NYNOW Winter 2015, Part 3

As promised I’m back with more stationery from the NYNOW winter market! Prepare yourselves for some seriously awesome cards – and you can see even more over on Instagram! Here are a few favorites from the show…


1. So many great cards from Pistachio Press – the animal valentines featuring llamas and otters are my new personal favorites.

2. Colorful new letterpress greeting cards from Blackbird Letterpress and her wonderful menagerie of die cut animal cards!

3. Beautiful cards with floral illustrations and hand lettering from Banquet Workshop – not to mention an amazing new textile line with graphic prints in black and neon pink! I’m also loving that hand art print.

4. It’s impossible for me to walk through the Sapling Press booth without cracking up. These are just a couple of my many favorites.

5. There was so much awesomeness in the Crow & Canary booth that I dedicated an entire day to it on Instagram! These represent just a few of my favorites: a wall of amazing block printed greeting cards from Ghost Academy; beautiful cards from Moglea featuring brush strokes on kraft paper (!); gorgeous foil-dipped cards from The Social Type; and a range of beauties from Ferme à Papier.

More from NYNOW coming up soon!

NYNOW Winter 2015, Part 2

Next up on our tour of the NYNOW winter market – stationery! Technically there isn’t a section of the show specifically devoted to stationery, but there is a large group of stationers located within a few rows of each other on the first floor of the show – so that’s what I’m focusing on here. I’m sure you’ll recognize some familiar faces here, and I’ve got more coming up a bit later today!


1. If you didn’t already catch the news on Instagram, Rifle Paper Co. is releasing it’s first-ever planner in 2016! There will be two floral cover options – dark and shades of blue (my personal favorite) – and plenty of interior pages for staying organized!

2. Angela Liguori’s beautiful cotton Italian ribbons make me completely weak in the knees. Angela just released a GORGEOUS new copper addition to her beautiful metallic line ribbons, joining the most lovely shades of loose weave metallic ribbon, black and white calligraphy ribbon, and her classic solid color ribbons.

3. A rainbow of letterpress city postcards from Albertine Press and new music-inspired additions to their letterpress library!

4. Beautiful birthday calendars from One Canoe Two – and they’re also planning to release a planner in 2016! There will be three different cover options, including the blue version seen here, all with gold foil cover text.

5. I’ve already professed my love for the new DIY Indigo textile kits from Yellow Owl Workshop – I was so excited to see them in person at the show!

I’ll be back in just a bit with more stationery from the show – for even more from NYNOW just search #OSBPatNYNOW on Instagram!

NYNOW Winter 2015, Part 1

A couple of weeks ago, I ventured up to New York for the winter NYNOW market – a large trade show with exhibitors showcasing everything from handmade ceramics and jewelry to furniture and home decor. I shared quite a bit of the show on Instagram, but wanted to highlight some favorites from each section of the show that I walked (including some photos that I took with my big camera when my phone battery died!). So to kick it all off a few favorites from the Handmade section of NYNOW!

NYNOW Winter 2015 Round Up: Handmade from Oh So Beautiful Paper

1. So many gorgeous ceramic pieces in a rainbow of beautiful colors from Wilcoxson Ceramics (available at LEIF and Abode New York)

2. I love love love the new bright coral leather bracelets from Laurel Denise!

3. Ceramic coasters in graphic patterns from Xenia Taler

4. The most beautiful countertop compost bin I’ve EVER seen from Ironwood

5. Beautiful new art prints and colorful cards from Thimblepress

6. The cutest keychains and citrus reamers from Sucre Shop

7. Adorable new wood cake toppers and ceramic salt and pepper shakers from Belle & Union in her signature Southern style!

For more from NYNOW – just search #OSBPatNYNOW on Instagram!

NYNOW Summer 2014, Part 2

Even though I wasn’t able to attend NYNOW Summer 2014, I definitely tried to walk the show vicariously via photos and Instagram! Samantha & Whitney shared their favorite finds earlier today, but I thought I’d also share a few of the booths that I really really wish I’d been able to cover in person. First up – Etsy Wholesale! I was so bummed to miss their inaugural pavilion with 24 amazing designers, from lighting to ceramics to textiles. Everyone I’ve spoken with who attended the show said that the pavilion looked amazing and the designers all brought wonderful products. And seriously – how awesome is that pegboard display?? I hope they do this again at the Winter 2015 show!


