National Stationery Show 2011

I’m back! The show was a-ma-zing. Seriously. I met so many vendors and designers, collected a TON of wholesale catalogs and pored over some really lovely invitation albums. Below are just a handful of booths I stopped by during my two days at the show.

Susy Jack! Susy was one of the nicest people I met at the show! I’ve loved her products since I first saw her at the 2007 show.



Smock, smock, SMOCK. Um, how about perfect? Yup, that sums it up. Lindsey, one of the sweet smock ladies, gave me a tour of the Smock and Bella Figura invitation albums (their sister company).







Knock Knock had some super cool products this year.



You may remember Rifle Paper Co. from my post including their heirloom recipe boxes. The pics online really don’t do them justice, they’re just gorgeous, along with the greeting cards, prints, calendars, wrap and fill-in invitations.



Early Monday morning we stopped by the Ladies of Letterpress booth for a breakfast and some mingling. I met Sarah Wymer of Studio SlowMo, down in Austin, TX. I got a peek at her stunning new wedding collection.







I love the global feel from the wedding collection by Fine Day Press. Beautiful boho style patterns are used as envelope liners. Also to drool over, the watercolor illustrated wall calendars.



Sat down at the Dauphine Press booth to see the new wedding collection.



Night Owl Paper Goods, known for their eco-friendly sustainably harvested wood stationery.



This is what I returned with. Yay! I’ll be sharing more posts soon on my top picks for wedding collections I’d like to carry in my boutique.



2 thoughts on “National Stationery Show 2011

  1. Hi Melissa,I was just about to write a follow up email to you– but then I thought…wait! I'll leave a comment! …it was great to see you at the show. As I sit here holding your lovely thick business card with it's gorgeous logo, I am reminded of why I love to participate in this show…it's such a treat to be able to connect in person. I'm so pleased that you liked my booth and items – thank you for posting them here. There was so much talent at this show, and it means a great deal that people like you come to support our industry and it's designers. : )So happy you had fun! xx Susy

  2. Hi Susy,It was so great to meet you at the show as well! It was a wonderful experience this year going as a retailer for the first time, I enjoyed every minute (all but the sore feet at then end!).I am so thrilled to be on this journey of opening my own shop and I can't wait to work with people like you!Melissa

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