Tuesday, January 29, 2013

color love

I really love the neutral burlap paired with this bright embroidery.
 pillows from anthropologie

Friday, January 25, 2013

in the mail

A Illinois postcard on it's way to a postcrossing friend in Germany.
super thick Illinois postcard from hammerpress

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Monday, January 21, 2013

i heart

I saw these amazing prints on the poppytalk blog a couple weeks ago and I have to have them. So simple, so graphic, so cool...beautiful wood cut notecards by Bryan Nash Gill can be found at Princeton Architectural Press.
photo kindly used from the Princeton Architectural Press site & much gratitude to poppytalk for always showing off amazing artists.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Thursday, January 17, 2013

oh sweet valentine

I just love a holiday that is all about sending & giving a sweet card. There are so many great cards to choose from! Do you have a favorite?
love meter from Permanent Collection // love note from Elum // heart doilee from Elum // sail away with my heart from Pup & Pony // letterpress hearts from Egg Press // wood grain heart from Sugar Paper // love letters from Papillion Press // hugs & kisses from Wiley Valentine // conversation heart mini tags from Dingbat Press // self mailing valentines from 1canoe2 // sweetie ornament from Hammer Press // perfect match from Ink & Iron // i love you pattern from Ink & Iron // you just know print from Dingbat Press

hugs & kisses from Hammer Press // faux bois note cards from Fluid Ink Letterpress // perfect pairs from Mr.Boddington's Studio // love makes the world go round from Mr.Boddington's Studio // love train from a.favorite design // i like you more than bacon from Wiley Valentine // you're the sherlock to my watson from Greenwich Letterpress // be mine note card from Starshaped Press // bee mine from elum // clams in love from Egg Press
 you are so very special from Enormous Champion // settle from Oddball Press // arrows from Hartland Brooklyn // you are one of a kind from Tuttalou Press // arrow candy container from d.Sharp // arrow card from Sugar Paper // wood you be mine from Lettuce Press // rose of my heart from Starshaped Press // w-2 from Oddball Press // valentine journals from Tuttalou Press // arrow card from Hartland Brooklyn // flower pink handwritten quote from Moxie Paper Goods

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

color love today

I saw these sandals and they made me smile. Although I will not be wearing sandals anytime soon, I will do my best to use this color pallet to brighten a cold, Midwestern, overcast day.

Lolly Mignon sandal from Loeffler Randall

Monday, January 14, 2013

great gift wrap from pawling

I recently ordered this great gift wrap from the omoi online shop. This wrap is created by the D.C. based sister team: Pawling Print Studio. This wrap is great, it can work for any occasion. I love the simple black & white coordinating designs and it folds up for easy storing (huge bonus!). Check out their fantastic line including note cards, calendars & more.

Friday, January 11, 2013

mail from germany

I got my first postcard via postcrossing and I was very excited to see it in my mail box so I thought I'd share.

in the mail

I am a few weeks behind on posting my favorite mail but trust me I've still been putting a card in the mail each week...here are the last three weeks of snail mail love.

 thank you note from egg press

 new year card from a.favorite design

angela adams stationery from chronicle books • this postcard is on it's way to the russian federation via our friends at postcrossing...i love international mail!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

today i'd like a mailbox...

So it's no secret I do love good ol' fashion mail. I am in search of a mail box for our condo to sit right outside our door and figured a cute, vintage mail box would fix this issue right up. I kinda love these but it's gotta be practical and not too expensive...some are way to pricey but they are great to look at.

antique cast iron griswold no.2 mail box from vintage keepsake $65 \\ art deco cast iron mail box from relics antiques $54.99 \\ vintage red mail box from lath and plaster $45 \\ cast aluminum mail box from the vrose $55 \\ vintage northwestern star mailbox from miliki $189.95 \\ 109 u.s. mail aluminum mail box from dawn's divine finds $24.95 \\ green vinatage griswold no.2 mail box from miliki $349.95

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

color love today

Amazing color palettes from artist Tracy Melton of Focus Line Art. See how he makes this bright & bold works of art here.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Sol del Sur

I stumbled across this very cool bracelet on etsy a few days ago and couldn't stop thinking about it. So I checked out the Sol del Sur Shop. Soledad, the California creator, has so much fantastic stuff! 
I love the mix of texture and color with metal. And I think these sweet lil' suede hearts are 
just great...these are fresh and something different. Check out the Sol del Sur line.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

cheers to a new year!

I have been busy with holiday hoopla, new years and of course that beginning of the year cold! However I'm physically feeling right now I'm going to go out on a limb and say it's gonna be a good year, right? right! Ok let's do this and make it a good one. Cheers!

Friday, January 4, 2013

in the mail

I have had this sushi stationery set from Chronicle forever (btw, they have some fantastic stationery sets!). I used to use it all the time and recently rediscovered it. I thought I would send my littlest pen pal a colorful sushi note- I just love these envelopes. Oh and I've also decided that junior high doodles are an art form I'm picking back up.