Letterpress Things

Today, I’ll share more pictures from my visit to Letterpress Things in Chicopee, MA. Come this way!

The entrance…

After going up the stairs… it’s a letterpress treasure land! We met the owner, John Barrett, he says he bought 17 letterpress shops this year alone and he never throws out anything. It is literally filled with “Printing Junque” I wasn’t kidding yesterday :)

Wood furniture cabinets. Never seen this many all together before…

Lots of metal types…

and borders and ornaments…


I love all the art work that was on the wall in this place. This one is great, too!

It’s like a museum of old printing blocks…

More types in package.

John took us to the printing room. So many cute table top presses, do you see the really tiny one here?

and presses for sale — tabletop presses:

and floor models:

It only opens few times a month or less, so if you ever plan to go there, which I really recommend to go if you are looking for printing supplies, please check the open dates first. John also supports the museum of printing in MA, I would love to go check it out someday soon…

Happy Letterpress Printing!

Poster at the Letterpress Things

I was so happy to get to go to Letterpress Things after thanksgiving while we were in MA, that place is amazing! More photos soon, but I wanted to share this awesome poster — “When I get a little money, I buy type and presses and if any is left, I buy food & clothes” Love all the types, especially, the “TYPE” and “PRESSES” — beautiful!!

oh and the top poster that reads “This place is filled with Printing Junque” is so perfect for the shop I have nothing else to say.

With that in mind, I am off to my letterpress studio! Have a great day, everyone! xo Hijiri

Christmas Shop

Good morning! How was your thanksgiving? How was your weekend? Hope you had a good one… I am back from Boston, I had really great and yummy thanksgiving, and am ready for the busy week! I think from here on, I just have to go go go until Christmas… which is coming so very soon!

After thanksgiving, my mother-in-law took me shopping and I had to ask to go back to this great Christmas shop… (she took me there last year, it was my first time, but didn’t have time to really look around…) It’s been around for ages in Randy’s hometown and coming from Japan, I think this is by far the biggest and the most classic Christmas shop I’ve ever been to! Yes, Santa was there, too! :)

Huge store is filled with anything and everything for Christmas. I only could take some pictures of ornaments and such, but there are lots of rooms and each room has different stuff… aww I could spend all day here just looking at everything.




pretty pretty ornaments…


It was so hard to pick…



I got some new ornaments and got some ideas for our tree this year… I can’t wait to decorate! Have you pulled out or bought your tree yet?! :) I will share some pictures really soon!