All Etsy Wholesale booth photos by Laura Pardo Photography


Honeycomb Studio


Cotton and Flax


Grace Design



Little Goodall



Redraven Studios



Little Low Studio

The Crow & Canary booth is always a highlight of my tradeshow experience – and with new goodies from Red Cap Cards, The Great Lakes Goods, and more on display and more I was even more bummed not to see it in person!


The Great Lakes Goods


The Good Twin Co / Photos via Crow & Canary


Ferme à Papier / Red Cap Cards


The Social Type / The Good Twin Co / Photos by Gus & Ruby Letterpress

After sitting out the most recent Stationery Show with her new baby, Laura from Fisk & Fern was back in force at NYNOW! So many cute new cards and tea towels.





Photos via Fisk & Fern

I’m looking forward to heading back up to NYC for the Winter 2015 show!

NYNOW Through the Eyes of Gus & Ruby Letterpress

Hi Everyone! I always look forward to the twice-a-year NYNOW trade show – but with my due date rapidly approaching I was sadly unable to attend the Summer 2014 NYNOW in August. Luckily, Samantha and Whitney from Gus & Ruby Letterpress – one of my favorite stationery stores in Portsmouth, New Hampshire – were planning to attend and agreed to share a few of their favorite finds from the show with us! Thanks so much ladies! –Nole

Hello Oh So Beautiful friends (see what we did there?), Sam & Whit here from Gus & Ruby Letterpress! A few weeks ago, we jetted off to NYC for a mad dash through the aisles of the NYNOW summer show in search of some rad new products for the shelves of our little shop. We walked the show for 2.5 days and found oodles of gorgeous new products that we can’t wait to share. We were writing orders like crazy and trying to visit as many new booths as we possibly could during our quick trip. Here are a few snaps of some standout booths:

Hand in Hand

This gorgeous skincare & fragrance line had us smitten with their hand-made paper-flower booth design – you know we’re suckers for some gorgeous paper blooms! The packaging of each product was just darling and the scents were divine. Even better, it’s a company with a cause: for each product sold, Hand in Hand saves 50 square feet of rainforest and donates one bar of soap and one month of clean water to a child in a developing country. Beautiful products, beautiful mission.


Photos via Hand in Hand

Yellow Owl Workshop

Yellow Owl Workshop always puts up a awesome booth and this show was no exception. We loved their new 3-color tiny ink pad sets and the holiday-themed carve-a-stamp kit.




Produce Candles

We’ve been carrying this fresh line of hand-poured soy candles for some time now and just can’t get enough. With new fall and winter scents on the way, it was a treat to sniff the next harvest. And it’s always so great to meet our beloved vendors in person.


Banquet Atelier & Workshop

Banquet Workshop goodies absolutely fly off the shelves at Gus & Ruby, so we were jazzed to see the new advent calendar, monthly calendar, and some lovely new pillows and greeting cards from this talented group.


Photo via Banquet Workshop


Coral & Tusk

The intricate embroidery of Coral & Tusk is too good to miss. Each print and pillow is a work of art.


Photos via Coral & Tusk

Belle & Union

We were totally digging the new recipe card boxes from Belle & Union as well as their gift wrap and cheeky cards. And let’s give it up to B&U for a super clean, cohesive booth design, too!






Photos via Belle & Union

Haptic Lab

We had been lusting after these hand-made kite ships for some time so we were eager to see the pieces in person. The booth design was absolutely magical and the kites proved to be as lovely and whimsical as we’d hoped.


Photo via Haptic Lab

Rebecca Atwood Designs & Light + Ladder

Oh, Rebecca, where do we even begin? Your gorgeous hand-dyed fabric pillows and bags made us weak in the knees. Please let us live in your booth? Thank you.


Light + Ladder


Light + Ladder / Rebecca Atwood photos via Rebecca Atwood

It was a slap-dash, so-much-to-see, exhausting trip to be sure. But, man oh man, are there some talented makers out there! We left feeling inspired and excited or what’s to come. Thank you for letting us share a teencey weency snippet of our time in NYC – we had a blast!

xoxo, Samantha & Whitney

Except where noted, photos by Gus & Ruby Letterpress