Paper goods

Posted on | December 4, 2009 | 4 Comments

I’m currently under a mountain of deadline knitting – some for self publication, some not.

Yesterday, I took a little break and went to the Union Square Holiday Market and picked up some paper goods:


One is a set of holiday cards for Maurizio and me. We’ll see if we’re actually good about sending them out this year. The other is a present for a friend I’m seeing soon – a set of 4 season themed notebooks by Bailey Doesn’t Bark. The vendor is new to me, but she has some really cute stuff including stationary, ceramics, ornaments, and household goodies like pillows and tablecloths.

Maurizio and I recently went to the Morgan Library’s exhibit on Jane Austen and we were both charmed by it. Among the items were detailed notebooks Jane kept on everything from how much each of her novels made to their start and end dates to carefully tallied accounts of her yearly expenses. I think the seasons notebooks purchase was prompted by that exhibit. It’s a little sad that the personality and character of handwritten exchanges and records have been replaced by modern conveniences like email and blackberries. Don’t get me wrong. I love email, but nothing is quite like a handwritten letter.


4 Responses to “Paper goods”

  1. carrie
    December 4th, 2009 @ 12:27 pm

    Fun! i used to live in Union Square…i miss the markets.
    And, Yes…i think it is sad, too, that handwritten letters are becoming archaic. my mother-in-law has been writing to her pen pal in England for 50 years and they have never met in person. Amazing, huh?

  2. mel
    December 4th, 2009 @ 1:09 pm

    You’re right! Even though I gave up hope of ever getting Christmas cards out the door a few years back (and yet still have shameful boxes of them stored – ugh!) – I still do love handwritten notes. I try to content myself with little ones for occasions or just here and there instead of Christmas – which I just had to accept that I’m terrible at! ;)

  3. melissa
    December 4th, 2009 @ 11:57 pm

    cute cards! glad the jane austen was interesting, eventually I’ll have a free weekend to go. it is sad about the demise of the letter, although I have to tell you that Bryan still writes letters and sends them to me. it’s like pulling teeth to get him to email. he’s keeping letter writing alive single handedly i think!

  4. Hickory
    December 7th, 2009 @ 8:45 pm

    oooh, I really like those Christmas cards :-) Hey – nice cameo on the Berroco design blog the other day! Your hat and mittens look really nice, did they use Ultra Alpaca I think? I have some of that…

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