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Tucked In: Book By Meredith Gaston

April 9, 2011

I received the most beautiful little package on my door step yesterday from the Kindergallery. It’s a darling book called Tucked In written by Meredith Gaston who is an Illustrator/writer, and published by Penguin Books. It even comes with it’s own bookmark “tucked” into the jacket of the book. Brilliant! Would you like to see a glimpse? This should come with a warning though: scroll down and die of the cuteness, which will result in purchasing the book. But that’s okay, Meredith would like that and someone with her talent should be supported so she can keep making more books that we can cuddle in our beds at night with a cup of chamomile tea with honey in hand….

Tucked In: Book By Meredith Gaston

Tucked In: Book By Meredith Gaston

Tucked In: Book By Meredith Gaston

Tucked In: Book By Meredith Gaston

Tucked In: Book By Meredith Gaston

Tucked In: Book By Meredith Gaston

About the book, because it says it all so nicely, “Bed needn’t be a place just for sleeping. Whether you are young or old, nimble or wobbly, tucked into bed on the doctor’s orders or on your very own whim, you can use your time in bed to explore your creativity and heal your soul. Meredith Gaston, artist and passionate lover of all things bed, encourages us to discover that our tucked-in time can be as creative as it is restorative, enriching our days and bringing joy to our lives. We learn how to analyse our dreams and find out what our sleeping positions reveal about our personalities, as well as creating our own tucked-in haiku poetry, comfort foods and dream catchers. Simply snuggle back, relax, and be guided through a world of tea cup cosies, shadow puppets, favourite bed socks and eclectic sleepy facts. The perfect gift for the bedbound or balm for the world-weary, Tucked In is sure to uplift, soothe and inspire.”

This book promises all that it says it will – and more… The illustrations made my heart leap and I’ve referred to it a number of times already in the past 24 hours since receiving it — it’s so darling and such a pleasure to read as the text is delightful, but the color and whimsical illustrations are the cutest! I want to buy several copies to give to friends as I know it would be a hit. I love the tips as well because I think it’s important to have bedtime rituals and to sleep well because without restful sleep it’s hard to wake up with fresh ideas and a good spirit. Having a good spirit invites good things to happen to us – it attracts the right opportunities and the right people our way, so it is only smart to sleep well and dream sweet. In fact, this is something that my husband has said to me every night since 1998 since we were dating, in German the expression is, “Gute Nacht, schlaf schön und träum süß” or “Good night, sleep well and dream sweet.”

(images: holly becker for decor8)

38 Comments

  • Reply katy gromball April 9, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    magnifique !

  • Reply Tatiana la boom arts + crafts April 9, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    Fantastic art! So lovely colors and what great edition!

  • Reply belinda April 9, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    SOLD! I love this – it’s seriously adorable. Am off to hunt it down – do you think it comes with magical sleeping powers for babies? Because I have three not-so-great sleepers… the illos appear quite magical so maybe that’ll do the trick. Every night since I can remember as a child my parents would say “guten nacht, schlaf gut, ich liebe dich” and i’ve continued the tradition with my own kiddies. i just wish dad had taught us german properly…

  • Reply yael April 9, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    lucky you Holly!!! It looks adorable!!!!

  • Reply laura trevey April 9, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    I love this!!! Thanks for sharing :)

  • Reply Jane April 9, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Ooh, Holly! It looks delightful. With 3 children under 6, I am well and truly enticed to buy it ?. J x

  • Reply Hello Olive April 9, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    Ooh, lovely! And I could so do with a nap right now…

  • Reply anne April 9, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    I’d like to have this book!

  • Reply Suzana April 9, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    Exactly! Death by cuteness!
    And those lovely colours… and cute girls… wishing just to have it, open it on a gloomy afternoons to put a big smile back.

  • Reply Maral Sassouni April 9, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    LOVE IT! The illustrations remind me a bit of Sara Midda’s. And sleep? one of my favourite subjectzzzzzzzzz…!
    ;-)

  • Reply Meni April 9, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    Oh my!!
    Such a cute book…magnificent illustrations!!
    I must have it!!

    Thank u so much for sharing!!

