Thursday, May 31, 2012

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

sweet peas

Mail is good.  Mail containing flower seeds is better!  Thanks CĂ©line!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

a big chunk of happiness

"Incredible how stationery feels like a big chunk of happiness in life.  The thought of a card, a piece of paper, an envelope as being an inspiration, an opportunity, a creative tool."

Phillipa Croft

Monday, May 28, 2012

good things

1. Cosa Voglio di Piu.  I adore Silvio Soldini's films!
2. Bernice Abbott opening at the AGO.
3. First gelato of the summer.
4. Planted our garden.  It's filled with herbs, berries, lettuce and marigolds.
5. Summer nights spent in our hot tub.

Thursday, May 24, 2012


Italian postcards always make me smile.  I can never get enough of them.  Kisses!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


This is a postcard of Salerno - our home for two weeks in April.  Joey and I went to school in the mornings and then went for walks, read books and ate gelato in the afternoons.  I miss it like crazy!  

P.S. You can see our trip photos here.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

good things

1. Peonies.
2. Earl Grey tea with lemon.
3. School's back on!
4. Summer things: eating on patios, fans whirling, wearing shorts.
5. Falling asleep to the sound of fireworks.

Thursday, May 17, 2012


I immediately fell in love with this postcard when I found it in a shop in Amalfi last month.  It's such a stunning portrait.  Oh, how I wish we all still dressed dressy!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

the Queen in the 80s

I can hardly keep up with Canada Post's diamond jubilee stamps.  This is the latest I've picked up.  The Queen in the 80s! 

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

good things

1. A weekend roadtrip to Ottawa.  Tulips, sunny patios, lemonade and a Mexican lunch.
2. Benvenuti al Sud.
3. Mini apple pie.  (From Wanda's in the market.)
4. Girls.  My new all-time favourite show.
5. The biscotti bar at Alimento.

Friday, May 11, 2012

incoming mail

My mailbox was packed full to the brim after being away for three weeks.  Sure, there were some bills but for the most part there were some real beauties.  Thanks lovelies!

Thursday, May 10, 2012


Mother's Day cards for my mom and mother-in-law as chosen by Joey.  Mailed out on Monday so fingers crossed they arrive this week!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

stamps galore!

Back from holidays means back to making stamp packs!  I love how so many bride's are using vintage stamps to send out their invitations.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

springtime letters

I was on vacation when my latest post for The Paper Place went up.  It's all about springtime letter-writing..

Monday, May 7, 2012

good things

1. Three weeks in the south of Italy.  The Amalfi coast and then way down to the Ionian Sea.
2. Espresso.  Everyday.  Always good.
3. Swimming in April.
4. The fresh, fresh food.  Artichokes, oranges, peas, asparagus, lemons, strawberries.  And, of course, the pizza.
5. The smell of spring!  So many blossoming trees and flowers.

Friday, May 4, 2012


I'm back from a lovely, sunny holiday in southern Italy.  This post office in the town of Amalfi was just darling.  The clerk happily went into the back room to bring out stamps "piu bella" for me!  And more beautiful they were!