Tuesday, December 22, 2009

merry happy holidays!

merry happy holidays from all of us at good press!
we hope your stockings and hearts are full this holiday season.
we'll be off caroling, feasting and present-opening december 23-28th but will be back up and running on the 29th.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

charlottesville wedding classic

the charlottesville wedding classic was this past weekend and good press made its wedding debut showing our wares to the soon-to-be-wed gals of charlottesville and beyond. despite the snowy day before, sunday was bright and sunny. we had such a great time seeing old friends and meeting new in the wedding biz. here are some snapshots of our booth.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

getting hitched?

come check out good press and all our wedding wares today at the charlottesville wedding classic. we'll be at the omni 1-5. $10 entry, $5 if you bring a canned good.
bundle up and see you there!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

gift guide 2009: field notes memo books

i cannot sing the praises of field notes enough. they are great little notebooks for jotting down this, that and the other. a great gift for guys and girls alike. a 3pack will run you $10...such a recession friendly gift or stocking stuffer. available in lined, graphed or blank pages.

interested? shoot us an email (goodpresspaperco@gmail.com), and we'll hook you up.

only 22 shopping days left...

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

mistletoe market round up

whew, sorry for going MIA on you. good press is knee deep in the holiday season...which we love! between all of our custom holiday card orders (have you gotten yours in yet?) and tying up loose ends from the mistletoe market, we haven't been able to blog! so sorry. the mistletoe market was a lot of fun and we met some fun, cool vendors. in addition to paper goods from good press, i hope your christmas gift list includes jewelry from erin mcdermott and fabulous photo frames from charlottesvillian meg runion.

if you missed good press at the mistletoe market, here are some snapshots from the day. thanks so much to sustain, inc for generously loaning some of their wares to the cause. because of them, good press looked top notch!

Friday, November 6, 2009

mistletoe market sneak peek

the fun part about working with local folks is that you might just find goodies in your mailbox. these fabulous pouches (pencil and otherwise) showed up in mine this am. they are crafted by the sweetest gal on earth, anne mulligan, a cville local. they will be making their good press debut at the mistletoe market this sunday.
you'll be there won't you? heck, it's only five bucks!
(the background is a fabulous houndstooth blanket i bought made of RECYCLED PLASTIC BOTTLES from the gals at sustain here in town. if you haven't been yet, you really must pop in!)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

paper is here to stay.

i went home last night for a housewarming shindig at my younger sister's first apt as an adult. had a great time, but left my scarf behind before heading home to crash at the parentals' house. when i stopped by to get it this am on my way out of town, i thought how great it would have been to have left a handwritten something (post-it, scrap of paper, whatever) for her to come home to instead of the impersonal text i actually did send. for this very reason, paper is here to stay, people.

Monday, November 2, 2009

'tis the season

if you missed good press' trunk show, fear not! there's one more opportunity to hit up our goods for this holiday season.
good press will be participating in the 6th annual Mistletoe Market sponsored by the Junior League of Charlottesville.
the event is this sunday, november 8th from 10am-7pm at the omni in downtown charlottesville. we'll be selling goods from our friends enormous champion, field notes, la familia green, linda & harriett and many more! come stop by, say hey and check out the wares.

Monday, October 26, 2009

thumbs up for you!

thanks to everyone for coming out to the trunk show friday!
what a fun time we all had and a rousing success it was!

(image of stephen colbert courtesy nerdyapril)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

you. need. this.

tomorrow's the big trunk show! here's a sneak peek at some of the goodness that is to be had:

make your own banners from L2 design collective

a wooden fox from enormous champion came today!

so did his friend the hippo!

and a selection of holiday and everyday cards from old friend la familia green!

hope to see you tomorrow evening!
care to join?
shoot us an email at goodpresspaperco@gmail.com
and we'll tell you where to go.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

the final countdown

hello there! sincerest apologies for going MIA on our faithful readers (all 7 of you!). good press is all abuzz and aflutter (and every other a-verb) getting ready for our trunk show THIS friday...as in three days from now. will you be there? have you let us know you are coming? there is lots of fun and stationery goodness to be had. veritas vineyards will be hooking us up with some fantastic vino and there are enough goodies to knock teachers, hostess gifts and sunday school teachers off your gift-giving list. stay tuned for sneak peeks leading up to the big day! until then...goodnight!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

save the date!

good press is having its official coming out/debutante/debut trunk show next friday, october 23. we'll be pairing up with jewelry extraordinaire Debra Fabian Jewlry Design. the wares are plentiful and are sure to get you in the holiday spirit. must haves from good press include enormous champion, la familia green, L2 design collective and Linda & Harriett (to name a few). for the whole scoop, shoot us an email at goodpresspaperco@gmail.com, and we'll fill you in!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

happy fall!

(sorry, my picture-taking-while-driving skills aren't the best...)

fall is here. and i love it. i went home yesterday evening for my mom's birthday, and drove back this morning. the fall foliage along 29 between lynchburg and charlottesville is pretty great. it's a beautiful drive that i recommend checking out; while cruising, you should veer off to get pumpkins, apples and the such from saunders brothers farm market.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

what i can't get enough of

today there are two things i can't get enough of...

these fabulous narwhal cards from good press' new friends at enormouschampion
the avett brothers' new album "i and love and you"

(image courtesy knoxroad)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

good for one steak dinner

a long-running joke between me and my graphic designer kathryn is that i always promise her steak dinners for all the favors she does for me. what foodie wouldn't want a steak dinner as an IOU??? well, in the past month the steak dinners have started to pile up, and there's no end in sight...

(does not represent actual number of steak dinners owed)

today, despite having a pile of work bigger than you can imagine, kathryn bumped me to the front of the line to work on good press' logo. here are the fruits of her labor (with my thoughts jotted in here and there).

i'm so excited to see what good press will become, both in terms of a logo and as a business. getting good press up and running has been a group effort. and throughout the past month or so, i've found myself saying over and over how lucky i am. lucky for the people who love and support me and have offered to help in any way possible whether it's being my first customers, hosting a trunk show for good press, giving me part-time work while i suss out the details, or vendors who will send me wares lickety-split because i have an early meeting the next day. the list goes on and on, and i am continuously humbled. thank you.