Letter Writing Social – September 19th

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I picked up some stamps today. Vintage, unused stamps, that is. I’m in full prep mode.  Next weekend, September 19, 2015, is the rescheduled ‘Letter Writing Social’ that I am co-hosting with my friend Solita from Reworks Upcycle Shop.

In the spirit of up-cycling, there will be envelops made from maps + magazines, postcards and stationery from thrift stores and recycled greeting cards.  And did I mention, I’m bringing four vintage typewriters? I’m crazy excited about this event. Keep reading for how you can register.


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Letter Writing Social

Speaking of letter writing, did you know that you can still use out of circulation stamps, provided you do the math to add up to the current cost of a stamp?  They bring a whole other level of delight when you receive an envelope with these beauties on it and we plan to have many available for use at the upcoming ‘Letter Writing Social’ (for those on social media please use #LWSyyc for sharing and posting pics).

If you are local, please register by calling or visiting the shop.  I would so love to meet you and share my passion for the lost art of letter writing with you, so please join us and see what the fuss is all about. Here are more details on the event and a sneak peak at those envelopes.

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  1. ……and there was a woman at the pen club meeting who had upcycled maps into pen cups. She rolled individual pages into tubes, about the size of straws, and glued them around the outside of a clean tin can, added some cork to the bottom (inside and out) and voila!! She’s also a pilot and used some outdated flight maps as the “tubes”. I bought one of those for my brother who is also a pilot.

  2. This sounds so fun. Sadly, I’m not “local” but I will put your location on my “travel here” list for a future visit. I am in “writing” mode as I went to the Colorado Pen Posse club meeting yesterday. We’re organizing the 2nd Annual Colorado Pen Show. Last year was the first (obviously) and also MY first pen show. There are many folks out there keeping writing-by-hand alive. BTW where does one go to shop for vintage, unused stamps? Thanks for your thoughts on writing. I always enjoy reading your posts and seeing your pictures.

    • Hi there Melanie, I so wish you could join us too on this event! Would be thrilled to have you visit some time. Imagine all the letter writing that would happen. I’ve never been to a pen show, must see if I can find one local. As for vintage stamps, most people I know order from amazon, but luckily, there is a darling of a shop in my city. It took a little sleuthing to find it, but well worth it. Best of luck finding one near you too.