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Porcelain Mailbox

porcelain mailbox

This lovely mailbox was created by Kelvin Chen who is known for his collection of enameled porcelains. I found this in a gift shop in San Francisco when I was there this past March for my first ever PlannerCon which I wrote about here. Don’t you love the morning glory vines painted all over? Plus…

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Scooby Doo Postage Stamp Release is July 14 in Minneapolis

scooby stamp, postmarlk, stamp release party

Exciting times are here in Minneapolis as we look forward to the stamp release event for the new Scooby Doo postage stamp this Saturday, July 14 at the Mall of America in Bloomington, MN. I heard about this event at the Postal Times website. There is a doo-good campaign going on in conjunction with the…

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April is National Letter Writing Month

card, stamps, coffee

April is National Letter Writing Month. How are you honoring this tradition? My guess is that for those who write letters, it won’t matter what month it is (although it’s always nice to having something you enjoy be honored or nationally recognized). And for those who don’t write letters, it also doesn’t matter what month…

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InCoWriMo Recap for 2018

The InCoWriMo 2018 challenge ended on Feb 28 and I would say it was a success for me. Did I write a letter every day? No. But there were plenty of days where I wrote multiple letters, note cards or postcards. Overall, I mailed over 40 pieces of mail in February. Here are three postcards…

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InCoWriMo Update

I received my first letter from the InCoWriMo website where I had entered my name and address in their international Address Book.  Isn’t that some lovely writing and mail art? I just love a decorated envelope (and, really, any mail that’s personal is appreciated!). Interestingly, the author chose to select someone who has the same…

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Types of Mail to Send for InCoWriMo

In my last post I listed suggestions of who to send mail to for the 2018 InCoWriMo challenge. In this post I will list types of mail you can send if you need some more inspiration. 1. Postcard of your city or state 2. Postcard of a place you’ve been 3. Sympathy Card – If…

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Ideas for InCoWriMo this February

Are you making plans to participate in this year’s International Correspondence Writing Month, more commonly known as InCoWriMo? If you visit the official website, you’ll find a list of hundreds of names and addresses from all over the world, as well as ideas on how to make the most of InCoWriMo. If you’re on Twitter,…

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A Visit to the Paper Patisserie

storefront of Paper Patisserie store

Welcome to the Paper Patisserie store in the Cathedral Hill area of St Paul, Minnesota. It’s a beautiful area of the capitol city with tree lined streets, wide sidewalks and wonderful coffee shops such as Nina’s Coffee Cafe which is just a few steps from Paper Patisserie. The welcoming front door to the building greets…

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My Visit to the PaperSource Store at Mall of America

A couple weeks ago I visited the PaperSource Store at the Mall of America. I was lucky enough to get a fellow pen enthusiast as my cashier and we spent about thirty minutes sharing information on our fountain pen favorites and preferences. She introduced me to one of her favorites, a TWSBI, which she had…

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What I Bought at Faber-Castell in Germany

Last October we traveled to Nuremburg, Germany where I visited the Faber-Castell shop. I did a post on the Castle Grounds and also my tour of the onsite Faber-Castell Shop. I spent the most time deciding on the fountain pen I wanted to purchase. I ended up purchasing this LOOM pen with a medium nib.…

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