Happy birthday to us.

Well, unbelievably it's been a year since we opened our doors here on Walcot Street. It's certainly flown by quicker than we thought it would, the sign of a good busy first year no doubt.

We have hopefully brought joy to the people of Bath and our fans elsewhere, perhaps boosting the love for stationery even more.
There has been a couple of new arrivals here since we opened, two big mechanical ones and some other more decorative ones - and more to come!

Back in August we took in two lonely old Heidelberg platens, now working hard for us in our temporary studios outside of Bath, they truly are a couple of little beauties.
We've also made a few tweaks to the shop, a new colour scheme for the outside, a new display and a few more product lines. With more to come very soon!

A big thank you to all those who have supported us and helped us so far - here's to an even busier second year!

A bounty of beautiful cakes baked by the amazing Margaret Hill, 
and beautiful vintage crockery supplied by the oh so lovely Bristol Vintage.

 Our new colours for the outside of our shop, hopefully a much bolder look - it needed it.

The hard working boys back at our temporary studio.

Our ever increasing range of wonderful Rifle Paper stock (top), Exacompta FAF pads - for the classy note taker, our recent array of vintage Parker 51 fountain pens and the latest range of correspondence card designs from Rachel O'Reilly. 
New range hopefully coming in the new year!

Our recent display venture, inspired by old padded pin boards. An idea we thought would be good to help customers see and feel more of our samples. We will change around the samples regularly. 

Another new little display unit, an old bottle crate we sanded down and now use to display our gift wrap.

Wedding stationery - Sarah and Matthew

A beautiful wedding suite we created for a delightful couple, including wedding invitations, order of service booklets and a table plan for a classic, traditional wedding. 

The invitation was die-stamped with an engraved copper plate in two colours. The monogram was die stamped in metallic gold, followed by maroon die-stamped text, with a matching hand painted bevel edge, emphasized by the extra thick 700gsm board, and delicate tissue lined envelopes. 

We also produced the order of service booklet and a very grand looking table plan. Well it had to be to match such a grand venue, Bath Abbey. 

Stationery pictures (top) by Benkin.
Wedding day pictures (bottom) courtesy of David McGirr.