Thursday, August 14, 2014

Pure Joy Paperie Update!

Hi Everyone!! It's been a while and there have been so many changes in my life, and in my shop! My little guy turned 1 (!!!) and we bought our first house! We've been having so much fun as parents and have been working our tails off in the new house to get things ready. If you follow me at Pure Joy Home, you should have seen the before pictures and the afters are just a few weeks away!

Also, Pure Joy Paperie has been growing by the minute. I've added lots of new art, stamp designs, wedding invitations and other paper goods, lucite trays, etc... We've also started wholesaling so you'll be able to find us in select stores throughout the country (super excited about that!).

Here are some highlights of recent items and I always take custom requests when time permits.

Keep us in mind for your future gift-giving or self-giving (treat yo-self!) needs! 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Pura Vida Bracelet Obsession

I'm so obsessed with my Pure Vida Bracelets from Costa Rica I couldn't resist blogging about them. I heard about them on Jill's Steals and Deals from the Today Show and though I've been trying to curb my online shopping habit, I HAD to have these. I think they were like 20 something dollars for an assortment, so it was an easy justification :)

They have a cool story and I love that:

First, The phrase “Pura Vida” (pu·ra vi·da) means "pure life" in Spanish. Enjoying life slowly, celebrating good fortune and not taking anything for granted embodies the Pura Vida Lifestyle. It's about being free and living life to it's fullest with no regrets or taking anything for granted; it's an attitude.

Here's how the bracelets came about: 

"A five week college graduation trip to Costa Rica turned into a business venture for two Southern California friends Griffin Thall and Paul Goodman. Between the beautiful sunsets and the rolling breakers, it wasn't long before these two friends began to deeply appreciate the simple Pura Vida lifestyle and the culture of the people they encountered. This is how it all began..

During a visit to a small community in Costa Rica, they crossed paths with two men named Jorge and Joaquin who were peddling bracelets on the street. Paul and Griffin asked them if they would be willing to make 400 bracelets to take back to the United States with them. Jorge was delighted to make such a sell, and the guys were thrilled to help them out, but to everyones good fortune, soon after returning to the states their friendship blossomed into a full-fledged business relationship." - Pura Vida Bracelets About Page

Don't you love them?

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

New Vintage Map Prints Available

I'm excited to add some new vintage map prints to the collection at Pure Joy Paperie including a very special Cape Cod map!

I'm slowly adding them to the shop so if you don't see it, just send me a message via Etsy and I'll be sure to make it available for you. 

I've added: 


New Mexico





Cape Cod




FUN, right??

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Pure Joy Paperie at Rowayton Farmers Market

Hello Everyone! Happy Summer :) I wanted to give all locals the heads up that I will be at the Rowayton Farmers Market tomorrow, June 20th selling all the pretty goodies from Pure Joy Paperie. I would love to see and meet some Pure Joy Home followers! 

Please come on by to say hello and perhaps find something lovely for yourself!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Introducing :: Summer Lucite Serving Trays!

I'm so excited to offer these ADORABLE and fully customizable summer essential serving trays at Pure Joy Paperie!  Lucite trays are perfect for summer picnics and BBQ's and come in four different patterns and sizes.

They make awesome wedding, engagement, shower, housewarming gifts and I can work with you to create the perfect monogram/pattern combination.

Visit the shop to learn more and because I love you, enter coupon code LUCITE for 20% off today only!

Friday, May 30, 2014

Flamingo Friday!

Happy Friday, Shorelies! Today we're celebrating Flamingo Friday with a flash sale on our original watercolor flamingo silhouette at 50% off! I have my beauty framed in a gold vintage frame, how will you style yours??

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Vintage Souvenir State Maps

I have an obsession with geographic art,  especially the vintage kitschy kind. I've restored some vintage pieces that I have available in my shop, and am slowly working on restoring almost all 50 states (in my spare time, #none)

All available on Pure Joy Paperie in size 12" x 12" :)