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You may remember that my sister in law Olivia owns
a fabulous letterpress studio in Berkeley.

She makes THE most amazingly beautiful cards, stationary, prints, etc.
Last week I gave her a call and was
wondering about getting some business cards made up- in a hurry!
She and I chatted about what I was looking for and
what design would best represent my blog.

I wanted a card that stood out among hundreds.
Something that was unique, pretty & stylish.
Simple & elegant
something that said French Cottage

She came up with this design in just a couple of days and emailed it to me.
The proof was amazing and I loved it right away
but the finished business cards arrived today
are they gorgeous!!
It's hard to tell from my photos- but these are similar to embossed cards
the design is pressed- right down to the pale pink stripes.

Via does all of her printing by hand on old, antique letterpress machines.
She designs her pieces and presses them start to finish herself with the help
of just a couple of friends in the shop.
She is an incredible artist and her work really makes an impression.

Thank you SO much!!

If you are looking for fantastic stationary
postcards, business cards, wedding invitations, etc.
go over and visit Via at Olive Route.

You will love whatever she designs and presses for you.
She has been in MARTHA STEWART
more than once and just pressed for a celebrity client
(who shall remain unnamed for now! )
She has an etsy store with ready to go treasures
but would be happy to do a custom design
for you for whatever you need.

Stop over and say 'Hi'
tell her I sent you!


  1. Olivia did a fantastic job. They are beautiful.

  2. Oh they're gorgeous!! Have fun using them!!

  3. I will have to check her site out. I love my business card to bits but am in the market for some other special goods.

    Your card is beautiful by the way!

  4. Hi Courtney...

    Ohhh...your new business cards are just gorgeous, my friend! Your SIL did a fabulous job with the design! They really do represent you and your lovely blog soooo very well! I'm just tickled pink for you! I'll have to go and check out V's etsy shop! Thank you so much for sharing your new cards with us...and the info for Olive Route!!!

    Well dear friend, I do hope that my note is finding you and your sweet family all doing well! I have been so crazy busy this summer that I have fallen behind on my blogging and correspondence! Hopefully, I can get caught up and join in with your Friday party soon!

    Warmest summery wishes,

  5. Love those, Courtney. I have thought about getting cards, too. A lot of times people will ask the name of my blog and it would be great to just hand them a card.

  6. they are absolutely lovely and perfect ;-)

  7. Wow! Is she talented! Love your cards- each one is a work of art! xo Diana

  8. Wow, simply stunning! Olivia did an amazing job. I'll have to have a peek at her shop. Thanks for sharing. ~ Catie

  9. these are so great! love them.

  10. Your cards are so gorgeous, Courtney! I love letterpress printing. Olivia did a wonderful job.

    Hope you're having a good week :)

  11. Love your stunning new business cards!

  12. Those are absolutely gorgeous Courtney! They totally look like "you"! :-)

  13. Just beautiful! I would love passing those out too! Christie

  14. Your cards are beautiful!! I can't wait to look at the rest of her things. Thanks for sharing!

  15. those are gorgeous Courtney, she is a talent!

  16. The cards are simply elegant in every way! I love them! This is my first time to your blog and I hope to be back again! Please visit my new blog at see what I am up to!

  17. Your cards are simply gorgeous. :D You have been a busy bee while I've been under the weather. I am over here catching-up on your blog.

    Ricki Jill

    PS Love the Louis chair :D