Wednesday, September 22, 2010

For the Love of Paper and Text


I wanted to share one of my favourite stores with you all, The Regional Assembly of Text.  It's located here in Vancouver, but you can shop online as well.

Rebecca Dolen and Brandy Fedoruk are the owners of this happy little shop and they make a very creative duo. You will find a fabulous selection of screen printed wrapping paper, T-shirts, greeting cards, wooden storage boxes and you can even create your own buttons (see above). If you're in the area, you have to check it out.

I love the old lockers and typewriters (not for sale).

You can type out your own letter on a variety of papers, tags and envelopes. 

These quilted letter squares are perfect for a baby shower or a kid's room. Wooden boxes (bottom right), in two sizes, are great for storing jewelry, a small sewing kit, or pencils.

A great idea - the "one button a month" club. Love it.

A wall of wrapping paper, ribbons and typewriters.

The back room, where they create some of their fabulous designs.

I've loaded this little box up with candles and along with the vintage tumblers/candle holders,  and box of wax matches, it'll make a sweet house warming gift.

 I heart the Regional Assembly of Text.





46 comments:

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

what a great shop...oh how is wished i lived closer...

it's wonderful

kary and teddy
xxx

sarah, flourish design + style said...

What a happy place.. I could spend hours!

Eduarda Magalhães said...

Hi Janis
Great post!
I love The Regional Assembly of Text!!!!
I would spend hours there if i lived in Vancouver.

Renee (eatliveshop.com) said...

This shop looks super cute! The vintage lockers are AMAZING! Next time I'm in Vancouver, I'll definitely pop in - thanks for sharing :)

Shannon @ What's Up Whimsy said...

Oh my goodness, that is the cutest shop I have ever seen! Those vintage lockers and typewriters are amazing! I am checking out their website RIGHT NOW!

Callie Grayson said...

what a cool little shop!
xx
callie

shari @ little blue deer said...

So clever! Long live the Luddites, I say! Darling stuff! XX!

briannelee said...

So fun! Love the lockers as well!

jan said...

love this place!

Emma said...

where in vancouver is it - i get back there every now and again and would love to visit. i love that you can type out your own letter on a typewriter! it's absolutely charming.

Happy Homemaker UK | Laura said...

So lovely to have found your blog :) I love this store, the old typewriters, and the window display!

Laura, HappyHomemakerUK.blogspot.com

AnastasiaC said...

Fantastic post - i too want to do a shop post - wont have much time by Monday (BYW course) but its definetely one to try someday...this shop looks fantastic, right up my alley!

julie said...

Looks like a place I could lose an hour in! Love the idea of sitting down and typing a letter instore.

Sanda Vuckovic Pagaimo said...

I know what to visit one they i come to Vancouver:-)

fatfatsheep said...

Hi Janis,
What a great post!! Jeej, also visited a store, so nice to see!!

shopgirl said...

This looks like such a fun shop! I hope I can visit it one day when I return home to visit.

Thanks for the tip sweetie!

Jaclyn said...

wow, this shop looks amazing! thanks for the review!

Courtney said...

I love the look of this shop. Now I'm drooling over the brown bird wrapping paper, and that green locker too. What a dream.

P.S. so glad you received your package. enjoy, and thanks again!

lisaroyhandbags said...

What a fun shop! Loving those vintage typewriters! I'd love to rummage around in there for an afternoon - the little housewarming box is so cute. :)

BALLET NEWS said...

what utterly gorgeous photographs ! I LOVED this post, thank you..

Vintage Home said...

YIKES ...how have I missed this gem...oh yeah...I live in Timbucktoooo..silly me ..I shall have to stop in there next time in!...Love it & thanks for sharing!

christine, just bella said...

This shop looks so cute, I'll have to check it out next time I'm in Van!

kate / tinywarbler said...

great pics of a fave shop! i love that shot of the 'thumbs up' button you took.
and that is a super sweet housewarming gift!

'odd and old' Linda Dacey said...

This just makes me sigh wistfully. Here in Lille there is a distinct lack of one - off stylish, arty, kinda out there shops. Divine...

Pinecone Camp said...

This sweet little shop is in my fave neighbourhood of Vancouver too. Lots of great shops and restaurants in the area. It's Main Stree - they may be calling the area "SOMA" these days (south of main. something like that.)
thanks for all the lovely comments everyone!

Jenny @ Hank + Hunt said...

MUST GO SEE THIS as a side trip next time I'm up in Seattle. What a great little shop!
Love your blog and photos are gorgeous!

Marie said...

LOVE the house warming gift, such a good idea, so sweet ! xx
m

Vikki said...

Hi Janis! LOVE the post; looks like your week three homework is taken care of! :) atta girl! Thank you SO much for your lovely words on Buoy Bird; I'm just starting out, and it's so lovely to make new friends AND find such beautiful new blogs to follow such as yours! Stay in touch and keep dishing out the delicious eye candy :D

xo,
Vikki @ http://buoybird.com

sarahstevenson3 said...

what a great little shop. thanks for sharing it. I know I am adding it to my list. Especially love the button of the month....too cute.Sarah

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

...just checking around blogland..and you're one of my favorites...stopping by to say HI

kary and teddy

Nell said...

Wow, this looks like my kinda shop! I love those typewriters!! x

Minnie said...

What a happy surprise to have come here via Razmataz to see you're also in BYW. This shop looks wonderful. I especially like the typewriter set up so people can write a letter. Funny, but I'm getting ready to post a shop tour that looks very similar to this one, but it's in Los Angeles.

Marcus Design said...

Oooh! How do I livein Vancouver and not know about this place? Thank you for sharing! The typewriter is darling :)
Nancy

elisa rathje said...

my old neighbourhood! i adore this shop. my family thinks i am nuts because i'd like to take our family royal to england with me x

kimberly at mimicharmante said...

This place looks fabulous and, being an ex-Vancouverite, I can't believe I had never heard of it!!! I am absolutely visiting next time I am up~
Have a marvelous weekend,
xx

David Toms said...

That shop looks fabulous. I too love the old lockers and banker's desks! Not to mention the vintage typewriters!

our little love nest said...

That is so fun!! I miss Vancouver's Main Street shops....well actually I just miss Vancouver entirely :(
I will have to check this out when we return for a visit! xo

c and d said...

i love it too!!! i've been searching and searching for our old family typewriter to no avail...wish they could have a little 'shop' in our shop.

c and d said...

p.s. beautiful photos. you really captured who they are...

Ann Marie said...

what a great little place!

Frau S said...

This looks amazing--too bad I am on the other side of the planet!

shellie said...

that post was so cute it deserved a squeal!

Flo said...

So biautiful things...I jump... For discovery this boutic...

Libby said...

Now I just want a shelf full of typewriters! Lovely post thank you for sharing. Stopping by from BYW.

Leslie said...

I followed your link from BYW. I am in love with this shop...so much great stuff in one space. Thanks for sharing...Ooh and great blog so many wonderful posts. It's now on the bookmark list.

alissa said...

I heart the Regional Assembly of Text, too! And now I heart this blog. So lovely to have stumbled across another Vancouverite with brilliant taste.