December 09, 2014

Holiday Gifting | 5 Awesome Handmade Gifts

Around here...we do A LOT of making. We love giving and receiving handmade gifts any time of year. For the holidays, we like to make a special point to make at least some of the gifts that we send to loved ones.
We know that you're a crafty bunch of folks too...so we thought that I would be fun to share some of our favorite DIY projects to make and give.
#1 All-in-One Stationery Set
This Stationery kit is fun to make and easy to customize! Using our Camellia Monogram Stamp kit and loads of fun accessories we put together an all-in-one stationery set customized to each person's tastes.
#2 Handmade Patterned Notebooks
One of our all time favorite things to make friends are these handmade pattern notebooks made with our very own patterned card-stock! As notebook hoarders ourselves, we tend to think that one can simply never have enough. Don't you agree?
#3 Wine Box Hostess Gift
Everyone likes a homemade treat during the holidays. That's why we like to gift hostesses these yummy candied pecans with a wine bottle wrapped to the nines. Strapped for time and don't want to make them yourself? The presentation is everything in our books (we promise not to tell)!
#4 Handmade Personal Stationery
We used our brand new Monogram Stamp Kits to craft up some handmade stationery this year. Not only will our friends love the stationery, we'll give them the kit as well so that they can make more when they run out!
#5 Custom Patterned Photo Mats
Whether you make art for these like we did or you include a gorgeous photo for family and friends, these patterned photo mats are a super simple last minute gift to make for your loved ones.
We'd love to see what you create for YOUR loved ones this year so tag us on Instagram @antiquariadesign in all of your crafting adventures!
xoxo
Emma & Bailey























December 08, 2014

Mrs. E & Mrs. B | The Holiday Lists

These are a few of our favorite things...AND they're all available for Christmas delivery!

Emma loves:
1) Tropical Abstract Art Print (for her daughter Sydney's room)
2) Turquoise Pigment Ink (SUCH a good color!)
3) Oh Hey There Boxed Set (for quick notes to friends)
4) Atomic Starburst Monogram Stamp Kit (for her retro loving friend Emily)
5) Black and White Divine Twine (a classic wrapping essential)
6) Geo Patterned Paper (for crafting her own personal stationery)

Bailey Loves:
1) Handkerchief Merci Boxed Notes (for her vintage loving momma)
2) Dr. Martin's Copperplate Gold Ink (the BEST gold ink around)
3) Stationery Subscription Kit (who wouldn't want stationery goodies delivered?)
4) Lucy Floral Art Print (for her home studio)
5) Calligraphy Starter Kit (Bailey's essential calligraphy tools-all in one lovely package)
6) Camillia Monogram Stamp Kit (she's making hand-stamped stationery for loved ones this year!)

Happy shopping and please let us know if you have any questions! Wishing you a wonderful week!
xoxo
Emma & Bailey

December 05, 2014

Merry Everything Sale! 30% off our ENTIRE shop

This sale only comes along ONCE per year!
Our ENTIRE SHOP will be on sale this weekend,
December 5-8, 2014.
Now's the time to stock up!
Use coupon code, MERRY30 to redeem 30% off your entire purchase!
Sorry, no offline orders will be included in the sale. Sale runs December 5th 12pm EST to December 8th 12 pm EST. No rain checks will be given.
Happy Shopping! Let us know if we can help with anything.
xoxo
Bailey & Emma

December 04, 2014

2014 Holiday Card Exchange!

One of the most fun parts of the holidays last year was our Holiday Card Exchange. It was our first year doing it and we were FLOORED by how many of you wrote to us! It was so fun to see your families, hear your thoughts and see what holiday cards you picked!

We just LOVE getting snail mail and we have a feeling that you do too! Who doesn't adore finding a gorgeous piece of mail in their box amongst the bills and flyers? We know it brightens our day.


So why don't we exchange some holiday cards? Our new holiday cards just came off the press yesterday and we're dying to send them out (the photos simply can not do these babies justice).

Here's the scoop: You add us to your mailing list and send us a hand addressed (practice that calligraphy folks!) holiday card and we'll have our resident calligrapher, Bailey Amon Rivera mail one back from US! Sound like a plan?

