Saturday, December 3, 2011

Etsy letterpress love: Orange tabby press



I found out about Orange tabby press, a fantastic etsy shop, from one of PostMuse's tweets (@PostMuse). She was praising this Snail mail letterpress stationery set, and of course I fell in love with it and couldn't resist ordering some. It's a little hard to tell from the photo (though the description does say this on the etsy listing), but it's on light green paper. The paper itself is thick and of high quality, and takes fountain pen ink beautifully. I've only tried one ink on it, and in all honesty I can't even remember what ink it was right now... but it did not bleed through or show through at all, and I could write on both sides.



Also from Orange Tabby Press, I got this lovely set of Letterpress notebook paper, which really does come with the pencil. I haven't tried mine out yet, though I will assuredly do so with a fountain pen and not the pencil.

5 comments:

  1. Oh sweet!! For this reason I envy that you live in the US - you can order everything from eBay or Etsy and it's cheap. For me it would be oh very very expensive! So sometimes I wish I lived in another country. Just for snail mail! Amazing if somebody moved abroad for snail mail! :D You know, they raised the prices for international mail here in Estonia. It kills me!! Luckily my father is very kind and allows me to send something now and then. But! They almost doubled the prices. Out of the blue! Just before Christmas!! Aaaaaaaaarrrrgggghhh! Okay, okay, I'm actually quite happy with my life. Just this Eesti Post.... Makes me want to go protesting in front of the mail office. :D

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  2. Lela, thanks for pointing out how fortunate we are in the USA for things like this. It was a splurge to buy these flat cards, but nothing like the expense it would be to get them from Estonia. I'm so sorry about your postage increases... I can't even imagine how frustrating that would be.

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  3. Thanks so much for your kind words! Glad you are enjoying the stationery!

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