Before Christmas I was searching for a fun, personal gift for my brother and his fiancee, both cyclists. The tandem bike is a sweet symbol of their journey together. Happily I stumbled upon Beck and Lundy.
Patty Sloninger is the artist behind the shop, and her work is whimsical and lovely. And web-wise, you can find her all over.
I was particularly excited about her tandem bike calendars and since the 2012 version wasn’t in the shop yet, I asked whether I could have one when they were finished. And after I was wishy-washy about which color to choose – I was trying to picture where my brother and fiancee would put it– the lime would be cute in the kitchen, the yellow in the home office, the blue in the office office? – she sent all three! It’s taken me much too long to share this on the blog. Was a matter of seeing my sister-in-law-to-be in person again for the exchange.
The packaging is simple and cute– she takes the time to letter the address beautifully. Such a nice addition. I love knowing that a package you might order to be sent as a gift would arrive with personal touches. The prints themselves are perfect, I love the year included in a sticker on the luggage.
I’m glad I’m not the one to decide which one would go where. They’re all adorable.
She included an adorable note on a card that features designs from her “Backyard Baby” collection for Michael Miller. I love the soft, sweet color palette. The coordinating print is available in her shop.