i bought this pea pod album and the hyacinth and vetiver album to assemble my newly blended family's first family albums together, as a holiday project. i wanted something that felt more handcrafted than some plasticine drugstore photo album. while i'll have to wait and see how these purchases age, i was quite pleased when they arrived. they're distinctive and attractive, neatly made, even have a pleasant outdoors smell like bark, dried grasses.
I gave this as a gift and wanted to put a photo in the album before I gave it. It has a charm of a handcrafted, homemade object that you won't find at the mall. The corners that hold photos were not exact, but that can easily be accomodated by trimming your photos. The person I gave it to seemed to like it also. Great value, I thought!
I bought 6 of these albums with different designs. Now a days there's never any time to do scrapbooking so I was very picky with the album I wanted for my honeymoon pics and engagement pictures, I wanted an album very different and unique.
I bought 6 different albums from Indonesia. I loved them because they were natural and earthy, but I was almost afraid some would be ugly. I ordered them anyway--and I was pleasantly suprised!! Not only do they look fantastic, they smell good too! Like fresh wood. I bought these as bridesmaid gifts and can't wait to give them out. It was a great deal and super fast shipping.