New Jewelry in Shop


There has been seri­ous work going on in the stu­dio over the last few weeks expand­ing our line of Metal Stamped Jew­elry. Our new addi­tions fea­ture col­or­ful bead­ing and more charms. We have also designed a line of per­son­al­ized options, which would make a fab­u­lous hol­i­day gift. We have mother, sis­ter, aunt & other per­son­al­ized options for gift giv­ing or treat yourself!


Here is shot of the full display.


We will be sure to post some close-up’s soon or stop by for a full visual!


Pretty Palette: The Strut

Pretty Palette Strut

Happy Mon­day every­one! Today we are start­ing a new series called “pretty palette” which will fea­ture fresh & on trend color palette’s that you might con­sider for per­son­al­ized sta­tionery, invi­ta­tions, home decor, ect. We find it inspir­ing to see new color mixes and we hope you do as well.

We are start­ing off this series with a ver­sa­tile blue & gold that is great for both sum­mer and as we head into fall. Teal & gold are always in style for my work. I love teal because it is a mixed color of blue & green so every teal is dif­fer­ent. My palette’s are gen­er­ally muted and muted col­ors are usu­ally cre­ated from a mix of col­ors, rather than stan­dard tube col­ors, that is what makes them so unique.


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!