One of the window displays
Another darling window display + my silhouette =)
Books and journals...ahhh, so lovely
Cute & practical agendas ~ Hands-down the best greeting cards
Wrapping papers, or as I like to call them - $4 art.
Some of the personalized examples
(They the entire back half of the store devoted
to designing and working with customers, but I
did not get a photo of it.)
I spy a shelf o' Moleskine! Plus, oh so much more.
Albums, pens, paperweights, luggage tags, and jotter notes!
Needless to say it was difficult to leave. I asked the owner for permission to feature the store on the blog today and take some pics with my phone. I love to see these independent sellers, and I want give the little boost they need to stay where they are by featuring them since stationery isn't really in the budget these days. While I was still teaching I was constantly picking up random notepads, pens, clips, notebooks, the sort of stuff with which this place was chocked-full.
I found some simple, masculine notecards that Zac wanted me to look for, so when the young lady was checking me out she commented, "You are such a self-sufficient shopper." I wanted to say, "Yes, and I will take one of everything." I have only told you about maybe one third of this amazing place. They have another location in uptown New Orleans on Magazine Street, which is the original store. She highly recommended seeing it, stating that it was a more personal and creative space. This one was located in the Lakeside Mall area in Metarie.
I asked the owner about a website since many of you are not in the New Orleans area. They have one, but simply for browsing and information, since a good bit of the merchandise is handmade from Europe. There is a section you can access here that features all of the magazines in which Scriptura has been featured, including Lucky and Travel+Leisure. If you are in the area please stop by and see these guys; you will not regret it.
A Note to Family & Friends:
I know some of you heard that I had to stay an extra day after the biopsy and MRI, but I am home and feeling well now, no problems. I will write about my trip tomorrow.