Garlands + Mobiles

Happy Monday everyone!  Today I’m up in New York at the NYIGF – and I’m looking forward to sharing some photos from the show a bit later in the week.  While I’m browsing the aisles, I thought I’d share these cool 3d ornaments, garland decorations, and mobiles from Polli:

Silver 3d Ornaments

Multicolor Garland Ornaments

Holiday Ornaments

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Multicolor Plastic Mobile

The mobile above features leaves with little cut-outs that can hold photos, little notes, or even post cards – like a hanging inspiration board!  So cool.  Polli is offering 20% off  the online store (excluding Tivi products) through the end of August – just enter the code OHSOPAPER20 at checkout!

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{happy weekend!}

Happy Friday everyone!  This will be a working weekend for me, as tomorrow I’m heading up to the New York International Gift Fair for a couple of days.  It’ll be fun to catch up with the stationery exhibitors at NYIGF and friends in NYC.  But after a busy couple of weeks I’ll be looking forward to a quiet and relaxing weekend next weekend… the Florida girl in me misses my summers by the beach, so I’d love to escape to a tiny town by the water for a weekend.  But in the meantime…

…a few links for your weekend!

And just in case you missed it, a few favorite posts from this week!

That’s it for me this week!  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend – I’ll be back next week with photos from the Gift Fair and lots of other goodies.  See you on Monday!

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Quick Pick: Rob Ryan + Mary Kate McDevitt

My love for anything created by Rob Ryan has been pretty well documented over the past two years, but if anything I’d say my affection has only grown stronger over those years…

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These wall decals featuring Rob’s amazing designs have been on my wish list almost two years to the day.  My birthday  is coming up in a couple of weeks, so perhaps a little birthday treat for myself?  I also spotted the real thing in Cath Kidston’s living room in the latest issue of Lonny.  So pretty…

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I’m also really loving these prints and cards from Mary Kate McDevitt – I love the quote from Abraham Lincoln!

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{image credits: domestic, patrick cline for lonny, mary kate mcdevitt via seesaw}

Hand Illustrated Save the Dates

Today I thought I’d go with something sweet and simple – hand lettered save the dates with a custom illustration created by Elaine from Papermade Design.  With the bride and groom’s hand lettered names paired with a typewriter font, the entire design emulates the vintage appeal of the of the wedding venue.


From Elaine: Anthea & Reid will be married in December at the historic Goodwood Plantation in Tallahassee, Florida.  They were drawn to its vintage charm and wanted the paper elements to include the same rustic feel with a touch of handmade whimsy.  The beautiful estate is enough to make you swoon, so we created a custom illustration of the mansion, set with a typewriter font and decorated with the couple’s names in hand lettering for a whimsical touch.  The design was printed on 100% cotton paper for a luxurious handmade feel.

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Gorgeous – thanks Elaine!

{image credits: christine hahn photography}

Texas Ranch Wedding Invitations

This week’s real wedding invitations come to us from Stephanie at Salt + Pepper Press – and they’re inspired by all things Texas!  Stephanie and her husband Robbie were married at Three Points Ranch in the heart of Texas in early May.  From the beginning, Stephanie and Robbie set out to create a true country Texas-style wedding – from a custom cattle brand to cowboy boots!


From StephanieOur goal was to make our wedding as tastefully Texan as possible.  We wanted to really emphasize that this was going to be a laidback ranch wedding with the whole cowboy feel and we wanted to make sure that feeling was present in the invitations.



First we created our custom cattle brand, which is actually an S R G – our initials and the first letter of his last name.  In Texas, every ranch has its own brand that they use as their trademark from branding cattle to their logo and identity.  We wanted to create the same kind of brand that stood for us and our wedding.  From there we developed the invitation suite.



To make sure that we pushed the ranch theme, we backed every invitation with wood veneer and branded it with our custom made cattle brand.  We also made belly bands out of the wood that wrapped around the wedding invitations and branded that as well.


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To take it one step further, we made a poster that reminded our guests of the iconic WANTED poster from the west and that we used instead of a enclosure card with reception information.  We had so much fun creating, printing and assembling the invitations!


Stephanie also sent over a bunch of photos from her wedding, courtesy of two pair photography, showing how she incorporated elements from the invitations into her Texas ranch wedding!

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{the beautiful ceremony programs}


{love the kraft paper table runner!}




{letterpress coasters with the wedding brand}





So gorgeous – and I absolutely love the papel picado banners!  Thank you so much, Stephanie, for sharing your wedding invitations and beautiful wedding day details!

{image credits: invitation photos by stephanie good, wedding photos by two pair photography}