Saturday, September 10, 2011

We have another London show starting this weekend. If you're going to Top Drawer at Olympia we would love you to stop by, say hi to Ian, and check out our fab new cards (which we will be debuting on this side of the pond in the next couple of weeks!) Cartolina can be found at Top Drawer, Olympia, YCUK-Stand E42.

Friday, September 9, 2011

The Cartolina app is 1 year old today!

Thank you for all your support this year. It's been great fun and we have a couple of cool new updates for the app coming to you in the very near future! Cartolina Version 2 is developed by Denis Hennessy at Peer Assembly and is available for download at iTunes or right here

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Inspiration - Country fair

Guess what? I found a whole collection of these Country Fair mag covers right here. We've seen a few of these here a the café over the years but this is a great collection. Check it out - and be inspired!

Vintage ephemera - from the Café archives

Sometimes I see something from the archives that I really want to republish - today's post is from a few months back - Here are a few more wonderful examples from Sheaff Ephemera that have been haunting me for the past week. Enjoy . . .

Inspiration - type

There are some extraordinary circus playbills on this website - The Leeds Playbill Archive. If you're a typography junky then you will love the collection. Here are a few of my faves. Sorry the sizes are not very good - they are much larger at the source. (Please take the time to read them through - they are very funny!)

Pool Pony

I like these prints from Pool Pony. You can see more of their art here at The Poppytalk Handmade Market.

To complete the circus theme today - charming big top sugar cookies from Bees Knees Creative. Yum!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Inspiration from 1st Dibs.

A Donegal carpet, 1870. From here.

Turkestanian rug from here - just gorgeous.

Mid century modern rug from Scandinavia from here. (Which kind of reminds me of the tiles below.)

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

vintage pins

Luv these! So fab. Vintage french cross stitch patterns turned into lovely little pins by the ever so talented Suzanna at Sushi Pot.


I'm having great fun with Instagram. Have you joined yet? You can follow me at user name Fionacartolina. Love seeing everyone's pictures and meeting lots of creative people. Hope to see you there soon. Instagram is a photo based, social media, iPhone app that you can download to your phone from the app store.

New at 5 Gardenias

How fun is this? A vintage owl tape measure. I've never seen anything like this. How fun. From 5 Gardenias.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Pinterest - new board

I recently put some of my favourite store front pictures on a Pinterest board that you might like - right here.

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