Friday, December 24, 2010
One minute I blinked and the next I realised it was Christmas! My goodness, how on earth did it manage to sneak up on us so quickly??
Our Christmas season will be spent with family and the loveliest of loved ones. Hopefully you too can enjoy a beautifully decorated table (bless my mother, she truly is the table decorating queen) surrounded by those most special to your heart, with far too much food, the cheeriest of laughter and the sweetest of joys, which can only really be found at Christmas.
I thank you you for all your support, encouragement and lovely blog messages you have left in this wonderful year that was 2010. We look forward to 2011 with lots of big plans, new ideas and more letterpress then we can possibly imagine. Until then, we will rest for a few days, catch our breaths, enjoy some summer air and count our blessings as to how truly blessed we all are.
Wishing you much love, joy and sweet merriment.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Totally we have a very wonderful treat for you. The stunning Megan married her beau Kristian in a dashing 1950's era inspired South Australian wedding in November this year and we are tickled pink to get to share some of the images of their day.
(You might remember their stunning invitations that Megan designed and we printed in coral and a blind impression earlier this year.)
Megan's gorgeous gown was custom designed by POP bridal couture using bone silk and detailed beading. She wore her Grandmothers wedding necklace, worn by her grandmother in 1955, and complimented with a beaded and fine feather fascinator designed by Hats by Jayne.
The couple were married at Rostrevor Chapel, with reception followed at John Difede Reception Centre. The stunning post ceremony shots were taken at the BoHo Hotel, followed by a stroll along the River Torrens in Adelaide.
We adore that Megan's Mum, Auntie and Grandmother all chipped in to make the families traditional lemon and almond tart which has been passed down from one generation to the next, and as wedding favours the grooms father's gifted his 2005 Merlot produced in the Adelaide Hills.
Their photographer was Angie Doughty-Garside from Mink Studio and you can see more images from this amazing wedding here.
We wish Megan and Kristian a beautifully happy, lovely and joy filled marriage together. It was such a pleasure to work with you both and we thank you for sharing your wedding day with us!
We thank Mink Studios for the use of their images on our blog and respectfully ask that if you wish to reblog this gorgeous wedding that you seek permission.
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
We love getting to work on fabulous ideas around here - especially when they are a secret squirrel surprise!! Kristina from Mala designed these coasters as a surprise 40th Birthday gift for her husband Tym. He is an avid collector of vintage bourbons and whiskeys which he houses in his retro Scorpion Bar. As Tym is a letterpress lover, Kristina combined all these loves into custom designed coasters which we printed and die cut on Herbie on Beer Coaster Board.
Happy Birthday Tym, We hope that you loved the surprise!
We have been super busy in the studio lately. Right now we are printing stationery for March and April weddings 2011. Next year is looking like a super busy month with Feburary, March, April, May, June, July and half of August almost fully booked for deliveries already. Goodness me, Anyone want a job??
Monday, December 20, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
Sweet tools, how I love you, you make me so deliriously happy (I really am sure its not entirely normal).
Have a beautiful weekend friends. We will be having a joyous time celebrating with this lovely couple. See you again next week!
Photo by the talented Studio Sixty
Thursday, December 16, 2010
The gorgeous Susie & Matt are getting married in Spring 2011, and we had the pleasure of meeting with them and planning some gorgeous save the dates to suit their amazing wedding they have planned. The brief was for a design which was striking, beautiful and full of old world glamour.
Letterpress printed on our 100% cotton stocks, we worked with classic black on white, with delicate scalloped corners and printed envelopes.
It was such a joy to work with this gorgeous couple - we now cannot wait to start designing the invitations!
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
To you remember the fabulous Laura & Tim? You might remember the save the date and invitation work for them here and here?
Well the time has come them to tie the knot this Saturday and we were super pleased to letterpress print our bespoke placesetting tags for their reception. These come supplied with satin ribbon so they are ready to make a beautiful table setting tied around napkins, gifts and the like.
We wish Laura & Tim a beautiful wedding day of love and laughter - thank you for letting us share the journey with you. It really has been such a joy!
Recently we had the pleasure of designing stationery for my cousin and his bride to be. The brief was for something classic, something elegant and something to reflect the historic sprawling country estate of Terrara House.
Featuring a divine vintage tree etching we combined classic and elegant typography with a beautifully textural quilted blind impressed pattern. The invitations were housed inside printed envelopes with a pinstripe lining and accompanied by a matching reply card and additional information card. The stationery suite also included order of service cards, menus and placesettings.
A gorgeous stationery suite for a gorgeous couple. Congratulations Rob & Jen, we cant wait to help celebrate with you this weekend!
Just a quick reminder that tomorrow is the last day to order letterpress goodies to arrive in time for Christmas! (With free shipping too).
All our letterpress Christmas stationery, limited edition prints and letterpress goodies can be found right here. Lots of our items have sold out, and we have very limited stock left so quickly, quickly - don't miss out!
