Friday, August 31, 2012

incoming mail

All-time favourite piece of mail: this drawing from my three year friend Diego in Sicily!

Thanks to Kristina, Phillipa and Gail for keeping my mailbox pretty!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012


"One of the many things that Europeans do well is the month of August.  Schedule permitting, they just go ahead and take the whole thing off.  And during those lazy, lolly-gagging 31 days, there is nothing they do better than lunch."

Adam Rapoport, Bon Appetit, August 2012

Monday, August 27, 2012

good things

1. Two days of swimming.
2. A neon bracelet.
3. Moondance.
4. A bike ride along the lake and Humber River.
5. Niagara orchard apples.

Friday, August 24, 2012

incoming mail

Lots of pretty from Sasha, Phillipa, Tanya, Jenn, Tara and Alice!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


Discovery:  Camera screenprints are perfect for mailing out as postcards.  

I found these beauties at Zine Dream earlier this month.  (Made by Spark Box Studio in Prince Edward County.)

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

good things

1. The Amazing Spider-Man.  (Amazing, clumsy and funny.)
2. Ping pong!
3. A town called Stamps.
4. Pink hydrangeas.
5. A new-ish pizzeria just around the corner from us.

Friday, August 17, 2012


Tonight's the night!  The Letter Writing Party is happening.  Mail lovers in Toronto come on out!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

the zodiac

Canada Post rocked these new zodiac stamps!  I'm having a hard time choosing my favourite.  I think it's a tie between scorpio and leo.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Letter Writing Party!

You're invited to a letter writing party!

When: Friday August 17th 8 - 10pm
Where: Lower Ossington Theatre 100A Ossington Avenue (north of Queen)

Come on out for some old fashioned letter writing.  I'll be there with my vintage stamp packs!  

Monday, August 13, 2012

good things

1. Studying in a cafe.  Reminds me of my younger days..
2. Il Divo.
3. Blackberries.
4. My new pretzel bag.
5. Ciao, America!  I'm devouring this book like it's a box of Baci.

Friday, August 10, 2012

incoming mail

Letterpress butterflies + French stamps (ceci est une lettre!) landed in my mailbox this week.  Merci Philly and Celine!  

Thursday, August 9, 2012

half cent

Half cent stamps do indeed exist!  (Queen Victoria from 1897.)

Wednesday, August 8, 2012


Last week I wrote bicycle themed letters!  My full post is on The Paper Place blog.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

good things

1. Warm peach pie.
2. Mysterious Letters.
3. Blues on the radio.
4. When Harry Met Sally.  Oh, those 1989 outfits and hairstyles!
5. The Scribble Diary.

Friday, August 3, 2012

incoming mail

Letterbox love from BC, Ontario and Belgium.  Thank you Gail, Phillipa and Laurence!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

outgoing polka dots

So.. I didn't get much letter writing done at last week's Letter Writing Social. In fact, I only wrote two (this polka dot number being one of them) before getting swept up with the "social" part of the Social.