Recap: Spring Open House

Spring Open House | Iron Leaf Press

Last Saturday we had our Spring Open House at the studio. The studio is usually closed Saturdays, but we love doing seasonal events and give everyone a chance to visit!
Spring Open House | Iron Leaf Press

We partnered with our friends at Candle Barn Candles and Bare Root Designs for this event. We had a small selection of each of their goods. For those that missed their awesome goodies, Bare Root Designs just happens to be having a Facebook sale this Friday. Candle Barn Candles are often at NewBo City Market as well.
Spring Open House | Iron Leaf Press

We also had a few new spring goodies in the shop of our own. We’re also gearing up for the Lucky Star Market at the end of April as well, so lots of new items to come!Spring Open House | Iron Leaf Press

We’ve also had the foil stamper busy these last few weeks. New for spring, monograms in gold foil on 100% cotton paper are available in the studio or by custom order. They make great gifts for bridesmaids, newlyweds or mother’s day!

Thanks so much to all who came to visit this weekend! Can’t tell you how much it means to see all of you support Iron Leaf Press!

Thank You and Welcome Spring!

Welcome SpringJust a quick post to say thank you for all your encouraging words as I move forward with Project Bright Idea! I’ve been overwhelmed by all of your support! In the mean time, I’ve been making my list of to-dos (and neglecting my poor blog) and should have keys in hand next week!

Beyond my excitement about this new chapter for ILP, I’ve been loving this warmer weather! Spring has finally arrived in Iowa and my flowers are really starting to blossom. I think the “mini mingo” has helped.


Saturday Inspiration | Spring and Metallics

New Planter

And all the sudden, it’s May! This spring has been flying by, but the weather hasn’t really been too cooperative in Iowa. Earlier this week we hit highs in the 70’s and 80’s, only to end the week in 35 degree temperatures and lots of rain/snow across the state.

With the almost summer-y weather earlier this week, I decided to take a break from printing and do a bit of gardening. I’ve always enjoyed since a kid — mom would always let my brother and I help with the annual spring planting and I think that’s probably why I like it so much.

Mr. Pine Tree

I had purchased the cutest little tree from Bark and Bloom before the winter holidays (in part to say I had a real Christmas tree to compliment my aluminum one). He was in need of a bigger home when by the time spring came around and I stumbled upon this bronze vase/planter. I’ve been loving all the metallics in fashion, home decor, and paper goods this year, and thought this would be the perfect new home. Little Mr. Tree has been replanted and is hanging out with his new friend, Mr. Cactus. I’ve been known to have a bit of a black thumb, but Mr. Cactus has been sticking it out with me since 2005. The brass on the vintage planter also pairs nicely with the shine of his new neighbor.

Mr. Cactus

Let’s hope this weather straightens out and I can get the rest of my goodies planted!

The bronze planter was purchased at Menards, but I can’t seem to locate it online. Here are some similar metallic planters/vases from Etsy: copper planter from Sea and Asters, vintage copper vase from Amy’s Vintage Decorium, and copper and white vase from The Object Ethusiast.