Our new Thanksgiving photo card collection for Cardstore is live! I love that you can order a single card, so you can personalize it for a specific person, or send out a whole bunch. Hook Cardstore up with your address book and they’ll even handle the envelope addressing, stamping, sealing and mailing for you. Easy as pumpkin pie! Some of these cards are a whole new look for us (hello, watercolors), so please let us know what you think of the new designs.Pin It
Tag Archives: autumn
Flowers blooming on vines that wrap around porch columns and garden trellises, flowers spilling out of planters and window boxes … these are the scenes of Charleston that never grow old. I spotted these purple flowers hanging from a neighbor’s chartreuse porch and had to sneak a photo. Aubergine and chartreuse green always hues look great together. It’s an unexpected, slightly wild, but elegant color palette for Autumn, taken right from Nature herself.
Crystal Kluge has done it again! Another perfectly charming font. The San Rafael font is sorta girly, sweet, and on the casual side, but still sophisticated enough for a wedding invitation. I think it would be particularly fun for an autumn apple picking party invitation.Pin It
//photo and 2011 calendar and letterpress yellow bird note card by Delphine.
Welcome, October. Welcome, yummy, crunchy local apple season. Candy corn season. Glow sticks, pumpkins and silly costume season.
//photo and 2011 calendar and letterpress dragonfly card by Delphine.
This morning while fixing breakfast for my son I wore a sweater over my pjs … it’s officially Fall in my book, now. One thing that I look forward to each year is the return of Brach’s candy corn to the store shelves (and my belly).
I’m not too crazy about the new packaging. It’s not that it isn’t well designed … I like the layout just fine (and you know I’m a big fan of white space). I think candy corn is one of those nostalgic childhood memory type things … I miss the old packaging. Does that make me old?
It’s September. It’s back to school time. Back to regular schedules, bedtimes, carpool … blech! I’m in denial, hence the tardiness of this Welcome September 2011 post. I sincerely wish summer could last all year, don’t you?
//photo and 2011 calendar and letterpress owl card by Delphine.
Happy Thanksgiving, dear readers. Thanks for following along with me this year. I truly appreciate your support. Hope you have a fantastic Turkey Day!!! xoxoxo — Erika
Photo of the Delphine Thanksgiving dinner table by Erika Firm.
I pulled inspiration for this soothing autumnal color palette (full of soft taupes, pinks and greens) from one of my favorite photos of all time: a portrait of a toddler with her puppy. Photo by the extraordinarily talented kids photographer Jessica Davis Photography.
This week flew by, didn’t it? We had a little party at our son’s school, which really made me realize how close the holidays are!
In case you missed it, here’s what happened on the blog this week:
• We celebrated Mémé Delphine’s birthday.
• We started a massive studio cleanup and listed some treasures on Ebay. (Yes, we’ll have a warehouse sale soon!)
• Spotlight on artist Kevin Gilmore’s paintings, which I happened upon in a Brooklyn wine shop.
• An update on our son’s Big Boy Bedroom renovation.
• New font discovery/new to my wish list: ambicase modern.
Finally it felt a little like Fall this past week. I broke out the Marshmallow Fluff, and put it in my coffee, which was surprisingly yummy! This weekend I’ll be beginning a major clean out of the studio. I have SO many magazines, props and goodies that are collecting dust. I’d love to make room for more actual work space, so look out for some studio goodies to go on sale soon!
In case you missed it, here’s what happend on the blog this week:
• We took a peek behind the scenes at our 2011 desk calendar photo shoot
• Big thumbs up for the holiday postage stamp designs at USPS this year
• Delphine intern Jessica Nicholson wrote a guest post about her favorite cozy Autumn treats
• John, a veteran himself, posted a tribute to his fellow Marines on Veteran’s Day
photo by Erika Firm
GUEST POST by Delphine intern, Jessica Nicholson
As a person born on the first day of Autumn, I have always been a fan of this particular time of year. Despite the lack of “traditional” seasons here in southern California, one can never miss the sure signs that fall has arrived. As much as I enjoyed prancing around in my summer dresses for the last several months, there is something so comforting about cardigans, scarves and boots. The cooler weather (and spouts of rain) have left me wanting to curl up on the couch with a book and a cup of cocoa. (Sadly, the demands of this semester’s schoolwork mixed with real life doesn’t allow much time for those sorts of luxurious afternoons.) But even the busiest people can take advantage of the feeling of the season… just pull on your cute new sweater, grab a pumpkin spice latte, and notice the colorful leaves as you make your way to today’s destination.
This photo pretty much sums up the week … hammering away. What will you be doing this weekend? I’ll be finishing up some designs for a series of gift bags (a collaboration with another stationer … details to come soon), planning for a big November beach photo shoot with my friends Adrianne Smith Floral Design and Bixby & Ball, going over the details of a business launch with a friend, reviewing tons and tons of intern files, uploading a portfolio to another new business launching next week (y’all are going to LOVE it), going to Brand You seminar, touring a private school (looking for somewhere new to send our little star student), and finally finishing (hopefully) the makeover in our son’s bedroom. Sleep doesn’t seem to be in the plans. Ugh.
In case you missed it, here’s what happend on the blog this week:
• We peeked into Delphine intern Courtney Fone’s head to see what inspires her (Paris!)
• A wish list masqueraded as an inspiration board for our son’s bedroom makeover
• A cool statement necklace, lovely for a wedding day, or any day
• The scoop on the Brand You seminar I’ll be attending this weekend (I think a few seats are still available)
• Top 10 trends in holiday cards and Thanksgiving traditions: Delphine in the press
photo by John Arquette
1: Bat Halloween Party Invitation from Cardstore.com hint at a spooky time, but won’t totally scare off a kid from coming to the party 2: Decorating Bat cookies (cutter from Copper Gifts) and 3: Ghost cookies (cutter from Wilton) would make a fun party activity. Have older siblings or an adult ice all the cookies, and let the little ones shake shake shake the sprinkles all over & add the spooky eyes.
4: I love these scary scientific bottle labels from Martha Stewart for Grandin Road — put on fruit punch bottles for the kids and some nice Cabernet for the grown ups. 5:The spider vase fillers (from Pottery Barn) are so oversize and borderline cute that they won’t completely freak out the kids. 6: The Skeletal System Anatomical Chart is the real thing (found Birdie1′s Etsy shop). A little creepy, but cool.
7: So it’s a little on the overboard side, but how amazing would it be to wallpaper a wall in your dining room with this spooky Woods wallpaper by Cole & Son? 8: I suggested this black bird/crow costume (found on MarthaStewart.com) to my son, but he said he’d rather be a bumblebee. “Awwww, cute,” I said. “I think you’d be an adorable bumblebee.”
“Yeah. So I can have a stinger on my butt,” he said.
Oh, right. Of course.