In October I made a visit back to Oxford, MS. You may recall that the last time I was there, I found several nice things at Nest Paper Studio. This time, I stocked up on some more Kartos stationery since I’d gone through my first batch so quickly!
Nest is located on the square in downtown Oxford. Oxford is a beautiful little town and sports many nice restaurants and boutiques. I was fortunate enough to have dinner at City Grocery and if you you ever make it to Oxford, I highly recommend it. Their chocolate mouse dessert with a side of passionfruit sorbet and a passion fruit chocolate truffle was AMAZING! Plus, they very graciously and deliciously accomodated my vegetarian tastes and made me something unique and off-menu!
A couple doors down from City Grocery is Square Books–a very successful local book store that has actually expanded to two other locations on the same square! Square Books Jr. specializes in children’s books and Off Square Books touts itself as a “lifestyle store” although I don’t know what that means since I didn’t get a chance to go check it out.
I did spend some time in Square Books, though. They have a wide selection of books–including many authors from Mississippi (I picked up a collection by Eudora Welty the last time). But of course I gravitated to their stationery section and I wasn’t disappointed. They had several great card sets, some stationery sets, including this stationery set about mostly stationary cats.
I picked up the following lovelies to bring home:
A card set featuring a painting, by Molly Hawkins, of Square Books’ location on the square. Note the little blue mailbox out front!
I also had to have these gold-embossed, red dragon cards by Graphique de France.
My favorite find were these little books of labels by Galison New York. Woodland creatures, flowers and, my favorite, Paris!
My favorite image, of course, is the dachshund with the striped shirt and beret! So cute!