Kate & Birdie Fall Designs

Park bench notebook by Kate & Birdie

I’m so anxious for fall to arrive! Can’t wait to cozy up to a warm fire with a good book in hand as soon as the temperatures begin to drop … even if they only drop 10 or 15 degrees!

The wonderful folks over at Kate & Birdie have a line of some of the loveliest paper goods perfect for the fall season. I’m in total love (okay, lust) with their peach berries wrapping paper (you probably haven’t seen the last of peaches on the blog yet).

Kate & Birdie cards and gift wrap / featured on dearestnature.com

And who says you have to wait until the holidays to send a card? Happiness can come in many forms, especially sending an unexpected greeting in the the mail. Hop over to Kate & Birdie and scoop up a little happiness to send to your loved ones this fall.

About Donaville Herrick

Donaville is the Founder of Dearest Nature and also Co-Founder and Creative Director of Hello Hello Hi. When visions of nature and web design aren't dancing in her head, she enjoys spending time with her three munchkins, baking cupcakes, and trying her hand at various crafts. Follow her on Twitter to stay updated with her day-to-day musings.

Monstrous Fun from Quill & Fox

Lochness postcard by Quill & Fox

The brilliantly talented Portlander illustrator Yas Imamura of Quill & Fox strikes (genius) again! Yas, whose terrarium cards were featured on our blog a while back by Eva Black, recently unleashed some of the most clever and fun paper goods, ripe for the picking and sending.

A favorite of mine? Big Foot! I love the way his leg swoops down into his name on the postcard.

Quill & Fox monsters / featured on dearestnature.com

Legendary beasts never looked so good! Be sure to check out the rest of the new items over at Yas’ shop.

About Donaville Herrick

Donaville is the Founder of Dearest Nature and also Co-Founder and Creative Director of Hello Hello Hi. When visions of nature and web design aren't dancing in her head, she enjoys spending time with her three munchkins, baking cupcakes, and trying her hand at various crafts. Follow her on Twitter to stay updated with her day-to-day musings.

Branch & Olive

It’s been a while since we’ve featured stationery on the blog, so how about something fresh from Branch & Olive, created by Canadian artist Jill Hoff. I adore the way Jill presents her products, set against a neutral background that really makes the colors in a lot of her cards stand out and the way she cleverly incorporated elements of a certain card’s design into the backdrop as well. Absolutely genius!

cards by branch and olive

About Donaville Herrick

Donaville is the Founder of Dearest Nature and also Co-Founder and Creative Director of Hello Hello Hi. When visions of nature and web design aren't dancing in her head, she enjoys spending time with her three munchkins, baking cupcakes, and trying her hand at various crafts. Follow her on Twitter to stay updated with her day-to-day musings.

Arbori Cards

The cards available from Arbori Cards are the sort that I’d want to buy multiples of — one to send to a penpal and one to keep for myself to hang as art on my wall. Luckily most of the cards are sold in sets in of at least two, so it’s as though shop owner Gena of Brooklyn, New York, knew ahead of time someone like me would crave more than one!

arbori cards

All of the botanicals pictured in Arbori Cards were gathered by Gena in “New York City’s urban ecosystems, whether they be wild, well-cultivated, neglected, or invaded.” Check out Gena’s Etsy profile to learn more about her and her shop.

About Donaville Herrick

Donaville is the Founder of Dearest Nature and also Co-Founder and Creative Director of Hello Hello Hi. When visions of nature and web design aren't dancing in her head, she enjoys spending time with her three munchkins, baking cupcakes, and trying her hand at various crafts. Follow her on Twitter to stay updated with her day-to-day musings.

Sprout Notes

Photo by Sarah Hart

It used to be that finding stylish and eco-friendly paper goods were hard to come by. But lately, talented designers have been coming out of the woodwork with brilliantly designed environmentally friendly stationery.

Case in point: our very own friend and contributor Sarah Hart who sells a variety of greeting cards and a notebook, all of which are elegantly designed and illustrated and encourage making the earth more beautiful.

sprout notes by Hart to Heart

Sarah offers a unique variety of 10 different cards that contain flower seeds that are symbolic to each card. Be sure to check out the rest in Sarah’s shop and leave a kind note on her facebook page for the beauty she’s creating. Or tell her in person! If you live in or near Nova Scotia, you can see Sarah and her Sprout Notes at the Halifax Crafters Spring Show on May 5 – 6.

About Donaville Herrick

Donaville is the Founder of Dearest Nature and also Co-Founder and Creative Director of Hello Hello Hi. When visions of nature and web design aren't dancing in her head, she enjoys spending time with her three munchkins, baking cupcakes, and trying her hand at various crafts. Follow her on Twitter to stay updated with her day-to-day musings.