Antique Owl

Beady eyed bird looking for collectables and design stuff

I love a spot of Smythson, and being both a digital and social media obsessive I’m also interested in what brands are currently doing using the new Facebook timeline (Spotify, I die – but that’s for another blog). Smythson are going to be delving into their archives in order to present a history of their work which is going to be stunning, so I’m loving this sneak preview!

As our heritage timeline launches on Facebook, we open up the Smythson archives to guest blogger Susie Lau of Style Bubble

Delving into Smythson’s archive material is a potent reminder of gentler times, when a Christmas card would contain messages such as “May Christmas bring you many a kiss and never a tear or a sigh”.  I’m not personally one to go riding waves of nostalgia, but it is lovely to know that such a time existed when you’d wish for someone that they never experience tears or sighing without a shade of irony.

I also love a time when invitations to a dinner party or a wedding were incredibly small, with this specimen here on the left measuring about 7cm x 5cm.

The Smythson story is a simple one that started in 1887 when Frank Smythson opened his first shop at 133 New Bond Street.  Initially…

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