When approached to carry a newly created lined of wall sheets I was intrigued. Not just by the concept but by the content. The wall sheets are handmade replicas of the sketches and pencil drawings of José Thenée of Argentina, arguably the best blacksmith in the world during the 1920′s. His creations of lanterns and candelabras adorn embassies, government buildings, churches and private mansions all over Buenos Aires.
Now you can get a little bit of José Thenée right here in Barrington. The wall sheets are made by hand, one at a time, to preserve the look and feel of the original art work. Using your own creative energy the sheets come together to form a visually interesting wall display of art. Over 50 different pieces of José Thenée’s work are included in the wall display package so you can customize your design to fit your own space. We did. Now all I need is that bottle of Nicolas Granata Malbec (2007) distributed by my friends at Branwar Wines in Texas to finish the mood.
The José Thenée collection also includes select 11X17 sheets for individual framing, notelettes for jotting notes and of course note cards. Those with an appreciation for architecture, pencil sketching and anything paper will love this collection.
José Thenée Notelettes and Note Cards
Are you still wondering what’s on the other side of this big camera? They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, I think a few words can create thousands of pictures. I worked with a pretty cool film director Randy Young of TAP Productions to pull together this short segment for TT Patton. He started with only a few words…
Have you made a difference
Spread some joy
Had a thought
Have you cared enough for someone to say
I love you
Have you written lately?
TT Patton, Barrington
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If you want to start a conversation this time of the year when you walk into a stationery shop, ask this question, “Do people still send holiday cards in the mail when they can send them online?” Arrgh! That’s like going to the dentist asking do people still get their teeth cleaned when there are electronic toothbrushes. Or do people still bake cookies when they can buy them in the grocery store. Or better yet, why cook at all in your own kitchen when there’s probably a restaurant for every food you can imagine.
In the past week or so, over 3500 holiday cards were picked up from TT Patton for mailing; some for business, some for family and friends. For some, it’s the only time of the year they send cards through the mail. In the digital era, it can be hard to get noticed or recognized. But studies have shown people open handwritten envelopes before any other mail they receive. I’ve repeated this study in my home and it’s true!
So in these busy times, take a moment to order or pick up some holiday greeting cards, dig out your address book and spend some quiet time connecting with family and friends. And if you’re lucky, you might be one of those 3500 special families to receive a beautiful holiday card from TT Patton.