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i've become a complete stamp nut. i have no idea why but i've been buying rubber stamps and colored inks like they're going out of style. i picked up this "oreo the orca" stamp at kate's paperie ($6.50) this weekend and i've darn near stamped everything in the house. if you're in ny i highly suggest checking out kate's stamp supply, or impress rubber stamps where i picked up way too many floral and tree stamps (impress is a fantastic resource). so fun.

i also inherited my great aunt's small bookcase so i'm getting ready to paint it a tiffany blue. will post when it's all finished.





Blogger susan said...

totally lovely bookcase! that color will be perfect on it too... p.s. nice whales!

8:44 AM  
Anonymous Agn├Ęs. said...

What a lovely piece of furniture ! I like this red ( I was a blue addict for years but now I'm all into red-pink-orange-yellow , radiant colors)but your Tiffany blue ,is perfect ! My entrance hall is painted this color . And my house is painted...red !
I love your stamps ! Wish these existed here in Brazil !
Salut ,

9:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

love that bookcase and sad so see the color go though.

9:37 AM  
Anonymous kasia said...

The impress site is just AWESOME, especially all the card ideas. They are just perfect.
Thank you for showing me a place which started my day beautifully.

10:17 AM  
Anonymous Carrie said...

I, too, have been doing some stamping lately. I find that it can be hard to find stamps that are not juvenile. If you're interested in nature stamps, I strongly recommend checking out this company:

10:29 AM  
Anonymous joy said...

that book case is AMAZING! and love those whale stamps too..so cute!

10:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Love that bookcase!!!! Can't wait to see it painted.

The whale stamp is just adorable.

11:52 AM  
Blogger Moxie said...

The best thing about Impress is the great selection of duplex paper (paper this one color on one side, an a different color on the other). It's so great for stationery and invite projects.

12:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what kind of style is this book case? I'm assuming it's already been laquered once?
Tis' amazing.

12:44 PM  
Anonymous Annmarie Galvin said...

Hi - I, too, am being sucked into stamp-land...thanks for the new source!

Also...you simply must check out C2 Paints (c2color.com)..new company of designer colors and superior quality. Their oversized, single-color chips feature ACTUAL paint on the card - not printed - so no suprises once up on your wall. GORGEOUS...and the perfect robin'segg-aqua-tiffany color is......."A Capella"! Started as my son's nursery wall 4 years ago..now it's on EVERYTHING that doesn't move around here.

1:43 PM  
Blogger thirty-year-old secretary said...

I think you ought to leave the bookcase the color it is. It is scrumptious.

2:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should check out the English Stamp Co at www.englishstamp.com - they have some really lovely stuff.

2:36 PM  
Anonymous Caitlin said...

Another site for great stamps is www.amuseartstamps.com.

2:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm also sad that you are going to sand that color and finish off of the bookcase. What a unique and sumptuous coral-red.

3:15 PM  
Blogger design*sponge said...

wow! so glad you guys all like the bookcase. the red isn't the original color (my great aunt repainted it) so i feel ok about changing it. i didn't want to suck the fun out of it but the red clashes with our existing walls a little and the rest of the room has a lot of pink so i wanted to try to stay away from the pink/red family. we'll see what happens... ;)


3:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you should check out abby's stamps... she makes her own and them prints cards and stuff w/ them... she's updating her shop tomorrow:

4:04 PM  
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4:09 PM  
Blogger Ellen said...

What paint brand will you be using for your Tiffany blue bookcase project? Details/specifics please! :o)

4:26 PM  
Blogger design*sponge said...

i'm going to paint it on friday so i'll post details and pictures then. haven't bought the paint yet :)


5:05 PM  
Anonymous Kate said...

I LOVE the bookcase, too. Wonderful inheritance! I look forward to seeing the results. Could you photograph so we can see its setting, too? Please! :)

10:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i love the print on the (?) cushion in the last photo - where is this from?

4:01 AM  
Blogger design*sponge said...

the yellow cushions are by variegated (variegatedinc.com). i believe they're the "fall" pattern..


7:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wandered into the Kate's in midtown last Saturday during a group trip to manhattan - I feel so HIP knowing that i've actually BEEN to one of the cool places you mention!!!!! I also ate at Candle Cafe - loved it.


12:51 PM  
Blogger design*sponge said...

oh i hope you had fun, jen! next time you're in town let me know and i can suggest some fun shopping spots and restaurants that are off the beaten path :)


12:53 PM  
Blogger Darci said...

I am loving that bookcase...what a lovely inheritance...post the pictures when it is complete.

3:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ooooh I love rubber stamping! I made place cards for my wedding last summer using rubber stamps, and I had a blast! If you don't already know of it, this place is adorable and has an amazing selection of stamps: http://www.theinkpadnyc.com

And I absolutely love your inherited bookcase.
~ Emily

3:51 PM  
Anonymous caroline said...

your bookcase is amazing. i just had a flood of ideas. thank you.

12:38 AM  
Blogger poppy said...

how lucky are you to inherit this!

2:21 PM  
Anonymous Emily said...

Thanks for posting this, I'm so glad I found out about the whale stamp! I just stopped by Kate's this weekend and purchased it and the little cute owl that was next to it. So cute!

10:13 PM  

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