December 21, 2020

Antiquaria Journal Club | Week Fifty-Eight


Merry week of Christmas, Journal Gang! Who’s ready to celebrate?

How are your holiday preparations going? We spent this weekend wrapping up some last minute to-do’s, in hopes to enjoy a relatively relaxing week ahead. What sorts of things have you been up to this season? Did you do any holiday baking? Soo many recipes, so little time! We’ve been sharing snail mail, baking, decorating, wrapping gifts, working on hobbies, making paper snowflakes (so fun!) and just trying to embrace the spirit of it all along the way. 

One of the best things about the holidays is the fact they are centered around nostalgia and traditions. It’s a reminder of years past, and a lively way to embrace the current stage of our lives as well. Making gifts for our children, to cherish in the future. Looking back on things we made as kids. Some gems always emerge when rummaging through the ornament bin, no!? Meeting up with old friends, and growing closer with new ones. It’s about food, sharing, love and thoughtful gestures. Embracing spirituality and the long-standing traditions surrounding it. These are the things that make the holidays so wonderful.

The idea that we take pieces of where we have been, where we come from, and then merge them with where we are now, and where we aim to be - it’s just such a sweet aspect of life. It’s a comforting thing. We absolutely love hearing about others’ traditions! Recently, a friend shared that their family makes dried fruit slices each year and hangs them as ornaments. They look like little stained glass pieces - so pretty! That’s just one example of how sharing traditions can spark ideas and inspire you to integrate new ones into your own celebrations as well. 

So..what are your favorite traditions? What thing(s) from your family have you carried on with you through life, into later years? Have you integrated any new traditions? What traditions would you like to start? Write all about it! (We'd love to hear about some of them, too!)

We hope you all have the most wonderful, happy, merry Christmas. Like, ever. I have had a wonderful time dreaming up and sharing prompts with you. This year has been a doozy, but we’ve just about made it through. I hope your journaling practice brought you comfort, throughout the hardest of the times this year - of which there have been no shortage. I appreciate you reading these posts, and sharing along in this journaling journey! I hope your 2021 brings the glow of a bright future as it approaches. Good things await. ❤


Merry Christmas, and Happy Journaling! 

xoxo

The Antiquaria Team

December 14, 2020

Antiquaria Journal Club | Week Fifty-Seven

Hey Journal Gang, 

We are officially less than two weeks away from Christmas, and less than three weeks away from saying hello to 2021 (or rather, let's be real - goodbye to 2020). We’re flying on through this December. Hopefully all of your holiday planning and prep has been enjoyable and has brought some cheer into your days lately. It’s always lovely to have something joyous to look forward to and put energy into. What are you doing differently this year, celebration wise? It feels like a great year to get creative and start up a new tradition or two!


We are thinking of ways to lean into our crafty roots, using the materials and colors of the season as inspiration (we LOVE cute wrapping paper). We’ve also been having a blast with our Holiday Card exchange this year so far. It’s definitely not too late to join! Check out all the details here!


As we wind down towards the end of the year and approach the holidays, it feels like a slowed pace is on the horizon and new perspectives await. After such a crazy year, we’re looking forward to our winter break, taking time to reflect, rest, be with family and having extra time to experiment with all of our favorite indoor hobbies. Simply put, we're assessing how to end 2020 on a positive note, with mindfulness, self-care and intentional choices.


What are your priorities over these next few weeks? What are you most looking forward to? What are your plans for winter break, and how would you like to feel as you enter the new year? Take some time to envision yourself in the best place, for you - what does that look like?

No matter what your goals, priorities and to-dos are this week, we hope you find yourself feeling centered, confident, creative and content.

Happy Journaling!

xoxo

The Antiquaria Team 

December 10, 2020

How to Wrap Gifts Like a PRO

 


It's a studio joke that Bailey is the only person allowed to play with the gift wrap. But this year, things are going to change! Haha!

The team requested a simple gift wrapping tutorial so we decided to film it for all of you! The trick is ALL in how you measure the paper. We hope that you find it helpful!!

