Monday, January 28, 2013

good things

1. New sweatpants.  Grey and comfy, with elastic ankles.  Just like the ones I wore when I was seven!
2. Celeste and Jesse Forever.
3. A Bloor Street date.  Tacos, a matinee and walnut cakes.
4. Winter biking.
5. Sending postcards to Hawaii and Washington.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Thursday, January 24, 2013

stamp booklets

I adore everything about vintage stamps - especially these tiny little booklets. This is how they used to be sold.  Imagine going to the post office and asking for some domestic stamps and they give you these?

Monday, January 21, 2013

good things

1. Dinosaur stamps.
2. Homemade smoothies made with coconut water, banana and frozen blueberries.
3. A Korean movie called Poetry.
4. So many cute Australian knickers.  (Thanks P!)
5. Summer dreaming while listening to Estate.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

the year of the snake

I always looks forward to Canada Post's Chinese zodiac stamps every January.  This year's snake stamps will look awesome on my next few outgoing letters.  Red, gold and super embossed!

Monday, January 14, 2013

good things

1. Sunny + above zero.
2. Call the Midwife.  I fell hard for this British series.  Now for the book..
3. Marisa' Send Pretty Mail project.
4. Jane Eyre.  La Vita Facile.  The Intouchables.
5. A perfect pizza.

Friday, January 11, 2013

incoming mail

My mailbox was bursting this week!  Thank you Phillipa, Gail, Jessie, Tyler and Vivien!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

2013 postage rates

Canadian postage rates are going up this Monday January 14th.  Here are the new rates for standard sized letters:

Canada $0.63
U.S.A. $1.10
International $1.85

P.S. My stamp packs are now filled with 63 cents of vintage goodness.  All three shops that carry them - Kid Icarus, The Paper Place and Blackbird Vintage - are all stocked up!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013


Our spring flights to Rome are booked!  I can't keep my mind off sunshine, flowers and coffee!

Monday, January 7, 2013

good things

1. New Year's Eve: Cream puffs, homemade lemonade + prosecco.
2. A very sunny first day of the year.
3. Baked our first ever bread!
4. This is Forty.
5. A shoot on the cutest ever outdoor ice rink.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

outgoing mail

I typed up this letter on the crown from my Christmas cracker.  I adore typing on tissue paper!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

The Paris Wife

"Each of his letters was a perfect tonic and writing him, too, was a tonic, and before long I learned I could hear the mail boy on his bicycle from several blocks away even if he didn't ring his bell."