The first day of NSS, Tracy and I wondered where everyone was – it wasn’t as packed with stationery gawkers as we had expected. Turns out, those smart people must have read the weather report! They were enjoying Sunday’s sunshine as tourists and planning to spend the day at the show while it poured on Monday. Note to self: pack umbrellas and Hunter boots next year. For anyone that saw us roaming around on that rainy day, I assure you that my hair is not usually that out of control. I also don’t typically fashion my pants into high-waters. ;)
Apparently last year was a bit wet as well, causing many exhibitors’ booths to get water damage. Paper + rain do NOT mix. Luckily this year, the people at the Javits were prepared with tarps which seemed to keep things dry and as pretty as they were the day before. Now, onto day two!
Check out the paper goodness we saw on day two after the jump…
These bright and cheery cards from Albertine Press caught our eye and we had to stop and take a look. I also loooooove her adorable sketchbooks, I might need to pick up the San Francisco one for my WeddingLovely notes. And the stamp selections she has? If I had seen them before I mailed my wedding invitations out, I might just have increased my stationery budget. Talking about a beautiful way to dress up your envelopes!
Paper Boat Studios
This wedding stationery suite from Paper Boat Studios had Tracy and I swooning. I’ve got a thing for kraft paper cardstock and I pretty much had to peel Tracy away from touching the letterpress. And don’t get us started on the lovely script typeface!
These geometric inspired coasters are great too aren’t they?
Plum Paper was exhibiting some mighty nice wedding invitation designs (and great calendars too!) in their booth. Yellow and gray was mighty popular, but it’s obvious as to why – it’s a killer combo!
Stay tuned for day three of our visit to the National Stationery Show!