NYIGF, Part 1

This past weekend I went to check out the New York International Gift Fair, a huge trade show held twice a year at the Javits Center (the same convention center where the National Stationery Show takes place in May).  It was wonderful to see some of my favorite stationers also exhibit at NYIGF – like Albertine Press, Carta Inc., May Day Studio, and Pistachio Press (you can check out their booths from the Stationery Show right here) – and to catch up with other friends.  Smock made their first appearance at the NYIGF, with a super cute booth full of paper pinwheels and bunting made from their gift wrap sheets:


Smock-NYIGF-Pinwheels Smock-NYIGF-Pinwheel


Smock-NYIGF-Letterpress-Cards Smock-NYIGF-Gift-Wrap


I absolutely loved the Laurel Denise booth design this year!  The book page wallpaper and manzanita branches were the perfect way to showcase Laurel’s lovely jewelry:

Laurel Denise

Laurel Denise Book Pages Wallpaper Laurel Denise Jewelry


{laurel denise}

I am completely in love with these new wooden silhouettes and necklaces from Figs and Ginger – not only are the necklaces gorgeous, but the wood veneer silhouettes can be customized as a beautiful keepsake!


{figs and ginger}

Cute new holiday cards and boxed note card sets from 9 Spot Monk:

9 Spot Monk Cards

9 Spot Monk Holiday Cards

9 Spot Monk Holiday Cards
{9 Spot Monk}

I also came across this amazing booth from Mex Events (warning – the website plays music) full of gorgeous papel picado banners, everything from little skeletons to mini-banners to full-size banners for parties and holidays.  I was in complete heaven!

Mexican papel picado banners

Mexican papel picado banners

Mexican papel picado banners

Mexican papel picado banners

Mex Events will also work with brides and grooms on custom designs for wedding invitations and save the dates, as well as custom banners for wedding receptions.  So cool!

Stay tuned for more from the Gift Fair coming up soon!

{smock photos by stephen michael garey for oh so beautiful paper, all other photos by me}

  1. Wow wish I was there. I love smock, and the wood veneer silhouettes are beautiful, Thanks for the coverage!

  2. great coverage of the event! this was my first time attending and i was completely overwhelmed! so much to see. looking forward to the rest of your recap.

  3. nole! thank you so much for your sweet post on the booth and jewelry! it was awesome to get to see you again 🙂

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