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Jan.27, 2014

Even though USPS offers quite a great variety at any given time, sometimes I lament the fact that I can't find JUST the right stamp to match the feel of my letter. So I was very excited to discover this Etsy shop VerdeStudio which sells collections of unused vintage stamps. Each collection is chosen around a theme or color scheme. Wouldn't it be fun to use some of these Literary Ladies stamps for a valentine? Maybe along with a Emily Dickinson poem hand-written on the envelope?

There's a certain slant of light,
On winter afternoons,
That oppresses, like the weight
Of cathedral tunes.

Jan.14, 2014

With Valentine's Day just around the corner we thought it would be fun to hold a giveaway of some of our favorite cards. One lucky winner will receive 12 cards and stamps. We have the perfect card for all the sweet people in your life--your favorite barista, your best friend, your nephew, your mom. We're wondering...what's the craziest place you've written a valentine? In the closet? In your car? Between the sheets? Oooh. Tell us below to enter! The winner will be chosen at random and announced on January 24th. For an EXTRA chance to win, head over to our Facebook page and enter there as well.

**We have a winner! Thank you all for your amazing and inspiring entries! For everyone else, we have a special promo going on for 25% select Valentines on the site--enter code "loving2014" to receive the discount.

Dec.4, 2013
events

It's that time of year again… Time for the Portland Bazaar - and we are so excited to participate! As we speak, our little elves are sewing limited edition pouches and stockings for the occasion. We'll be sharing a space with the talented gals from Anna Mara Flowers who will be sprucing up the place (pun intended) with wreaths, greenery, bulbs, ornaments and gift-able plants. We'll be bringing a curated selection of letterpress goods, delicious chocolates from Droga (with packaging by yours truly), wall art, coasters, gift wrap and more. Join in the early-entry-fun Friday night with drinks, or come say hi on Saturday or Sunday… We'll be there with bells on!

P.S. See above for in-house screen printed fabric we're using for pouches and stockings this year!

Nov.29, 2013
collaboration, Friends

What we wouldn't give to be in NYC the weekend of December 6-8th for what sounds to us like the best shopping experience ever! Exclusive artisan items for the kitchen, pantry and home, workshops on flower arranging alongside a variety of chefs with Kitchensurfing who will be serving breakfast lunch and dinner. Definitely our kind of party. If you'll be in NYC, mark your calendars. If not, be sure to visit them online and have a peek at the coasters we developed with them in mind.

Find more details for the Provisions Holiday Market here.

Nov.25, 2013
collaboration, Friends, studio

We took a field trip to our local Cole Haan store over the weekend to see their new holiday offerings. The store looked amazing, the staff was lovely and there were many drool-worthy new bags and boots that had us rethinking our gift lists. This year for the holidays they've introduced Cole Haan & Friends, a grouping of products complementary to their line from like-minded companies. ….and (drum roll please…) we are thrilled to be included! Our set of exclusive cards for Cole Haan & Friends is both letterpress printed and foil stamped in our NW Portland studio. See the full offerings here, and the boxed set of greetings we designed for Cole Haan here.

P.s. We love this illustration of Tess by Lauren Tamaki for Cole Haan & Friends

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