If y’all follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you know I spent a few days up North in New York City for this year’s National Stationery Show. It’s been a dream of mine to go to this show, y’all! Let me tell you, it did not disappoint. Dozens upon dozens of stationers and designers pop up adorable booths to show off their new designs each year at the show, where buyers and members of the press get to stroll through and take a look. If you’re as paper-obsessed as me or Emily, then you know how exciting this is! I was lucky enough to stroll through the aisles with Whitney Porter. She did a great job of photographing all the amazing designs we found. Of course, I couldn’t help but snap a few on my iPhone, too.
Incredibly Charming Paper and Gifts was one of the first booths we stopped at. Y’all, tell me you don’t need these adorable cocktail napkins! ICPG had a slew of customizable home goods (even doggie bowls!), but these napkins were made for summer cookouts and bridesmaids gifts.
Fine Day Press drew us in with their happy bunting, but kept us snapping away when we saw their bright fun cards!
(Top family tree image taken by me)
The first thing that grabbed my eye in Flywheel Press’s booth was their large letterpresses family tree prints. Each tree is colored after a season and I love how beautifully each branch is laid out. It would make such a sweet wedding gift! Of course, their blue ribbon cards and boxed notes were too cute to pass!
(Bottom right image snapped on my iPhone)
Oh Kate Spade! This sparkly booth was full of adorable props and goodies. I loved the new line of stacking storage boxes in pretty pinks and florals. I can just imagine using them as a gift box and then repurposing them as storage for wedding photos and props. Happily, Whitney and I ran into Natalie Chang of Lifeguard Press while we were at the Kate Spade booth! I had to snap a photo with her.
Stopping by the Lifeguard Press booth to visit Jonathan Adler, Lilly Pulitzer and ban.do was pure fun. I loved seeing the patterned tumblers from Jonathan and Lilly and thoroughly enjoyed the idea of playing dress up at ban.do!
I was dying to get over to the Belle & Union booth! Ever since Emily met Meg last year at NSS, we’ve been happily emailing back and forth. We thought her cute sayings and designs were the perfect compliment to Southern Weddings that we started stocking her products in our shop! This year, Meg’s released the most adorable recipe tea towels, calendars and new cards.
Sideshow Press was right across from Belle & Union, and they gave us another reason to stop and get camera-happy. Their camping-themed booth was thoughtful and thorough. I loved everything from the muslin crumb bags to the notecards (how cute is that felt pennant birthday card?) and the mini message booklets. They’re perfect for mini love notes!
I was excited to meet Kristen from Thimblepress. I’ve actually had my eye on her Etsy store for months! Her shop is based in Mississippi and we loved seeing a bit of Southern flair in her designs.
Y’all, I kind of died over the Farm to Table collection from One Canoe Two. These little notecards are perfect for everyday notes and contain some of my favorite parts of the South.
That’s all for Part 1, y’all! I’ll be back soon with even more from NSS.
All photos by Whitney Porter unless otherwise noted.