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Today, we're chatting about Owlcrate's January 2017, "Classical Remix" box with references to classics like Phantom of the Opera, The Little Prince (a favorite!), The Secret Garden and more! Let's get started!
I've always loved Owlcrate's Monthly Cards. The design is based on the theme and the back will have what's included in each box. You'll see a pic of it later.
First item on the list is this tea from First Edition Tea Co. I don't see it on their shop, so it might be an exclusive for Owlcrate until a later time. It's a blend of mint & rose herbal tea inspired by The Little Prince by Antoine Saint-Expéry which is a childhood favorite of mine. the blend sounds soothing. Net weight is 10 g of loose tea leaves. (Value: $2.50)
Next we have a lovely magnet designed by hand by Sweet Sequels inspired by The Phantom of the Opera. (Value: around $4?)
The Owlcrate button has the old theater feel and quite cute for collectors of buttons or fans of classic theaters and shows. (Value: around $1)
The custom soap smells quite yummy! It's an exclusive scent inspired by The Secret Garden from TeaSoapBooks. What you see is the library borrow card, but the soap itself is shaped like an open book! How cool is that?! (Value: $3.5 - this is a 2 oz soap. They sell the 4 oz for $7 in their shop.)
And then the bookmark is something we see quite often in Owlcrate boxes, a watercolor bookmark designed exclusively for Owlcrate by Lexy Olivia. This quote is from the Slaughterhouse Five. (Value: $8)
Just a little sheet about the new release of Wires and Nerve by Marissa Meyer. It's a graphic novel that's part of The Lunar Chronicles series.
And last, but certainly not least is the featured book! For this box, it is a brand new hardcover edition of Roseblood by A.G. Howard. It includes an author letter and a signed bookplate. (Value: $18.95 retail, $11.64 on Amazon)
I'm not crazy in love with the cover or am I that interested in this one. However, after reading the synopsis, it peaks a bit, but it will have to wait in line on my TBR list.
This sure sounds exciting, and I think (don't quote me!) next month's book is THIS one, only because it's one that I look forward to too!!
And did you see the sneak peek? There's a candle from Frostbeard! I love their candles, so definitely excited and looking forward to next month's!
In all, this was a decent box. Not nearly as loved as November's but not bad. It introduced a lot of new vendors to me, so that's great, and who doesn't love a little tea inspired by one of your favorite book?
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