Sara Williams & Clara O'Rourke
Journal Ladies is a mother-daughter owned and operated business located
in two locations; Bozeman, Montana and Atlanta, Illinois.
retired from Montana State University library, has lived in Montana for
over 40 years. Sara's daughter, Clara, lives in Central Illinois with
her husband and children. Even though thirteen hundred miles separates
these two busy women, the Journal Ladies' endeavor has happily brought
them even closer together.
and Clara's combined love for reading and saving old books has
blossomed into a creative product we hope many will enjoy for years to
Journal Ladies attend numerous craft and fine art shows in their
respective areas. Please stop by their booth or tent and say "hi".
The Journal Ladies' calendar can be found on our Events page.
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What It's All About
Our collection of journals are crafted
from salvaged vintage books...books that are ultimately labeled for
destruction. Such a waste! Each journal invokes a feeling of nostalgia
and beauty. No two journals are the same. The intention of
this endeavor is to produce a journal for individual creations (prose or
art) worthy of preserving in a uniquely personal format.
70 pages of acid-free paper are included in each journal along with a
few of the book's original pages to capture its character and
All our journals are unique. All original inscriptions, notes, inserts and
drawings have been untouched. When possible, we have also done our best
to include all the book's original illustrations.
These lovely books now have unlimited possibilities in their new format ... possibilities as far-reaching as the book's history itself.
Our unique bookmarks are crafted from the books' spines; laminated and tasseled. Whenever possible, your journal will include its matching bookmark...with our compliments!!
We also encourage our customers to feel free to request a
journal be crafted from their own personal book. Simply contact us for
mailing and payment instructions. Our goal is simple, give these
beautiful vintage books a second lease on life in a new and personalized
take pride in the fact that all our journals are created from start to
finish by us. Each journal is its own project, never seen as a mass
production item. We value quality over volume.
THE JOURNAL LADIES is
focused on providing high-quality service and customer satisfaction -
we will do everything we can to meet your expectations.