Shop Visit: Oblation Papers & Press

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Located in Portland’s vibrant Pearl District, Oblation Papers & Press is a gem of a shop — a veritable wonderland for those who appreciate paper goods. Starting out in 1989 with a line of papers handmade using local plants and recycled fibers, owners Ron and Jennifer Rich began working with a 19th century printing press to create custom letterpress wedding invitations. They opened their current location in 1998 and continue to offer custom invitations and announcements via their print shop, urban paper mill, and retail shop. Oblation has a huge selection of artful cards, stationery, paper, ephemera and specialized items such as Italian correspondence cards, French wax seals, fountain pens, photo albums and journals. They even stock raw materials for bookbinding and office supplies.

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The large, well-stocked retail space is warm and inviting with lots of historical charm. Upon entering, you’ll immediately find a huge selection of greeting cards covering all occasions, including: congratulations, well wishing, birthdays, engagements, anniversaries, thank you, holidays and everything in between. There are wonderful cards from local makers, such as Old School Stationers, national favorites, like Snow & Graham and Oblation’s own designs. Peppered throughout the space you’ll also find journals, pens, and small gifts such as books and handmade soaps. There is also a party section with place cards, coasters, invitations, cookbooks and other lovely things for your even or as great hostess gifts.

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Heading to the other side of Oblation, you’ll find a large selection of fine paper, wrapping paper, more journals, books, and cards, and the Wrapping Bar where you can pick up all manner of fun items to help you create the perfect package. This side of the space is also where you can catch a glimpse of the impressive printing press in action! Oblation’s amazing staff is always available to consult regarding any custom printing needs you may have. Really though, one doesn’t have to need something particular to visit — you’ll either find something you didn’t know you needed or else just thoroughly enjoy perusing their amazing merchandise.

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Oblation is located at 516 NW 12th Avenue and is open Monday through Saturday from 10AM–6PM and Sunday from 12PM–5PM. Follow Oblation Papers & Press on Facebook AND you can shop online.

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This post and photographs are by Honey Kennedy contributor Allison Burt-Tilden. Make sure to visit Allison’s lovely blog Votre Grande Soeur

Floral Beauties

My dear friend and amazing hairdresser, Kassandra Sommerville, showed me these stunning photos with her hair and makeup work a while back and I’m so happy to be able to share them now. Kassandra and wonderful floral designer Judith Edwards collaborated on these dreamy portraits of some lovely local ladies and worked with photographer Lane Oliveri to capture the beauty. I love that you can tell that they took a lot of time sketching out the floral piece, hairstyle and makeup for each model. Kassandra thinks that every woman should have a beautiful portrait of herself that she loves and can pass down to family members or just keep to admire over the years. Love that idea! You can see lots more inspiring makeovers at @kassandrasommerville on Instagram.

Portlanders — schedule hair and/or makeup with Kassandra and flower fun with Judith.

SHAEDYN MANN
Crown of stock, anenome, ranunculus, and flowering heather
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DEVIN DAVIS
White Football Mum (Chrysanthemum) with dusty miller and dried celosia plumosa
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REBECCA WALL
Stock — one of Judith’s favorites for the fragrance and ruffly texture of the buds
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ALELA DIANE
Asymmetrical hair pieces made of anenome, yellow hyperacum berry
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SAKIKO SETAKA
Ranunculus, anenome, yellow hyperacum berry, dried celosia plumosa, and myrtle
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CAROLYN GRIGAR
Dried celosia plumosa, ranunculus, flowering heather and dusty miller
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LILA PILCHER
Wreath of dried celosia plumosa, yellow hyperacum berries, and flowering heather
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ANNA MARIE COOPER
Flowering heather, dried celosia plumosa, white ranunculus
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MAYA ATTAR
Wreath of dried celosia plumosa, flowering heather, and myrtle leaves
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CREDITS
Photography: Lane Oliveri
Floral Design: Judith Edwards
Hair + Makeup: Kassandra Sommerville
Models: Rebecca Wall, Devon Davis, Anna Marie Cooper, Maya Attar, Shaedyn Mann, Lila Pilcher, Carolyn Grigar, Alela Diane, Sakiko Setaka
Capelets: Eve in Eden

Best of Honey Kennedy 2014: July, Aug, Sept

Hello! Here is the third installment of the most popular Honey Kennedy posts from 2014. Here we have July, August and September and there are a lot of wonderful posts to peruse. Get comfy with your favorite cup of cheer and fall down the HK rabbit hole. Have fun! xx

MORE NEW YEAR’S EVE FUN:
NEW YEAR’S EVE HAIR IDEASNYE PARTY DRESSESRED LIPSTICK PICKSCHAMPAGNE DRINKS & SUPPLIESMUSIC MIXES!

