Monday, April 27, 2009

Trunk Show Triumph

A big THANK YOU to everyone who stopped by our trunk show this weekend. It was a huge success and our customers left smiling with armfuls of petite journals, monogrammed note sets, gifts for Mother's Day as well as beautiful paper to wrap them with!

Along with the delicious stationery available, everyone enjoyed scrumptious Arizmendi pizza, rich Ghirardelli chocolate and sweet bubbly. You wouldn't think those things all go together but they tasted just fine~

We had many requests to continue our trunk shows, especially through the holidays. We think we'll enjoy throwing a few more before the end of the year so keep in touch!

A special thank you to our dear friend Michelle Walker of Michelle Walker Photography for documenting the day.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Picnic in the Park

The weather here in California is absolutely gorgeous today! It reminded me of this invitation we did for Odessa & Mikel. They had a casual day filled with their closest friends and family. They were married in a local park between two huge sequoia trees with their guests huddled in close. The reception showcased a local restaurant, Bakesale Betty, that has earned a cult-like following for their fried chicken sandwiches and homemade strawberry shortcake that is to die for!

The couple chose not to have a reply card so their guests could "save a tree" and reply online. They splurged instead on an over-sized invite and a third color that made the illustrative nature of the invitation come to life. The reference to intricate vintage packaging and the brides' choice of bold colors created a beautiful, elaborate design that makes you want to look twice!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Get bold with color!

We love it when a bride is colorfully courageous! Fuchsia & navy look amazing together and really pop on a crisp white sheet. Kacey chose the Cosmos design from our Exclusively Online Collection. She is one of the lucky brides that took advantage of our promotion through Style Me Pretty!

Want to see more of our EXCLUSIVELY ONLINE invitations? Available only through Peculiar Pair Press these designs are perfect for brides planning a destination wedding. Whether located at a private vineyard or an ocean estate, you will find the right style for your special day. You can see them here on our blog by clicking the "exclusively online" or the "style me pretty" tag to the right. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Cool Finds

This is Amy, the Hypochondriac half of Peculiar Pair Press. I just had a wonderful idea to share interesting things with ya'll and with Mary Beth now that she's all the way in New York (has been for hoo)! She and I will trade things we find that we want to share with each other and you get to take a peak! How cool is that!! We will label them as "cool finds" should you want to follow these posts.

Last Sunday I made my way through the Alameda Flea Market. It was a beautiful day and there were a million people there. On one of the last rows in the first aisle..2 hours into my search I stumbled across this adorable poster. I was very very sad to learn that she had sold all of the other numbers separately. I wish things like this would never get broken up; it's so sad!! Luckily there was 1 left for ME! The number 3 with fantastic circus elephants. It's a "Number Readiness Poster" for teachers to teach number recognition. All printed in the USA by silkscreen it looks like.

Don't you just love the colors and the texture of the 3...ahh how I wish I had all the others in my hot little hands. Enjoy MB!

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Separated at Birth: Thank-You Cards

Featured TODAY on Cookie Magazine's website is our very own creation of Custom Kid Thank You's! Nurture your child's creative side and teach them good manners at the same time by ordering their very own thank you notes.

You can submit your child's drawing and we'll turn it into custom lettepressed notecards for an extra special Thank You! There are a variety of paper colors, ink choices and typeface options for your to choose from. For more information on how to order please send us an email to with "custom kid thank you's" in the subject line!