National Stationery Show 2011 (Part IV)

May 26

One of the true highlights of the show for me this year was meeting Elijah and Rhonda of Figs & Ginger and falling madly in love with their work. Inspired by forests and woodland creatures, they debuted a truly beautiful new collection of wooden wedding and party wares. Think lovely silhouette cake toppers, wedding signage, jewelry and pretty hangers for brides and bridesmaids. (I may or may not have left the show wearing the ‘C’ necklace pictured below.)

Another awesome letterpress line, I loved checking out the fun cards of Cleanwash Letterpress. Where there are unicorns involved, I’m a happy camper. Throw in a little letterpress bunting and you really can’t go wrong in my book.

My good friend Tara, the brilliant designer behind Ink + Wit, debuted more of her lovely rubber stamps this year and expanded her offerings of great letterpress colors and quirky, cool gift wrap. She also introduced new pillows and the prettiest mobile, which will be available soon.

Heartfish Press had really great interactive letterpress cards, like these fun crayon-loving love notes. Decorate your own Christmas tree cards? Also a win with me.

Last but not least, Kelly at May Day Studio featured the prettiest notebooks, art prints, coasters and cards. Soft, whisper-like colors, great pattern and hand set type sets May Day’s work apart from a sea of awe-inspiring letterpress.

Well, that’s it for me for NSS this year! For much more extensive show coverage, I defer to the mighty Nole of Oh So Beautiful Paper where you’re sure not to miss anything worth seeing at the show. To everyone I didn’t have a chance to come visit, I hope to catch up next year! xoxo

{Photos by Cyd Converse.}

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