Category Archives: Postal-themed goodies

Pony Express Google Doodle

Today’s Google Doodle celebrates the 155th anniversary of the Pony Express.  It features a game that lets you be a Pony Express rider, picking up letters, switching horses, and avoiding the treacherous obstacles that faced these riders as they traveled … Continue reading

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January is National Thank You Month

You have nearly two weeks left to send off your thanks for the many kindnesses folks have done recently–holiday gifts, parties, errands, or for just being your friend.  If you need a refresher on the basics on writing a thank … Continue reading

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Postal Wine

This seemed an appropriate wine for a postal enthusiast to enjoy. Delish!

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Snail Mail Birthday Presents

I met a friend during my recent trip to London and after a delicious meal of tapas at Navarro’s (highly recommended if you find yourself in London), she gave me the most perfect birthday gift.  Well, perfect for me, a … Continue reading

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My Birthday

Look what my darling love gave me for my birthday: It is a delightfully tiny metal envelope on a necklace. As if that wasn’t perfect enough, look at how beautifully decorated the wrapping was! Of course the first thing I … Continue reading

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1940’s “Air Mail” Italian Pillowcase

Last weekend I had a great visit to my Mom and Dad. While rummaging around in a trunk, I came across this souvenir my grandfather brought back from Italy in the 1940s.  He was deployed there just after WWII as … Continue reading

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Stationery Issues

So, I promised myself that I would not buy any stationery this year until I had used up (or very significantly depleted) my current, somewhat embarassingly large, collection of stationery. I have kept that promise for over a month! But it’s … Continue reading

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Dachshund Stamp Roll Holder

My better half found this adorable little stamp-roll holder, featuring a mail-delivering dachshund. Here’s a close up of him handing you the airmail envelope: I don’t usually buy rolls of stamps, but this cutie makes me want to!

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New Orleans’ Scriptura Stationery Shop

During a recent trip to New Orleans in May, I explored the French Quarter, Marigny, and Garden District with my sister.  We listened to live music, ate scrumptious food, enjoyed late-night cafe au laits and beignets at the Cafe du Monde, and met some interesting people.  During … Continue reading

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Oxford, Mississippi’s stationery shop

Hello out there!  I’m sorry my rate of posting has slowed recently.  I’ve been out of town a lot for work and family reasons and the blog has taken a back seat.  But I’m always thinking about things I can … Continue reading

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