NSS 2010 – Part 7

This was the first year that Kathryn from Blackbird Letterpress exhibited at NSS, and it was so nice to finally meet her in person!  I've got a gorgeous wedding invitation suite from Kathryn to share with you all a bit later on, but in the meantime let's take a look at her booth from the show!

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I had a wonderful time visiting the Red Oak Press booth — their letterpress stationery and baby announcements had such beautiful impressions and registration that I had to resist the urge to touch each and every individual piece:

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{red oak press}

Jack and Lulu had one of the most impossibly adorable booths at this year's NSS — just look at the watering can name signs!  I loved the nautical theme, all the way down to the bag of flags and Union Jack coasters:

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{for those of you looking for these stripey straws, pick 'em up right here}

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6a00e554ee8a228833013481794bc5970c 500wi NSS 2010   Part 7{jack and lulu}

The ladies of Byrd and Bleecker had a booth that matched their bright and bubble personalities as well as their stationery:

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{I love these cards}

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I was thrilled to see Pica Press at this year's show, and even more thrilled to check out their cards and invitations in person!

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{pica press}

SusyJack* was back at this year's show with a few new products — like the modern spin on a piggy bank and new bunting kits below — as well as perennial favorites like calendars and note pads:

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That's it for now, but I'll be back with more tomorrow!

{all photos by Oh So Beautiful Paper}

NSS 2010 – Part 6

This next group of booths happens to include several with some of my favorite overall booth design or decor details — from Hello Lucky's coffee filter garland to Linda & Harriett's vintage post card border.  First up, the Regas New York booth, filled with both amazing letterpress stationery and some pretty incredible decor details, including tissue paper flowers and amazing wire displays created by Meredith's mom!

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6a00e554ee8a2288330133ee461bdd970b 500wi NSS 2010   Part 6{love the laser cut wood veneer save the date!}

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6a00e554ee8a2288330133ee461c76970b 500wi NSS 2010   Part 6{aren't these wire displays incredible?!  I told Meredith's mom I thought she should open an etsy store — I can totally see these displays used as place card or table number holders for wedding receptions!}

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Liz from Linda & Harriett always puts together an amazing booth display, and this year was no exception.  Liz incorporated a border of vintage post cards on the wall displaying her 2011 calendar, and tissue paper streamers on the wall displaying her new letterpress birthday calendar — both of which are destined to be a huge hit later this year:

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In addition to fantastic stationery, I loved all the cute details over at Cat Seto — from the fabric rosettes to the hand-drawn armoire fabric display:

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6a00e554ee8a22883301348175de3f970c 500wi NSS 2010   Part 6{Cat also creates an annual calendar, and this year she's also created a baby milestone calendar as a perfect gift for new parents}

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The ladies from Hello!Lucky created one of my favorite booths from NSS 2009, and luckily my expectations were also met for this year's show.  The team rescued a few of the pink coffee filter garland's created for Eunice's wedding last year as a lovely complement to grosgrain ribbon displays for all of the new Hello!Lucky cards and prints:

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As a girl with a weakness for vintage stamps and ribbon (not to mention gorgeous letterpress stationery), I was pretty much in heaven over at the combined booth of Carta, Inc. and Albertine Press.  So between Angela's new francobolli line of vintage stamp greeting cards and Shelley's letterpress library, what more could I possibly ask for?

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More soon!

{unless otherwise noted, all photos by Oh So Beautiful Paper}

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{happy weekend!}

Happy Friday everyone!  After spending the week in New York City, I’m now up in Syracuse to visit my husband’s family and very much looking forward to a relaxing weekend.  I’m hoping to check out the annual lilac festival in Rochester, which I’ve been wanting to visit for years but almost always falls on the same days as the Stationery Show.  I’ve got more recaps from the Stationery Show coming up over the weekend, but I wanted to make sure I did my usual Friday post since there’s been a lot going on while I’ve been up at the show!  So in the meantime…

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…a few links for your weekend reading!

{image credits: kml designs via decorology}

NSS 2010 – Part 5

Studio Olivine was back at this year's Stationery Show — and I couldn't have been happier to see these beautiful letterpress cards in person.  I absolutely love the organic shapes and nature-inspired imagery:

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The a. favorite design booth was packed to the brim with gorgeous letterpress stationery — from sweet valentine's day cards to bold typography greeting cards, there was so much to see!

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{LOVE the ligatures card on the right!}

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6a00e554ee8a228833013481547cc0970c 500wi NSS 2010   Part 5{the typewriter quote cards above are hand-typed on an actual typewriter!} 

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I also spent quite a bit of time over with Jackie from 42 Pressed — I particularly love her approach to designing colorful and modern wedding invitations and baby announcements:

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{42 pressed}

And speaking of wedding invitations, Emily Ley was at this year's show to debut her new wedding invitation and social stationery collection for The English Paper Company!

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{Emily's collection focuses on wedding crests — the one above is my favorite!}

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I'm still wading my way through the bazillion photos from the Stationery Show, so stay tuned as I continue to post my favorite booths from this year's show through the weekend!

{all photos by Oh So Beautiful Paper}

NSS 2010 – Part 4

It's pretty much impossible for me to pick just one or two (or even ten) favorites from the Stationery Show, but I was really impressed by stationers making their NSS debut at this year's show.  Igloo Press was one of several studios making their first appearance at the show, and I instantly fell for their beautiful letterpress cards — just check out the crisp impressions, subtle blind patterns, and bright colors below!

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Another of the many reasons I love just walking the floor at the Stationery Show — I stumbled upon this booth from Urubbu, with folk style cards and beautiful bird carvings inspired by Brazilian wildlife.  Wouldn't the bird carvings also be lovely as a wedding cake topper?

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The Oddball Press booth was packed full of beautiful letterpress stationery that combines vintage imagery with a modern sensibility.  They also created one of the most beautiful family trees I think I've ever seen — also letterpress, of course:

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6a00e554ee8a2288330134813927ca970c 500wi NSS 2010   Part 4{LOVE the heart-shaped blind impression pattern on this card!}

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More from NSS 2010 coming up soon!

{all photos by Oh So Beautiful Paper}