Friday, October 28, 2011

incoming mail

I've had yet another week of absolutely beautiful mail!  Thanks Heather, Lizzy, Gail and Tara!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

the great Italian flea market

Joey and I were strolling through Termoli's town centre during a beach break and happened upon a little flea market.  The piazza was filled with vintage everything - including these super cool postcards from my family's neck of the woods.  I'm always interested in the backs of postcards.  Unsent, but stamped with half-written messages.  One favourite read "Bacioni da Maria".  (Big kisses from Maria!)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Toronto's First Post Office

My favourite post office in town is Toronto's First Post Office on Adelaide near Jarvis.  It's part working post office, part museum.  You can buy your stamps, write a letter, seal it with wax and feel like it's not 2011.  I think it's high time I get back over there.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Design Lines

I was over the moon when I found out that my vintage stamps were included in the winter issue of Design Lines.  The article features Canadian-made greeting cards, tags and gift wrap by some of my absolute favourite local lovelies.. DeadweightKid Icarus and Snap + Tumble to name only a few!

P.S. Isn't the photography is just rad?    

Monday, October 24, 2011

Friday, October 21, 2011

incoming mail

This week I received some absolutely lovely letters from Laura and Jessica. Thanks gals!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

first class

Here are more goodies from The Regional Assembly of Text.  I've already been sending out bicycle letters but I haven't yet gotten into those First Class stickers.  Soon, soon!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

grannie's postcards

Last month when we were in Vancouver Joseph's grannie gave me a paper bag filled with vintage postcards.  She had collected them on her travels with grandpa through Tahiti, Britain, the American west coast and other far-off places.  She thought that I'd love them.  Love them I do!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


My latest guest post is on The Paper Place blog!  I adore these vellum envelopes and animal musicians.

Monday, October 17, 2011

good things

1. French toast and flowers.
2. Wine and lemon cupcakes.
3. Making stamp packs while watching Julia Child make a jelly roll.
4. A massage.
5. Mitten shopping.

Friday, October 14, 2011

incoming mail

Quite a few postcards have been arriving in the post.  These ones are from Gail, Phillipa and Emma.  Check that British King Lear stamp.  ("Who is it that can tell me who I am?")  And I love the bright red silhouette of the queen!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

i miss you

While delivering stamp packs to Kid Icarus last week I happened upon a fresh batch of Rhya's cards being printed and folded.  Adorable I say!  Thanks so much for the cards Bianca!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

the seasons

I recently mailed out a custom stamp pack including these four season stamps to Anna.  For a long while I was clean out of the winter stamps but just got my hands on a few - perfect to complete the set!  

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

good things

1. My Italian class has started up again.
2. Hot, summery October days.
3. Caramel corn + apple cider.  Blueberry pancakes.  A creamsicle.  Peach crisp.
4. A shoot on the prettiest farm in Gormley.
5. Lazing around the park on holiday Monday.

Friday, October 7, 2011

incoming mail

A full and pretty mailbox really keeps me going during our busy season.  Some treats this past week include a geisha print and two letters from Tanya, a zine dedicated to bunnies from Rhya and a caterpillar card from Phillipa.  (Eric Carle does the best painted paper collages!)

Happy Thanksgiving Canadians!  xo

Thursday, October 6, 2011


I stamped up a batch of these cards so they're at the ready to welcome new babies. Lots of little ones are on their way this year amongst our friends!  

P.S. I'm in love with the old-fashioned pram rubber stamp.  

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

blue letters

Sometimes a girl just needs to make envelopes.  That's one of the ways that I relax.  (Grab a great big sheet of paper and cut away!)

On Monday night, while our soup was simmering on the stove, I made these blue letters.  The paper is from The Regional Assembly of Text - a gift from my friend Liz.  I love how the zodiac stamps look on them!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Alison + Tyler

My husband and I had the best time shooting Alison and Tyler's country wedding in early August!  I couldn't help myself from stamping up their invitation's envelope with some vintage beauties.  

P.S. Alison is Coriander Girl!

Monday, October 3, 2011

good things

1. First slice of pumpkin pie this season.
2. Morning yoga.
3. Hot chocolate and vegan marshmallows.
4. A city break in Collingwood.
5. Devouring Alone in the Classroom.