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Adorable Dinnerware Sets Made in USA

28 Jul

july-kids-dinnerwareToday I’d like to spotlight our adorable melamine dinnerware sets for children.  We love these products because they’re cute, of course, but more importantly because these products are nontoxic, BPA-Free, and dishwasher safe. Our products are proudly made in the USA and all of our materials and components for these items are purchased from American businesses. Since we don’t ship things in from overseas, we also reduce the environmental impact of your dinnerware purchase.

The kids in the pictures are my great nephew William and my great niece Evelyn.  They are both celebrating their 2nd birthdays next month so in honor of the big day they have a new special plate, bowl, place mat and mug.  These dinnerware sets are a great way to make mealtime fun. From princess crowns to race cars and trains to unicorns, there are designs to please all tastes. Stylish and fun personalized tableware features custom plate sets, bowls, mugs and personalized place mats.  And they are all personalized!

july-kids-dinnerware-002Our placemats are 12×18” and sealed with a heavy laminate so they can be wiped clean. Coordinating melamine plates are 10” round and bowls are 6.5” round. Melamine products are dishwasher safe, but not microwavable. 11 oz. polymer mugs are shatterproof & dishwasher safe, however hand-washing is recommended to preserve color.

These make wonderful birthday and holiday gifts and are the type of item that gets saved for many years.  There are some wonderful melamine plate and platters for adults in plates and platters too which are great for casual entertaining and gift giving.  I love giving them for hostess gifts and for housewarming presents.  We are committed to making handmade, personalized items your family can treasure forever.

Best wishes,


Unique SuperFast Program for Fast Mother’s Day Gifts

23 Apr

SuperFast Mother's DayOur SuperFast Mother’s Day program is on!  As a leader in the personalized stationery and gift industry, The Stationery Studio has provided a program called SuperFast Mother’s Day to help those looking for great gift ideas for mom or grandma to be delivered in time.  This year, we have our largest collection of SuperFast items to date, with nearly 5,500 selections.  These are all personalized gifts produced with care in the United States.

The SuperFast program is grouped into easy-to-shop categories featuring some of our most popular items.  Our busy team at The Stationery Studio will provide you with the perfect gift items in time for gifting.  Each product will be personalized and shipped via trackable services to your destination to arrive no later than May 9th or sooner (Mother’s Day is May 10th)!

Just look for our SuperFast icon on the products and you can be assured that no matter where in the continental U.S. you are shipping to, you will get these specially marked products in time to make mom feel loved.SuperFast Mother's Day

SuperFast orders can be placed through April 30th and are guaranteed for on time delivery.  For easy shopping, we have created many popular product categories for you to browse through including Stationery, Notepads, Stampers, Embossers, Address Labels, Post-It Gifts, Spa Gifts, Yoga Mats, Tote Bags, Luggage Tags, Jewelry, Happy Hour, Recipe Cards, Cutting Boards, Serving Trays, iPhone Cases, iPad Cases and Desk Accessories.

Wishing all the moms and grandmas we know a very happy Mother’s Day this year!

Best wishes,


Holiday Peppermint Bark (Recipe!)

8 Dec

We were recently asked if we’d like to be a part of a homemade holiday gifts segment for WGN-TV.  Carol Mackey showed viewers her homemade peppermint bark in our personalized gift boxes … the perfect gift for friends and family!


Carol was nice enough to share her recipe so we could share it with you.  Just in time for the holidays …

Peppermint Bark

1 lb chopped bittersweet chocolate
peppermint extract
1 lb chopped white chocolate
crushed peppermint

Line a 11×17 baking sheet with parchment paper or waxed paper. Melt bittersweet chocolate over a double boiler, stirring constantly. Stir in four drops peppermint oil or more to taste. Spread chocolate evenly onto the prepared cookie sheet. Chill until just set, about ½ hour. Melt white chocolate over double boiler, stirring constantly, if white chocolate seizes add a little canola oil. Quickly spread white chocolate mixture over chilled dark chocolate, spreading to the edge of the pan, sprinkle with peppermint. Chill until set. To cut, I trim the edges with a chef’s knife and then cut into squares and cut the squares into triangles.


I love how Carol tied off the boxes with red and white twine.  So festive and ready to gift!  Her homemade peppermint bark would make a great gift for teachers, friends, neighbors … anyone, really!  Of course, you can fill our boxes with any of your homemade goodies for the holidays.  I’ve even used them to give holiday treats for dogs (I love to bake homemade dog biscuits).

If you give homemade holiday treats, how do you gift them?  Share your creative ideas (and recipes!) with me in the comments below.



Photo courtesy of Carol Mackey.

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