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
Just this past spring, a new friend from the east coast introduced me to Arzberger Stationers. He believes they create such a beautifully engraved product that I should offer it at TT Patton.
Double-thick card some with borders, some without, engraved in taupe ink. Envelopes lined in three very different liners.
After doing a little research, I learned that Arzberger is a small business with a big product. They create beautifully engraved stationery and invitations using an intimate design process with their retailers around the country. As a local small business, it’s not only important to be able to meet the high quality standards of our clients with great products, but also to offer supreme customer service. Arzberger makes that easy with quick proofs, fast production times on engraved products and the ability to create truly bespoke stationery.
Social stationery, engraved in charcoal ink on bright white stock with charcoal liner.
But I selected Arzberger because their philosophy of fine paper is aligned with TT Patton. A note or invitation should “flatter the recipient” and create a “moment of expectation” when they open it. The “subtlest things are the most powerful”. And when you have an “appreciation for the creative outcome and the process, engraving is a delicacy unmatched by any other printing process.”
Please take a few minutes to view the video to capture a glimpse into the process behind each carefully considered piece of work they create. Plus I’m sure you’ll enjoy getting to know our new creative partner, Arzberger Stationers.
We want to create something wonderful for you, that will be cherished. Regardless if it is a simple monogrammed note or a wedding invitation, they all deserved to be crafted at the highest quality, and customized just for you. Please stop in to begin the design process.
I posted this photo on the TT Patton Facebook page yesterday with a post that read: “Placed five orders for custom holiday cards this week. Of course so soon….it takes time to create all this fabulousness!”
I received a private message from a fan stating “fabulousness is not a word”. Really? I made it up. But just in case you want to know what I was thinking as I was making it up…here you go.
It starts from the root fabulous. You know, cool, outstanding, breathtaking, superb, marvelous, etc. But I needed it to sound better, bigger, cooler than just fabulous. Plus fabulous is so overused. So I added “ness”. I’m sure I’m not the first and I won’t be the last. It’s for fun. It’s to entertain. I mean really, this blog is purely “passions of a stationery shop owner.”
The real message in the photo is TT Patton has some of the best vendors in stationery design. These creative directors can cook up some very fun, serious, flamboyant, conservative and whimsical designs just to name a few. But creating all this “FABULOUSNESS” takes time. So I urge you to start planning for your holiday party invitations, holiday greeting cards, …well, ….now!