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The Dutch have a special word to describe “cosiness”, “comfort”, but it’s also something that goes a little beyond that. “Gezellig”. Pronounced correctly, it kinda sounds like you’re clearing your throat, but this blog explores its meaning by documenting experiences that make life richer and deeper; through food, family, and the making of a home.

Rifle Paper Co

by amanda on October 29, 2014

A client once told me that his department had done research into internet searches and it turns out that most people are incorrect about how they found a particular website. Apparently our memories fail us when we want to know exactly what brings us to a site in cyberspace. So if you are contacted by someone and you ask how they found you and they say “Oh, I just googled and found your website”, don’t hold too much faith in what they have to say…!

So I can’t tell you exactly how I stumbled upon Rifle Paper Co., except that I am so very glad I did. Not only is it a gem of a website to browse, the products they sell are to die for. I mean, just look at this wallpaper!

[All photos credits are Rifle Paper Co. with permission to reproduce]


The combination of blue and copper is right on the money, donchathink? And the greeting cards are exquisite:rifle-paper-co-breanne-thank-you-card-01-n_1

This one got me pretty excited, given our upcoming plans!  new-york-map-greeting-card-single-01_1Finally, who wouldn’t want to receive a present wrapped like this?

winter-wonderland-wrapping-sheets-01I’ve been designing some holiday cards for a local Christmas fair, and these designs certainly help with the inspiration!! Hope you get a chance to peruse their collection yourself!



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