my name is nancy.
i'm a girl realizing
a once-upon-a-time dream
of running a small shoppe
filled with things tiny
and precious. parcel, by
dictionary definition, means
a package; a collection of
things. this journal takes
a peek inside the parcel.
love this simple image of a sailor boy found in one of my 1930's children's art books. sweet!
never needing a real reason to celebrate at parcel, we dolled up our front table with festive patriotic paper fans, poufs, festoons and flags. swung from trees, tents, porch lights, we'd be tempted to keep these hanging out all year 'round!
we got crafty with ribbons, buttons and other findings to create our own simple jewelry and medallions for the occasion. cute as lapel pins or gift toppings!
Recently we were assigned to make a custom Parcel theme box (http://www.shopparcel.com/store.html) for a customer who loves paper and paper crafting, making flowers, ribbons, vintage millinery, and all things pretty and Parcel-y!
Here was the finished product:
What a happy gift to receive! Hope you loved it Alice! Happy Birthday!
I know this is last minute, but TOMORROW SATURDAY JUNE 9th is the PARCEL SIDEWALK SALE!
If you missed our Parcel General Store, now is the chance to make it up to yourself! We'll be putting many interesting "Parcel-ized" wares on display outdoors, along with many other of our fellow businesses (such as Little Cricket, Blackbird Lane and the Montclair Book Center, just to name a few) along Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. We'll also be offering 15% OFF on ALL IN-STORE GOODIES (not including custom orders). Starts at 10am runs until 6pm. Get there at the start for the best pickings!
PARCEL 559 BLOOMFIELD AVENUE, MONTCLAIR, NJ. 973. 744.7700 for any additional info. www.shopparcel.com
in light of our endless HUGO inspiration, this cool assortment of pocket and wrist watch parts from an avid clock collector is just awaiting a new creative twist. tiny gears, faces of all shapes and sizes, clock hands, i especially love the empty pocket case....what a great vessel for a cool mini diorama! think of the possibilities!!