Cards, Stationery, Announcements, Invitations, & Gifts Committed to keeping it fresh, our inventory is always changing. Cards, journals, jewelry, candles, soaps, accessories, and gift wrap from some of the best small presses and design workshops around the country.
Operating as usual
Even the resume paper is feeling springy!
(aka look what a little folding and a glue gun can do!)
Bun bun season!
For secret keeping.
Sunday Shelfie! Closed today—see you tomorrow!☀️🌷
Happy ☀️ Friday!
Cats & Dogs & Whales Oh My!!
Sunday Shelfie! Closed today—see you tomorrow!☀️🌷💌
(someone needs to improve on the grandparent emojis, p.s. 😉💌✍🏽
We call these “ENVY-lopes” because all the other letters will be jealous! Ok…that was bad…but aren’t they cute?! 💌
I opened r.s.v.p. in 1999 because I wanted to be my own boss and because I wanted my kid to feel like she was from somewhere. The world was already becoming virtual and distant and I wanted her to feel connected, to know people’s names and stories. I wanted her to have a place. After 23 years, this place has become so much more than a business or hometown.
Thank you, Christine, for what you have given my family and all the other people you help through your work with Shelter House, as well as those who simply know you as a customer or friend. You are quite simply a kind, empathetic and pretty damn charming woman.
Congratulations, Christine! You are truly an inspiration💗💐💫
Each year Downtown Iowa City celebrates by featuring a nominated Downtown Woman of Impact every day. The campaign is part of a larger month-long campaign during Women’s Month to celebrate the large impact women have on the downtown area as business owners, employees, volunteers, and supporters.
Our March 24th Downtown Woman of Impact is Christine Hayes. Christine is currently the Director of Development at Shelter House - Iowa City. Christine’s commitment to the larger Iowa City community is evident by her career choices. She had made life for those without a home more stable and supported. She is a regular customer in many (if not most) downtown businesses, because she values the sense of place a vibrant business district offers any city.
This is particularly special nomination from Nikki Neems at rsvp. "This nomination has at its heart the empathy she extends personally to others. After years of being a regular customer at my shop and hearing about my husband’s health concerns, Christine volunteered to be a live kidney donor. On Monday, January 10th after battling kidney disease for 18 years, a successful transplant was completed. She put her own life on hold, simply to improve ours. From micro to macro Christine deserves to be recognized as a valued and committed member of our Downtown Iowa City community."
Might not look like spring, but it smells like it! 🌱🌸
New illustrated journals!
Rainy day=letter writing day!
Perfect for spring sending.
Sunday Shelfie! Closed today-see you tomorrow!
Cuteness explosion (thanks to our talented super seamstress papergal Amber❤️)!
Keep growing. Keep going.
(And a little luck. 🍀)
70 sunny degrees in ICIA today-vacation is coming to us!🌴☀️🍹
Pretty spring supplies. 🐈⬛🪐💌
Comin’ your way LWLers!
Lookin’ springy. ☀️🌱💌
☀️Day Shelfie! Closed today—see you tomorrow!
Cards for all your peeps.
Cutest new letter writing supplies hand sewn by one of our very own papergals! 🧵💌🪡
Cutie cute erasers!! (psst…they’re puzzles too!) 🦔🐼✏️🐒🐊
Happy wrap ☀️👀
Let’s hear it for the ladies.
To Do Tuesday!
Cozy day for poems and letters.
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Catholic Books and Gifts
We are now open for good, selling unique handmade gifts, jewelry, home decor, art and sculptures representing the diverse cultures of artisans worldwide.
Hands Jewelers is a family-owned business that has been delivering high-quality custom jewelry, memorable gifts, and unexpected experiences since 1853.
Iowa Farmhouse is located in a remodeled turn of the century barn. We feature country decorating favorites of old and new. Store hours: Thursday - Friday 12 - 4 Saturday 10-4 We hope you can visit our store soon!
South of The Border Imports started out selling Authentic Mexican Pottery and glass and soon added Antiques and Collectibles.
Gifts and goods for all!
Antique French Jewelry, custom pearl creations, rare gemstone jewelry including opals and jade, Antique French Rosary Beads and Chaplets, Tiny Icons.
Liberty's Metal Art fabricates unique metal artwork tiered to the seasons.
Design Ranch presents Furniture. Lighting. Housewares. and Accessories from the world’s greatest classic and contemporary designers and brands.