Tuesday, April 30, 2013

boite a lettres

This is the old French dictionary that I picked up at the local library book sale. I'm in love with the letterbox drawing and the breakdown of an envelope - in French!

Monday, April 29, 2013

good things

1. Forsythia everywhere.
2. Blackberry lemonade at Canoe.
3. These apple stamps.
4. An afternoon at the beach.  Reading, writing letters and taking polaroids.
5. Fiddleheads.

Friday, April 26, 2013

incoming mail

This week's mail came from Hawaii, Brazil and all across Canada.  Thank you lovelies!

Monday, April 22, 2013

good things

1. Bought a 1981 illustrated French dictionary at the library book sale table.
2. First lakeside road ride of the year.
3. Wore my Toms.  Ate frozen yogurt.  Outside.
4. Guava lemonade.
5. Baked dark chocolate ginger cookies.

Friday, April 19, 2013

incoming mail

Awesome blue polka dots from Tanya and amazing Malaysian stamps from Fiona. Thanks you two!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

The Regional Assembly of Text

I'm thrilled to announce that my vintage stamp packs are now available at The Regional Assembly of Text in Vancouver and Victoria!  Since forever I've been dying to have my stamps on the west coast.  In addition to having some rad stationery, journals and rubber stamps, they host a monthly letter writing club!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

outgoing mail

This typewritten letter tucked into a vellum envelope should have arrived by now in my No.1 penpal's mailbox!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013


I love when I discover a sweet new stationery line like Treat!  How adorable is the RV card?  Perfect to send along to my recently-retired parents.  I found so many delightful designs - hot air balloons, love in every language and a tea-drinking dino.

Monday, April 15, 2013

good things

1. Springy Rifle Paper Co. cards.
2. This essay inspired me to bake.  The results: a fruit crumble.
3. Bought a mini skirt.
4. New passport arrived in the mail.  Naples, I'm ready!
5. Organic brunch at The Depanneur.  Followed by strong coffee at the Sicilian Sidewalk Cafe.

Friday, April 12, 2013

incoming mail

My dearest Phillipa has brightened my mailbox all rainy week long.  Thanks girl!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

vintage postcards at The Paper Place

The Paper Place is now carrying vintage postcards!  If you're like me, then you can never have enough sweet old postcards on hand for mailing out a little something.

Monday, April 8, 2013

good things

1. The crocuses are starting!
2. Not Another Bill.
3. A date at Ella's Uncle.
4. 18 degrees.
5. We're instagramming!

Friday, April 5, 2013

incoming mail

Palm trees and beaches sent in the form of postcards from down south.  Thanks mom and dad!

P.S. I love my mom's handwriting!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Jane Austen

My friend (and fellow tap dancer) mailed me this pretty set of Jane Austen stamps. Boy, Britain sure makes some rad stamps.  Thank you Jennifer!  

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

good things

1. It sounds like spring.
2. A sparkling morning creek.  Ducks swimming by.
3. Jova at an Austin bike shop.  "This is my scale of values: Love, music + bicycles."
4. The Hedgehog.
5. Nonna's rice pie.