Cyber Monday 2010

So, how was Cyber Monday for you all? Whether you are a seller or a buyer, I hope you had some great successes today! If you are still looking for some holiday stationery, stop by my shop and use the code CYBERMONDAY at checkout! Happy shopping and happy holidays!

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The Days Run Away…

Isn’t this the truth? Love Bukowski.

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Weekend Vintage: Christmas Greetings

There is something fundamentally old-timey about the holidays. It is the single time of year when classic, timeless traditions still prevail at the heart of things. These vintage greetings are no exception; they convey the spirit of the season and they have an added effect: nostalgia. The vintage aesthetic brings to mind images of grandmas preparing elaborate dinners, sparkly cocktail dresses, creeping down stairs, stuffing stockings with oranges and hard candy, singing Christmas carols in quiet neighborhoods, hiding new puppies in boxes, etc. I love it all so much.

Vintage Christmas Cards from ravennagirlsvintage

Vintage Christmas Cards from ravennagirlsvintage

Vintage Milkman Christmas Card from simplehousewares

Vintage Milkman Christmas Card from simplehousewares

Vintage Christmas Card Set from ravennagirlsvintage

Vintage Christmas Card Set from ravennagirlsvintage

Vintage Christmas Card Set from StephieD

Vintage Christmas Card Set from StephieD

Vintage Holiday Card Buzza from bythewayside

Vintage Holiday Card Buzza from bythewayside

Vintage Merry Christmas Card Set from simplehousewares

Vintage Merry Christmas Card Set from simplehousewares

Vintage Gold Foil Card Seals from ArchipelagoVintage

Vintage Gold Foil Card Seals from ArchipelagoVintage

Vintage Partridge Christmas Cards from SquirrelFriend

Vintage Partridge Christmas Cards from SquirrelFriend

Handmade Advent Calendars

When I was little, I got an “Adventskalender” from my super-German, super-old grandparents (ahem - Oma & Opa) every December. I always loved the surprise of opening the little doors to find out what kind of candy was hidden inside. I still buy advent calendars for myself every year and it is still pretty fun counting down the days until Christmas. Here are some grown-up, handmade advent banners and calendars found on Etsy.

Advent Calendar Pennants from PeppermintPinwheels

Advent Calendar Pennants from PeppermintPinwheels

Filled Advent Calendar Banner from graysparrow

Filled Advent Calendar Banner from graysparrow

Advent Calendar from YouAreMyCupOfTea

Advent Calendar from YouAreMyCupOfTea

Advent Calendar Pouches from nuvonova

Advent Calendar Pouches from nuvonova

Advent Calendar Pockets Banner from CaraMagic

Advent Calendar Pockets Banner from CaraMagic

Weekend Vintage: Black Friday

Some of you are completely bonkers and you are spending this Friday shopping at your local establishments. Some of you are like me: shopping from the comfort of your couch. A lot of Etsy sellers have decided to have fantastic Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. Here are few vintage, Christmas-y shops with some fab deals for those of you shopping at home! Love, love, love all these great vintage finds. Happy Holidays, everyone.

For half off Christmas/Holiday stationery from my shop, use coupon code: PMBLACKFRIDAY at checkout!

Vintage Cherry Blossom Party Dress from shopREiNViNTAGE

Vintage Cherry Blossom Party Dress from shopREiNViNTAGE

Vintage Stainless Steel Candle Holder from UrbanCottageStudio

Vintage Stainless Steel Candle Holder from UrbanCottageStudio

Vintage Painted Wood Button by treasurebooth

Vintage Painted Wood Button by treasurebooth

Vintage Roly Poly Glasses from KatyBitsandPieces

Vintage Roly Poly Glasses from KatyBitsandPieces

Vintage Berne Handbag from fanciness

Vintage Berne Handbag from fanciness

Vintage Teardrop Tree Ornaments from catnapcottage

Vintage Teardrop Tree Ornaments from catnapcottage

Vintage Brushed Chrome Mod Heels from fabgabs

Vintage Brushed Chrome Mod Heels from fabgabs

Vintage Wallace Silversmiths Christmas Ornament from calloohcallay

Vintage Wallace Silversmiths Christmas Ornament from calloohcallay

PaperMichelle on Invitation Buzz Blog

Thanks to Emily and Heather from Invitation Buzz for the great feature, Acorns for the Squirrels! Such cute, fall selections. I’m very grateful to be in such talented company.

Acorns for the Squirrels via Invitation Buzz

Acorns for the Squirrels via Invitation Buzz

Weekend Vintage: Thanksgiving Ready

Thanksgiving is just a few days away. Don’t forget to give thanks in style. Here are some holiday appropriate and otherwise awesome vintage finds from my Etsy friends.

Vintage Harvest Dress from XhereliesbootsX

Vintage Harvest Dress from XhereliesbootsX

Vintage Brown Leather Clutch from AdrianCompanyVintage

Vintage Brown Leather Clutch from AdrianCompanyVintage

Vintage Ray Ban Wayfarers from Published

Vintage Ray Ban Wayfarers from Published

Vintage Harvest Blouse from GottaWannitVintage

Vintage Harvest Blouse from GottaWannitVintage

Vintage High Heel Leather Boots from partycry

Vintage High Heel Leather Boots from partycry

Vintage Festive Poinsettia Dress from Coldfish

Vintage Festive Poinsettia Dress from Coldfish

Vintage Purple and Orange Floral Brooch from LifeTravelsDesigns

Vintage Purple and Orange Floral Brooch from LifeTravelsDesigns

New ‘Thank You’ Notes

I have a new “Thank You” note in shop! These are available as singles or sets for all of your occasions requiring some gratitude.

A6, light on dark, gocco printing

A6, light on dark, gocco printing

A2, light on dark, gocco printed

A2, light on dark, gocco printed

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The Best Gifts in Life Are Free

With the economy being as bogus as it has been lately, we need to be resourceful this holiday season. I say - go with the gifts that cost zero dollars! These come as singles or sets (with a convo) in my Etsy shop.

Gocco printed Christmas card for those deserving of a snarky greeting.

Gocco printed Christmas card for those deserving of a snarky greeting.

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2010 Holiday Stationery Favorites

I have been working hard on some new designs for the 2010 Holiday season, so I thought I would check out what other paper people have been up to! Here are some of my witty favorites from Etsy.

Jingle Bells Batman Smells by PortHopePress

Jingle Bells Batman Smells by PortHopePress

Feliz Navidad Holiday Cards from papercitydesign

Feliz Navidad Holiday Cards from papercitydesign

Merry Christmustache Card from mylittlebuffalo

Merry Christmustache Card from mylittlebuffalo

Love To Print Winter Box Set of Prints from memohelen

Love To Print Winter Box Set of Prints from memohelen

Oh Tannenbaum Card from JillKinLA

Oh Tannenbaum Card from JillKinLA

Letterpress Holiday Cards from SweetLetterPress

Letterpress Holiday Cards from SweetLetterPress

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