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It ain’t a vacation without paper…

As I mentioned in this post, I’m a big fan of National Parks. I just got back from a much-needed vacation in Maine and had a wonderful time exploring Acadia. It was so beautiful! We went kayaking, biking, hiking, and eating (helllooo lobster!).

I’m embarrassed to admit that not once did I think about getting paper on this trip. It doesn’t sound like my brain at all!

On the drive back yesterday, we stopped in Belfast to take a break. Thanks to a tip from a store owner, I discovered Fiddlehead Artisan Supply, a store that opened just last month.

In the back of the store were several racks of paper in bright colors and patterns. On a table were two stacks of paper, not yet out on display. The store employee told me that I was free to paw leaf through the colorful sheets of (mostly) Indian prints. I also found out that the store owner is planning on expanding her selection to include Japanese prints.

I bought three different patterns:

Handmade printed papers from India

The colors are just singing to me.

If you can’t make it to Maine, you can buy two of the papers online at Paper Mojo, one of my favorite paper stores:

Due to a total lack of forethought, The Tube did not accompany me on this vacation. This most likely made my husband nervous when he saw me buying paper. I’d like to thank him for keeping his paper willies to himself.

I was able to snag another sticker for my tube:

Sticker from Fiddlehead Artisan Supply

Little things make me so happy. Now what to do with the paper…

4 Responses to “It ain’t a vacation without paper…”

By Ellen - 14 June 2011 Reply

Glad you had a good trip! A well-trained husband is such a good thing while art shopping.

By Elissa - 14 June 2011 Reply

Ellen –

I’m not sure I trained him – I think it’s a defense mechanism. Patient-husband-paper-shopping-waiting = happier wife.

Elissa

By LizzieMade - 14 June 2011 Reply

Make Books! That is what paper is best for … books, fabby books and more fabbier books…

Sounds like a wonderful vacation – must have been, if it made you “forget” about paper until you were coming home again! Glad you had fun.

By Elissa - 14 June 2011 Reply

Lizzie –

It was a great trip – now I just have to finish unpacking(ugh).

Elissa

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