    <3

  • Reply Mrs Bok April 9, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    What a gorgeous little book! I’m stressed and worried at the moment find it hard to sleep, this looks like the perfect antidote to bedtime worrying! Thank you!

  • Reply Beach Coast Style April 9, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    this is just so sweet! I love it!

  • Reply April {iam_artisan} April 9, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Oh my golly.. yup! just died of cuteness… You’re so right… will result to purchasing it right away… the illustrations are really beautiful.

  • Reply Monica Lee April 9, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    I love her illustration style! Another book for my shelf!

  • Reply ArticulateArt April 9, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    Really nice illustration!!!

  • Reply All things nice... April 9, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    Wow what a lovely wee book, sounds so nice to flick through

    All things nice…

  • Reply Kristie April 9, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    That book looks so cute! How could you not want it? It’s going on my list. Haha. And Thorsten sounds so sweet. I love that he says that. My husband always says “sweet dreams” too. :)

  • Reply Shell April 9, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    It looks like an adorable book to inspire and make you dream-do more.

  • Reply Cheyenne Renard April 9, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    I would love a copy of this beautiful book. Where can i get one in the USA??? I love the color just looking at the book makes one happy. Thank you so much for sharing please let me know im sure all of us would love one too. Have a great weekend love is the answer Cheyenne of Henderson Nv

  • Reply patience April 10, 2011 at 2:53 am

    sooo cute! i love how the cover is like a comforter pulled up to the pillows.

    tucking ins were a big part of my childhood!

  • Reply mutuelle strasbourg April 10, 2011 at 5:36 am

    I love her illustration style! Another book for my shelf

  • Reply Alexis April 10, 2011 at 8:12 am

    So beautiful! I am tempted to purchase the book already :)

  • Reply Belichek Craft April 10, 2011 at 8:38 am

    OMG)) what an amazing book)))

  • Reply Belichek Craft April 10, 2011 at 8:43 am

    I want it!

  • Reply Leslie April 10, 2011 at 10:38 am

    OOOOH WOW…this is fabulous. I really love the illustration it just appeals to me….fab! I just clicked the link and they are in Oz too. Yay for the Kindergallery such cute stuff – and I don’t even have any kids! Maybe I just am one at heart. ;-)

  • Reply Niki Fulton April 10, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    Looks exquisite and I will certainly look out for this lovely book.

  • Reply Marlene April 10, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Haha, you’re sooo right. I NEED to have this cute little book… It sounds very promising and the pictures are adorable…!

  • Reply el {what you fancy} April 10, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    A book dedicated to the art of spending time in bed?! Absolutely sold… I’m such a sleep monster, this book is made for me :)
    ~el

  • Reply Alexandra April 11, 2011 at 2:43 am

    Can anyone let me know where to buy this book in the States? So happy and beautiful!

  • Reply fenny setiawan April 11, 2011 at 4:22 am

    Holly, thanks for sharing this book review. The illustration is very eye candy and feel want to know and read more.
    The last time you did book review of “the handmade home” by Sania Pell, I bought it and it is so worth. You always write genuine opinion about books that you like, that’s why I take it seriously when you share to us about it.

    Sharing is caring :)

  • Reply Anastasia April 11, 2011 at 4:31 am

    oh i adore her illustrations, i wasnt aware of this new book – sweet!
    i have a cookbook at home ‘She’s leaving home’ and its also illustrated by Meredith – its so lovely!!

  • Reply ramya reddy April 11, 2011 at 6:35 am

    so beautiful…where do i buy a copy ? i love these little moodlifting things :)

  • Reply Debbie April 11, 2011 at 8:39 am

    gorgeousness!!! Now i have another book to add to my purchase list!

  • Reply Jessica April 12, 2011 at 3:12 am

    Oooh, how adorable! Is there anywhere you can order this book online, specifically for delivery to the US? I looove it!

  • Reply Su April 13, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    Were can I buy this book in the Uk? thanks!

  • Reply Vicki K April 19, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    I can’t even imagine a more charming book!

  • Reply Ama May 3, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    Lovely!!
    Is it possible to know the ISBN number?
    Thank you!!

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