Month: December 2013

Finds: Postcard Boxes

The other day, I came across a box called “The Art of Instruction”. It’s a sturdy box containing 100 postcards, all in the same theme. It’s so great! Here’s the description:

Celebrating this scientific beauty of vintage educational charts, this collection of 100 postcard prints is divided into four categories; anatomy, botany, zoology and miscellany.

Here’s a little pic of my box:

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I was over the moon! But, there’s more… I did a little research and found out that there a lot of postcard boxes out there!

I’ve found the Pantone Postcard Box, New York vs Paris Postcard Box, French Posters Postcard Box and many, many more. All containing 30+ postcards, all in the same theme. It’s a lot cheaper than buying loose postcards and you don’t have to search for a great postcard anymore! As a matter of fact, if you search Amazon for “Postcard Book”, you’ll get a lot of hits.

Here are some pictures of my box and as for the other boxes, I really would love to get my hands on them!

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French Posters Postcard Book

French Posters Postcard Book

Crafts: A Skilled Sailor

Today was a sad day: one of my favorite co-workers left our office. Involuntary, I might add. She really wanted to stay, but her contract was terminated due to budget costs. We made her a pinata filled with candy & presents. It was a lot of fun to watch her whack the thing to pieces!

I am writing this post because I discovered that she really loves boats, sailing & all kinds of ocean-related things! So I made her an anchor necklace & wrapped it up nicely. I read the quote “A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor” once and it was really fitting for the situation.

Here’s a picture of the necklace and the packaging. I really hope she gets a great job somewhere else & that she will keep us updated about it!

A Smooth Sea Never Made A Skilled Sailor

PS: If you want to see (or buy!) more of my jewelry, have a look at my webshop.

Sent: Vintage Paris Canvas to Jared

How awesome is this? Jared C. Balogh (the musician who’s responsible for the great music to my “How-to” video’s on YouTube) liked the Vintage Paris Canvas so much, that he wanted to buy it for his sister as a present.

He told me that his sister really loves all things French, so I wrapped the canvas up in handmade wrapping paper (using my Vintage Gentleman stamps & black embossing powder) and finished it off with a vintage label (for Jared to write a personal note on) & a big, brass key.

It has shipped a couple of days ago & I really hope she likes it!

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Finds: De Weldaad

A little while ago, I was shopping in Amsterdam. My eye was immediately drawn to a little shop with a big Nautilus shell on display in the window. I had discovered the fan-tas-tic shop called “de Weldaad”. Walking in this shop, it was like I was back in 1890. They have all kinds of glass domes, fossilized shells and old clocks. What a wonderful experience!

I wanted to buy everything! But since carrying around a huge glass dome on a shopping trip in Amsterdam wasn’t really what I bargained for, I decided to keep it simple: I got a dried sea star, a small ammonite and two zinc labels for decorating. Yay!

Oh, and they also have a web shop, so go crazy!

Here is an impression of “de Weldaad”:

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