JULY ♡ Alexandra and bridal were always meant to be together. View entire post.
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JULY ♡ So much good stuff in this little shop! View entire post.
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JULY ♡ Many many lovely personal care products. View entire post.
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JULY ♡ A phenomenal jewelry collection. View entire post.
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JULY ♡ So many shoes to covet! View entire post.
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JULY ♡ Annie’s darling collection of bags. View entire post.
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JULY ♡ Still really enjoying this wonderful little shop. View entire post.
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JULY ♡ The loveliest creations to hold your jewels. View entire post.
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JULY ♡ One of my favorite collections in 2014! View entire post.
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JULY ♡ Stunning ceramics that remind me of some fave vintage pieces I have. View entire post.
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AUG ♡ These ladies always have amazing things in the shop. View entire post.
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AUG ♡ My recipe for Cardamom Rose Vanilla Cashew Milk. View entire post.
Honey Kennedy recipe: Cardamom Rose Vanilla Cashew Milk

AUG ♡ I want all the gorgeous linen clothing! View entire post.
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AUG ♡ Such an adventure — inspiring travels and jewels. View entire post.
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AUG ♡ I love their denim… and everything else. View entire post.
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AUG ♡ I love this jewelry collection made here in Portland. View entire post.
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AUG ♡ A little shop and studio visit with Betsy & Iya. View entire post.
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AUG ♡ This whole dark lookbook is amazing. View entire post.
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AUG ♡ All these scarves are works of art. View entire post.
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AUG ♡ This collection and lookbook are SO charming and fun! View entire post.
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SEPT ♡ Absolutely wonderful housewares always. View entire post.
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SEPT ♡ I want ALL the bags and scarves. View entire post.
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SEPT ♡ Another favorite collection from 2014 — so much love. View entire post.
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SEPT ♡ My favorite jewelry collection that Christine has created to date. View entire post.
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SEPT ♡ Love love love this sweet collection. View entire post.
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SEPT ♡ SO MANY cute pieces in Lauren’s collection — it’s kind of insane. View entire post.
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SEPT ♡ Monika’s dreamiest lookbook and jewels yet. View entire post.
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SEPT ♡ Wonderful pieces on their own and styled together. View entire post.
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SEPT ♡ A fun interview with inspiring designer and business owner Geneine Honey. View entire post.
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SEPT ♡ The first lookbook from this amazing Portland jewelry shop. View entire post.
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Best of Honey Kennedy 2014: April, May, June

Hello again! Here are more popular Honey Kennedy posts rounded up from 2014. These fun ones are from April, May and June. I hope you find some wonderful things. I always enjoy these refreshers too. It’s amazing to revisit so many magical designs and experiences all over again. So many posts over so many hours! I get to know so many talented, kind and interesting people. Thanks you for reading Honey Kennedy and sharing this place with me — it really means so much to me. HAPPY NEW YEAR!! xo

P.S. Make sure to check out: Best of Honey Kennedy 2014: Jan, Feb & March

MORE NEW YEAR’S EVE FUN:
NEW YEAR’S EVE HAIR IDEASNYE PARTY DRESSESRED LIPSTICK PICKSCHAMPAGNE DRINKS & SUPPLIESMUSIC MIXES!

APRIL ♡ This London milliner makes fantastic hats. View entire post.
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APRIL ♡ I adore this cute collection of scarves that Leah designed. View entire post.
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APRIL ♡ A wonderful lookbook from these PDX comeback kids. View entire post.
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APRIL ♡ I still can’t shut up about all Eric’s designs. View entire post.
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APRIL ♡ I love marble errything — including these jewels. View entire post.
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APRIL ♡ I love that these dresses work in all seasons depending on your layers. View entire post.
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APRIL ♡ SO BEAUTIFUL. This collection killed it. View entire post.
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APRIL ♡ Finding this shop was super. View entire post.
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APRIL ♡ I think this was my favorite collection by Emily so far. View entire post.
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APRIL ♡ WATERMELON DRESS. These guys always have fun collections. View entire post.
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APRIL ♡ I still love my pretty leather purse. View entire post.
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MAY ♡ I’d like to step into this lookbook right now. View entire post.
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MAY ♡ Some amazing wallpaper I’m thinking of using. View entire post.
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MAY ♡ So many sweet designs — I love the little guys. View entire post.
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MAY ♡ I always adore Alexandra’s work. View entire post.
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MAY ♡ I want 90% of the jewels in Erica’s shop. View entire post.
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MAY ♡ I’m still loving these simple bags. View entire post.
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MAY ♡ VERY dreamy housewares. View entire post.
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MAY ♡ So many enchanting dresses from this lovely lady. View entire post.
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MAY ♡ All of Tara-Lyn’s knits are insanely beautiful. View entire post.
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MAY ♡ Cute swimsuits in super flattering styles. View entire post.
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MAY ♡ I always love their designs, but not their fabric content. View entire post.
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MAY ♡ I own some of the pieces from this rad collaboration. View entire post.
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JUNE ♡ Heather and Jonathan’s new shop is a beauty. View entire post.
Milk Milk Lemonade shop // Honey Kennedy

