Wednesday, May 20, 2009

My Recap of the Stationery Show

Have you been to the Javits Center in New York? It is HUGE and even though the stationery show took up half of it, I felt like I walked 20 miles..but it was well worth it! My first stop when I checked in was at Hicks. That bright green booth was so inviting and I LOVE their cute designs. I ended up ordering their invitation and stationery album and I can't wait to get it.

Located in sort of the same booth was the lovely Whitney English line. I have been a longtime fan of Whitney's website and designs. Her website is where I found Janet Hill under her "inspirations" section. I ordered a stationery and invitation album from them as well.

Next stop was the Lilly Pulitzer booth. It was so welcoming, bright and cheery. I purchased the stand up flip album with personalized notes, stickers and calling cards. They are super cute and I know will be great sellers.

In Good Company Designs, I found a couple of years in Atlanta and I have sold a ton of their adorable stickers. Their booth was so beautiful and classic looking. They came out with cool calendars and notepads this year, which I ordered. All of the colors they use are so bright and cheerful. An awesome line.

On to Preppy Cards! This might be my favorite booth at the show. Owner Kirsten decorated her pink and green booth with beautiful shelves filled with all sorts of new items with her beautiful designs. I ordered calendars, notepads, picture frames and a few other goodies. Her friend Whitney was helping her in her booth and lives in Newport, so I have a new friend for July..hooray!

Hen and Barley Press...I didn't get to meet Carolyn, one of the owners who I have talked to over the phone a million times, but my old pal Jenny was there, minding the booth with their amazing completely custom line. This show, they introduced semi-completely custom. I LOVE their flexibility, adorable desgins and growing array of items to choose from. This line is one of my favorites and contines to be a huge crowd pleaser with my customers.

After weaving in and out of the aisles, I finally found Dabney Lee. I am such a fan of her line, her website and now, her blog. She has so many options with her line, you can't ever get bored! I love her calendars, trays and the new large personalized notepads. They are so great and I can't WAIT to get my hands on them. I bought her at-home line and am hoping to get one of her stationery books soon. She was as lovely in person as online, it was such a thrill to meet her. So pretty and extremely friendly!

I love this little needlepoint accessory booth AMH Design! The artist is Amy Holbrook and she actually went to college with my friend Hoby. She has cute items that you can needlepoint or purchase already stitched. Super cute!

Last buy not least was Paper and Ink Designs. My friend Tracy went all out and she has some of the most beautiful and wonderful albums chock full of fabulousness. She has an amazing eye and all of her designs can be made with any colors, I love that. She started carrying some other cool accessories like coasters, lunchboxes and much much more. I ordered both of her albums and the updates from the one I already have. Her stuff was really super cute and I love love love it.

One company that I forgot to mention on my pre-show post is Margot Madison Stationery. I didn't see them at the show, but they have a very classic beautiful custom stationery line. Check out their website here.

I mentioned in a previous post that I met up with some bloggers. It was so fun. I literally ran right into Monogram Momma right when she arrived. She was so fun and we met up later for lunch. I feel like she is the Queen Blogger! She had made plans to meet up with the Preppy Princess as well, so she and her husband met up with us too. It was great to put a face to a name and she was full of fun. I also bumped right into the Grove Gals in the Toss Designs booth. I ordered a bunch of bags from them and talked to them about a future giveaway. Grove Gals E and K were super nice. It was great to meet everyone and talk "shop" (stationery and blogging). We even had an impromptu jewelry session outside at a table and they bought a few things from me. So appreciated those sales! All in all, I had a blast. What a great weekend in New York!


Preppy from Bay said...

What fun. Love all the things that you featured. I think I'm in the wrong business. Or at least was before I became a mom. Thanks for featuring such cute things! I'll be placing orders for cute and preppy stationary soon.

Preppy 101 said...

Thanks for this post. I love it all!! Such great things to look forward to!! xoxo

Grove Gals said...

it was great to me you and your blog photos dont do you justice. i love my new bracelet!

Domestic Diva said...

That looks like it was tons of fun! Have a fabulous long weekend! xxxx me

paperinkdesigns said...

hi chica - just so you're not surprised when you get your trays in my line. lunchboxes though. ;)


paperinkdesigns said...

oh and thanks for the mention and nice words. :)

hen and barley press said...

Thanks for the kind words, the good feelings are mutual. hen and barley loves Kristin Pearce! And of course you looked your same old fabulous self.

DMLD said...

Just wanted to let you know that I left you an award on my blog.

Sounds like you had great fun at the show.

inkOBSESSIONdesigns said...

What great pictures from NSS! I hope to be there someday myself!:)