Vintage Stamps, Vintage Life

11th Sep 2019

Over the past few years, I've been making a list of my heroes -- those people in the world, strangers to me all, who are doing such extraordinary things with their lives and careers that they make my heart at once appreciative and envious. Perhaps I'...
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Postscript x Minted

4th Sep 2019

Here's something I'm giddy about: we are partnering with Minted this year to provide you with a way to combine: 1) the benefits of a brick and mortar staffed with human beings you can talk to, with 2) the streamlined design and printing capabilities...
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22nd Aug 2019

Can I make a confession? Although I own a paper goods shop that celebrates gorgeous mail and although the pinnacle occasion for gorgeous mail is the wedding, I have always been ambivalent about pursuing wedding jobs. On one hand, yes! The wedding inv...
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Fantasy v. Reality and Closing the Gap

9th Aug 2019

When I recently began starting my days at the shop by writing a letter, something of a seismic shift occurred. I am generally full of intentions -- beautiful ones! -- that never see the light of day. In my head, I celebrate occasions and write effusi...
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Philatelic Fever

31st Jul 2019

You know about my obsession with stamps. But here's the truth of the matter: my obsession doesn't hold a candle to the hard-core, highly specialized obsession with stamps that some people in the world possess. As it happens, the American Philate...
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When You Really Mean It

25th Jul 2019

There's something I've only discovered through the experience of being a calligrapher, printer, and bookbinder that I didn't anticipate when I started out: the jobs that come my way are extraordinarily meaningful. People don't hire a calligrapher to...
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Pin This

10th Jul 2019

A couple of months ago, I ran a new class at the shop -- Making Your Own Mood Board -- that was inspired by the boards I spied in the gorgeous home of Heather Hall. If you haven't heard me gush yet about Heather, either you haven't been paying a...
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My Last Not-Yet-40 Birthday

4th Jul 2019

I turn 39 today. Eek! I am not generally a person who dreads my birthday. As a youngest child who has also always looked young, I actually really appreciate aging. It makes me happy to gain experience and wisdom and even the grey hair to show for it...
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Top 5 British Miniseries

27th Jun 2019

Do you remember when Netflix used to create categories for you based on your viewing history? The day I turned it on to discover a new category in my feed called “Romantic British Dramas Based on Classic Literature," I felt deeply and gratifyingly...
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Invitation Love

19th Jun 2019

You might have seen me mention that Rebecca -- my one-time customer turned employee turned friend -- got married last weekend to her partner, Dustin. It was a gorgeous affair at Junto Winery & Vineyard in Seward, Nebraska, and her photographer, ...
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Beached and Reading

13th Jun 2019

I get that the typical choice is a light and indulgent novel. Chick lit or a good mystery. Nothing heavy, nothing too intense. Just a tandem guilty pleasure that pairs well with lying around in the sun for hours in the middle of the day.I just can’t...
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