April 17, 2014

Calligraphy Workshop | Urbanic (Los Angeles) April 27th

We are so, so excited to be teaching in LA! There will be 2 classes, one in the morning and one in the afternoon...so you can pick which works best for you!

We'd love to have you join us if you'd like to get your toes wet in the world of calligraphy. See you there!

Pop over to Urbanic's shop here to register.


April 14, 2014

SPOTTED | Antiquaria Stamps in Martha Stewart Real Weddings, Spring 2014

We had the great pleasure of working with the Martha Stewart Wedding editorial team to create custom wedding stamps for Sarah and Scott's gorgeous Napa Valley Wedding. We were so excited to finally see the finished product in the Real Weddings Spring 2014 Issue of Martha Stewart Weddings!


Featured Designs:
invitation photo credit: Glass Jar Photography

April 09, 2014

Calligraphy Tutorial | the Capital Letter "T"

Spring has come in a hurry. Today it was a whopping 93 degrees! Can you even believe it? More like summer!

Today's post is for the capital letter "T". It's such a useful letter, it will pay you in dividends to study it carefully. It's pretty simple though, which is great. The main key and the only suggestion we'll give is to make darn sure that the main downstroke is on the correct angle. If it's off from the rest of your letters, it can look WONKY! Take it from someone who's been there.

Hope your practice is going well! Make sure to tag it with #letterschool if you'd like us to take a peek.
Until next time...
Peace, Love and Letters,
Emma & Bailey

April 07, 2014

Write On! Campaign | Week One

Whew! Made it through week one...

We've had so much fun participating in Egg Press and Hello Lucky's month long Write On! campaign which started on April 1st. Bailey has been keeping our Instagram feed alive with her lovely letters all week! Follow us @antiquariadesign for a day-by-day update of our month long letter writing journey.

It's been so nice to take the time to sit down and write a letter or a quick note to loved ones. You send so much more personality and love with a handwritten letter than in a text or email. It's amazing the difference that it makes. Hopefully the letter recipients feel the love and pay it forward by writing someone too!

Have a great week!
Emma & Bailey

April 01, 2014

Calligraphy Tutorial | the Capital Letter "S"

Happy April 1st everyone! No pranks here...we're positively thrilled that it's arrived. Today, we've got a good tutorial for you...the capital letter "S." 

It's a fun letter but can go OH-SO-WRONG if you're not careful. The key is to get the axis of the letter on the correct diagonal. So imagine splicing through the center of the letter...is it on the same diagonal as the rest of your downstrokes? We hope so.

It can definitely take time to get this one right, so be patient with yourself. The most important thing is to keep practicing and writing real things! Are you taking the #WRITE_ON challenge? It would be a great way to practice some calligraphy AND make a loved one happy!

As usual, we'd love to see what you're up to! Tag your practice with #letterschool so that we can take a peek!

Until next time...
Peace, Love and Letters.
Emma & Bailey

March 31, 2014

New! | Metallic Divine Twine

It's always nice when our favorite vendors add items that we've been DYING for into their lines. Case in point: metallic divine twine!

Over the years, we've found ourselves yearning for it so we're pumped now that it's being offered. We love using our twine to tie together invitation suites and to wrap gifts stylishly. Nothing fancies up a  simple parcel better!

We hope you love them as much as we do! Shop our ribbon and twine selection now, including these lovelies!

Emma & Bailey

March 28, 2014

Calligraphy Love | Free Background!

Happy Friday everyone! It's been a busy and delightful first week of spring. How gorgeous is this spring-inspired background design on The Curious Calligrapher, designed by our very own, Bailey Amon Rivera?

The best part? It's totally FREE over on their site! Wahoo!

So pop over there now to grab the download.
Have a great weekend. We'll see ya next week!
Emma & Bailey

March 26, 2014

Let's Send More Mail | Write On!

It makes sense that stationery companies love their snail mail. We sure do over here! But even with swoon-worthy stationery crossing our desks every day, we too fall short of our letter writing goals.

Did you know that April is National letter writing month? Let's all make a goal to write actual letters to the people that matter in our life. Something that they can keep and cherish, something so un-like a text message or email.

There is something very special about receiving actual mail in your mailbox. The feeling of bringing it in, carefully opening it and hanging onto every last word that the sender wrote. It's an experience. Something that should be celebrated and not lost.

The folks over at 2 of our favorite stationery companies, Egg Press and Hello!Lucky think so too. They're actually sending out cards so that people can get their Write On! How cool is that? (See cards above). A note from them about their campaign:

"In an effort to connect more with our friends and loved ones and to create better letter writing habits Egg Press, along with our friends at Hello!Lucky, has decided to engage in a letter writing campaign called WRITEON for the month of April. We're each endeavoring to write 30 letters to 30 people in 30 days. And as it happens this project coincides with National Letter Writing Month. We hope you will join us! To that end we have created this special WRITEON Letter Writing Kit containing 4 letterpress printed cards - 2 from Egg Press and 2 from Hello!Lucky - and we are giving out a limited number of these kits for free. Each card will have instructions on the back that tell how each recipient can receive their own free kits. And on and on. We hope to see an ever-increasing web of connectedness and good feelings. We invite everyone to share their letter-writing adventures online (#WRITE_ON) and to follow us on Instagram and Facebook where we will be sharing letter writing ideas."

We're 100% behind them and will be sharing our own letter writing adventures in the month of April via Instagram as well (#WRITE_ON)!  To receive their free kit, simply fill out the form given here.

Want to pen pal with us? We'd love to hear from you and see all of your lovely lettering progress first hand! Plus, we had so much fun during our holiday card exchange! If we get a card from you, we'll send one along in return. 

You can write us at:
c/o Bailey Amon Rivera
791 Lomora Avenue
Pasadena, California 91107

Add a smile to someone you love and send them some happy mail the old fashioned way! We're not sure about you...but this is making us very excited to check our mailboxes come April!

Emma & Bailey

P.S. We found out about this awesome campaign via a favorite stationery blog, The Paper Chronicles.

March 25, 2014

Calligraphy Tutorial | the Capital letter "R"

Picking right back up where we left off...with the capital letter "R"! We simply swoon over this letter. When formed correctly, it has such a lovely grace and flow to it.

You'll find this letter to be closely related to the "P," as well as the "B" so these are all great to practice together. In fact, on option #2 you make a "P" en-route to making the "R." Master one and you'll get 'em all.

We hope your practice is going swimming-ly! Be sure to tag it with #letterschool so that we can take a peek!

Peace, Love and Letters,
Emma & Bailey

March 20, 2014

Happy Spring!

Not sure about you...but it seems like we've been counting the days until spring since January. We're thrilled to bits that it's FINALLY here! We love and are constantly inspired by the natural world around us and the world waking up from it's winter slumber feels like a fresh start for us too.

We're so grateful to have you all on our journey with us through this blog and our shop. Thank you for your endless support and love.

Have a beautiful first day of spring!
Emma & Bailey
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