful page by
page view of the book, so you can see exactly what you’re getting.