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national stationery show 2009

Our 2009 delphine National Stationery Show booth: 3327. Thanks to everyone who stopped by, including Marisa, Darcy, Amy and Shaina from Martha Stewart Weddings (below).

 

Lionel Flax (of Delphine and Sam Flax) and Joan Schnee (of Green Paper Company) at Monday Morning Mimosas yesterday.

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woodland

 


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One trendy theme that is “so two years ago” is the woodland theme. But it is near and dear to my heart, as we debuted at the National Stationery Show with a woodland collection a few years ago. The adorable sisal owl christmas ornaments shown above made their way into my shopping cart last week (from Target). I’ll use them as props for photo shoots, and I’m sure a few will find their way onto the Christmas tree, too.

 

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letterpress: dutch door press


Last May at the National Stationery Show I met the ladies of Dutch Door Press and was smitten with their work. I was browsing Etsy last night and came across their shop. I love their “California” limited edition letterpress print, which is one of a series, “birds and blooms of the 50 states.” This print features the state bird which is the California valley quail and the state flower which is the California poppy. (Both of which can be seen in our neighborhood, and both of which inspired some of our collection last year, too!) Available in the Dutch Door Press Etsy shop.

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sierra nevada national park

Bull Buck Tree • Photo: wikipedia


Bull Buck Tree • photo: webshots outdoors


Today we’re hanging out in the Sierras … a little hiking, a little bird watching, a little sketching. Perfection. Yesterday we picnicked near the Bull Buck Tree, a giant sequoia, in Nelder Grove. Our four-year-old screamed “that tree is ginormous” when he saw it. He’s right: it is more than 250 feet tall and about 90 feet in girth at the ground! Click here for info about visiting the trail.

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shop we love: lesesne


The very best thing about trade shows is all the fun people we meet! A few years ago we met Barbara and Bryte at the National Stationery Show. They were shopping for their fabulous store in Charleston, South Carolina: Lesesne. Every time we go back to Charleston we hang out with Barbara and Bryte and have such a blast. Of course I can never help myself from buying goodies in their Upper King Street store, either. This time I bought that little green vase (lower right photo) and a gorgeous two-tone torchon (kitchen towel).

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favorite color

photo of russell+hazel’s national stationery show booth by delphine

One of the most fun parts of being in this industry is working with color. I love this vignette from Russell+Hazel‘s National Stationery Show booth display. This year they introduced two new shades of orange. Love them both.

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National Stationery Show GUIDE

If you’re headed out to the National Stationery Show today, don’t miss some of my favorite booths:

Hello Lucky: booth 1356
Little Oranges of California: booth 1363
Mixed Co: booth 1448
Old School Stationers: booth 1551
Night Owl Paper Goods: booth 1644
Hammerpress: booth 1762
Mr. Boddington’s Studio: booth 1752
Orange Beautiful: booth 1944
Boatman Geller: booth 2341
Blue Barnhouse: booth 2469
Whitney English: booth 2545
Waste Not Paper: booth 2903
Elum [my pick for best booth, although I haven't even had a chance to walk in yet]: booth 3013
Louella Press: booth 3176
Cat Seto: booth 3208
Green Paper Company: booth 3456
Russell+Hazel: booth 3524
Kate Aspen: booth 3614
Chronicle books: booth 3740
Twig & Fig: booth 4240
Motel Deluxe: booth 4235
Whimsy Press: booth 4242
Blue Ribbon: booth 4227

I KNOW I missed a bunch and will try my best to list more later on, along with photos and links.

Best of luck to all you fellow stationers for the last day of the National Stationery Show today! We (delphine) are in booth 3845 so please do stop by to say hello if you have a chance.

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National Stationery Show Update

So I had these big plans … I was going to post from the National Stationery Show every day with photos and updates. Obviously this is not happening. I have no real excuse other than that I have been so busy that I haven’t had a chance to touch the computer…and also I lost my camera for a few days. I’m headed out early to the Javits today so that I can take some photos.

Our annual Monday Morning Mimosas was a blast (co-hosted with Russell+Hazel) and I would like to thank everyone for taking the time out of your schedules to join us.

Last night I had cocktails with some lovely friends from the show, including:
Blue Barnhouse (booth 2469)
Old School Stationers (booth 1551)
Night Owl Paper Goods (booth 1644)
Orange Beautiful (1944)

I’ll post photos soon :-)

BTW: “Le Poire” at the Royalton Hotel comes highly recommended by moi: Grey Goose Poire vodka, Pear slice & champagne!

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don’t forget …


If you’re on your way to NYC for NSS/ICFF/Surtex/Design Week don’t forget your umbrella! I live in sunny So. Cal, and the thought never entered my mind to pack an umbrella. I don’t even own one! But if I did it would be one of these umbrellas by Marc Jacobs.

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pack rat



photos & products: Container Store

I have always loved traveling. My parents took me on my first big trip when I was only a few months old: from my home “town” of NYC to Haiti. Ever since I have had the traveling bug, I suppose, and haven’t stayed put for more than six months at a time without taking a trip at least out of state. I thought I had the packing and traveling thing down … I have lived out of a backpack for a summer (or two) in college and can go for a month-long European vacay with only a carry on.

Packing for work/trade shows, however, is another story. I find myself dumping my entire wardrobe in my (very, very, very large) suitcase. When C introduced me to these Eagle Creek Pack-It Folders I was skeptical at first, but was quickly converted when I realized I could cram (without wrinkles, no less) all my clothes for a week-long trip in one folder.

Also essential are the Nalgene leakproof bottles. No more lotion explosions!

Now if only there was a way to shrink my size nine shoes so I could cram more in my bag …

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