I wanted to share a few of my personal highlights from NSS. And first up is Double Bravo: Stationery Informed by Years of Travel & Correspondence.
Of course I fell in love immediately! Remember my travel party?!
Barbara Buenz is a lovely person and her designs are just awesome. You can’t quite tell how awesome the fine letterpress is from my pics, but let me assure you that it’s very special.
How cute is this for newlyweds?!
And I liked the interior of this valentine.
This custom moving announcement totally captures NYC for me.
And then their is the show darling: Rifle Paper Co.
I really liked their new wall calendar for the many gardeners in my life… I keep wondering if I could get into gardening, if I had the room, and I think the answer is most definitely yes. So many of the people I admire and want to emulate are big gardeners…
They also had a fun around the world wall calendar… They included Tokyo and Singapore… and I tried to convince them that Hong Kong’s skyline would be more visually appealing… but I don’t think I won that battle.And some fun British coasters… would be a great hostess gift.
Another fun booth was The Social Type. Allison used to work with me at Minted so I’ve long been a fan… I sent a lot of her and her partner Jess’s birthday and baby cards last year.
Lettuce Press had some very sweet designs as well and they were new to me.
And then there was my dear friend Meg Gleason’s first-time booth for her line Moglea, with the Ladies of Letterpress.
Every year I look forward to seeing Liz from Linda & Harriet and her new calendar!
When her son was born, Liz kept carrying thank you notes to Dr.’s appointments in plastic bags… which is really not so chic or convenient… so she created this little note jotter for correspondence-on-the-go=brilliant!
I have to have one… as soon as they are for sale!
I also came across a very cool gifts company Figs & Ginger, from Asheville, North Carolina.
This one is especially sweet.
Would be great for a wedding or anniversary celebration.
Another new to me press is Printerette Press out of St. Paul.
Their designs are all letterpress and super fun!
And I think that’s a good one to end on!