Floral & Fruit Prints by Claire Nereim

I came across these beautiful prints by Claire Nereim last night while looking around for calendars to feature in part 3 of my calendar round-up (coming up this afternoon!!).  Each print features illustrations inspired by months and seasons of the year, hand screened onto recycled heavyweight paper:



Pure loveliness for any time of year — you can find both prints in Claire's shop right here.

{image credits: Claire Nereim}

A Wedding at the Zoo

A good friend of mine is getting married at a zoo in Indiana next year, so these wedding invitations from Mr. Boddington’s Studio totally made me smile:




I also love the matching escort cards!  I really like the way the height of each card varies depending on the animal used in the design, imbuing a bit of whimsy into the display.  Check out a bit more, plus the bride’s gorgeous dress, right here.

{image credits: Mr. Boddington’s Studio}

2009 Holiday Cards, Part 4

Good morning everyone!  I hope you all had a lovely weekend.  I've got a few more holiday cards to share with you — so let's get going!  First up, Smock, with a huuuge eco-friendly holiday collection of both letterpress cards and wrapping paper:




I always love the holiday stationery from Satsuma Press — these letterpress cards printed in silver ink would be perfect as either holiday or New Year cards:


I also love Lynn's beautiful collaboration with Heather Moore of Skinny LaMinx — which includes both gift tags and soft blue and green letterpress cards:

{satsuma press}

Fugu Fugu Press has one of my favorite holiday collections this year, with this great mix of funny non-traditional letterpress holiday cards:

{fugu fugu press}

For a more retro holiday look, check out these Santa gift tags from Miss Pickles Press:

{miss pickles press}

To check out more 2009 holiday cards, just click here.

{images from their respective sources}

{happy weekend!}

I'm pretty sure the sun is shining for the first time all week here in DC – hooray!  Between sunshine and a friend visiting this weekend, I'm definitely ready to get a move on the weekend!  But in the meantime…


…a few links for you all to enjoy:

Oh, and just a reminder to any DC-area folks that I'll be speaking at the Not So Big Wedding this Sunday at Rockwood Manor. I hope you'll come by to say hello!

{image credits: revivify via you are my fave}

White + Black Stitched Wedding Invitations

The details on this letterpress wedding invitation suite by Bespoke Press are just amazing — from the crisp black text, gorgeous blind impressions, and stitched details, I’m just in love:




The botanical blind impressions were inspired by the French-style grounds of the wedding venue, while the rest of the invitation design was kept simple to highlight the different typography styles used.  It’s been a while since I’ve seen a really beautiful wedding invitation booklet, and this one is truly gorgeous!

{image credits: Bespoke Press}