Thursday, August 28, 2008

Elegant journals with letterpress florals and graphics

Monday, August 25, 2008

What time is it?

Our letterpress clock with a bright yellow bird is featured in the September 2008 Issue of Better Homes & Garden. The clock is made from a heavy die cut card stock with a scallop edge and is $32.00. Please call us at (646) 602-3806 to order.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Saturday Greenmarket purchases...

A photographer came in yesterday afternoon and bought a few Sesame Lettepress cards when I noticed her stash of Greenmarket purchases. I leaned over our counter and snapped a photo of her flowers in an arrangement she set up for me. Her bag was open when she went in to take her wallet out which revealed a carton of eggs!

Branching off... just for a bit

Forgive me for not posting during the gift fair last week... Working the gift fair with Motel Deluxe, our wholesale company, while making sure Cursive was "up to snuff" can be a handful but this time it went quite smoothly. However, posts to our blog, fell by the wayside and I apologize. The NY Int'l Gift Fair is like attending summer camp twice a year. I see quite a few of our vendors which is great because I can pick their brain about their product, how it is made, their bestsellers... and then I am more informative for my customers!

Friday, August 15, 2008

The perfect antidote...

I have not been bringing in my camera to Cursive these past few days because it is sooooo heavy (Nikon D80), however, with this beautiful weather we've been having I knew I couldn't pass up one more day in Cursive without it. So yesterday, I hauled it in and started snapping away. Here are the results...

Marnie dress and Puma shoes
The orange accent of her sunglasses and handbag complete the look.


This woman's look was all about black, patterns and textures. I forgot to take a overall shot of her outfit but below is the bright yellow belt caught my eye!


I met two cool sisters who were in town for the gift fair beginning today. Carlie owns The Gypsy Wagon in East Dallas and was wearing this wonderful fish, on a chain, with a heart hanging from its mouth made by a friend of hers. Her sister, ME (stands for Mary Elizabeth) was wearing the teal top (center photo) with a Navojo style necklace. The vintage earring has a small bird in a cage which I tried to capture in the photo on the left.

They asked me for suggestions for some can't-miss stores in NYC so I whipped out my handy NYC shop guide stored in a soft leather cover (articles I have accumulated over the years from Lucky, Elle Decor, HG, Domino etc...) and recommended a few places such as Kiosk, Butik, Castor & Pollux.


I was speaking with the woman above and her husband at the Jeanine Payer case when I noticed this gold ring he was wearing. The woman designed it for her husband with the date of their first date inscribed on the inside. Her dress, bought in Thailand, were in two of my favorite colors: fuschia and lime green which was the color of the embroidery.


Beautiful accessories worn by Chandra, manager of Gary Graham, a new leased vendor at ABC.


This woman had these gold microphones made for her and her friend who are both in the radio/tv and radio/music industries.


An architect who has shopped with Cursive, a few times, carries this wallet which I love! We had carried a few pieces from this collection, when we first opened, which uses a very old and traditional technique from Japan.


shell necklace from Nicaragua and a shoulder bag accent piece


I meet so many people with unique names.
This gift above, Nantaka Joy's enclosure cards with a journal, was bought by Weatherly (a family name and is the first child and girl to be given this name) for Mary Elizabeth (nickname "ME" - I don't know if she is the same person as the "ME" above... wouldn't that be a hoot!!) and sold by me ("MK" which stands for Mary Kendall).

2009 Agendas are here!

We've brought in a wonderful collection of agendas and address books, which we also produce, in various sizes and patterns (left to right): red & white flower, denim, ikat, and silk dot.

This size comes in a travel size calendar & address book (see below for an inside look).


When it comes to choosing a calendar I am very particular about the font and graphic format of my calendars, however, these fit right up my alley.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Happy Wednesday!!

Flowers bought at the Greenmarket!

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

texture and color

Bob with his kelly green converse sneakers, pin-striped shorts and a tie used as a belt greets one of the hottest summer days with color!


I love the texture & color of the Jeanine Payer bracelets, against the other assorted bracelets, created on Rachel's wrist.

Cursive product

These journals have front & back covers made from eco-friendly sustainable harvested birch with 100% post-consumer blank pages inside.


Good Fortune clips can be used to decorate a gift or keep coupons together. We also days of the week and assorted patterns. Five clips to a pack.


Close-up of guest book patterns


Framed artwork using vintage encyclopedia pages with decorative wood block prints using india ink.

Saturday morning brought two girls from Australia, who were so outgoing and fun, that I photographed them with the ceramic marbles they had picked out. (Top photo): The girl is holding one of Cursive's business cards with a photo of the marbles.


The mother of the girl, above in the blue shirt, was wearing this tie-dye skirt decorated with tiny fleurettes scattered across the fabric.


Tulips & red potatoes from the Farmer's Market


A bright red woven bag matches a beaded bracelet.


A lovely wide-rimmed summer hat.