Saturday, January 20, 2018

Postage Increase on January 21, 2018

The cost to mail a 1 oz letter increases from .49 to .50 on Sunday, January 21, 2018. The postcard rate will increase from .34 to .35. There's something soothing/correct to have the stamps at rounded numbers and not at odd/unusual numbers like it seems they have been for a long time. I have always missed seeing the denominations on the stamps. Ah, the good old days.


An additional ounce stamp remains at .21 and the cost to mail an overseas letter or postcard (1 oz or less) also remains unchanged at $1.15.

With the introduction of the Forever stamps (2007), it does make it convenient when the stamp prices increases to not have to go out and purchase more stamps or additional postage. Still, I miss having the amounts on the stamps. How about you?


Wednesday, January 10, 2018

A Visit to the Paper Patisserie

Welcome to the Paper Patisserie store in the Cathedral Hill area of St Paul, Minnesota. It's a beautiful area of the capitol city with tree lined streets, wide sidewalks and wonderful coffee shops such as Nina's Coffee Cafe which is just a few steps from Paper Patisserie.
The welcoming front door to the building greets you with old, well-worn brass and wood. Once you're in the building, you will still need to enter the store which is immediately to your right.
Welcome! Isn't this quaint?
The first thing that caught my eye was this book lamp. Don't you love it?!
I'm drawn to the desk with it's small drawers and inviting space.
How about this massive collection of Clairefontaine notebooks? Small, medium, large- they've got them all!
So this owl was there and tried to talk me into taking him home. Maybe next time!
Who doesn't love a collection of waxes and seals? I have some of each but just do not use them enough to go through them very quickly, so they last a long time.
Pens, pens and more pens.
This lovely typewriter pencil holder was one of my favorite finds
The wall of gifts and, more importantly, paper!
New file folders, anyone? Yes, please.
This aisle is bordered by the large glass windows that let in the Minnesota sunshine.
Here's a view of the front door from the inside.
Looking back before I leave, purchases in hand, ready to go outside and brave the Minnesota winter.
Goodbye, Paper Patiserie, until we meet again!