{antique calling cards}

Luzel from iDIY found this fabulous flickr set comprised entirely of antique business and calling cards, which she was kind enough to send to me and I'm now sharing with the rest of you!  I love the way calligraphy plays a role in many of the designs:

Check out the rest of the collection right here.  Thanks Luzel!

Wedding Invitations — Mika78

Mimi from Mika78 contacted me a couple of weeks ago to introduce me to her new invitation collection – and it’s absolutely gorgeous!  I immediately fell in love with every detail, from the color palettes to lovely little details in each suite, and thought I would share a few of my favorites from the Mika78 collection:


vintage garden rose wedding invitations

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pink gray letterpress romantic sophisticated wedding invitations

pink gray letterpress romantic sophisticated wedding invitations




{in lovelove the little detail on the envelope liners!}


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wedding invitation quote

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{the quote}




yellow blossom wedding invitations

yellow blossom wedding invitations

yellow blossom wedding invitations

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See what I mean?  Totally gorgeous.   Check out more from Mika78, including additional invitations and information about process and pricing, right here – and definitely check out the Mika78 blog, SevenEight, for tons of fabulous wedding inspiration.

{images via Mika78 – thanks Mimi!}

Rustic Wedding Invitations

I came across these lovely wedding invitations via Green Wedding Shoes over the weekend, and just had to share them here.  I love the way the couple used a Mad Lib format for the RSVP:

I also love the pops of bright color added by all those vintage stamps.  And how cute are those place cards with that gorgeous calligraphy and the squirrel in the corner?  Check out the rest of the wedding right here, along with a few more here.

{photos by Meg Smith Photography, via Green Wedding Shoes}

New Giveaway! Smock Paper

The only thing better than ending the week with a stationery giveaway is starting the week with a giveaway!  This week's giveaway is sponsored by one of my favorite letterpress studios, Smock Paper.  In addition to a fabulous line of eco-friendly letterpress wedding invitations, Smock Paper has a wonderful line of social stationery, which is the focus of this week's giveaway:

Veranda suite

Pavillion suite

Okay, so here are the rules:  Head on over to the Smock Paper website and browse through the social collection.  The contest includes the boxed sets of note cards, thank you cards, and fill-in party invitations.  Pick out your favorite design (just one design please, not one from each category), then pop back on over here and leave a
comment with telling us which one you picked.  The winner will win three boxed sets of their choice!

You'll have until midnight (EST) on Thursday, April 16th to enter the giveaway, and I'll announce the winner here on Friday.  Bonne chance!

{images via Smock Paper – thanks Cyd!}