Metal Stamped Jewelry


With all of the hub-ub around the presses last week, I didn’t get a chance to snap a shot of the new prod­ucts I added to the shop this week. Come visit me this week to see my new line of metal stamp jew­elry and recipe cards. Sorry for the “not so great” photo of the recipe cards, I am still try­ing to fig­ure out the best pho­tog­ra­phy tech­niques for shoot­ing inside the shop.


The new metal stamped jew­elry line includes ban­gle bracelets and neck­laces. Check with me if you have some­thing in mind for per­son­al­iza­tion on these. If you have some­thing to say, I can per­son­al­ize these for just a lit­tle bit more.


Three new recipe card designs made it to the shop today. There are two mod­ern type style designs and a beau­ti­ful flo­ral. All three designs are avail­able in card packs and in gift sets that include an acrylic recipe box, a set of recipe cards and a set of pretty pat­terned dividers.

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Big News for Powpourri


As many of you know, I was a let­ter­press printer for years, but my new home in Win­ter­set did not have the space for a print shop, so I sold my print shop last Jan­u­ary in prepa­ra­tion for sell­ing our Des Moines home to move to Win­ter­set. We had not antic­i­pated that we would open a retail space here in Win­ter­set, but now we have the space for a new print shop!

Today, two new (to us) presses arrived at Pow­pourri. Our heavy hit­ter is weigh­ing in at 570LBS is a 1903 Gold­ing Pearl #3. She is a trea­dle pow­ered clam-shell style press and she is beau­ti­ful. The new Pearl is in need of a clean­ing, a full set of rollers and some new wood draw­ers & tray tables. The clean­ing will take place tomor­row, her new rollers should be ship­ping soon and the new wood will be ready in a few short months. There is no big box store for vin­tage print­ing press parts so some­times there is a lit­tle bit of wait­ing involved for some parts.


The other new addi­tion is a tiny baby weigh­ing less than 50 LBS is the 3x5 Kelsey Excel­sior. I need to do some research about the year my par­tic­u­lar Kelsey was made, but the model was in pro­duc­tion from 1901 to 1993. The Kelsey just needs to be put together and she is ready to go!


Hope­fully my two lovely ladies will be up and run­ning by the end of the month. I plan to share more about the art of let­ter­press, the process and progress shots of our print shop at Pow­pourri com­ing to life.

In the mean­time, you are wel­come to stop by for a visit to see the presses. As soon as they are up and run­ning, they will be run­ning most days so you are always wel­come to stop by to see them in action. Would you like to learn to print? Classes are also in our future plans, check back late spring for details.

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What’s in Store!


Yes­ter­day the ambas­sadors from the Cham­ber of Com­merce joined us for our offi­cial open­ing with a for­mal rib­bon cut­ting cer­e­mony. It was so fun! Here is a shot of all of us cut­ting the ribbon.


Here are some shots of the fin­ished shop, well fin­ished for now! New art­work & gifts will con­tinue to be added so some shift­ing might occur, but for the most part, here is how we turned out.





And of course the cus­tom design con­sul­ta­tion table, which is nice and cozy. Just a reminder that in addi­tion to our retail items, we offer beau­ti­ful & unique invi­ta­tions & per­son­al­ized stationery.


I hope you have enjoyed see­ing our progress shots for the shop. This month was a crazy one, but both Jason & I are so happy with how the shop came together. We would love the oppor­tu­nity to meet you and show off our new shop. Please feel free to stop and visit anytime!

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We are Open for Business


Today is the grand open­ing of Pow­pourri! We were so excited to get things started that we barely slept this week­end. Just a reminder that the ribbon-cutting cer­e­mony is com­menc­ing at 11:30am, so if you are in the neigh­bor­hood, please stop by and say hello.

Our reg­u­larly sched­uled busi­ness hours are Thurs­day & Fri­day 11am to 5pm and Sat­ur­day 10am to 2pm. We are also plan­ning a spec­tac­u­lar open house to take place in late March, so we will keep you posted on the date & time. We look for­ward to meet­ing you all.

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Ribbon Cutting on Monday


I had hoped to post another round of shop update photo’s before open­ing, but if you can believe it, we open on MONDAY! This month flew by like you would not believe.

We will be open­ing on Mon­day at 10am for the first time. The Win­ter­set Cham­ber of Com­merce has sched­uled a ribbon-cutting cer­e­mony for 11:30am if you would like to join us, we would love to see you there.

For those of you who can’t make it, I will be sure to post photo’s on Mon­day after­noon, or Tues­day morn­ing, of the cer­e­mony & the shop.

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Setting Up Shop: Round 3


We are finally get­ting things filled up around the shop. Please excuse the not so per­fect photo’s today, as my hus­band Jason usu­ally takes them, but he was work­ing today.

Above is a shot through the front so you can see how we done some more build­ing up of the fur­ni­ture and adding more prod­uct. Below is a shot of the table that we added to the end of the Foyer as that spot had a tiny book­shelf before and it looked a bit awk­ward there all alone!


Here are a few shots of the prod­ucts I have been cre­at­ing. Most of them you will rec­og­nize as I have had var­i­ous ver­sion of these prod­ucts in my Etsy shops and at Mar­ket Day for a few years now. Most of the designs are dif­fer­ent as this body of work is focused mainly on unique type designs and very geometric/minimalist illus­tra­tive designs. Sev­eral of the rub­ber stamps that I designed & sold through my Sweet Har­vey line have stayed with me as they were mainly type designs as well.






Hope you enjoy the update! The fin­ish­ing touches will be going in this week as we are only 1 week away from open­ing — yeah! I will post another update next week and hope­fully my hubby will be tak­ing the photo’s so they will be much better!

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