About us

We began our business in 2001 at the French Market in New Orleans. In conjunction with the seven day a week market we also attended many festivals around the country and met many wonderful clients and friends along the way. It was in 2007 that we felt it a good time to put a permanent roof over our heads and opened our shop at 842 Royal Street.

Know that we are strongly committed to providing quality products and personalized service for people who want to add a touch of elegance and tradition to their hand written message or correspondence. The purpose of this website is to share information about our products so you can learn enough to make an intelligent purchase that meets your needs and perhaps even learn something new along the way.

Sure, it is true that you can use an ordinary ballpoint pen to compose your note or letter, but it lacks the aesthetic pleasure that comes from penning your message with a quill, glass dipping pen or fine writing instrument, folding your hand-made stationery paper and stamping your own seal insignia into a pool of sealing wax.

If you have any questions about our products (what to buy or how to use it once you have them), please don't hesitate to contact us for timely and useful advice. Some of our products are handcrafted here in the US; others are handmade in Europe and imported to us here in the United States. Even better, if you visit us at our shop on Royal Street in the heart of the French Quarter, you can talk to us in person!