New Fall Stationery? Check.

buffalo check stationery

Buffalo check, in fact. This summer we basked in the glory of cabana stripes, but as we transition into fall - we knew it was time to switch things up a bit.  The design inspiration for this collection came from a few different sources.  First, the current series of Target commercials.  They're just so... PLAID (and fun)!  In fact, once we noticed their commercials, we started seeing plaids/checks everywhere (including Glamour magazine and this great calendar from 1 Canoe 2). A simple … [Continue reading...]

Fly Fishing Weekend


Without a doubt, fall is my favorite season.  The first time that air turns crisp, I'm as giddy as a schoolgirl. For past several years, my grandparents have traveled to Roaring River State Park to go fly fishing in the fall, and I've been lucky enough to tag along for a weekend during their stay.  (Aren't they the cutest?) Not only does this mini-getaway weekend provide quality time with my grandparents, but it always gets me geared up and ready for fall.  The weather is cool at night … [Continue reading...]

End of Summer Fiesta

honeycomb fans

To wrap up the summer, I thought it might be fun to throw an End of Summer Fiesta for the entire Barque team.  We’ve never had an official “office party” or anything, so this was new – but definitely fun and we will do it again! A good fiesta has to start with colorful decorations, […]

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Fiesta Tissue Napkin Rings

fiesta menu and napkin ring

As I’m planning an End of Summer Fiesta, so I thought it might be fun to create decorative napkin rings for it.  They were easy, and I like how they added more color to the tablescape. To begin, you will need: – scissors – empty toilet paper rolls (or paper towel rolls) – craft glue […]

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Pineapple Plates


While in Costa Rica for my brother’s wedding, my family took a half day fishing tour. When the young local fisherman presented us with a gorgeous pineapple snack – we were really impressed with his presentation skills! He used no fancy plates or utensils – just a pineapple, a cutting board and a knife. Basic. […]

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Back to School Locker Makeover


With our Back to School SALE ending Saturday, we thought it was time for  a mini-makeover on our locker display behind the register! Books, chalkboard, a globe and a paper airplane? Yep! Gang’s all here!  School is IN session.

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On Trend NOW – Perfectly Pineapple


As summer comes to a close, it seems like some of us are holding onto visions of palm trees and pineapples to keep the feel of summer alive.  Or maybe it’s just because pineapples have been such a HOT trend this season?  The pineapple has been a sign of hospitality for centuries – it symbolizes […]

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Balsamic Honey Glazed Grilled Carrots


Ingredients: One bunch of carrots 1/2 cup Savannah Bee Company’s Grill Honey 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 teaspoon finely chopped rosemary (or any other fresh herb you enjoy) Instructions: Wash and peel the carrots, removing the both ends.  Put carrots in a large baggie and evenly coat with the grill honey/balsamic […]

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Summer 2015 Market Trends


We just got back from shopping Atlanta Market over the weekend and couldn’t wait to share with you what looks like the hottest trends for this fall!  {As a designer, a bonus for noticing the trends is that it can inspire me to create products that will merchandise nicely with those emerging trends.} Lots of […]

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Cue the Confetti!


Have you heard the news?  Barque was just named Trendy Stationer of the Year by Stationery Trends Magazine!  We’re honored and excited and feel very blessed. We love our customers and what we do every day, but it’s nice to be recognized by our peers in the paper industry too.  Our goal is to cultivate […]

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