4 Favorites – Stationery

DSC_9938_4x4In honor of National Letterwriting Month, I wanted to give a shout out to 4 of my favorite stationery companies. All women owned and all small businesses.

Haute Papier is my go-to for personalized notepads and stationery with stylish liners. This month they’ve upped the ante with collections of vintage stamps that will dress up your snail mail. I’m snagging the Space Exploration set for letters to my oldest son….he’s a SpaceX fan and dreams of working for NASA.Screen Shot 2017-04-04 at 3.34.30 PMDSC_9932_4x4-1Bell’Invito creates the most exquisite stationery…both bespoke and boxed. Heather Wise Alexander has continued to raise the bar on stylish papers. If you want a mind-blowing bespoke creation (perhaps a wedding, baby announcement or very special occasion), this is where I would go.Screen Shot 2017-04-04 at 9.04.53 PMScreen Shot 2017-04-04 at 9.53.09 PMAnother favorite that I have in my own stationery wardrobe is Sugar Paper. I was thrilled to visit their jewel box of a shop in LA this summer, as they had designed one of my favorite notecard sets. Their quality papers are dotted with charming, feminine designs.

Sugar-Paper-Perfect-Thank-You-Blog_grande Unknown-5_1024x1024Finally, one of my favorites for greeting cards is 9th Letter Press. I love their whimsical style and enjoy receiving their Confetti Courier each month with a selection of cards for the season. They also do custom design work for personal and business.20161207-IMG_7863_45060d2c-282f-4130-a23f-f8c112462071_1440x640Screen Shot 2017-04-04 at 9.44.06 PMNo matter your writing style….write often and select a stationery that you’ll be excited to use!

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You Had Me At Hello!

Why hello there! How was your weekend? Another week begins and I wanted to share a fun new find. 

I’m keenly focused on things Made in America right now, as I think it’s more important than ever to support companies that are working to keep their products, production and employees in the United States.  Martha Stewart has done an incredible job in highlighting these type of companies via her American Made awards and it is one of her finalist in the Craft category that caught my eye.

Ladybug Press, based in Boise, Idaho, specializes in letterpress for special occasions, though it’s her simple designs that I really appreciate. Just a simple message, made beautiful.

So, keep in touch….and do it in style!

Stationery With A Crowning Touch – Dempsey and Carroll

I know this may shock you…but I’ve taken a break from monograms! I still love them, but the creative team at Dempsey & Carroll has created such amazing motifs for their stationery that it seems…enough. Monogram not necessary.

My personal favorite is the crown motif. Maybe it’s Queen Elizabeth. Or Harry’s recent royal romp, but I can’t get enough of this symbol.

Another thing that I can’t get enough of is colored pens. I love to coordinate my ink color to the envelope liners, which thankfully come in a rainbow of shades in each box. 

I’ve heard a lot of buzz about Le Pen brand pens (and I have some on order), but I have to praise my Stabilo pens. Fine point, great colors!

Dempsey & Carroll is having a fantastic sale on many of their motif sets, so be sure and check it out and stock up for gifts!

What are you favoring these days? Black ink or colored? Monograms or motifs?