The details: Mail your card to Bailey at:
Antiquaria
℅ Bailey Amon Rivera
791 Lomora Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91107

Be sure to include your preferred return address (in addition to the one on the envelope-you know how the mail can be) so that we can mail one in return! We are SO looking forward to hearing from you. Now it will be FUN to check the mail:) Yay!

Peace, Love and Letters,
Emma & Bailey


November 28, 2014

NEW! Return Address & "Handmade By" Stamps

After many months in development, we're thrilled to announce our brand new "Handmade by" and return address stamps, just in time for holiday gifting and correspondence! 

Our Handmade By designs were by far the most requested item in our shop last year and for a reason-they're an AWESOME way to put a finishing touch on your handmade or homemade items. 




1) Handmade By Berry Vines, 2) Handmade By Calligraphy Heart, 3) Handmade Vintage West, 4) Handmade By Vintage Calligraphy, 5) Handmade By Pennant, 6) Handmade By Brushed Lettering, 7) Handmade By Floral Calligraphy, 8) Handmade By Floral Crest


November 25, 2014

NEW! Monogram Stamp Sets

Do you LOVE crafting stationery as much as we do? If the answer is yes, then we have the perfect thing for you...our NEW Stamp kits! 

Each set is $55 and comes with 3 coordinating stamps that allow you to dream up endless projects. Whether it is Monogram stationery, patterned liners, or gussying up envelopes, the possibilities are unlimited. Select from 4 different monogram + pattern sets, Camellia, Feathers & Arrows, Laurel Wreath, Atomic Starburst OR get our "Special Delivery" set and flaunt your love of Snail Mail! 

These also make wonderful gifts for the crafty folks in your life so grab one today for easy holiday gift-ing! We hope you love them as much as we do!!

xo
Bailey & Emma





 



November 14, 2014

Real Wedding | Caroline & Logan's Calligraphy + Gold Foiled Stationery

We had the pleasure of working with Caroline and Logan on their simple but elegant wedding stationery. Cory of Cory Ryan Photography masterfully captured the details and was kind enough to share the photos with us. Congrats to the newlyweds!

 Invitation: Traditional Calligraphy Invitation, Letterpress + gold foil
Escort Cards & Table Numbers: Gold Calligraphy on black stock
Programs & Menus: Flat print on bright white 100lb stock

all designs ©Antiquaria

November 07, 2014

Holiday Stationery Surprises!


As we await the official start to the holiday season, we can't help but dream of all of the fun festivities, cheerful cards and warm cups of cocoa that the coming month will hold.

That's why we're especially honored and excited to be a part of the 2014 Holiday Mystery Box, curated by our friend Sarah, of the Paper Chronicles! This box brimming with goodies is the perfect way to treat yourself this holiday season. With the super star stationery line up that's included, we have no doubt that each and every bit of the surprise will be knock your socks off amazing.

You can find out more about this special kit here, and purchase the box here.

Happy weekend-ing folks!
xoxo
Emma & Bailey

November 06, 2014

Don't Miss: Free Thanksgiving Download!

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we are sharing a free download over at
Oh So Beautiful Paper.
We've created a menu template, Thankfulness Cards, and Place Cards that you can print at home and use for your Thanksgiving table. Check out the full post and link for download HERE.

Please note that all downloads are for personal use only and ©antiquaria.

October 16, 2014

Calligraphy in Action | Envelope Addressing in White!

             

Hi Folks,

We're here today with our second episode of our new series Calligraphy in Action! Yay!! We've had a lovely response to the first episode...so thank you! Missed the first one? You can find it here.

Today, Bailey demonstrates her signature modern calligraphy lettering in white ink (Dr. Martin's Bleedproof White) on a Paper Source A9 black envelope. Black and white is ALWAYS a stellar combination, and white ink really pops off of the page. She's using a Nikko G nib...the same one that comes in our Calligraphy Started Kit!

Every calligrapher has days that they struggle with ink...and this was one of them! You can tell throughout the video that the ink just doesn't want to flow well off of the pen. Bailey fought it for a little while, and then ended up adding more water to the white ink. It's always amazing how much those little things make a HUGE impact!

We hope you enjoy the video & that itLOTS of practice, so be patient with yourself, the letters will come.

helps in your calligraphy practice! Always remember, calligraphy takes time and lot and

Peace, Love and Letters,
Emma & Bailey



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