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We have been enjoying an early Spring warm up in the metro Washington DC area, and I'm happy to feature some new blossoming cards, and to reintroduce a few favorites which have been in stock for awhile.
It's just about cherry blossom season at the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC -- check out the National Cherry Blossom Festival -- but I found these lovely branches last spring in Reston, VA. I could hardly wait a whole year to show them to you!
I found these lovely forsythia branches in my neighborhood, too.
Old City Farm & Guild in Washington, DC sells beautiful redbud trees -- they will be open soon for the spring season!
More delicate cherry blossom branches from the Tidal Basin.
A lovely star magnolia flower in Reston.
I couldn't help but take this picture -- dandelions were everywhere!
The crepe myrtles will come along later in the year, but they are so pretty, I wanted to include this one here, taken at the Wiehle Reston East Metro Station.
All of these cards are in stock and available online. Stop in and see the rest of our blooming cards and art prints, and follow me on Instagram (papertraveler)!
I was thrilled beyond belief to visit -- and see my cards -- in the Museum Shop of the New-York Historical Society!
This bustling shop is part of New York's first museum; the hyphen in the name that seems strange, at first, is actually the way New-York was initially written in the early 1800's.
The museum shop is chock full of unique gifts (I saw these great purses made from old books, for example), jewelry, and lots and lots of cards (mine included, how many times can I say that!?!).
I can't wait to come back -- next time around, I'll get to wander the halls of the museum.
170 Central Park West, New York City, NY 10024
I was pleased to find a stationery store in New York that I'd never before heard of: Envelopper Ink, located in the Chelsea/Flatiron/Gramercy district. I'm including all three because I'm not exactly sure of the official designation of this area! There was scaffolding in front which darkened the view, but Envelopper's colorful, beachy window display made everything sunny, bright, and inviting.
Envelopper is HUGE. In addition to a sweet and sassy card collection, the store stocks paper by the piece, stationery, journals, boxed cards, frames, scrapbooking supplies, and great gifts. Envelopper also handles custom invitations.
I roamed around the store for awhile, then spotted some of the Beverly Jones, Paper Traveler designs they ordered. Yippee!
It was wonderful to meet Paiam, one of the owners, and to see my work in such a pretty, pretty store!
45 W 21st St, New York, NY 10010
I combined business with pleasure when I traveled up to New York City earlier this month. In addition to seeing my lovely family and traipsing up and down the hills of Central Park, I was able to visit some of the stores that currently carry my collections.
I'd known about House of Cards & Curiosities for years and years, long before my days at PULP DC, around the same time that I found Hudson Street Papers (R.I.P., sweet store!) in its West Village days. House of Cards & Curiosities was one of the tiniest stores I'd ever seen, but it certainly packed a punch in the sheer volume of wonderful gifts stocked within. Tons of cards lined the walls. There were cute little gifts, day of the dead merchandise, and a nice selection of 2015 calendars. (Yes, it's that time of the year, lovely people -- buy your calendars now for the best selection!)
I was thrilled when they bought my cards! It's great to have Beverly Jones, Paper Traveler represented in New York.
House of Cards & Curiosities is located in the West Village; be sure to add it to your must-see list the next time you travel to the Big Apple!
23 8th Ave, New York, NY 10014