Holiday Collection from Paloma’s Nest

You guys are going to kill me for talking about holidays so early, but with so many designers releasing their holiday designs how can I resist?  And when it comes to the beauty that is the 2009 holiday collection from Paloma's Nest — from her wood gift tags and garlands to ceramic ornaments — well, then it's really just impossible to ignore:

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Check out the full holiday collection over at Paloma's Nest here.  So beautiful!
{image credits: paloma's nest}

DIY Fabric Table Numbers

I'm totally loving these cloth table numbers by Dolci Odille over on Once Wed today – not only are they adorable, but they seem like they'd be really easy to incorporate into your centerpiece arrangements:

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Check out the full project + instructions over on Once Wed

{image credits: Once Wed}

2010 Calendar Round-Up, Part I

Okay folks, it's that time of year again — calendar round-ups!  There are tons of great calendars for 2010 and I have no idea how I'm going to choose my own calendars this year, but I've tried to pull together a few of the best calendars from my favorite designers, as well as a couple of new additions for 2010.  Just as a warning, this is a pretty long post, so go ahead and get yourself nice and comfy and ready for some calendar goodness!

Starting things off, Sycamore Street Press released an absolutely gorgeous poster-style letterpress calendar this year:

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{Sycamore Street Press calendar available for purchase right here}

On the opposite end of the size spectrum are these pocket calendars from Sandra Juto — available as a set of 8 or individually:

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{available for purchase right here}

And as always, Linda + Harriett has produced a lovely letterpress calendar with designs that reflect the feeling of changing seasons from month to month:

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{Linda + Harriett calendar available or purchase right here}

For those of you who prefer a more modern look, the SeeSaw Designs 2010 calendar comes letterpress printed in four quarterly seasonal panels:

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{SeeSaw letterpress calendar available for purchase right here}

The Ink + Wit 2010 calendar is a super limited edition (only 125!) and will be ready to ship out on October 13.  You can e-mail Tara to pre-order your copy:

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{available for pre-order by e-mailing Ink + Wit here}

This is the first year that Suann from simplesong has created a calendar — and I can just about guarantee that her softly beautiful calendars will fly off the shelves:

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{2010 simplesong calendars available right here}

Maggie from Campbell Raw Press has created yet another 2010 gorgeous calendar – this time in a hanging, handbound, accordion-fold book with letterpress interior and different cover options:

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{the calendars will be available in the Campbell Raw Press shop later in October, but you can pre-order your copy by emailing Maggie here}

Dutch Door Press again went with a poster-size letterpress calendar for 2010, complete with an amazingly bold orange and purple color palette:

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{dutch door calendar available right here}

Satsuma Press created one of my favorite letterpress calendars in 2009, and the 2010 version looks as though it's going to be just as beautiful — I just can't get enough of Lynn's feather motif:

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{Satsuma Press 2010 letterpress calendar available for pre-order here and here}

The letterpress and screen printed calendars from Ilee are another perennial favorite — I'm really liking the folk art details in several months from the 2010 edition:

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{Ilee 2010 calendar available for purchase here}

A new favorite for 2010 is this limited edition letterpress calendar from Missing Q Press:

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{Missing Q Press calendar available for purchase right here}

For something a bit more on the whimsical side, try one of these two calendars from Lisa Rupp — each design, "garden" and "circus train," is created by digitally coloring an original illustration and then printing onto upholstery-weight cotton fabric:

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{you can find both calendars in Lisa's shop right here}

The Linea Carta 2010 calendars are screen printed onto a natural linen panel, with one featuring a nautical theme and the other with a "love is in the air" seasonal theme:

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{available right here}

YeeHaw has really outdone themselves this year — with at least a dozen different mini-calendar designs (I've included only a couple below – check out the rest here) and a larger poster-style calendar:

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{YeeHaw calendars available right here}

The Delphine 2010 letterpress calendars come in a couple of options — on an easel or hanging from a ribbon:

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{Delphine 2010 letterpress calendar available for purchase here}

I'm loving all the hand-illustrated details in the 2010 calendar, screen printed onto white canvas, from Two Brunettes:

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{the calendar will be available for purchase in a couple of weeks right here}

I also love the bright colors and patterns in the Egg Press 2010 offset printed calendar:

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{you can find your Egg Press calendar right here}

This color palette calendar from Melissa Design definitely appeals to the design geek in me — and would be so pretty to look at every day!

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{available for purchase here}

And of course, I can't forget the a.m.a.z.i.n.g. wood veneer calendars from Night Owl Paper Goods:

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{choose your favorite — critters or pattern — right here}

Believe it or not, but there are still a few calendars that aren't quite yet available (and I'm sure I've even missed a few myself), so I'll be doing another calendar round-up a bit later next month.  If you're a designer and would like to submit your calendar for the next round-up installment, please just shoot me an e-mail right here.

{images from their respective sources}

Hello, Fall…

It's definitely started to turn into fall here in DC — the temperatures are cooler, the sun is setting earlier, and I'm expecting to see the leaves start to change next.  Halloween and other Fall decorations are everywhere, including these cute little bat coasters from 12fifteen:

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And while we're on the subject of Halloween decorations, I love this idea from Martha Stewart about dying eggs for Halloween! Check out the instructions here.

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{apologies for the small photo!}

And as promised, I've got the first installment in my 2010 calendar round-ups coming a bit later this morning — so be sure to check back soon!
{image credits: 12fifteen and martha stewart living}

Ma Joie Press

Katrina from Ma Joie Press sent me an e-mail to introduce me to her collection of lovely letterpress wedding invitations.  I'm loving the mix of classic designs with a clean, modern aesthetic, not to mention the beautiful letterpress printing:

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You can check out a bunch more of Katrina's designs in her etsy shop and on the Ma Joie Press website.  Katrina is also giving away a set of letterpress wedding invitations!  Brides have the opportunity to enter to win either 100 one-color invitations or 50 two-color invitations, both complete with RSVP cards and envelopes.  Check out the details and enter right here!
{image credits: Ma Joie Press}