And speaking of tulips, remember these red and yellow ones from our friends’ garden a few weeks back? The ones that my mother would love pictures of? As it so happens, I was able to make something of all that and her love of abstract florals with the help of the lovely Pinhole Press.
With Mother’s Day coming up, it was the perfect opportunity to get my mom stocked up on some pretty paper products, each featuring a different design from the photos I took. Pinhole Press specializes in beautiful paper products, nearly all with that uncoated print look to keep with it’s minimal, no-fuss, all about the picture aesthetic. Usually people use these products to feature other people – fresh, doe-eyed babies come to mind. But true to her Eastern European stock, my mom has always been a bit uncomfortable with featuring herself or people in general on products so it finally hit me – why don’t we just put in photos of things she loves. And that would be abstract flowers…
I put together two of the large notebooks – my favorite. The photographs that are more abstract in nature turn out best with the thin white border framing them, and the inside has that dreamy white paper than any liquid ink could love (um, can you tell I’m a pen and paper junkie?). Along with that was a a little notepad with her initials and inside, each sheet featured a shot of the tulips. Finally, monogrammed notecards rounded out the set – of all the products, these are the ones I’d least be likely to do again, just because with such vibrant colors, they bleed over the edge and you can see the white border of the paper, especially anywhere the corner might take a hit and I’m a stickler for that. But I love the notion of personalized stationery with monogram on one side, and something meaningful on the other – they would be even better in a foldover card so I’m hoping they get those incorporated by Father’s Day. The colors of the whole set are striking, and it looks impressive all tied together in kraft paper, with a little ribbon and card. Mother’s Day? Check.
Photos by The New Diplomat’s Wife.
All products c/o Pinhole Press.