Over the holiday weekend we went up to Portsmouth, NH for a family celebration (meeting a new baby!). While there we were excited to finally visit Gus & Ruby Letterpress. Their location on the main drag is perfectly located in the heart of boutiques and fabulous shops.
Inside is just as wonderful with exposed brick walls and painted tin ceiling. Their displays are simple, bright and eye-catching.
I love the painted chandelier in their custom invitation nook, which has albums from some of the greatest design houses in the country (in case anyone is looking beyond Albertine for their invitations).
Sadie and Gus made friends while I walked around admiring the shop.
Their shop is a wonderfully curated, warm and inviting space that is exactly what I imagine for my own retail space one day (at the front of a studio storefront, of course - one can dream). We have a special relationship with Sam and Whitney, the owners of the shop, as they took a letterpress workshop with us a few years back. I was so excited to see them again at the Stationery Show the next year when they told me they were opening their own store and of course they'd be carrying some Albertine Press goodies. We are so excited to be part of the store from before the beginning!
Read some of their great finds (yes, us included) at this year's NSS on their blog.