Ladies Night Photo’s


We had a great time Fri­day night at Ladies Night in Win­ter­set last Fri­day night. Spe­cial thanks to all of the lovely ladies who came to visit and listed to my sto­ries & instruc­tion on let­ter­press print­ing. I truly enjoy the process of hand print­ing on such a beau­ti­ful piece of machin­ery and hope you did too.


The You Go Girl sta­tionery was a hit and every­one seemed to enjoy see­ing the print­ing process. Ellie printed about 75–100 pieces that night — great job Ellie & thank you!



And finally, Jason & I goof­ing around and hav­ing fun!


Sorry about the per­fectly imper­fect pho­tos, we were super busy enter­tain­ing and it was a late night event. We wanted to share any­way, as it was so cool to see our shop so full of happy guests. Thank you again for join­ing us!


Ladies Night Out This Friday

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Pow­pourri will be open spe­cial hours this Fri­day from 6pm to 9pm (instead of our nor­mal day hours) to pam­per our guests for Ladies Night Out! We will be serv­ing sweet & salty treats, includ­ing White Ched­dar Pop­corn & Cheese­cake Cook­ies — yum! Many of the other town square mer­chants will be offer­ing fab­u­lous free­bies and treats as well.

For added fun, we will be print­ing free let­ter­press sta­tionery sam­ples on our 1903 Gold­ing Pearl print­ing press, each one indi­vid­u­ally printed while you shop. These beau­ti­ful sam­ples will be offered free of charge (while sup­plies last). Sam­ple our You Go Girl Sta­tionery (pic­tured above) before you can buy it in our shop!


We hope you will join us this Fri­day 06.12.2015 for Ladies Night Out from 6pm to 9pm here in Win­ter­set, Iowa. We are excited to show you our new space as well. Let us pam­per you for the evening Ladies!


The Shop is Moving!


Just one door down — no wor­ries! We are mov­ing our shop two hops closer to the square, to a shop with­out a pesky wall in the cen­ter. You might remem­ber the story that our cur­rent shop space used to house two mas­sage artists, so there was one masseuse in each room, and a foyer. That means our tiny lit­tle shop was sep­a­rated into THREE smaller spaces. Not the best set-up for a retail shop, but it was all that was avail­able when we started. The shop two spaces down from us just opened and it is the square feet, but all one big room. With that said, we are moving!

The shop will be closed this week (our nor­mal Thurs-Sat hours), but we plan to re-open next Thurs­day June 4th.


We are also chang­ing our brand­ing to reflect our new tagline that bet­ter fits our busi­ness, now that we have added Let­ter­press to our offer­ing of hand­made goods. Our old tagline was “Sta­tionery & Gifts” but we are updat­ing it to “Let­ter­press and Hand­made Goods”. I will be post­ing early next week about how our new brand­ing came to be. It should be a fun post. Our new logo is now here on the web­page and is a vin­tage badge style. Here is a shot of our new Man­darin Mist accent wall in the back of the store — yummy!


Ok, well we will see you next week. By the way, our address is still the same, we are just one door down with our own entry­way now. Be sure to stop by and see the new shop — you are going to love it!



The Winterset Wine Walk


We are super excited about the Win­ter­set Wine Walk com­ing up this Sat­ur­day night! Pow­pourri is host­ing a tast­ing sta­tion this year, along with 19 other local busi­nesses. Every loca­tion will have a dif­fer­ent fea­tured wine to sam­ple and horderves rang­ing from sweet to savory.

Our fea­tured wine is Madi­son County Winery’s Straw­berry Blond, which is a semi-sweet blush wine. We will be pair­ing our wine with a vari­ety of mild cheeses, crack­ers, fresh fruit, nuts & olives.



While you are here, reg­is­ter to WIN this lovely Sta­tionery Gift Set, which includes coor­di­nat­ing note­cards, a pocket jour­nal, a Hello rub­ber stamp, washi tape, a refrig­er­a­tor mag­net set, gift tags & a Stay Awe­some mini pencil!


Come join in the fun, this Sat­ur­day night, from 4pm to 8pm in Win­ter­set Iowa!


Powpourri Goes to New York


You might have been won­der­ing why Pow­pourri was closed last week, we really did have a good rea­son! We were off to Brook­lyn New York pick­ing up another press to add to the shop. Let­ter­press is a tricky busi­ness, in that when you need one, they are NOT always read­ily avail­able. We were look­ing to add a pow­er­ful table top platen to our shop and we found one in Brook­lyn. We left Wednes­day morn­ing from Iowa, got to NYC Tues­day after­noon and then headed back to Iowa a few hours after pick­ing up our press. Long trip for 3 days, but we wanted to get back home to Win­ter­set & our pup Chloe.



We trav­eled to Brook­lyn to get to The Arm Let­ter­press, which is owned & oper­ated by Daniel Mor­ris, who is not only a fan­tas­tic printer, but he is a great teacher. He offers classes and stu­dio time at his shop on the many presses that he owns. His shop was stocked with sev­eral awe­some Van­der­cook presses, a hand­ful of table­tops and one giant Hei­del­burg Wind­mill. Not to men­tion all of the cool type, beau­ti­ful type cab­i­nets and other fun equipment.





Here is a shot of me, Daniel and another awe­some printer that I met (who was lucky enough to be run­ning a Van­der­cook while I was there).


And finally a shot of the guy who made this all hap­pen Mr. Pow! I could not have dri­ven through NY with­out him and made it back alive, plus he is SUPER good com­pany on a road trip.


Thank you so much to Daniel at The Arm for work­ing with me and show­ing me how to use my new Chan­dler & Price Pilot. Our new pilot is the black press on the left (below), we were also lucky enough to take home the cab­i­net that she is sit­ting on — yeah! She doesn’t have a name yet, but her beau­ti­ful curves gives the idea that she is a girl so one girl’s name com­ing up.


Hope you enjoyed the photo’s to our trip. We had a great time despite the drive. Meet­ing other printers/artists is always a treat. Please, feel free to stop by and wel­come our new Pilot to Winterset!