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I've been meaning to show you this since Christmas! I got a wonderful little gadget that I've been wanting for the longest time: an embosser!!

We have quite a few books in our house and I've always tried to put our name in the front cover~ just because I like to put my mark on things:) Sometimes that doesn't seem very attractive though, thus the embosser I've had my eye on .
This is such a neat and clean way to make sure those-who-may-borrow-your-books know where they got them. Just find the best spot (I've been sticking with the top right corner) and make your impression.
I know this may be a little hard to see, but the impression says: From The Farrell Family Library and it has a little drawing of a book.

I've got a ways to go yet on getting all of the books in our family library stamped (it's a little bit of a workout for your arm!), but I'm getting there!

For more Show & Tell visit Kelli at There Is No Place Like Home.


Jadehollow said…
Lora .. that is very nice! So much more elegant than ink stamping. Thanks for sharing.
Have a Blessed weekend.
Susan said…
Love the idea of the embosser.
Hootin' Anni said…
How cool is that?!!!!! Where do you find the office supply stores? I would love to have something like this to 'mark' my own books in our library!!!!

My Show n Tell is about our Easter Lily. If you can find some time today, stop by, won't you? Happy Friday, happy weekend.
I never even knew that you could buy an embosser for a home library book. What a neat idea.
Sandra said…
I never knew you buy an embosser either. What a great idea.
Unknown said…
A beautiful and practical gift - must remember this as a gift idea.

Very elegant.

Thanks for sharing.
Being Mrs Miles said…
Visiting from Kelli's Show and Tell!

Ohhh - what a BRILLIANT idea - I WANT ONE!!! Where do you find this?

I LOVED reading the post of the cupcakes - soooo pretty and makes me want to whip on an apron and bake up a storm!!

Thank you for sharing!
Thanks for coming by and saying hi. Your embosser is neat...but if you have a library like ours, you are going to be busy for a while!!
Anonymous said…
OHHHH I love it and I am going to have to get one....

Thanks for sharing...

Just A Gal...
Anonymous said…
What a neat and cool idea.
SmilingSally said…
I've always wanted one of those too, to make my own stationery. Thanks for sharing. Happy Show and Tell Friday. Here’s mine:
Carla said…
Now isn't this neat! I can see lots of fun to be had here:)
What a lovely way to protect loved books.

Have A Fabulous Friday
from Roberta Ann--the Raggedy Girl
Gattina said…
That's a real practical present and a very good idea to mark your books.
Reese wants one of those SO BAD! In fact, she was supposed to get one for Christmas but doesn't have it yet. Last night as we were headed to bed, I saw your post and couldn't help but rub it in a little that you got one! :)

They are really cool. Have fun with it.

Now, isn't that a dandy device! I'm going to have to look for one of those for myself.

Heather said…
very nice. what a classy way to mark your books!
Thanks for all your comments on my embosser today!:)

For those of you mom bought this one through ABC Distributing for a good price, but I'm sure you could get one at an office supply store.
Linda C said…
That is so cool! And you could emboss your own stationary!

Happy S&T!

Linda C
Betsy Brock said…
Oooh...yes, that is a wonderful gift!
What a neat gadget! I didn't know they were available, would like one myself! Thanks for sharing!

Love the cupcakes below!

Your embosser is awesome and makes identifying your books look great. Thank you for stopping by and leaving your comment!
Kindly, ldh
Susie Homemaker said…
What a neat gadget...and I just think it makes your books more personalized...

Karen said…
I love this idea!!!
Julie said…
What a great idea! I need to get one of those....Have a wonderful weekend...Julie
Ohhh...lucky girl. I've always wanted one!
steviewren said…
I bought an embosser when my daughter was getting married to put our address on the back of all the invitations. They looked so very elegant. The machine came with an insert detailing how to order other plates and a library plate was one that it offered. It's a great way to personalize everything in your library.
Unknown said…
Such a great idea. I love that its so elegant. I think I'd have to stop myself from embossing everything in the house:)
Anonymous said…
What a great idea, especially when you lend books out!
What a classy way to mark your books! Your flowers are so pretty!

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