Tuesday, December 31, 2013

incoming mail

I was the lucky recipient of so much Christmasy mail last week!  Thank you Christine, Larissa, Natasha, Yen + Jenn!

Monday, December 30, 2013

postmarked June 13, 1958

These vintage postcards were tucked in my stocking care of my mother-in-law.  

"Visiting churches and cathedrals.  I am almost moved to tears sometimes at the beauty of these fine old buildings.  I think they are like old paintings. Something we should enjoy while we can.  They will never be equalled in our time."

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

good things

1. The smell of Christmas.
2. A tiny potted Norfolk pine.
3. Stacks of library books, blankets + homemade hot chocolate.
4. Mailbox filled with holiday cheer.
5. Monsters University.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

incoming mail

My mailbox has been filled with so much holiday cheer this week.  Two of my favourite Christmas cards came from Swiss Cottage Designs in Brooklyn and Paper & Poste just a few blocks away.  Thank you, thank you!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Be merry and bright!

Just a little reminder that tomorrow is the last day to mail out your domestic Christmas cards to be sure that they arrive in time!  As one of my favourite Rifle Paper Co. cards says: Be merry and bright!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013


"I hadn't yet opened the letter he'd sent me, in contrast to the customary envelope-ripping glee with which I usually greeted mail." Cheryl Strayed

I've been reading Wild this past week every spare moment I find - over breakfast, wrapped up in blankets, in the bath late at night.  Cheryl Strayed hiked the Pacific Crest Trail in California and Oregon when she was 26 years old.  It made me nostalgic for forests and camping and hiking - and being 26 years old.

Monday, December 9, 2013

finds from the fair

A week ago I popped in to the OCAD U Book Arts Fair.  Happily I came home with screenprints galore!  A pink camper postcard made by Spark Box Studio and Frankly Franny's mini postcards with gold fold stamping.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

incoming mail

These bright beauties were waiting for me when I got back from my recent holiday. Thank you Jen, Laura, Phillipa, Fiona + Tanya!  I love getting your letters!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Flakes Paperie

The latest addition to my outgoing Christmas cards: Flakes Paperie knockout screen-printed cards.  I'm so down with sending out cards picturing cassette tapes, bicycles and my city's skyline!

P.S. Flakes Paperie is at the One of a Kind show this week in Toronto!

Monday, December 2, 2013

outgoing mail

These little postcards were made with the remnants of breakfast in Mexico.  Who wouldn't want a bright corn pops postcard in their mailbox?