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The Best of The National Stationery Show Part 2

I’m back with more highlights from my whirlwind weekend in NYC this past May. Let’s first start with a line I can’t wait to debut later this month on Brown Ink…

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image-1Read Between the Lines, created by Belinda Jones, is fresh and expresses exactly how I feel.

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No surprise, BANQUET atelier & workshop arrived with elegant colors and beautiful illustrations.

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Look for this fabulous advent calendar from Banquet in our Holiday Collection early Fall.ML-S38_DahliaThankYou

The creative and local force behind Old Tom Foolery launched a new line last year, Modern Lore, which brings in fresh imagery from different photographers throughout the country.

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I’m crazy about the floral images with copper foil text and the succulent gift tags! So much so, Modern Lore is joining Brown Ink Paper Goods boutique this summer.
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I’ve been a distant fan of Danni from Oh Hello Friend for years so it was such a treat to meet her in person and check out her thoughtful selection of handmade goods and stationery.

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The watercolor and dip-dyed effect is still alive and kicking, my favorite coming from Moglea.

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sugar paper brought some serious eye candy to the show this year and I left dreaming of the detailed gold foil notebooks, soon to hit Brown Ink as well. Sweet goods.

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OSBP-NSS-2014-Sugar-Paper-12OSBP-NSS-2014-Sugar-Paper-22OSBP-NSS-2014-Sugar-Paper-40Back soon for more Best Of’s from the show and cheers, once again, to Oh So Beautiful Paper for sharing a few of their images (it’s pretty impossible to shoot all of the booths during my two days!). If you are still reading at this point, you’re in luck. I’ve continued my 4th of July Sale thru Monday for all those out-of-towners. Use code: Holiday25 for 25% OFF all goods. Now go relax!

    A Few of Our Favorite Things – Part II

    With just a few days left to get through your Christmas list, here are a couple of ideas which might get you through to the 25th….

    neon pencil set

    This German-made neon pencil set is the ideal shape for those little hands to enjoy writing their thank-you notes come the 26th…or soon thereafter (sorry Brown boys).

    These orange bamboo pattern pens from iomoi are perfect for any desk needing a pick-me-up.

    Chef's Pencil Set

    In my husband’s next life as a chef this chef pencil set from Reform School will come in handy.

    Colored Pencils & Brass Holder Set

    If you really want to make your mother feel special, surprise her with these colored pencils and brass holder set from Furbish.

     

    Journals

    Five Year Diary

    The chance printed card set from Hickoree’s is created with painted balls, each made “by chance.” Perfect for the free flowing kind of letter writer.

    Paper Cranes- blank cads, set of 6

    I know a fella who is crazy about paper cranes. This beautifully designed stationery set from In-vita Paper Studio would be right up his alley.

    Oh, Hello Friend has created the sweetest Tiny Airmail Note Set perfect for the one-liners.

     

    Five Year Diary

    For the journal writing enthusiast, the Five Year Diary from Canoe would a winner.

    The Happiness Project One-Sentence Journal: A Five-Year Record

     

     

    Gretchen Rubin, who wrote the best seller The Happiness Project, has created a five year, One-Sentence Journal to capture one thought a day. My mother is crazy about her’s.

     

    For some people, it’s all about home. Here, Paper Pastries creates a hand-drawn, hand-lettered custom stamp for your space. Lovely.

     

    If you want to take a chance at creating your own stamps, pick up this carve-a-stamp kit from Yellow Owl Workshop.

     

    Maybe it’s because I spend most of my days with a sweet, little baby but lately I’m all about the smallness of things. The Arcadian Stamps are too sweet for words.

     

    Black Edenham Liberty Print Address Book

    I am in desperate need of a new address book (I know, I’m old school). Maybe Santa will leave this beautiful book from Liberty of London under the tree for me?

     

    Image Tattly Designy Temporary Tattoos are a perfect for that someone who appreciates the beauty of tattoos but not forever.

     

    Letterpress Classes

    Here’s an idea – Surprise your partner with a letterpress class! The Arm Letterpress in Brooklyn provides letterpress classes and I’ve heard a rumor MCAD does, too.

    Wrapping from Family Paper is a wonderful idea for those with not enough time to wrap. However, if you enjoy the final touches as much as I do, head over to russel & hazel (in Edina, MN) where all holiday wrapping is 50% off. I stopped in yesterday to pick up my 2013 calendar inserts and walked away with a lot more goodness!!

    Lastly, why not surprise someone with a simple holiday journal?

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    I picked this one up last year at Michaels for less than $5 if I remember correctly. It’s tucked away in the attic with the rest of the holiday decor for most of the year. But every December I dust it off and reflect on the holiday. It makes me pause, and take in all that surrounds me. With so much on our plates this time of year and much to be blessed for it’s necessary to stop and note the emotions, the feelings, the images. Remind those around you to do the same with a gift of a holiday journal. They will thank you later in life.

    Ho. Ho. Hold that pencil tight.

      Message in a Bottle

      I promise I won’t continue to blog about DIY ideas too often but had to share this one from Danni at Oh, Hello Friend. She’s come up with such a simple way to send hand written notes to those who need a pick-me-up in their lives (and don’t we all from time to time?). Check out her latest post to find the basic steps in making this little package of goodness.

      Messages in a bottle.  Your friend will be touched by the thoughts and appreciate reading the handwritten notes whenever they need a lift. It’s your good deed of the week.