Style Court

Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes 2006-2016


Library Chic

There are some exquisite antique and new magnifying glasses out there, but they tend to be quite pricey. I think Anthropologie's Oceania magnifying glass, $18, would make such a cute gift. Depending on the recipient, either on its own or combined with a new fall release such as Hamish Bowles' book, Vogue Living: Houses, Gardens, People.

Or, for a rare friend, a first edition of David Hicks on Decoration with Fabrics, available through Paris Hotel Boutique.

B.D. Jeffries sells resin tortoise-handled magnifying glasses. $130.

If you look closely you can see a beautiful bamboo-handled magnifying glass on this Domino editor's coffee table. Photo by Jennifer Schlechter, May 2006.


Brilliant Asylum said...

I love the B.D. Jeffries version, but Anthropologie's price is hard to beat! Perfect stocking stuffers!

The Peak of Chic said...

Not only are these magnifying glasses stylish, but they are oh so helpful when you're trying to see what books people have on their shelves in magazine articles. My husband just made me a horn handled one that I love.

Style Court said...

Jennifer, how wonderful that you have one made by your husband! I love horn handles.