Quick Pick: Poketo

The folks at Poketo make the most amazing notebooks. These “One Day” notebooks made their debut at the NYNOW Winter market a few weeks ago and are available in four different cover options: morning, day, evening, and night. I love all four versions – which is your favorite?

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These sky sticky notes are super cute, too. They remind me of warm summer days, although that might just be my desperate wish for warmer weather.

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Lots more over at Poketo!

Photo Credits: Poketo

Quick Pick: Rotolino Greetings

I love it when creative friends join forces, which is exactly how Angela Liguori’s new Rotolino greetings collection came together! The collection features words calligraphed by artist Susy Pilgrim Waters, then letterpress in charcoal gray ink printed onto long strips of cotton paper by Albertine Press, and finally wrapped around hand dyed wooden spools and secured with red thread by Angela. Such a unique way to send love and wishes to a special person!

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The collection currently features two designs: Love (with the words amore, dolcezza, per sempre insieme, ti amo, gioia, abbracci, baci, xoxo) and Holiday Greetings (with the words warm wishes, joy, gratitude, celebrate, best wishes, kindness, peace, season’t greetings, xoxox). Each spool measures 2″ by 1.25″ with strips of paper 7/8″ tall and 17″ long. The spools are packaged in kraft paper gift boxes.

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Thanks Angela!

p.s. Angela is celebrating the new collection with a giveaway on her blog! Check out the details right here.

Photo Credits: Angela Liguori

OSBP + Red Barn Mercantile: A Curated Holiday

It has been a special week with the launch of two new columns, but I’m about to make it even more so by sharing a special project I’ve been working on for the past few weeks! I was lucky enough to help curate the holiday card collection at Red Barn Mercantile, a lovely local shop in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia (just across the river from DC). Amy, the owner, first proposed the idea over the summer, so it’s really fun to finally see our collaboration come together. The collection was unveiled during Red Barn Mercantile’s annual Holiday Open House last week – along with a special window display highlighting our collaboration!

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Yep, that’s my name on a store window. Seriously, pinch me!

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Amy’s window designer put together the fun display, complete with real mailboxes and gifts wrapped in kraft paper. The wonderful folks at Mohawk were kind enough to send dozens of their envelopes, which practically covered the entire window!

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Located right on King Street, Red Barn Mercantile has the most lovely selection of home furnishings, decor, gifts, entertaining pieces – and yes, some beautiful stationery! It’s the kind of store designed to get me into a lot of trouble.

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Here’s a sample of the holiday card collection! So many pretty holiday cards all in one place! I had a lot of fun pulling my ideas together, but it was a completely different way of thinking for me. Lots of things to keep in mind, from Amy’s customers to minimum order requirements to the range of design styles. I learned a lot in the process!

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For those of you in the DC/VA area, you can check out the collection in person at Red Barn Mercantile, located at 1117 King Street in Alexandria. A big thanks to Amy for inviting me to help with such a special project!

Photo Credits: Nole Garey for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Quick Pick: Sycamore Street Press Custom Stamps

Sycamore Street Press just launched a brand new new website – congrats Eva and Kirk! And along with the new website come two new gorgeous collections of custom return address and monogram stamps! The first collection, Home on the Range, includes designs inspired by Eva and Kirk’s life in the Utah mountains, with antlers, arrows, and even a bear or two. The second collection, Versailles, includes beautiful floral and botanical details. Every design features Eva’s unique illustrations and hand lettering!

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Check out the full collection here!

Photo Credits: Sycamore Street Press

Pretty Paper in the Office: Note Card Sets

With all the different platforms of communication out there, it’s so easy to send your thoughts or well wishes with a quick tweet or text. Which is why taking the time to handwrite a note can mean as much as what is written inside. Notecards are a great way to express yourself without having to be a wordsmith; they come with just enough room for a little sweet sentiment before sending it on its way. I’ve put together just a few of the many options out there to suit your style and message. – Julie

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No. 1 Notewriter Set by SuzyJack; No. 2 Season 1 note pack by Anchor Paper Co.; No. 3 Every Occasion notecard set by Moglea via Anthropologie; No. 4 Dots & Stripes notecard set by Rocket Ink via LEIF; No. 5 Bow noteset by Sugar Paper; No. 6 Nest Note card set by Sideshow Press

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