Thursday Randoms



The other day, I received the sweetest surprise in the mail - my very own "Meagan Badger" stamp from Primele!  I had won a give away from Sami's blog A Glimpse of Glamour way back to receive this stamp, but things kind of got lost in the shuffle.  But much to my surprise, it arrived in the mail wrapped up in the most beautiful tissue paper with the most beautiful little thank you card - I was/am smitten.  Thanks again, Sami & Primele!  Be sure to check out their website as they have many amazing things up.



In the monthly Dolan Geiman newsletter that I received today, I fell in love immediately these amazing wooden pennants! I love these two in particular because well...I'm a Chicagoan right now who is soon moving to Kentucky, duh :)  But the other pennants he has created are pretty rad as well - class of 2011, Happily Hitched, It's a Boy - so many awesome things and he's adding more soon!  I love the reason behind them, too ::

"I have always loved vintage felt pennants, the ones that tell of travels to Mexico or to the local carnival or proclaim a love for the old ballgame, but I have often longed for new versions of these old standards. I started this collection to pay homage to what I consider the greatest souvenir and to give it a new life in a new medium. These thin oak pennants are tactile and gift ready, with three holes for easy hanging, and I will be introducing new themes, cities, and special occasions as the months progress." 






Last, my friend Jenni introduced me to this amazing website this morning - Carrot + Coriander.  I am completely intrigued!  The artist behind it all is a former Chicago Public Schools art teacher who moved to Sedona to create awesome stuff.  Pretty cool, right? I cant' get enough of the incredible clutches, made from found and hand-dyed fabric.  You can see Arizona's influence throughout her work - be sure to check out the rest!  Thanks again, Jen!

29 comments:

jillian :: cornflake dreams. May 19, 2011 at 11:07 AM  

aww i love the stamp! what a cute prize :) xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

Jenny May 19, 2011 at 11:08 AM  

Those pennants are too cute! I love the Kentucky one, too.

theolivetree May 19, 2011 at 11:14 AM  

Love those wooden signs! The font on those stamps are so darling!

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ May 19, 2011 at 11:44 AM  

the stamper LOVE - i've been wanting to buy one from Etsy but for some reason never got to it!

*kiss kiss*
Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~

sami chu. May 19, 2011 at 12:03 PM  

i am so jealous you won- still!

xo
sami

la petite coquine May 19, 2011 at 12:32 PM  

Oh, Primele, the things you do to me! What a divine prize! And those pennants? I think you might just have to have one...decorating begins!

April May 19, 2011 at 12:51 PM  

Cool stamp!! I really want one of those, but I don't have a 'permanent' address yet, so I feel like it'd be superfluous to buy one.

Hannah {Culture Connoisseur} May 19, 2011 at 1:38 PM  

Wow! So many fun things in this post. Love the stamps. There's just something about them that makes me feel like I'm back in the old days.

Julie Khuu May 19, 2011 at 1:55 PM  

Omigosh I LOVE THAT STAMP! Seriously so cute and what a great personalized gift for friends...I never tire of snail mail so this is perfect! Off to buy it now, thanks for the tip!

xo-Julie
Peace. Love. LOL!

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Liz May 19, 2011 at 2:08 PM  

The script on the stamp is so beautiful! I am coveting!!

rebecca May 19, 2011 at 3:13 PM  

the mother in law works at a stationery shop that makes those address stamps. i keep hinting to her that i want one. she hasn't got the hint.

Gloria May 19, 2011 at 3:14 PM  

what a fabulous giveaway to win, you lucky duck :-) the stamps are so gorgeous i may have to get one of my own!

Brandi {not your average ordinary} May 19, 2011 at 4:05 PM  

Congrats on the win! I totally need to get an address stamp -- once I know what my new address will be. It would save my hand so much time. And all these other finds are so wonderful!

Mel May 19, 2011 at 4:17 PM  

I love the font in those stamps. And the pennants are lovely!

Julie {love, julie} May 19, 2011 at 4:19 PM  

ooo i love the stamps! I want one of these for our wedding invites :)

Chicago Cuisine Critique May 19, 2011 at 4:24 PM  

I love that Chicago pennant. So cute!

Diana Mieczan May 19, 2011 at 4:35 PM  

Wow...Im so smitten with that stamp:) Maybe I should get one...Have a fantastic day, sunshine
Kisses and hugs

wishful nals May 19, 2011 at 4:51 PM  

wow, so neat! love the stamps. going to check their stuff out now. xo

Emily Marie May 19, 2011 at 5:19 PM  

I love the "Chi-Town" one!! The font on all these signs is awesome.

SJ May 19, 2011 at 6:33 PM  

i was looking at personalised stamps on etsy last night as i figured it could be handy for wedding invitations. that's awesome that you won your very own!

Bud and Leo May 19, 2011 at 6:50 PM  

I think I need a stamp!

this free bird May 19, 2011 at 7:13 PM  

I love that stamp and might have to order one...it's so convenient and the letters are so pretty!

Now let's discuss those clutches...mmmkay??

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION May 19, 2011 at 7:48 PM  

those stamps are adorable! I have been looking for a return address stamp...have to check these out now! xo

audrey marie May 19, 2011 at 11:22 PM  

love the 2nd stamp!! so perfect for invites and thank us

Mo May 20, 2011 at 4:22 AM  

Gorgeous bags and jewlerry

Leah May 20, 2011 at 7:13 AM  

Those bags are amazing! and the jewelry!

xo L.

jenna May 20, 2011 at 12:17 PM  

i may need to shell out for that stamp - adorable!

little t May 20, 2011 at 12:39 PM  

The stamp is so pretty... and its better this didn't arrive until you weren't expecting it. Much nicer as a suprise :)

tea with lucy May 22, 2011 at 7:45 AM  

so many lovely things here. the stamp lettering is so wonderful!

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