i know, it’s thursday and i am positive you all are clamoring for some thursday tidbits (i mean, who doesn’t). but i have big news to share, which will pre-empt thursday tidbits! i’ve been wanting to wait until it was official, because rbb has jinxed me with believing that jinxing things is possible… so felt the need to wait until it was a done deal. BUT – guess what.
you can now find books filled with calliespondence baby & children designs at a stationery store here in atlanta. WHAT?! i know! isn’t it so exciting! they look a little bit like this…
and are filled with tabs and sections like this…
which are chock full of pages containing birth announcements, baby shower invitations, children’s stationery, children’s birthday party invitations, calling cards, gift tags and more that you can order directly from the store…
oh, what’s the store? slightly important. it’s called marguerite peele fine stationery and it is located on peachtree street, just past peachtree battle. it’s in the same shopping center as laura pearce jewelry and richter’s…i’m sure you local gem-loving ladies know where that is! she carries the most high-end lines of stationery – people that i would bow in their presence if i ever were to meet them. (william arthur – is he even alive??) i am still in disbelief that little ol’ me will have a book sitting even in the same vicinity as a crane or similar.
i’m titling this venture “calliespondence does retail” – it’s something i always was interested in doing, but had no clue how to get going in it. turns out, you just need a printer to leave your orders on the counter for you to come pick up when they’re ready and a shop owner to see your designs on the counter and like them. it really was as simple as that. you might say i’m well-practiced in dumb luck…
it was really something pulling these books together…i had no idea how much work i had amassed until i stepped back and looked at these two very full, overflowing books with loads of invitations, notecards, birth announcements and calling cards in their pages. it was a completely surreal moment for me, like how could i have done all that? when? really, how? and for that, i owe everything to my clients. thank you, thank you, thank you for giving me the honor of announcing your babies, designing invitations to celebrate your loved ones, trusting me with your family’s holiday card and then coming back to do it all over again. i have such a debt of gratitude to all of you because without you, there would be no calliespondence, no books, no body of work, no reason to blog. and do you even believe that i had friends that blindly let me design their wedding invitations and birth announcements when i had never done anything remotely like that before, in my entire life, which allowed me to get this business off the ground?? i have really, really good friends. and really, really good clients – several i haven’t ever met in person but feel like we’re close pals. i know full well that there are many other stationery outlets that are probably quicker, have more options and are less expensive, which is why i am so appreciative of anybody who walks through my door. (not that i have a door, well, i guess i do have a door to my office – but you know what i mean – a virtual door. yeah.)
ok, this will make it official. you may now find calliespondence baby & children designs at:
Marguerite Peele Fine Stationery
2300 Peachtree Road, Suite B-103
Atlanta, Georgia 30309