Monday, December 13, 2010
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Friday, December 10, 2010
What a wonderful weekend we had last weekend at the Sydney Finders Keepers. It was truly lovely, wonderful, humbling and exhausting! We thank all those beautiful regulars who keep on coming back time and time again, to all the lovely new faces who come say hello and to the fabulous friends who surprise us with their visits. It truly is such an amazing community that supports The Finders Keepers. To Sarah & Brooke, you girls are magical.
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Have you yet discovered Adore Home Magazine? If not, you will absolutely love it. I promise you.
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
We have had so many requests asking for a new reprint of our friendship quote print - so today we are super pleased to let you know that this super lovely quote is now available again in our online store.
Monday, December 6, 2010
We have been busy (and sick) bees of late, but we are very excited to let you know that Christmas in the letterpress studio has arrived! We have been working on some gorgeously sweet Christmas gift tags, very fancy large tags (which make great ornaments too) as well as a few other sweet Christmasy treats. Please see below to view our new ranges!
To celebrate the festive season we are offereing FREE SHIPPING on all orders (big and small) placed before the 15th of December in our online store. All orders placed before this time will have immediate shipping to arrive before Christmas. Their are no discount codes to enter, or silly little catch phrases to remember - simply head on over and enjoy some letterpress cheer this silly season! Last day to order for a christmas delivery is the 15th of December.
*Free shipping available to Australian customers only.
12 pack letterpress gift tags - $20
Our first lot of Christmas letterpress goodies this year are our ever popular gift tags. Featuring four different designs this packs are available printed on white 100% cotton stocks, or for the first time onrecycled kraft board. Each pack contains 12 gift tags.
Our white packs are available printed in Rasberry Red, Apple, Turquoise and Lemon, whilst our kraft tags are available in red only. At just $20 for a pack of 12, these lovely letterpress tags are less then $1.70 each.
6 pack premium large gift tags with bakers twine - $15
To really knock the socks off the receiver of your gifts this year - we have designed a premium range of gift tags. These extra large tags are printed in two colours and have been printed on kraft board or super heavy weight 600gsm stocks.
They come with matching bakers twine and will really add some "oh-la-la" under the Christmas tree this year. At $2.50 per tag they also make very afforable and gorgeous decorations for your Christmas tree. You can find them here and here.
6 pack large christmas cards - $35
Our gorgeous 6 pack of Christmas cards have been so popular of late that we only have three packs left instore! Grab yours while they last!
bakers twine now instore - $18
We have recently started to stock 100% cotton bakers twine. Available in a beautiful collection of colours including Raspberry Red, Turquoise, Chocolate, Lemon and Pink - each roll has 220 meters of goodness for all your wrapping and crafty needs. These have been flying out of our shelves so grab yours while they last here.
new letterpress print - friendship quote - $45
Fresh off the press is a brand new version of our popular friendship print. We have had SO many requests asking for a reprint that we decided to design a brand new typographic design fitting for such a beautiful quote. Printed in a light cool grey, combined with a beautifully deep coral ink we are in awe of its loveliness. The perfect gift for your nearest and dearest of friends. Available as a limited edition run of 150 here.
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Another gorgeous invitation suite we have been waiting to show you is that which we created for Laura & Tim. You may remember their save the date cards we created for them earlier this year? For their wedding stationery we further expanding upon their illustrative graphics and created a very striking and contemporary, yet still vintage inspired design. Featuring lined envelopes, one colour invitations and reply cards with envelopes we love the fabulous combination of black ink printed on our 100% cotton white stocks. Just divine.
By keeping their stationery suite quite simple with non printed envelopes and the inclusion of reply details on the invitation (saving the need for additional printing), this invitation shows that you are able to keep to budget, yet still achieve a beautiful letterpress result.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
The last week in the studio certainly has not been our best! A massive technological failure saw all our systems and communication down for an entire week. Finally we are back up and running today - phew. If you are waiting on an email or artwork from us we will be sorting through these as quickly as we possibly can.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Amongst all the craziness that has been this week (sickness, coupled with major technological dramas, coupled with far too much stress) one thing which has kept us going is our excitement about is selling our letterpress wares at the Gallery Store Twilight Market at the Gallery of Modern Art here in Brisbane.
We attended last year and really loved this gorgeous twilight event with a cash bar, amazing gallery surrounds and lots of handmade wonder to admire. The markets will be held just outside the gallery store and runs from 4pm to 8pm this Friday night (12 November).
Hope to see you there!
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
What a fabulous weekend we had at the Brisbane Finders Keepers Market. There is so many gushing wonderful things we want to say about our weekend, but to save the big ramble let me keep it simple and say that it was simply delightful, sweet, lovely and humbling all at the same time. A very big thankyou for all of those who stopped by and said hello, we are so touched by your love.