Confession: I’m kind of a stationery nerd. I love pretty paper, cute notecards with handwritten sentiments, creative calendars, and fun little prints. Recently, as I was online searching for the perfect planner for 2014 (i phone calendars just don’t do it for me), I decided to check out the website of Rifle Paper Co. For the past several years, I’ve been drooling over the bits and pieces of their whimsical stationery line and art prints. I think it is the combination of their hand-painted designs and hand-lettering that speaks to me. Last year I bought their “Cities” calendar as inspiration art for my office. Did I mention I also have a crush on cities, especially maps of cities? But, that’s another story…
Source // Rifle Paper Co.
Turns out, Rifle Paper Co. is a husband and wife team that began as a small business only four years ago and is now a world-wide brand that can be found at Anthropologie, Land of Nod, Paper Source, and countless other stationery and gift boutiques nationwide. Talk about inspiration! Now, I’m not only enchanted with their artwork, but also with their story.
Here are a few of my favorite things:
/ Merci Card /
/ Pram Card /
I can’t even describe how much I love these! Click the link above to see all the different illustrations. ADORABLE.
So what does stationery have to do with decorating your home? A lot, I believe. Over the next few days I’ll show you the handful of Rifle Paper Co. products that I’ve gathered over the past few years and how I’ve used them in unconventional ways in to easily add a bit of whimsy and nostalgia to my walls. I hope you’ll join me!
And in case you’re wondering, Rifle Paper Co. does not make a planner. If they did, I’m sure it would be fabulous. They do, however, recommend this one, which I decided to splurge on and have been happily jotting in for a few days now.
Here’s to the handwritten – or hand painted – word!