JUNE ♡ Everything these guys do is AMAZING. View entire post.
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JUNE ♡ So. Much. Love. This collection is phenomenal. View entire post.
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JUNE ♡ Rosemary’s artwork is a favorite 2014 discovery for sure. View entire post.
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JUNE ♡ One of Stella’s moons is pretty high up on my wish list. View entire post.
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JUNE ♡ My magical birthday giveaway was INSANE. View entire post.
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JUNE ♡ Gimme all the dazzle. View entire post.
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JUNE ♡ I still want to smell this fragrance line. View entire post.
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JUNE ♡ I still want one of these iPad cases — so clever! View entire post.
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JUNE ♡ More sweet shoes to daydream about. View entire post.
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JUNE ♡ I’m so into these modern hieroglyphs on classic handmade vessels. View entire post.
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JUNE ♡ This 2015 resort collection has A LOT of great pieces. View entire post.
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Best of Honey Kennedy 2014: Jan, Feb & March

Hello! I hope everyone had a lovely holiday! I’m wrapping up the last few days of 2014 with a look back at some popular Honey Kennedy posts from the past year. Maybe you’ll discover something wonderful for the first time or maybe you’ll get to revisit posts you enjoyed the first time around. Sit back, relax and get a cup of something nice to sip. Thank you all so much for hanging out with me day after day. I really look forward to spending 2015 with you. HAPPIEST NEW YEAR TO YOU!! xx Jen

MORE NEW YEAR’S EVE FUN:
NEW YEAR’S EVE HAIR IDEASNYE PARTY DRESSESRED LIPSTICK PICKSCHAMPAGNE DRINKS & SUPPLIESMUSIC MIXES!

JAN ♡ When we entered the Year of the Horse. View entire post.
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JAN ♡ Loved this lookbook and cozy space. View entire post.
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JAN ♡ When I first fell in love with Elizabeth’s designs. View entire post.
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JAN ♡ The opening of Kristen’s amazing PDX cafe, Maurice. View entire post.
Maurice PDX // Honey Kennedy

JAN ♡ Shaina’s simple spring collection was perfect. View entire post.
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JAN ♡ These sisters made such a beautiful collection and lookbook. View entire post.
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JAN ♡ I LOOOOVE these stools from NY. View entire post.
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JAN ♡ Some face stuff I still love this year. View entire post.
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JAN ♡ A very dreamy summer collection. View entire post.
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JAN ♡ Everything Margaret Howell does makes me happy. View entire post.
Margaret Howell SS2014 >> Honey Kennedy

JAN ♡ A collection inspired by Twin Peaks. View entire post.
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JAN ♡ I always adore the designs Morgane comes up with. View entire post.
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FEB ♡ When one of my fave shops went online. View entire post.
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FEB ♡ Lovely location and lovely lookbook. View entire post.
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FEB ♡ The packaging, the illustrations & the scent. View entire post.
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FEB ♡ Lion! Fantastic imagery from Tim Walker. View entire post.
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FEB ♡ Ballet vibes with some dreamy dazzle.View entire post.
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FEB ♡ I adore all these illustrations so much. View entire post.
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FEB ♡ I loved this entire collection — so good! View entire post.
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FEB ♡ It’s all somehow simple, classic & grand. View entire post.
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FEB ♡ Always so many charming details from these Brits. View entire post.
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FEB ♡ I always LOVE their collections — every season. View entire post.
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MARCH ♡ All about my love for linen. View entire post.
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Jen McCabe from Honey Kennedy's bedroom

MARCH ♡ Brookes makes incredible hats. View entire post.
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MARCH ♡ Everything she makes would be good for January! View entire post.
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MARCH ♡ Marisa’s super stunning spring collection of jewels. View entire post.
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MARCH ♡ A wonderful collection — very Cali for sure. View entire post.
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MARCH ♡ Still madly in love with this collection from Kate. View entire post.
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MARCH ♡ Even more of Caroline’s sweet housewares. View entire post.
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MARCH ♡ Our fun staycation in a wonderful Portland hotel. View entire post.
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MARCH ♡ Cool collaborations in remote areas. View entire post.
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MARCH ♡ Dreamy clothes, cool sunglasses & cutest dog sweaters. View entire post.
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MARCH ♡ As usual, I want all Rebecca’s beautiful linen pillows. View entire post.
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MARCH ♡ This lookbook and collection are both so sweet. View entire post.
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MARCH ♡ I loved this HK sneak peek from one of my favorite designers. View entire post.
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MARCH ♡ Some truly stunning vintage bridal. View entire post.
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