1 : Maple Sugar Tea from mollyhatch
2 : Knit Toque from helloquiettiger
3 : AlicePotter Cotton Tote Bag, Winter Wolf
4 : Macaron Pill Case via Toronto Life
5 : Gift Pack – 5 issues of Worn Magazine
6 : Kate Larsen for teNeues Cat Diary from theboxofbirdsshop
Posted: November 29th, 2013 | Author: Stockton | Filed under: gifts | Tags: 2013 gift guide, gifts for BFF | No Comments »
This list was inspired by this (not vintage, distinctly handmade) creation by Etsy seller LastCraft. I won’t lie, I don’t totally understand it, but I love Morrissey, and the idea of putting his face atop a Christmas tree is all kinds of amazing. (All images property of their owners.)
This winsome-looking angel is similar to the one we had growing up, and as a result I have a real soft spot for these ladies (also, mid-century! who knew?).
Glittering stars from the 1940s would look great on a metallic tree. I just found, after years of looking, a gold tree that I could actually afford. It’s one of those ones that has an awkward lack of branches at the top (i.e. it’s not a perfect triangle), presumably because it’s allowing for the tree topper to fill it out, so this is the route I’m going to take if I can find one that’s more pyramid-shaped.
If your tree hews more to the reds and greens, I like this poinsettia. Or, Santa! This one looks like it’s in fantastic shape.
Posted: November 8th, 2013 | Author: Stockton | Filed under: vintage | Tags: Morrissey, tree toppers, vintage | Comments Off
Halloween is almost here! If you haven’t done any decorating yet it’s not too late to add a little spooky to your maison with these free printables:
- Arsenic & Old Lace-inspired labels from Country Living
image : Marthastewart.com
Posted: October 28th, 2013 | Author: Stockton | Filed under: printables | Tags: free printables, halloween | 2 Comments »
It’s not too early to start thinking about Christmas presents (I know, I know, it’s not even Halloween, but if you’re like me and need to send gifts far and wide, trust me, it’s never too early). One of my favourite gifts to give (and receive) are greeting card sets. As in a big whack of cards for all occasions that can help see you through the coming year. (Everyone always says they’d like the gift of time right? Well this will save your giftee a trip to the card store and then some.)
Without further ado, here are my favourites this year. (All images property of their creators.)
Assorted French Card Set from Rifle Paper
Emergency Greeting Card Kit by CarrieCan.
Mixed “Hello” set from Quill and Fox.
Artist Laura Berger lets you mix and match sets of 6, 10, and 20 in her shop Laura George. (Be sure to check out her “Best Dad” and “Best Mom” cards.)
Birthday Friends from Laura George
Script Card set by Beau Ideal
Posted: October 27th, 2013 | Author: Stockton | Filed under: gifts | Tags: gift, greeting cards, handmade stationery | 2 Comments »
Another great idea from Amy Ng, creator of Pikaland: 1000 drawing prompts!
Posted: May 9th, 2013 | Author: Stockton | Filed under: art | Comments Off
I find this to be so gorgeous. That colour palette …
photo : anna gleeson
exhibit : STORE (ストア)
Posted: December 20th, 2010 | Author: Stockton | Filed under: art | Tags: anna gleeson, art, tokyo | 2 Comments »
I was excited to see these new notebooks by Jill C. Lee of Beau Ideal Editions … then these prints appeared. I would like to choose just one. I am having a hard time.
all images : Jill C. Lee | Beau Ideal Editions
Posted: February 13th, 2010 | Author: Stockton | Filed under: art, new work | Tags: beau ideal, jill c. bliss, prints | Comments Off
erhaps you noticed the lovely drop cap on my last post (or this one). This is the work of the talented Jessica Hische, whose work I stumbled upon here. (Though actually, after a little poking around, I realized I was already a fan: it turns out she is the creator of the Buttermilk font I’ve been admiring for a while.) I recommend heading here to see more of (or subscribe to) her amazing & amazingly generous drop cap project (you can also buy individual alphabet prints in her shop).
Posted: February 2nd, 2010 | Author: Stockton | Filed under: fonts, illustrators | Tags: daily drop cap, fonts, Jessica Hische, swiss miss, teux deux | Comments Off
nspiring me lately: ivory & black. Clockwise from top left: calligraphy letterpress save the date by bella figura, from probably one of my favourite flickr sets ever “an investigation by Production Manager Hans Schmoller into the origins and usage of Penguin devices”, sculpture by Kate MacGarry, hand lettering by Erik at Friends of Type, vintage panda bear at Hindsvik.
photo : all images property of the owners cited above
drop cap : Jessica Hische
Posted: February 2nd, 2010 | Author: Stockton | Filed under: fonts, inspiration | Tags: hand lettering, kate macgarry, penguin, vintage | Comments Off
so it’s not too late to send thank you cards, right? I hope not, I am just getting started today.
Posted: January 22nd, 2010 | Author: Stockton | Filed under: stationery | Tags: gocco, thank you card | 3 Comments »