Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Paper...





No matter how far communication and technology may take us from all that is real, true and tactile, I hope and believe that paper will always remain a part of our lives. It breaks my heart when I learn that great publications have gone to the wayside, but it instantly warms up again when I see people buying new, used, vintage or antique publications, postcards, notebooks, etc...to me, they are keeping print alive, and celebrating it. I just adore paper. Though it's far more cost efficient/nature conservative to have a library of inspiration photos in your computer files, rather than your house, there's nothing like the look and feel of a library...the look of books, all lined up in a row, just waiting to be read.

In fact, I was so thrilled to win this lovely book—a rare, vintage first edition. This giveaway (her first to date!) was given by Skyla, of the ever–delightful Sanity Fair. I also purchased a beautiful rare antique book for my Mum for Mother's Day, that shares stories of great women of the past, like Queen Elizabeth and Catherine the Great. Do you ever purchase vintage/antique books?

Lovely Items Shown

* Stationary Set: Mode de Paris, $38
* Vergé de France Tablets, $11
* Stationary Box, Natural/Brown $65
* Graphic Image Photo Envelope, $26.50
* City Weekends, Great Escapes in New York, $22.50
* and also, A helpful gift wrapping guide

( images via the links given, above // design + layout by myself )

12 comments:

  1. You are so right Sarah. Paper will always remain a part of our lives. I can't get enough of paper goods, even though technology is taking the world over.

    And congrats for winning such a lovely book! Nothing beats first edition, huh. ;)

    I hope you are having a lovely week too! xo.

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  2. Ahh paper and I have a bit of a love affair, so really like this post. Books are the best .. my collection of vintage books is ever growing! That is so great you won a first edition, fabulous, it looks really interesting.
    xoxo

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  3. I have the same love affair for beautiful paper! Always collecting pretty letterpress cards. I actually have that Vergé de France paper too, along matching envelopes... it's the perfect texture!

    You reminded me though Sarah, that I haven't been antique book shopping in so long I might just do that this weekend! Thanks for the gorgeous inspiration as always :)

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  4. A friend of mine gave me a tablet of the Vergé de France paper in that very colour the other week - it is really so very lovely. They do a gorgeous pink too.

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  5. well, I have to say I love my book :) can't wait to spend some time this summer (if I can get away for a few days in June) to read it...and then I'll have to read yours :)

    Paper is so beautiful and can be used in so many ways in the home...lighting, writing, art...may it never go away :)

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  6. congratulations on the first edition win! what a treat. i am an avid consumer of paper goods and find it's the most polite way to say thank you or hello. i can't wait to restock my stationery collection when i get back to the states! being abroad has been the perfect opportunity to send off some hand-written notes and postcards.

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  7. I love books. hope they will never be replaced. nothing like having a good book on your hands and swallowing it little by little... xo

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  8. This is lovely! I have a paper passion and hope that the handwritten note will stay around forever. I certainly do my part to make that happen :)

    xoxo

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  9. Thanks for the comments—it's lovely to know that you appreciate and enjoy paper, also...

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  10. I worked in the stationery business at one time so I will always appreciate the beauty and task of a handwritten note. Lovely examples today Sarah and lovely gift for your Mom. XO

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  11. Oh, I have a weakness for pretty paper products. Cards. Tags. Stationery. Giftwrap. I can't get enough.

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