Category Archives: Stationery & Cards

I’VE MOVED! PLEASE UPDATE YOUR RSS FEED!

My dear lovely readers,

***I’VE MOVED!***

My blog migration is complete: I have officially moved Words and Eggs over to Squarespace. Click HERE to check out my new cozy home! I’m prety psyched about it. You can find all of my previous posts over at my new blog, along with some recent posts from the past week, including a collection of vintage book graphics and Form magazine covers from the 1950s to the present day.

Sometimes I just want to bathe in vintage covers.
Is that TMI?

Anyway, for all you subscribers, please be so kind as to update your RSS feed for my new blog location:
http://wordsandeggs.squarespace.com

And please Please PLEASE feel free to leave me any and all feedback you might have on my new website, which is still somewhat of a work in progress. I’m still updating my links, so please don’t fret if you were linked on this blog but you no longer see yourself mentioned on my new blog (I’m talking to you, handmade artists and awesome shopkeepers).

Also, one of the new features on my new blog is that I’ll be seeking sponsorship. If you are interested in sponsoring and/or advertising your site, services, or shop on my site, please contact me for stats and rate info:
wordseggs [at] gmail [dot] com

I look forward to seeing you all over at my new home!

Best,
Lesley

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Work it.

I‘m a bit tardy for the free calendar party: I meant to post pics a while ago of this ridiculously fabulous letterpressed calendar that Cranky Pressman sent me (for free, might I add. Fabulous Twitter offers, I love thee). The calendar was designed by Northcoast Zeitgeist and printed by Cranky Pressman, a union that makes me feel quite warm and fuzzy all over because they’re both Ohio-based. And, well, so am I. Or, at least, I was until about 9 years ago. One love, Ohio and your wonderful designers and letterpressers.

So, here it is, in all its letterpressed, retro-illustrated glory. And how appropriate that it’s emblazoned with the imperative, “WORK!”. Because that’s precisely what I need to do. Stupid dissertation.

Cranky Pressman is Keith & Jamie Berger. And they are lovely, albeit cranky. Oh, and they included a promotional letterpressed postcard and some other businesscard samples of their services with the calendar. Hopefully you can’t see the drool that seeped from my awe-struck mouth in the pictures below.

Awesome, right?

So, you should really check out both Cranky Pressman and Northcoast Zeitgeist. I’m really tempted by the possibility of having CP letterpress some of my hand-lettered/drawn stuff. And to release about 5 more gallons of drool.

I know, I’m not very lady-like.

Follow Cranky Pressman on Twitter HERE and visit their site HERE. Even their social media links look letterpressed. Jesus.

Follow Northcoast Zeitgeist on Twitter HERE and visit their site HERE.

MusicForRelief.org

Linkin Park, Dave Matthews Band, Peter Gabriel, Alanis Morissette, Slash,
The All-American Rejects, Hoobastank, Kenna, Enrique Iglesias and Lupe Fiasco
team up with Music For Relief to aid earthquake victims.

Click HERE to access MusicForRelief.org: download and donate!

Artistic Printing Album from Sheaff : Ephemera

Whoa. Wait until you see these vintage printing ads/cards/etc. that I just found in the Artistic Printing Album of Sheaff : Ephemera. The colors make me extremely happy.

Shuffle

Check out these wonderfully designed vintage playing cards, which I just discovered over at Delicious Industries’ Flickr page:

Visit Delicious Industries’ blog HERE and follow them on Twitter HERE.

Get organized.

A new semester starts tomorrow for me. I wish I had these awesome items from Present Correct to help me get organized:

In the time it just took me to create this post, I probably could have been prepping my first class tomorrow. But this is so much prettier.

🙂

V is for Vintage. And for Valentines.

For the past few days, I’ve been having fun taking pictures of some vintage papery items and ephemera that I’ve collected over the past several months, preparing some new listings for my Etsy shop. I’ve already sold a couple of these, which is amazing (first sales of 2010!), but I must admit that I’m a little sad to see some of these vintage cards go. Separation anxiety increases exponentially with vintage items, doesn’t it? One-of-a-kind, never to return again… I don’t even want to think of what I’ll be like when I have children that will eventually leave home. Hopefully they’ll return at some point, though. ANYWAY. Back to my new items. Here are some images for you, to show you why it’s so d@mn hard for me to let go.

{ Vintage Postcard Sets }

1. Five vintage large-letter linen city/state postcards from the 1940s and 50s { Etsy Listing HERE } :

2. Three Vintage Valentines from the 1920s-1940s { SOLD OUT } :

{ Valentine’s Day / Love-Themed Stuff }

1. Four Valentine’s To Do List Cards { Etsy Listing HERE } :
These aren’t vintage, but they are V for Valentines. 🙂 I’ve hand-stamped each card in red block letters;
just check them off once you’ve completed each task!
Red envelopes and some super top-secret prizes included.

2. Paper Pack ‘O Love { Etsy Listing HERE } :
As you will see on both my Etsy page and my Facebook page, I am admittedly not a big fan of Valentine’s Day.
That being said, I am a GINORMOUS fan of ephemera and vintage & modern papers and random doo-dads.
(Yes, even if they have hearts or references to Cupid and February 14th. 🙂
So, with that in mind, I couldn’t help but contribute some of the red/heart/love-themed items to a pack of their own.
I’m guessing there are about 40 pieces or so. And they’re awesome.

{ More Coming Soon… }

More vintage postcard sets { New Year’s and other holidays; humour cards; advertisements; nature; mixed },

Vintage international stamp packs { color-themed; location-themed; mixed },

Antique button sets { color-themed; mixed },

Small mixed ephemera packs.

Thank you for looking, and stay tuned!