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Spotlight on Holly Holden

Holly Holden, founder and principal of Holly Holden & Company, Ltd., has specialized in classic, old-school interior design for over 25 years. From charming chintz to Chippendale chairs, and horses to headbands, Holly shares the “secret” nuances of inherited manners, preppy patina, and gracious gentility in her weekly e-newsletter, “Mummy’s Monday Manners”, along with her …

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The U.S Postal Service honors Oscar de la Renta

Fashion meets mail with the beautiful new stamps honoring fashion icon Oscar de la Renta. The official Dedication Ceremony on February 16th, 2017 was a momentous occasion that brought together people from all different industries in honoring the late designer. We were thrilled to attend the event, which featured remarks by Oscar de La Renta …

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Vintage Valentine’s Day Greetings

The roots of Valentine’s Day can be traced back to Ancient Rome, though the modern incarnation of the Holiday didn’t begin until the turn of the 19th century.This article in Town & Country Magazine illustrates a brief history of how Valentine’s Day has evolved and why the tradition of sending greeting cards has become a …

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National Handwriting Day 2017

Our handwriting’s just one of the many facets of ourselves. January 23rd is officially known as “National Handwriting Day” as it falls on the birthday of John Hancock, the first person to sign The Declaration of Independence. The Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association started this holiday in 1977 to acknowledge the history of penmanship and to …

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Spotlight on Marcardin Calligraphy

We sat down with Heather Brock of Marcardin Calligraphy to talk about her beginnings as a calligrapher and how she became inspired to start her own company.  Q: “Marcardin” is such a unique name. Can you please tell us the significance of why you chose that name for your company? HB: The name Marcardin is very …

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