Cheers,

Bailey, Emma and the Antiquaria Team

December 07, 2020

Antiquaria Journal Club | Week Fifty-Six


Hey Journal Gang, 


Happy Monday to you! How has your journaling been going lately? This time of the year can be so busy, it can be tricky to find time. One of the awesome things about journaling: your journal holds no grudges about you being away for a bit. You can pick it back up at any time! We hope no matter what your schedule looks like these days, that you’ve been able to enjoy getting creative with your journal practice. What did you discover from last week’s prompt? What did you find were your favorite ways to prepare for the holidays? (Hard to believe how close Christmas is already!)


Since December is usually a whirlwind of a month, we thought it would be nice to take an inventory of the best moments from the past week (or the current week we’re in - whatever you prefer!) This month is filled with so many different emotions; excitement, stress, joy - you name it. It can be all too easy to get wrapped up in the affairs and to-dos of the season, and let the days fly by without really being able to revel in all the emotions.


So this week, take some time to appreciate all those little moments that make up good days, and bright memories. Having a record of them in your journal will be a treat to read in years to come!


Happy Journaling, 

xoxo

The Antiquaria Team 


December 03, 2020

2020 Holiday Card Exchange is HERE!

 

Tis' finally here my letter loving friends, our 8th annual holiday card exchange!! You know what that means right...? 2020 is almost outta here!!!

As much as this year has been a real bear (and that's a disservice to bears), it's also taught us a lot of lessons. One of them is that we're realllly scrappy. And that we're a tight knit team.

The most fun part of 2020 for us has been re-launching our YouTube channel and dreaming up fun, inspiring and informative videos for all of you. So...let us announce officially the 2020 exchange with this festive video for your viewing pleasure!

We hope you enjoy it! It certainly brought some joy and cheer to us while making it. And those things are MUCH NEEDED this year.

So why don't we exchange some holiday cards? This year, we've chosen to use one of our new cards of the season, our Cactus Seasons Greetings Sticker Card. Our addressing this year is fun, coordinating with the card to look like a present! As always it will be hand addressed by our in house expert, Bailey Amon Rivera.

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

 

The details: Mail your card to Bailey at:
 
Antiquaria
℅ Bailey Amon Rivera
5654 S. Prince Street, STE A
Littleton, Colorado 80120 
 
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 ours in return! 

We are SO looking forward to hearing from you. Now it will actually be FUN to check the mail:) Yay! Let's make 2020 the BEST exchange yet!


Peace, Love and Letters,
Emma & Bailey
Find us on Instagram @antiquariadesign @antiquariabailey and @antiquariaemma and tag your pics #longlivesnailmail and #antiquariaholidayexchange2020


 



November 30, 2020

Antiquaria Journal Club | Week Fifty-Five

Happy Monday Journal Gang,

Refreshed and basking in the afterglow of the Holiday - how about you? Did you have a lovely Thanksgiving? We hope you were able to slow down, eat some great food and enjoy the holiday. What was your favorite dish this year? So hard to choose a favorite! It’s a lot of fun to experiment and find ways to put a custom touch on classic favorites. Looking at you, green bean casserole

This week we greet the first day of December..December 2020. We’ve made it! Phew. One more month until we bid adieu to all 365 days of this wild ride of a year. There are so many things to reflect on, and we’ll touch on those a bit more as we approach the New Year. Definitely a lot to process, and new ways of thinking moving forward.


December is a standout month of the year, for good reason. There’s a feeling of excitement, anticipation, leveling up on the cozy vibes, sending out and receiving snail mail (our favorite - watch out for details on our Holiday Card Exchange, Dec 3rd!) and planning and making gifts for all our favorite people. So much to do - and so many ways to do them! We’re finding the holiday planning, baking and decorating feel especially refreshing to anticipate and dive into this year. It honestly feels like a nice, cheerful thing to focus on. Can you relate? 


