Best of 2014: My Favorites!

I love doing these “best of” round up posts because they help me see just how much we really packed into a single year. When you’re publishing new content on a daily basis (10-15 times per week!) and you’re constantly focusing on what’s next, it can be easy to lose sight of the posts that made an impact in the previous months or weeks. So here are a few of my personal favorite posts – from guest posts to Emily’s Brick + Mortar column and a few others along the way.

Envelope Address and Hand Lettering Tutorial by Ladyfingers Letterpress for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Envelope Address and Hand Lettering Tutorial from Ladyfingers Letterpress

A Peek Into the Process of Swiss Cottage Designs

Caroline’s Strawberry First Birthday Party

A Day in the Life with Erin Austen Abbott of Amelia

Brick & Mortar: Raising Your Baby and Your Business

10 Tips on Opening a Retail Shop from Urbanic

Where to Find Vintage Stamps for Wedding Invitations

Paper Party 2014!

DC Guide: The National Postal Museum

Today I Love…

Over the past few weeks I’ve developed a major thing for ceramics. I’ve always had a soft spot for pretty plates and mugs, but as I’ve discovered more independent artists making hand crafted ceramic goods that soft spot has grown into a full on obsession. Their Instagram accounts also tend to be some of my favorites, fueling the OMG I have to have that right now please feelings even further. Today I thought I’d highlight a few favorites!

Ceramics Round Up by Oh So Beautiful Paper

Paper & Clay: Shop | Instagram

The Object Enthusiast: Shop | Instagram

Suite One Studio: Shop | Instagram

Honeycomb Studio: Shop | Instagram

Bailey Doesn’t Bark: Shop | Instagram

Pigeon Toe: Shop | Instagram

Redraven: Shop | Instagram

Quick Pick: Three Potato Four Key Tags

Three Potato Four released these fantastic GoodLife key tags a few months ago, and I’ve been kind of obsessed ever since – how great is the Penpal Society tag?!?! These key tags would be a fun gift idea or just a creative way to dress up a spare set of keys for house guests!

Three Potato Four Goodlife Key Tags via Oh So Beautiful Paper

More over at Three Potato Four!

Today I love…

I used to do these kinds of posts all the time back in the day – and I kind of miss them! So today I thought I’d share a few of the things are inspiring me these days or that have caught my eye over the last couple of weeks:

Today I Love: Summer Inspiration from Oh So Beautiful Paper

1. Mini copper planters from Julia Kostreva

2. These DIY printable party invitations from Martha Stewart are an oldie but a goodie – and so perfect for summer!

3. Cantaloupe-Basil Granita

4. Tilly baguette leather clutch with scallop detail by Matine

5. This scallop necklace is so pretty (and I apparently have a thing for scallop details these days)

6. We have this amazing ship kite from Haptic Lab in white in Sophie’s room and we LOVE it! It’s made by artisans in Bali from locally-sourced bamboo and nylon – but I also love the canary yellow version!

Quick Pick: The Object Enthusiast

Flowers are my second love (after stationery, of course), and fresh flowers can make all the difference during dark and dreary winter. I’m always on the hunt for beautiful vessels to hold small arrangements. I can’t get over the stunning vases and ring dishes from The Object Enthusiast – each one is more beautiful than the last!

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Lots more over at The Object Enthusiast right here!

Photo Credits: The Object Enthusiast