Does anyone else get weak in the knees when they get that email twice a year from Net-A-Porter announcing their semi-annual sale? I do! Obviously.
I’m currently obsessed with this silk dress in the most gorgeous shade of olive, with the perfect amount of ruching and ruffles from Thread Social. Perfect for a summer black tie or cocktail wedding. NOT in the budget, however…..
Holly Webber is a talented Aussie graphic designer and pattern specialist. I fell in love with her line of illustrated postcards called “Letterbox Love” after spotting them on Eat Drink Chic. I love her whimsical storytelling style, and the concept of sending a note via postcard stationery.
So I took a mini-break from posting about stationery, but we all knew it wouldn’t last long. Mr. Boddington’s Studio is one of my all-time favorite stationery design companies, and the lovely people that work there are just as wonderful as their stationery. They were kind enough to send me over a number of images to share with you on Mercier Beaucoup. Naturally, I will be carrying Mr. Boddington’s on my e-commerce site. You all didn’t think a silly contest would rain on my parade, did you?!
A huge thanks to everyone for your votes for the micro-grant opportunity through Splashlife. Sadly I was not the winner, but I DID receive over 220 votes and even more informal votes of confidence which blows my mind! I did have an absolute blast attending the DIY Business Conference today at DUMBO Lofts in Brooklyn and got all kinds of inspired and met some great new people. Looking forward to forging new partnerships and future collaborations.
As a nice little break from stationery, I’m bringing you a little ditty I whipped up this weekend. You know how I love flowers, so I will be posting a weekly feature that shows just what one can do with $15 worth of flowers. I’ve dabbled in the past with this idea and it was such a hit that I’m making it a regular thing. Oh, and it gives me an excuse to have gorgeous flowers around our apartment on the regular.
Yesterday I picked up some mums and carnations from our local bodega. Now, typically these are some of the cheapest flowers on the market and scoffed at by florists. I personally think mums and carnations can be quite beautiful – especially in these blushy, dusty purples and pinks with pops of red.
Mums and carnations – oh my!
How great are these purple mums and green/pink carnations?!
Pick out whatever vases and containers you got laying around and experiment
Time to sweeten the deal. Voting ends today at noon and I’m about to make things more interesting. Vote for me, send this link to five others, and if I win you will receive a free three month subscription to the Mercier Beaucoup Stationery Shop. That’s nine gorgeous cards of your choice (a $38 value!!). Here’s how you make it happen.
Hey guys. Today’s the day, and it’s neck and neck. Voting ends at midnight tonight, so please help a sister out and get your vote on. It takes all of 20 seconds, is totally painless, and will help send me on my way to greener pastures – and help support a bunch of talented artists and their small businesses. What could be better than that?!
SUPER like this song: Walking on a Dream by Empire of the Sun. I may or may not have heard it while watching the Oscar-worthy movie, Hall Pass then immediately looked it up on IMDB. Totally a cool thing to do.