Tag Archives: Shop Mille

Blossoms in Every Direction

As I prep for the National Stationery Show next weekend (follow me on Instagram to shadow my trip!) a few topics have been blossoming. Here’s a little highlight of my favorites these days…

annabond-hr

letterpress-all

Already a huge fan of the gorgeous illustrations from Rifle Paper Co., this interview with Anna Bond, aka The Queen of Cards, found on the USPS Life in Letters blog is not to be missed.

71305982-f39a-4c3a-8459-db8090351e82

Fountain Greetings, the company that does the writing for you, now sells beautiful gifts with each card they write. Although it might be a bit of a cheat, at least someone is writing a card!

06MOTHER-master675

As I have mentioned in past posts, written recipe cards and cookbooks hold a special place in my heart. This beautifully written article in the NY Times exemplifies the importance we may find with each card, doodle or smudge, connecting us with a moment in time.

il_570xN.763871176_pssi

Now that National Handwriting month and the Write_On campaign has come to an end, don’t stop writing. Local letter girl, Gina Sekelsky, has found a way to inspire us to keep up the writing with this Love Your Letters Challenge!

National Parks

A little sneak peak of this week’s photo shoot for a collaboration with Lizzie Garrett Mettler from Tomboy Style which has recently become the unique The Reed boutique, blog and travel guide site. See more later in the month! Congrats Lizzie!

Lastly, for those of you still in need for a few ideas for Mom’s Day…

printables-mothers-day-card-tiara

…you can find lots of them at All for the Boys such as these crown printables, making all Moms feel like a Queens for the day! For you local folks, if you are still looking for Mother’s Day gifts…

photo12

photo

…come visit me and other local makers at this Saturday’s Makers Market at my favorite local boutique, Mille. And be sure to drop those letters in the mailbox today! No mom should be without a Mother’s Day card this Sunday. Enjoy the new blossoms!

 

KEEP LOCAL AND CARRY ON

This morning, my daughter Bea literally ran into the window with excitement after her brother pointed out the surprise on the front lawn. Overnight the Twin Cities magically transformed from quiet autumn to winter wonderland. While many folks aren’t too jazzed about the early appearance of snow, the timing helps to kickoff the holiday spirit. Over the next few weeks Brown Ink will be out on the town at these local markets…

carousel-item-1

 Come find me this Thursday at the beautiful, floral boutique Spruce with goods from Brown Ink and locally-loved Mille on sale. We’ll be toasting the holidays from 5-8pm with refreshments, mingling, demonstrations and 10% off goods and holiday pre-order floral arrangements at 50th and France.

NG Flyer (jpeg)

And this coming weekend the one-of-a-kind, U.S. Made POP-Up Market, Northern Grade, will be in town. With it’s debut market in Minneapolis in 2010, Northern Grade has continued to grow nationally, supporting quality, American made products. I’m ecstatic to be selling my personal Brown Ink Paper Goods line featuring many new letterpress images hot off the press. Come see me over on 811 Glenwood Avenue across from the International Market Square both Saturday and Sunday.

10372782_10152462593447091_6525032123089642658_n

 Finally, don’t miss the ever spirited Morningside Woman’s Club Holiday Boutique, Saturday November 22nd in Edina. You’ll truly find something for everyone on your holiday list. Just imagine if you could enjoy the holidays, even before the Christmas music hits the radio, by crossing off all your holiday gift and to-do list items while supporting a few local markets. It’s just that easy. Come find me and get inspired!