I went to the Spruce Meadows Christmas Market this weekend with the sole intention of visiting the Phasha booth. You will remember I fell in love with these journals when I first discovered them in October of last year. I was invited to the market this year and I immediately went to the website and wrote down the number and location of the Phasha booth. And as it turns out they were almost the very first booth I bumped into. πŸ™‚

cover tied

You can immediately tell this is in the same family as my previous purchase mentioned in the Oct 28/12 post. But this journal is much bigger. While the previous one was 9′ x 9′ this baby is 8′ by 13′. I think it looks like something out of Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings. Love it.

I do prefer the brass clasps (see previous post again) but the tie isn’t as annoying as I thought it would be.

closeup of stone

A closeup of the stone in the middle of the cover. No idea what kind of stone it is. But soooo pretty.

first page

The first page. I love the unfinished-ness about it – so easy to see that it is made by hand.

flap detail

Flap detail.


Inside the first signature. I was really excited when the fellow at the booth told me this was one of two journals he had in stock with lined pages. Most of their journals are unlined.

back cover

The beautiful back cover.

all three together

Had to put the three of these together. The little one isn’t Phasha, I’m not sure who makes it but it is similar to the other two and I thought it belonged in the photo. You can read my post about the little one here.

I’m not sure yet what I will use the new Phasha for. I fear it is another “too beautiful” candidate and will remain pristine for a while. No matter what it looks amazing on my shelf!Β 

If you stumble upon any Phasha notebook and it fits your budget please support this very worthwhile company.