Sunday, June 8, 2008
Cecily Ink founder Alex Wijnen has always loved paper. It’s a medium that has inspired countless wedding invitations, gifts and custom cards for family and special occasions. As a graphic designer and owner of her own design studio (Defteling Design), printed paper has been her business for more than 12 years.
In 2006 Alex created the Fresh Style Card File as a holiday gift for her graphic design clients. The response was simply overwhelming: clients clamored for more of these beautifully functional card boxes for their family, friends, and colleagues. A new business was launched.
The name Cecily honors Alex’s grandmother Ceciel – a name that has been passed down through a family filled with strong, creative women. Design-savvy, hip and bright, Cecily Ink’s products are a reflection of Alex’s Dutch heritage and years growing up in Northern Europe.
Cecily Ink was born from a life-long passion for modern, elegant design and everyday beauty. A personal favorite is the Fresh Style card file. You get 12 exquisite handmade cards for only $25.00. Apparently it is actor Dennis Quaid's favorite too!
Friday, June 6, 2008
Bag Ladies, Too, is a division of henriDesigns in beautiful Brevard, North Carolina. Very close to where the Biltmore house sits in all its splendor, with a view of the blue ridge mountains. The artistic mind behind this handcrafted handbag company is a mother and daughter team. You can find their shop at Etsy :: Bagladiestoo :: Bag Ladies, Too
I adore the extremely well made handbags they make. Details like magnetic clasps and double stiching and fully lined with loads of compartments. They are also very affordable high quality beauties!
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
last Weekend was the Portland Oregon Gift Show. We attended as exhibitors with both our sample line and one of a kinds. We had a blast! There was so many wonderful people there, the booths next to us were all just the most lovely people. We bought, sold, traded ( You can be guaranteed Jelly Bellys in your package everytime you order!). All in all a very fun and successful event. We will be at the October show!