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snow and graham and garnet hill partner

I was thrilled to see that fellow stationers Snow and Graham have branched out beyond paper and have partnered with Garnet Hill. Love that Zinnia cardigan! Check out their collection of clothes, bedding and other goodies at Garnet Hill. Congrats, Snow & Graham and Garnet Hill, on a wonderful new partnership!

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in the press: reinventing letterpress

Many thanks to Charlotte Rivers for featuring Delphine in her latest book, Reinventing Letterpress. It’s an awesome compendium of letterpress studios, and I’m truly honored to be included.

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haute off the press: sunflora greeting

Haute off the press: our new Sunflora “hello” card. It’s flat printed. Cute, huh? Not shown here, but it opens up and the same pattern is in the corners of the card. I was trying to recall my grandmother Bea’s patio furniture from the late 70s when I designed this. I think her furniture was goldenrod yellow, with a similar pattern. 

The card is not up on the site for sale just yet, but let me know if you want to order. Single card: $4; set of 8 cards: $16. Plus shipping.

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decorate: violet swallow queen ornament

I have a serious soft spot for Christmas ornaments. I’d keep them out all year if I could (and, honestly, I DO keep a few out on my desk all year). Some people (i.e. my husband) think I have a serious problem. I like all styles: handmade, glittery, modern, rustic, vintage, felt, embroidered. Throughout the season I’ll be posting some of my favorites, like this gorgeous handmade ornament by The Night Jar.

The Violet Swallow Queen holiday Christmas ornament is a print of the artist’s original work, which she affixed to a wood heart and decorated with German glass glitter. She’ll inscribe the back of the ornament (free!) for you to make it a dear heirloom. It’s available here on Etsy for $18. Also on my wish list:the violet swallow queen print would look great in my soon-to-be-painted bedroom. Swoon.

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graphic design: penguin classics

I was browsing at my local Borders the other day and came across these fabulous updated covers of three of my very favorite books. (My all-time favorite is The Age of Innocence, by Edith Wharton, in case you’re wondering. And no, I didn’t see a fabulous new cover for it). They’re all Penguin Classics imprints. The illustrations in this series are by über-talents (including Ruben Toledo and Jeffrey Brown).

The cover illustrations on the cover make these classics a bit more accessible to teen readers than the dour looking oil portrait that usually stares up from the covers, don’t you think? How old were you when you first read these books? I was in ninth grade.

I’ll admit that the cover of a book (the packaging of anything, really) matters to me. Although I have read all three of these books, and have perfectly good copies sitting on my shelves, I was extremely tempted to purchase them. I have a coupon, after all, I tried to justify to myself. Instead I walked out with a newish novel by Leif Enger: So Brave, Young, and Handsome. The cover is not particularly interesting … which totally blows my theory.

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inspiration: do something about it

do something about it print by orange beautiful  • photo by Vallentyne Photography

One of my favorite things in my studio is this Do Something About It gocco print by Orange Beautiful. The glitter E’s were a Christmas gift from my mom last year. It’s a nice reminder that you are responsible for your own destiny. I firmly believe that you make your own luck.

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32,000 blow ins

Last month we had the honor of designing and printing The Strathmore Show‘s call to entries. This month we spent many (many, many, many) more hours on press printing 32,000 new cards for them. That’s right, 32,000. These will be inserted in the next issue of my very favorite trade publication, Stationery Trends magazine. This time around we went with a blue, steel grey and silver color scheme. You can read more about the first postcards here on delphine-ephemera and here on Mohawk’s fabulous new blog, Felt & Wire.

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wish list: e’s poster


I don’t care if it’s slightly narcissistic … j’adore (and I’d love to own) this “E” letterpress poster in my studio! French Press makes lots of other letter posters (hand-set wood type letterpressed on their Vandercook, no less), but I humbly submit that the “E” is the best letter in the alphabet. Check out their sweet ETSY shop.

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christmas wrapping paper


I was making a list of things I’d like to print this year, and holiday wrapping paper is near the top of the list (after another letterpress calendar). Last fall I designed this one for Isabella Smith and it was sold in Europe and Scandinavia through her stores/catalog/website.

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for your little one …

custom MRS. DOUGLAS notecard from our soirée collection


Our “Mrs. Douglas” notecard is named after my fourth grade teacher. She was the best! No silly stars or useless spelling lists for her class: she was more into gathering seed pods from the playground, writing stories, and listening for bird calls. This notecard is perfect for the little one who is still too young to write a real note … just have them scribble a little something in the window atop their name. The back has lines on it, so they (or you) can write a proper note.

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