Thursday, November 19, 2015

Lesley Austin's Swoony Papery Goodness

Do you know Lesley Austin? If you don't, you should. She's one of my favorite people on the internet. I was first introduced to Lesley by Lissa, way back when Lesley ran Small Meadow Press. I fell head over heels for her swoony papery goods -- notecards, postcards, gift tags, calendars, wall hangings. Things that looked like this:

Photo courtesy of Lesley Austin 

Small Meadow Press has since been reimagined and its current incarnation could be called Swoon-y Papery Goods, Plus Some (except that Lesley's names for things are much lovelier than that.) The "Plus Some" means that in addition to the beautiful planners and calendars that Lesley sells in her Small Meadow Etsy shop -- things like this:

Lesley's Wild Simplicity Daybook

-- she also offers the beauty of her papery goods in an electronic form at Small Meadow Post. I've gotten a little bit addicted to sending these beautiful e-greetings, which feature a combination of Lesley's photography, soft illustrations, vintage pictures culled and collected over the years, and gentle messages for all occasions. 

In addition to the all of the above, Lesley runs Wisteria and Sunshine, a private membership site where women gather for conversation and encouragement, in a gentle atmosphere of support. 

Right now, Lesley is gathering all of her wares into a "Wild Simplicity Basket." She is offering a year-long membership in Wisteria and Sunshine, a year-long subscription to Small Meadow Post, and a 10% discount on all the handmade, beautiful items in her Etsy shop. Details about that offering are here, at Wisteria and Sunshine. 

So, go visit Lesley! 

(This is not a sponsored post and I am not receiving any compensation of any kind for it. I'm sharing the information because I love Lesley's work and her kind, gentle spirit, and I hope to help her spread the word.) 


sarah said...

Lesley is one of the loveliest (and talented) people on the internet.

Karen Edmisten said...

Indeed she is!

Lesley Austin said...

Oh, Karen! I'm just finding this and am overwhelmed and so pleased to find such kind appreciation and sharing. Thank you deeply.

Karen Edmisten said...

My pleasure, Lesley!