There are often so many things going on this time of the year, it can feel a little (a lot) overwhelming. We thought this week would be a good chance to have a little fun planning and preparing in our journals!


Do you love to decorate? Jot down some decor ideas, or even try out a mood board with paints and collage, if art journaling is your thing. Can’t wait to bake all. the. things? Write out your favorite recipes and who you’d like to share treats with! DIYing some gifts, or brainstorming other gift ideas? Explore all your plans and keep track of your progress. Lots of ways to get organized and excited!

We hope your start to the new month is wonderful, and sets a comforting tone for the rest of your year. 


Happy Journaling,

xoxo

The Antiquaria Team

November 23, 2020

Antiquaria Journal Club | Week Fifty-Four

Hey Journal Gang,

Happy Monday, and welcome to the week of Thanksgiving! One of the coziest (and busiest!) weeks of the year. We always look forward to this holiday. All of the traditional foods and sharing them together - what could be better? This year of course, (saying this yet again!) it’s going to be a bit different than we’re accustomed to. Smaller celebrations, staying closer to home, and perhaps even some changes to the menu. That being said, just because it’s different, doesn’t mean it can’t still be special! How are you planning to make Thanksgiving 2020 memorable, despite the circumstances? What dish are you most excited to make? Let us know in the comments!

We’ve been thinking a lot about gratitude, how our perceptions have changed throughout this year and the importance of finding reasons to be grateful, even in (especially in) challenging times. Pondering the array of things we potentially took for granted in simpler times (sorry for anything bad we said about you, 2019!), silver linings of this year in our lives, the importance of social relationships and keeping strong connections; the blessing of our most basic needs being met. All of these things come to mind! Being grateful isn’t blind to hardships or struggles; it’s more like seeing everything through a wide lens, and building a solid foundation of gratitude to weather through the storms.

How has this year changed your perception of the things in your life that you’re grateful for? What are you feeling most thankful for this week? It will be interesting to refer back to our entries from last Thanksgiving, and see how our new reflections compare. Take a few moments this week and enjoy spending time with your journal.

We hope that you have a wonderful, safe week full of rest, good food, gratitude and warm feelings.

Happy Journaling and Happy Thanksgiving! 

xoxo

The Antiquaria Team 

November 16, 2020

Antiquaria Journal Club | Week Fifty-Three

 


Hey Journal Gang,

Happy Monday to you, friends ❤ Which prompt did you end up choosing as your inspiration for the one-year anniversary entry? We really enjoyed the haiku and simple living prompts!

November seems to be flying by at warp speed. Who else is so looking forward to the holidays?? We aren’t exactly sure what they are going to look like this year (per usual), and we won’t get to see as much family as we wish we could..but we’re determined to make the most of them. We’re making cozy at-home holiday plans and feel super excited about having something to look forward to. Can you relate?

We may or may not be jumping on the holiday lights and decorations train super early this year…they just brighten things up and bring a little touch of much needed joy! Definitely something we could all use more of these days. It’s just lending a new appreciation for those simple parts of life that bring a smile and a warm vibe.


What things always bring you comfort in the down and good times? Maybe it’s friends and family. It’s hard because that’s true for so many, but also, many of us are separated from each other this year. It’s tough, but we hope you have found (and continue to find) ways to grow and feel a sense of comfort, even as we face the unknowns of this upcoming winter season.


“May your troubles be less

Your blessings be more

And nothing but happiness

Come through your door”


Stay safe, be well and 
as always, Happy Journaling to you!
xoxo

The Antiquaria Team 


November 09, 2020

Antiquaria Journal Club | Week Fifty-Two

Hey Journal Gang!

Time. Flies. We’re a bit stunned to realized that this is the one year anniversary of launching the Antiquaria Journal Club! So much has happened. It’s been such a fun journey sharing these prompts with you along the way, and we hope you’ve found some joy partaking in the art of journaling alongside us. Thank you so much for following along, reading our posts and sharing your journals with us throughout this adventure. ❤It really means a lot to us, and we love seeing your work!

