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More postage…

2 Oct

With the invitations coming on Monday, and our plan to get them OUT to our guest list as soon as possible, I realized I needed to order more stamps. Somehow I forgot about reply envelopes…

But — oh, no! — when I went to order more stamps, I found that the great ones I bought in July are NO MORE. What up, USPS? So, I’ve selected a second stamp:

Celebrate stamp

festive enough...

I like it just fine, but it definitely doesn’t feel of a piece with my other stamps. So, the question for me is, split the invitations between this and that, or the art stamps on the invites and the Celebrate! stamps on the reply envelopes? Sweets and I are divided on the question (because of course he has an opinion!). Thoughts?

Wedding purchases have begun!

14 Jul

I recently spent my first dime of the wedding budget. Okay, it was more than a dime. But I did it early so maybe it wouldn’t FEEL like the money was coming out of the budget. But all my posts, below, about the save-the-dates I want to create, got me thinking about stamps. I contemplated the assorted, vintage look that’s so beautiful and popular on the blogs (this seller on Etsy is great!), but I couldn’t justify the extra cost to myself (or to Sweets). So I was mousing around the USPS online, and found these lovely things: 

Abstract Expressionists stamps

different, lovely, and they even feature the color red!

 

you can get them here at USPS.com

Paintings featured: 

The Golden Wall (1961) — Hans Hofmann (1880–1966)
Romanesque Façade (1949) — Adolph Gottlieb (1903–1974)
Orange and Yellow (1956) — Mark Rothko (1903–1970)
The Liver Is the Cock’s Comb (1944) — Arshile Gorky (1904–1948)
1948–C (1948) — Clyfford Still (1904–1980)
Asheville (1948) — Willem de Kooning (1904–1997)
Achilles (1952) — Barnett Newman (1905–1970)
Convergence (1952) — Jackson Pollock (1912–1956)
Elegy to the Spanish Republic No. 34 (1953–1954) — Robert Motherwell (1915–1991)
La Grande Vallée 0 (1983) — Joan Mitchell (1925–1992) 

Slow and steady, but I’m getting started! Hold on to your hats when it’s time for me to order other paper goods!