NSS 2012 – Pt. 2 May 29, 2012

We’re home! The National Stationery Show is a wrap and it was quite an experience. It was our second year exhibiting and we arrived feeling like real veterans, with a bit more know-how under our belt. And (lucky me!) as an added confidence bonus, my whole family came along to help build the booth, run errands, fetch coffee, etc! Photo proof I have one of the most supportive families on Earth: here’s Howie and my in-laws slaving over the installation of the walls and shelving while I stand back and twiddle my thumbs.

Martha, my sister, and my dad came a day later (they rode their bikes from Vermont!) and they helped put the finishing touches on the booth. Here’s Marthy stringing the pom poms that my littlest sister, Anna, made. Thanks Anna! They were a hit.

We finished setting up Saturday morning, and spent the rest of the day lurking around the city. We enjoyed a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, the Brooklyn Flea, a trip to Fishs Eddy, Topshop, and dinner at Burger Joint. (GO to Burger Joint if you haven’t. It’s the tiniest hidden gem in Le Parker Meridien… completely unexpected).

Then Sunday the show began! We debuted lots of new goodies (new cards AND our new wedding collection!), met great buyers from across the globe, and hung out with our lovely neighbors when traffic was slower.

The NSS is truly a blast. I challenge anyone to find a kinder, more supportive, more creative community than the stationery industry. Each year we’ve gone, I’ve left the show floating on air. Despite the late nights and the stress of preparing for the show, I’m already looking forward to next year. Thank you to everyone who made the experience such a positive one. We can’t wait to see you next May!

For those of you that missed the show, you can find our new product in stores around the country and in our shop in the next few weeks.

(All photos were taken on my iPhone, except for the photos of the wedding invitations. They were taken by the lovely Kristen of Paper Crave and appeared on her wonderful coverage of the show).

National Stationery Show 2012 May 14, 2012

It’s here again! (HOW!?)

The National Stationery Show kicks off this upcoming Sunday (May 20th) at the Javits Center in New York City. It’ll be our 2nd year exhibiting and we’re pleased as punch to be able to attend again this year. (Seriously – it’s like Disneyland for stationery lovers).

 

If you’re in New York, please stop by and say hello! We’ll be in booth #2056 waiting for you with all sorts of new goodies. (Including our new wedding collection! Yeehaw!).

Martha Stewart Weddings May 6, 2012

You guys!!! I DID NOT PHOTOSHOP THIS! One of our watercolor wedding invitation suites is in the special summer issue of Martha Stewart Weddings! A whole month after the issue hit newsstands, I’m still pinching myself. Of all the beauty that graces the pages of my favorite magazine, to be chosen to featured in such gorgeous company is just beyond. Out of this world!

I highly recommend picking up the issue if you haven’t already – it’s an especially lovely edition.

In other news – I’m completely out of my head preparing for the National Stationery Show. It’s our second year exhibiting and though I figured I’d be far more prepared this year since I’m a little seasoned, I was completely wrong. I’m behind! I’m freaking! I’m taking way too many freak out naps! I’m super excited, though. We have a new wedding album that we’ll be debuting at the show and I am so so proud of it. I think it’s going to be  a big hit. Later this week I’ll post here with show information as well as a sneak peek of newbies we’ll showing.

Until then, dear readers! xx

Antique Turkish Rugs February 1, 2012

Holy buckets! How amazing are these RUGS!?

I found this Ebay seller through Jenny at Little Green Notebook who used a couple of them (overlapped… awesome) to decorate Joanna Goddard’s bedroom.

I can’t believe how affordable they are (and some are nearly 100 years old)! Free shipping from Turkey too. Oh brother, oh brother. I can’t even bare to look at my bare dining room floor knowing these are out there just waiting for me to purchase. Which one though?

 

[images are courtesy of turkish_rugs]

Giganto Blanket January 31, 2012

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Check out my current (huge) knitting project! I bought the pattern from Nocturnal Knits after spotting her Giganto Blanket on Pinterest. So far it’s been enjoyable the whole way (except the wool is a little sheddy and I think I should have felted it more (….in the tub wearing rain boots – I kid you not)).

Moose loves it as is! I’m already plucking his black hair out of it…

I’ll post a finished picture when it’s done!

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