Archive for October 2011

New Stationery Purchase

What joy to find a new gift store that carries a wonderful selection of paper goodness. Last week I visited Truly… in White Bear Lake, MN and bought these few items. This autumnal themed notecard was created by Becca Stadtlander and will be hard to part with as I’m so drawn to the image and…

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Christmas Stamps

Introducing the 2011 Holiday postage stamp set, Holiday Baubles! For you traditionalists who send holiday cards, this year’s stamp set is bright and colorful. It’s probably no surprise that I love to send and receive holiday mail. The annual tradition of selecting the stationery, the stamps and the cards is something that I look forward…

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Edward Gorey #20

Welcome to Edward Gorey #20. Only four cards remain from this postcard collection book for 2011. This card is from the Blue Aspic about Ortenzia Caviglia, an unknown opera understudy who gets a lucky break when the opera diva goes missing. Since I’ve recently received some unexpected and fun mail from the Call for Correspondents…

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Random Letter in the Mail

Every once in awhile a letter arrives completely out of the blue from someone I’ve never met before. I love when this happens! Today I received a letter from Alison which made my day. As if the decorated envelope wasn’t enough, the letter was typed and quite engaging as she talked about things that interest…

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Letter Links Oct. 9

You know how I love to share fun and relevant links on writing, letter writing and whatnot. Enjoy! 365 Things To Write About Giveaway from Julie at Whatever Two Calls for Entries – Fun in the Mail by Cappuccino and Art Journal Stationery in the Bookstores by Strikethru Save the Postal Service Postcard by Missive…

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Edward Gorey #19

This Edward Gorey postcard looks like it is taking place next to a body of water or at the bottom of the sea. I can’t decide. It’s from ‘The Tuning Fork’. “The simple creature was taken aghast at hearing of her cruel past.” It appears as if the woman is telling a tale- apparently of…

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October Stationery Giveaway

Welcome to the October Stationery Giveaway! Lots of wonderful stationery items for some lucky winner thanks to our generous sponsors! Lovers of fine stationery will be delighted with this hand engraved stationery from Crane & Co. There are 25 sheets/envelopes for your writing pleasure. Note cards (4), notepads (2), buttons and bookmarks make this selection…

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Letter Links for Oct 1

Finding joy by surfing the internet and encountering interesting blog posts on endearing subjects. Handwritten Letters are Nostalgic Yet Rare by Amy Abbot at Courier Press Snail Mail Social by Annie at Curbside Treasure Stacks by Cappucino and Art Journal What Five Living People Should be on the New Postage Stamps by the New York…

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