Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice

Emails have replaced long walks.  Quick texts have replaced postcards.  Letter writing is considered an heirloom skill reserved only for those of us with time to kill.  Handwriting is loosing footing in this flurry of a world.  I’m determined to keep a stronghold. Last year we collected a bunch of vintage postcards for this project.  Amidst the many duplicates and pretty pieces, I found two that to this day are favorites in my collection.  Both Postcards were addressed to a Miss Eva Painter.  How lovely. One inscription reads: “Dear Eva: Got your card and all O.K. on Fri. Was glad […]

When Jenna first got in touch and was swooning over this invitation seen on Style Me Pretty, I couldn’t have been more thrilled.  Nothing is quite as satisfying as having a dream design created “just because”, become a couple’s real wedding stationery inspiration! How fitting that Jenna and Zachary’s  entire celebration made the front page of Style Me Pretty?  Fitting and deserving.  Jenna’s timeless style and spirited flavor caught everyone’s attention; all playing second place to their heartwarming love story. Jenna and Zachary met and married in the same place…talk about meaningful.  Read on. Richly colored handmade papers were sculpted […]

Last week I spent a few evenings getting acquainted with the newest volume of Kinfolk magazine.  The narrative “Undocumented Hours” was particularly curious and complex and has since inspired my to read again and again. It begins…. “The past few years have levied a strange burden of proof upon our backs, a burden to account for our hours and days, to prove to all who care to watch from the screens of their phones and computers that we are doing something worthy with our lives…” I’m guilty.  Even on this day, where I hopped my quad and rode our property, […]

This year I feel like Peony season just slipped through my fingers.  This magical bloom, the muse of so many artists and designers is only with us for a short time.  Luckily Janie Medley paid homage to the big and bountiful peony and allowed me a moment to linger a bit with the flower I would say I love to paint best.  I never tire of the precarious way each petal rests atop the next.  How some varieties peek a yellow tendril-like center to the world as a bold surprise amongst blushy billows.  I never tire of finding a new […]