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Labor Day Sale & August Loves

Up-North, BBQ, state fair, canoe trip, lemonade stand, drive-in movie, pool party, two days to read the Sunday Times…wherever this weekend takes you, enjoy it all to your fullest.

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 Do make sure not to miss our 25% Off Labor Day Sale now thru Tuesday, September 2nd!! Use code: LABORDAY25 to receive the hot, hot discount on all of our paper good items. Hot.

 But before you breathe deelpy thru the holiday rush hour or start chopping multiple mint leaves for homemade bootlegs, take a look at my favorite finds from the last month of Summer.

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One of my beloved blogs, The Selby, recently featured the incredible home of Milan writer and editor J.J. Martin. I was crazy for the handsome writing images. From her chalkboard to… 5_6_14_JJMartinMilan0943

…her elegant writing desk. She even displays cherished notes and invitations around her home.
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Imogene and Willie, a hip denim store out of Nashville, always ships their packages with a handwritten note tied with a pencil. So it’s no surprise I adore their little blog posts like…

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…this love letter to the customers giving thanks for being a part of who they are. Classy folks.

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The Ingo Maurer’s Zettel’z 5 Chandelier is for the the doodler, notetaker, self-expressive thinker, or the romantic who enjoys displaying love notes. Crazy about the fresh design.

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My recent pen crush in dusty green was created by the Swedish Manufacturer, Ballograf.

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This children’s DIY camp/mountain retreat from One More Mushroom even includes an old-school writing desk for letter writing inspiration. Fabulous in so many ways, I want to move in.

Wishing safe travels and new discoveries this weekend…and a little writing on the side. xo

A Trend for Life

Handwritten étiquette and social stationery seem to be making the hot list these days. From a recent article in W Magazine which featured Sofia Coppola’s “wardrobe of stationery”…

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…to an April article in the Fashion & Style section of the Sunday Times stating that the Thank-You Note is making a comeback, is this latest writing trend here to stay?

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Writing letters and thank-you notes has never left my universe. I feel a bit fortunate for my age. It was only toward the end of college in ’94-95 when the internet began to take form (we all felt so giddy emailing each other across the room in the computer lab at UW-Madison). I was still writing my parents from travels abroad and keeping up with college friends via long handwritten letters soon after graduation. When I could afford it, personalized stationery came back into my life later on in my 20’s (mom spoiled us with monogramed stationery as kids) and my love of paper goods continued to gain speed. Even today, the only drawer I try desperately to keep my 1-year-old daughter out of would be my stationery drawer.

At a market last weekend, I was pleasantly surprised to see how many more young adults were purchasing Brown Ink Paper Goods. These folks also seemed the most enthused about the variety of products. It gave me hope. The Millennials might be shooting off a fancy, graphic designed picture sharing their gratitude for a memorable party, but if sources are correct, they also are following up with the thoughtful correspondence via snail mail.