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Tucked In: Book By Meredith Gaston

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

Tucked In

Tucked In

Tucked In

Tucked In

Tucked In

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)

Posted by decor8 in Books + Magazines on April 09, 2011

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  1. katy gromball commented
    April 9th, 2011 at 12:17pm

    magnifique !
    katy gromball´s last blog post ..i am yours

  2. Tatiana la boom arts + crafts commented
    April 9th, 2011 at 12:21pm

    Fantastic art! So lovely colors and what great edition!

  3. belinda commented
    April 9th, 2011 at 12:27pm

    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…
    belinda´s last blog post fave book- Decorate by Holly Becker and not JUST because I’m quoted in it

  4. yael commented
    April 9th, 2011 at 1:31pm

    lucky you Holly!!! It looks adorable!!!!
    yael´s last blog post ..Don&39t go – digital print

  5. laura trevey commented
    April 9th, 2011 at 1:36pm

    I love this!!! Thanks for sharing :)
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  6. Jane commented
    April 9th, 2011 at 1:51pm

    Ooh, Holly! It looks delightful. With 3 children under 6, I am well and truly enticed to buy it ?. J x
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  7. Hello Olive commented
    April 9th, 2011 at 2:00pm

    Ooh, lovely! And I could so do with a nap right now…
    Hello Olive´s last blog post ..I heart Friday

  8. anne commented
    April 9th, 2011 at 2:02pm

    I’d like to have this book!
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  9. Suzana commented
    April 9th, 2011 at 2:03pm

    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.

  10. Maral Sassouni commented
    April 9th, 2011 at 2:42pm

    LOVE IT! The illustrations remind me a bit of Sara Midda’s. And sleep? one of my favourite subjectzzzzzzzzz…!
    Maral Sassouni´s last blog post ..Carnevale

  11. Meni commented
    April 9th, 2011 at 2:49pm

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

    Thank u so much for sharing!!

    Meni´s last blog post ..Family style!

  12. Mrs Bok commented
    April 9th, 2011 at 3:10pm

    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!
    Mrs Bok´s last blog post ..Sound track to my day

  13. Beach Coast Style commented
    April 9th, 2011 at 3:35pm

    this is just so sweet! I love it!
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  14. April {iam_artisan} commented
    April 9th, 2011 at 3:51pm

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

  15. Monica Lee commented
    April 9th, 2011 at 4:35pm

    I love her illustration style! Another book for my shelf!
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  16. ArticulateArt commented
    April 9th, 2011 at 5:20pm

    Really nice illustration!!!

  17. All things nice... commented
    April 9th, 2011 at 6:06pm

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

    All things nice…
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  18. Kristie commented
    April 9th, 2011 at 7:07pm

    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. :)
    Kristie´s last blog post ..Jazz vs Blazers

  19. Shell commented
    April 9th, 2011 at 9:10pm

    It looks like an adorable book to inspire and make you dream-do more.
    Shell´s last blog post ..Dreamy Thursday – Emily Dickinson

  20. Cheyenne Renard commented
    April 9th, 2011 at 10:31pm

    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

  21. patience commented
    April 10th, 2011 at 2:53am

    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!
    patience´s last blog post ..what i made

  22. mutuelle strasbourg commented
    April 10th, 2011 at 5:36am

    I love her illustration style! Another book for my shelf

  23. Alexis commented
    April 10th, 2011 at 8:12am

    So beautiful! I am tempted to purchase the book already :)
    Alexis´s last blog post ..Busy weekendsLots of projects

  24. Belichek Craft commented
    April 10th, 2011 at 8:38am

    OMG)) what an amazing book)))
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  25. Belichek Craft commented
    April 10th, 2011 at 8:43am

    I want it!
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  26. Leslie commented
    April 10th, 2011 at 10:38am

    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. ;-)
    Leslie´s last blog post ..The Story of the Letterpress

  27. Niki Fulton commented
    April 10th, 2011 at 12:09pm

    Looks exquisite and I will certainly look out for this lovely book.
    Niki Fulton´s last blog post ..Colour Hunting While Multitasking

  28. Marlene commented
    April 10th, 2011 at 12:30pm

    Haha, you’re sooo right. I NEED to have this cute little book… It sounds very promising and the pictures are adorable…!
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  29. el {what you fancy} commented
    April 10th, 2011 at 4:44pm

    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 {what you fancy}´s last blog post ..jewellery giveaway!

  30. Alexandra commented
    April 11th, 2011 at 2:43am

    Can anyone let me know where to buy this book in the States? So happy and beautiful!
    Alexandra´s last blog post ..The Benefits of Eating Donuts Daily

  31. fenny setiawan commented
    April 11th, 2011 at 4:22am

    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 :)
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  32. Anastasia commented
    April 11th, 2011 at 4:31am

    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!!

  33. ramya reddy commented
    April 11th, 2011 at 6:35am

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

  34. Debbie commented
    April 11th, 2011 at 8:39am

    gorgeousness!!! Now i have another book to add to my purchase list!
    Debbie´s last blog post ..Friday quote

  35. Jessica commented
    April 12th, 2011 at 3:12am

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

  36. Su commented
    April 13th, 2011 at 12:31pm

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

  37. Vicki K commented
    April 19th, 2011 at 5:10pm

    I can’t even imagine a more charming book!

  38. Ama commented
    May 3rd, 2011 at 6:15pm

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

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