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Over the holidays…

While I was in Ohio for the holidays, I finally had the time to create and mail my holiday cards. I am fortunate to have an extremely awesome step-father who is an artist and stamp collector, and he provided me with tons of old stamps to use for my envelopes (he also told Santa to stash stacks of canceled vintage stamps and postcards in my stocking).

{ My holiday cards. Kind of hard to tell, but they’re cardstock cut into stocking shapes, and then I stamped them and adhered scalloped-edged paper cut-outs and baker’s twine and… a bit much, but fun. 🙂 }

{ Envelopes for my holiday cards, including stamped and handwritten tags plus old postage stamps. }

{ Backside. }

Also, a friend/colleague of mine asked me to hand-letter her wedding program, menu, and place cards for her winter snowflake-themed nuptials. So I had fun creating those as well, although I worried that they ended up a bit too “busy” with all the text. But Catherine said she liked them, so I was happy.

{ Front cover of the wedding program. }

{ Front cover (left) and back cover (right) of wedding program. }

{ Inside of program. }

{ Wedding menu. }

{ Wedding menu. }

{ Place cards, twined up according to table #. }

{ The whole collection. }

I am realizing that these photos aren’t the best quality. Casualty of being away from home.

Hope you all had a very happy holiday and that the new year is off to a stellar start!

I’m a Perpetual Kid.

M y mother has a huge stack of magazines that I’m fairly certain she rarely (if ever) looks through. She’s got more important things going on (um, her husband’s cancer for one), so I get it. But those d@mn magazines glare at me from their antique bin, whispering and mumbling until I pay them some attention. And so I do. And then I pretty quickly learn why they were beckoning me: amazing finds like these…

Matchbook notepads from Pearl River (image from HERE):

Next up, letter magnets from Cupcakes & Cartwheels that would look awesome on my fridge and metal filing cabinets (image once again from  HERE):

And now, several pleasurable items from a store called Perpetual Kid, which I’d never heard of before. Now I will never forget it. Check out what little tokens of awesomeness they have to offer:

{ Uber awesome tissues! }

{ Awesome BINGO games! }

{ Awesome clocks! }

 

{ Awesome books & notepads! }

I think I would give out roughly 519.2 of those Cell Citations on a daily basis. Give or take.

Anyway, my point is that this store is fabulous, AND they’re having an amazing clearance sale right now. Go forth and channel your Perpetual Kid HERE. And follow them on Twitter HERE.

Throwback Thursday: Vintage Christmas album covers

H oping that all of you who celebrate have a holly jolly Christmas!

To keep it festive for this Christmas Eve edition of Throwback Thursday, I offer you some beautifully designed vintage holiday album covers, courtesy of Martin Klasch:

Vintage wintery labels, courtesy of Germany & Denmark

I’ve been adapting to life back in my homeland (Ohio) over the past several days, so I had to take a break from blogging, as well as from reading blogs. Which has caused me to experience some serious pangs of withdrawal: cold sweats, twitching… not pretty.

But I’m back. And I now must absolutely share with you a couple of my favorite finds over the past handful of snowy days.

First, I bestow upon you the glory of le ski, vintage German match label style, from the brilliant Agence Eureka:

Next, I offer you the Christmas seal loveliness of Denmark, discovered over at Grain Edit earlier today:

Now you know why I was basically foaming at the freakin’ mouth, itchin’ to post these little bad boys for you. 🙂

Love them.

Enjoy, and I’ll be back before any excessive twitching starts to occur.

Pilgrimage.

(Card image created HERE)

Happy Hanukkah and FREE SHIPPING!

appy Hanukkah to all of my lovely Jewish readers! I hope the Festival of Lights is especially illuminating this year, and that your holiday is filled with loveliness. To celebrate, I’m offering 20% off of my 8 Nights of Hanukkah Journal, available in my Etsy shop HERE:

The journal is conveniently sized to 4″x6″ and features 8 numbered dividers to represent the 8 glorious nights of Hanukkah. Between the dividers, I’ve stashed a wonderful little mix of cards, vintage papers, usable holiday gift tags, envelopes, activity pages, and stickers, all with a Hanukkah theme (whether explicit or implicit)! You’ll find lots of blues, Stars of David, menorahs, even little history pages and activities for children pertaining to the origin of Hanukkah. 🙂 It’s a sweet little compilation, and it would make a great, unique gift for a loved one. And now it’s ON SALE! Oh, and did I mention the free shipping? FREE SHIPPING!!! For more images and to order, click over to my shop HERE.

Additionally, I am offering FREE SHIPPING ON ALL “HOLIDAYS” ITEMS IN MY SHOP! Lots of cute, hand-stamped and hand-sewn gift tags and also my Christmas journal will be shipped for free if you place your order prior to Wednesday, December 16th. (My shop will be closed from 12/16 – 1/02 for the holidays)

Some of my gift tag selections:

My Christmas journal:

For more info and images on all of my HOLIDAYS items, head on over to my shop HERE!
HAPPY HOLIDAYS, EVERYONE!!!

(*Initial “H” from HERE)

Wordshop Wednesday: MĂ©langerie!

Today, thanks to Oh So Beautiful Paper, I discovered the greatness that is MĂ©langerie. Not only do I dig the Frenchified shop name, but I also get perhaps a little too excited about all of their unique, adorably fun paper goods. And I have a feeling you will, too.

Wanna see why? Yeah, of course you do:

Scratch-‘n-sniff holiday cards? Heck yeah!

State-by-Celebrity Tote Bag: Sorry, but Massachusetts wins because we get Dr. Seuss.

Visit the MĂ©langerie Etsy shop HERE.