Tag Archives: letterpress printing

  Made popular by eco warriors and fashionable hipsters everywhere, items made from reclaimed timber are huge in the fashion and interior design world right now. But the raw beauty of timber can easily be incorporated into different aspects of your wedding day too, from wood veneer invitations to these quirky wooden bow ties that I am simply in awe of. IMAGE CREDITS: Menu, via Green Wedding Shoes, We-Wood Watch, Invitation, via Oh So Beautiful Paper, Books, via Etsy, Wooden Bow Tie, Ring, via Etsy, Table Setting, via Tradesy, Cake, via Cake Chooser, Letterpress Invitations, via

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  I am by no means a 'my body is a temple' type, but I do like to keep my life relatively clear of harsh chemicals and products that contain a long list of ingredients that I can't even pronounce. Last year I stumbled across a website called Good Guide (I highly recommend a visit, but only if you are prepared to say goodbye to half your cosmetics) This has sparked my interest in clean living and I have since started using more natural products on my body and around the house. When I acquired the press, I was concerned about the chemicals and solvents I would need to keep it clean and

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  Today begins the start of a weekly blog series I like to call Wedding Wednesday or 'Weddinsday'. It will be a little collection board of current trends, colours and designs that I have noticed to be gaining momentum in the wedding world. I thought it would be appropriate to kick off Weddinsday with the 2013 Pantone colour of the year: Emerald. Emerald is simply a gorgeous colour. Vibrant, rich and, as it was named after a precious gem, it immediately conveys feelings of opulence and grandeur. I love seeing this colour combined with an otherwise simple black and white theme - very ar

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  I was an excited bundle of nerves during the very early morning drive to Montmorency to finally pick up my new presses. Bill was already there setting up his truck and we didn't have to do much but watch him in action. He was amazing. He knew exactly what to do and put which ropes where and I couldn't have been happier with how the move went. I must admit, seeing the presses in the air does fill you with a sense of dread and I was holding my breath until they made it safely on the truck bed. But made it safely they did and it took less than an hour to put two very heavy presses on t

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The hardest thing about buying an antique printing press (after having actually found one, that is) is the art of moving of it. They are pretty tough machines, but really, after being around for centuries do you really want to be the one who destroys it by dropping it off the side of a trailer? There are only a handful of professionals who are able to move these giant monoliths of machinery. And they are expensive, often abrupt and grumpy old men that don't quite appreciate your enthusiastic calls of 'Hi, remember me? You didn't call me back' I am still waiting on one guy to call me back in 5

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Well, after having the Golding Pearl snatched up from under me during the last 8 seconds of the eBay auction, I was devastated thinking I was never going to find a letterpress. That I was confined to a life behind a desk, staring into a computer screen. That I was never going to be able to work from home in a sunny studio, my kids playing beside me while I press some gorgeous invitations for a lucky bride (I have quite a vivid imagination!) But I soldiered on. Looking for the positives in the 'it's not meant to be' and 'something better is just round the corner' And it was! A few days after

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So the aim is to eventually turn Pink Teapot into a successful letterpress studio. I want to purchase a press and start using my creative talents to create gorgeously pressed wedding invitations. I have been in love with modern letterpress since I first ran my finger over that lovely impression on a card I found in Paperchase when I was living in London. There is something truly magical about a piece of thick fluffy cotton card pressed beautifully with a simple design. I was hoping to purchase my own press in time for my wedding and press my own invites. Alas, it wasn't meant to be, but I di

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