Friday, October 21, 2011

Cartolina at Cardstore

Here's something brand new for Cartolina this week. I've put together a little collection of pretty holiday cards for As card sending habits change we think it's important to participate in all the new ways to send greetings. Cardstore is an online, print-on-demand stationery store - you can pick out a card, have them write your message and even send it for you. We chose to partner with Cardstore on this new venture because we recognize lots of our talented, stationery designer friends there and we're happy to hang with the cool crowd! I'm sure we'll have a few other dips into this new style of card sending. Take a look when you have a few minutes - you might find something that you like!

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Gallant and Jones

I don't know about you but I love getting a deal at end of season sales. The lovely girls over at Gallant and Jones Handmade Furniture, from Vancouver BC, have an End of Year Sale which is really worth checking out. There is at least 25% off everything so they can make room for next years fabric stock. Prices start at $70. I love their wares - handmade outdoor furniture and accessories - and the fabrics are to die for! Take a look at their Etsy site.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Remember these? I featured them here a few weeks ago. Well guess where I finally found them? At Swan and Shears - of course! I think that these would make such a pretty and interesting gift for the vintage loving friend who has everything! For $5.99 - you can't go wrong.

Etsy seller, Sunny Buttons, has some very unusual vintage buttons for sale - check them out. Maybe you can find a fun project for them.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Random Loveliness for a Monday morning!

Pretty lamp shade from Anthropologie!


Here's something to kick start your Monday morning. How about some inspiration in the form of vintage Puffin Book illustrations by Grace Gabler. These are real stone lithographs from about 1945 - I wish they still litho'd kids books!

You'll probably think I'm crazy but I bought this cool, rusty, sculptural item in a great new shop in Spokane WA on Saturday. The store is called Artemis and I know you would all love it - brilliant vintage stuff beautifully merchandised by a very talented gal. Anyway, it's an old street sign without the pole. I had to have it as soon as I saw it. I just haven't figured out what I'm going to do with it yet. It's actually in the middle of my dining room table at the moment and, believe it or not, it looks great with our rustic decor. The colour of the turquoise enamel is great isn't it? It actually has a decorative finial on the top and consists of 2 signs, one on top of the other, just as it would be on a street corner!

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