Monday, December 31, 2012

good things

1. Snow on Christmas Eve.
2. Warm chestnuts.
3. Reading The Paris Wife all wrapped up in a blanket.
4. Jiro Dreams of Sushi.
5. Panettone french toast.  (Why did we never think of this before?)

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas from Toronto!

Dearest letter writers and stamp lovers,

I hope you have a super awesome Christmas!


Friday, December 21, 2012

incoming mail

Thank you Sasha, Tess and Yen for the darling mail!

Thursday, December 20, 2012


Okay.  So I'm spring cleaning in December.  That's the life of a wedding photographer.  I have all this time on my hands now.  While organizing I keep coming across awesome old postcards and stamps.  These postcards I picked up at a gallery years back.  I love the gold foil!  I only wish I knew who made them..

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Paper & Poste

Joseph and I shot some adorable custom invitations for Paper & Poste earlier this year.  I have such a fun time selecting which vintage stamps to pair up with each suite. 

P.S. Joseph is the ribbon master!

Monday, December 17, 2012

good things

1. Baking on a drizzly Sunday.
2. Homeland marathon!
3. Wintery grey lake.
4. Reading The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds.
5. Daydreams.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Was She Pretty?

"Katya's ex-boyfriend never stopped sending her postcards."

Leanne Shapton

Monday, December 10, 2012

good things

1. This Spark Box magnifying glass postcard.
2. Reading the latest Bon Appetit cover to cover.
3. The smell of (rained on) Christmas trees at the St Lawrence.
4. Tapping on the weekend.
5. Two new-to-me cafes: Belljar and El Cafecito.

Friday, December 7, 2012

incoming mail

Thanks for the sweet (written in green!) letter Phillipa.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

craft show finds

Beautiful things found at the craft show last weekend include:

I miss you + I love you postcards by Frankly Franny.

G postcard by Pomegranate Letterpress.

Write Soon card + Print bag by Snap + Tumble.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

vintage American stamp packs

Dear American letter writers,

Great news: My shop now has vintage American stamp packs!  There's enough postage in each pack to mail a standard size letter within your great country!


Monday, December 3, 2012

good things

1. A fantastic and super chill craft show at OCAD.
2. Misty walk.
3. The cinnamon croissant at Ezra's Pound.
4. American Kaleidoscope Flower stamps.  (Coming out next year..)
5. An early Christmas gift in the mail.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Swimming Studies

"My fingers used to be pruney, from being in water.  Now they're ink-stained.  I replace my laps with stacks of sketches.."

Leanne Shapton

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

a metallic Christmas

Anna surprised me with a lovely care package last week.  It was filled to the brim with gorgeous metallic Christmas cards and postcards.  Just in time for holiday letter writing.  Thank you Anna!

Monday, November 26, 2012

good things

1. Swimming Studies.  It makes me want to swim again.
2. First panettone of the season.
3. Back to my film club.  Magnifica Presenza.
4. The way the lake looks on these cold days.
5. Blankets.

Friday, November 23, 2012

incoming mail

Two little beauties.  Thank you Phillipa and Rosemary!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

holiday mailing dates

Hello Canadian letter writers!  Canada Post has published a handy suggested mailing date list.  International mail should be posted by December 3rd, American by December 14th and domestic by December 17th.  Boil some water for a cup of tea, break out the shortbread and get writing lovelies!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

OCAD U Book Arts Fair

Craft show season has arrived!  I'll be selling my vintage stamp packs at the OCAD U Book Arts Fair in about two weeks time.  Here's the info..

Date: Saturday December 1, 2012
Time: 10:00 to 5:00
Place: 100 McCaul Street, Toronto

Monday, November 19, 2012

Friday, November 16, 2012

incoming mail

Letters this week arrived from Washington, British Columbia and California. Thanks Tara, Gail and Alice!  xo

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Christmas packs delivered

Freshly-made vintage Christmas stamp packs have been to delivered to The Paper Place and Kid Icarus.  Get them in time to pretty up those holiday envelopes!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

the letter that would change everything

"The letter that would change everything arrived on a Tuesday.  It was an ordinary morning in mid-April that smelled of clean washing and grass cuttings."

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

vintage Christmas stamp packs

Vintage Christmas stamp packs are now available in my shop!  Santa, snowflakes, Christmas trees and more vintage goodness!  Each pack has enough postage to mail a standard domestic letter.

Monday, November 12, 2012

good things

1. First snow.  (A very mini, ten-minute-long, pretty snow.)
2. Read The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry in one week.
3. Two pizza dinners.
4. Tensione Evolutiva.
5. Almond croissants from Mabel's.

Friday, November 9, 2012

incoming mail

I've been spoiled lately with super cute mail (and gifts!).  Thanks Lizzy and Phillipa!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Discover Paper Holiday Guide

I'm so happy to be a part of Discover Paper 2012 Holiday Guide!  Who doesn't agree with the new year's resolution to send more mail?

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


"Choosing postcards enhances the pleasure of traveling."

Monday, November 5, 2012

good things

1. Running again.
2. Pomegranates.
3. The Queen of Versailles.
4. Apple strudel from the St Lawrence Market.
5. Nigellissima.

Friday, November 2, 2012