Harry Potter Marauders Book Prints on Etsy

Today is the first day of Autumn.  Fall makes me think of back to school, sharpened pencils, crunchy leaves and warm scarves.  The only way I’m going back to school is if I finally get my letter from Hogwarts.  To celebrate the change in season and my insatiable appetite for HP once summer is gone, I’d like to focus this blog post on a newer item in the shop the Marauder’s Book Prints:

When I first truly fell in love with the Harry Potter books was when I read the origins of the Marauder’s map and the story of friendship between Remus Lupin, Peter Pettigrew, Sirius Black and James Potter.  Perhaps because of this small gilmpse into the generation before The Prisoner of Azkaban is still my pick for one of the strongest books in the series.

These prints are inspired by the quartet of anamagi; Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot and Prongs.  The respective animal that each of these four friends would turn into and wander the grounds of Hogwarts school.  Each is printed on a retired library book page of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban where the Marauders first appeared in the story. While all the characters are members of the Gryffindor house, the chosen colors reflect the individual characteristics they possess from all the Houses of Hogwarts. You need these patronuses to protect the walls of the Harry Potter mega fan in your life.

Sold as a set of four or single printed and framed pieces each page measures 5.25″x 7.5″ in black ink and the following colors:

Moony (Remus Lupin, The Wolf) in Witty Blue
Wormtail (Peter Pettigrew, The Rat) in Cunning Green
Padfoot (Sirius Black, The Dog) in Loyal Yellow
Prongs (James Potter, The Stag) in Courageous Red

The print is mounted in the 8″ X 10″ black, pine float frame. Included with the frame are wire table stand and hook and screws for mounting. The text from the book and the image itself can be seen from all angles. The page of the book is chosen at random and the only one of its kind.

Individual frames are available for purchase for $25 each + Shipping

Set of four for $85 + Shipping


Golden Girls Little Known Facts & Coasters


Let’s face it, we all love the show and the characters but how big of a Golden Girls mega fan are you?  Huffington Post has some intriguing little known facts about the show and the girls!  Check out their list of little known facts and surprise your friends with your obscure and vastly important knowledge of all things Golden Girls.

And if you really wanna knock their socks off pick of a set of my hand-painted Golden Girls tile coasters that are now freshly back in stock in my Etsy shop!

Cinderella Trailer is Out!

As if Snow White and the Huntsman and Maleficent weren’t enough, (and Snow White wasn’t because of shitty Kristen Stewart), come March 2015 we can add another live action Disney fairytale to the list of revamped classics.  I do love a good Cinderella story as described in excruciating detail from this post.  This movie seems like its going to be a glossy reimagining befitting of the heroine rather than a gritty retelling like the first two films.  I’m already obsessed with the costumes and tickled pink that at least two of my fave Downton Abbey dames are in star roles.


Cate Blanchett looks FEIRCE as Lady Tremaine and I can’t wait to watch her have fun with this one.  Definitely the most “high society” of the Disney villains, this is going to be an awesome retelling.  Check out my shop and get started on your collection of Villain storybook prints with Lady Tremaine!

il_570xN.659893490_pih7Peruse your favorites and check out my Disney Villain greeting card collection as well.  These make the perfect gifts for Christmas!  Here is the Official Trailer to get you AMPED UP.


Disney Villain Quiz

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It’s Friday!  Let’s celebrate with this Disney Villain Quiz from Zimbo.  Ever wonder which Disney villain you’re the most like?  Here is your chance to find out.  Boy was I way off base, apparently I’m Gaston.  Hahaha… nope. Except for the Handsome cleft in my chin obviously…

Gaston post


No matter which villain you get, you can have them all on book prints today by visiting my Etsy shop!

Into the Woods Trailer is out!

I’m so excited I can’t even handle it!  Into the Woods is coming to theaters Christmas Day!  Nothing could be more right up my alley. Fairytales…check, musicals… check, Meryl…check. Oh yeah and Chris Pine, double check. For a taste of the movie watch the trailer here:

Happy Halloween from Avant Dante

photo (2)Maleficent says on Halloween only take 10% off everything in the entire store! *Coupon is good for items over $25.

Use the coupon code HELPMEIMPOOR at checkout and get your goodies today… the sale won’t last long muaahahahahaa!



Another Uhmazing Disney Villain Music Video

It’s that creepy time of year again where villains rum amok!  Halloween is tomorrow and instead of posting something Halloweeny lets change it up with Oh My Disney’s new villain music video with re-worked lyrics to One Republic’s Counting Stars!

These costumes are on point. Ja’dore. The goal is by year’s end ALL of the ones in this video will be available as book prints in my shop!  For now you can satiate your appetite with four of these one of a kind prints featuring the Disney villainesses.


The Golden Girls Documentary

Thanks to the magic of Youtube we can all relive the glory that is the Golden Girls Documentary on TV Tales! This nine parter is going to take me through the workday chock-a-bock full of behind the scenes, exclusive interviews of the late actresses and plenty of trivia.  Would you just look at all of those Emmys?

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Store update!  As of this morning Avant Dante is sold out of the Golden Girls coasters for the fifth time!  But don’t worry you can still order a custom framed script print of each girl in my Etsy shop!


You can watch the entire documentary by clicking the links below!

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Part 7

Part 8

Part 9

The Golden Girls Drinking Game

Friends, it is time we all got down to brass tacks here.  It’s time I give you what you really want.  Thanks to Buzzfeed I finally can. I present you with the Golden Girls drinking game

And while you are getting tanked with your favorite ladies set your drinks on these Golden Girls Coasters or even let your guests take a pee break while appreciating these Golden Girls Script Prints you have so expertly decorated your bathroom with.  Have fun and eat cheesecake responsibly.