All the talk of the end of the world coming in 2012 rang true over the past three days at Castle in the Air, where it looked like a sparkly paper apocalypse as we brought down all the holiday displays and upended the entire shop for our annual inventory.
Only a few hints at wintry festivities remain. The picture above is from our re-imagined miniatures cabinet -- it looks as though we didn't put away Santa so much as shrink him!
At times we didn't think the end was in sight, but just as sure as the sun always rises again, after three long days of toil we stepped back and looked at the rebirth of our little world.
We are waiting so very patiently for Pirate & Hoopoe to arrive -- it is currently undergoing the long process of printing and binding and we expect it to be here around the end of the month. There will be a grand announcement when it arrives.
It's put us in a literary frame of mind, and this is part of the reason Castle in the Air is positively bursting with luscious blank leather journals. If your new year's resolutions include keeping a diary, composing a novel, or writing more letters, know that we've brought out so many beautiful ways to get started.
And no matter your plans for 2012, we hope the year is off to an imaginative beginning and that by the end you've received all you've wished for. Come by and tell us all about it.