Friday, March 12, 2010

Week's End - The Plum Plum

It is a very plum plum.. -Count Laszlo de Almásy, The English Patient (film/screenplay).

As soon as I read that Toronto's Hazel Smith of The Clever Pup had opened an etsy shop, I clicked over to The Plum Plum. Familiar with Hazel's paintings from her charming blog, I was delighted to see some reproduced on paper goods. So far, there are a couple of journals, sepia postcards, & The Plum Tarts.

The latter are Hazel's marvellously evocative paintings of les femmes fatales & artist's models of the 1920s Paris art scene. Now they grace blank note cards (glossy card stock/4.25 x 5.5 inches with white envelopes) in a set of four (or separately). These are high-quality, well-priced cards. I ordered a set o' Tarts & two Marie cards. Problem: how to allow the cards go, to fulfill their destiny. Solution: I've ordered the Marie notebook & look forward to showing it off at the Phillips Collection café soon. I'm convinced that it will add to my aura of mystery & general savoir-faire. (Allow me my delusion-illusions.)

The Plum Plum is la crème de la crème. Well done & congratulations to Hazel. Now, let's keep her busy!

bonne nuit/bon week-end

[collage images by Hazel Smith/The Plum Plum/all rights reserved]


Julie@beingRUBY said...

Wonderful Susan
I love seeing what creative people are up to.. These are truly delightful and so much more interesting for gift giving than what you find in the shops. I'm going to pop over and look... and yes.. I think the Marie Notebook will elevate your status tremendously .. haha

Have a great weekend.. xx Julie

Giulia said...

I encourage everyone to pop over. I expected quality from Hazel, but these surpassed my expectations.

Glad you approve of my plans re: Phillips. Hey, in the City of Self Promoters, this is tame. Sadly.

Tina Tarnoff said...

I love Hazels Parisian ladies. I just ordered Dora notebook and can't wait to start using it! xoxo

Giulia said...

Tina--yay. I wish you were here (or I was in SF) & we could take our respective notebooks to a cafe. I remember your comment about Dora & your shared Croatian history.

lettuce said...

ooh these are lovely, I shall go over and have a look