We thought it would be fun to do a little throwback and remember alll 52 prompts from this year. Every week a memory, and a chance to explore new thoughts and techniques. 


So..What was your very favorite prompt from the past year? What did you enjoy about it? Take a peek at the full list below, and roll with whatever is currently inspiring you the most! 


  1. What was the best part of your day?
  2. What are you thankful for?
  3. Describe your day in 3 words
  4. What's inspiring you?
  5. What's the weather like today?
  6. What are your holiday traditions?
  7. Make a list of your favorite 2019 memories
  8. What are your intentions for 2020?
  9. What things are you interested in learning about?
  10. Color theme of the week: Blue
  11. What is your mood today?
  12. Describe your day with a haiku 
  13. What are your self care practices?
  14. What do you love about Winter?
  15. What's on your bucket list?
  16. What are you looking forward to?
  17. What do you love about Spring Forward?
  18. What do you appreciate about your friends and family?
  19. What have been your silver linings during this tough time?
  20. What's your personal mantra today?
  21. What was the best part of your day, vol.2
  22. Write a letter to your future self
  23. Nature and Journaling: Outdoor scavenger hunt
  24. How are you embracing kindness this week?
  25. Make a list of your favorite Mom memories
  26. What are your strengths? List 7 things you excel at
  27. What are 3 things you're looking forward to today?
  28. Write a list of Summer to-dos: Quarantine edition
  29. Describe your day in 5 words
  30. Write about what changes you'd like to see in the world
  31. Describe your dream ______
  32. What were your highs and lows this week?
  33. Make a list of your favorite things
  34. What recipe is your current go-to?
  35. Art Therapy/Moods in color
  36. Accomplishments you're proud of this year? 
  37. Haiku-revisited
  38. What are you ready to let go of?
  39. Show your Stickers/Washi! Create a fun spread using things in your toolbox
  40. What are you most looking forward to in Autumn?
  41. What simple pleasures do you enjoy most?
  42. What have been your highlights of the Summer?
  43. How do you strive for balance in your life?
  44. What are your favorite cozy weather hobbies?
  45. What changes have you experienced lately?
  46. What is the weather like today?
  47. What are 7 things on your Fall 2020 bucket list?
  48. Write about a time someone helped you
  49. What have you been thriving on lately?
  50. Make a Halloween themed spread
  51. What are your hopes for the next year (or 4?)
  52. Wildcard! Revisit your favorite prompt from the past year

We hope you enjoy seeing the full collection of prompts and having fun with all the options this week. Whatever you end up choosing as your inspiration - Happy Journaling! 

xoxo
The Antiquaria Team 

November 02, 2020

Antiquaria Journal Club | Week Fifty-One

 

Hey Journal Gang,


How was your Halloween?! Did you find some creative ways to celebrate this year? So fun to see how people adapted and embraced the new circumstances. Candy scavenger hunts, fancy small spooky dinners and DIY candy delivery shoot systems. That’s a ‘new normal’ Halloween for you!


It’s always nice to have some lighthearted things to look forward to, especially these days. This week is a strange one, because as we all know, the election is tomorrow. It seems as if things have been building up to this for so long - the anticipation and uncertainty of it all is a little (ok...more than a little) overwhelming. Are you feeling that too? It’s a strange time; like a bizarre grand finale to this bizarre year. With all this can come some busy thoughts! Perfect time for some journaling therapy. 


This week we encourage you to use your journal as an outlet to filter through some of those vibes of..whatever this is. Sometimes it just helps to just vent and connect words to abstract thoughts and worries, as if somehow writing them on a page takes away a bit of their power. It also helps give some perspective. 


If you’ve already voted, heck yes! We love seeing so much engagement in the process this year - it’s so amazing and important, in every election! If you haven’t voted yet, coordinate with some friends and make a plan to - there's still time! 


We aren’t sure what the future holds, but we have hope it can be brighter, with more peace and progress for us all. 


All the best, friends❤


Happy Journaling,

xoxo

The Antiquaria Team 


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