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  • Intimate Reception Dinner with Astier de Villatte Tableware

    A stack of iron moons, black terra cotta rolled, pressed, cut, fired. Milky white dessert cups arranged in a still life with melon. Sensual and somatic - a poignant balance of refinement and imperfection was present in each detail of this intimate wedding and reception dinner. Guests gathered f... View Post
  • In the Details | Deckled Edge Paper

    Indigo, midnight, cobalt and cornflower blue.   Shades of blue combine with soft, deckled edges on this invitation creating an elegant and vintage feel. The rhythmic quality of the monochromatic tones and hues are almost balletic. The white ink calligraphy by Antiquaria on the midnight blue e... View Post
  • Sun Valley Summer Wedding | Western "Kick Up Your Heels" | Part 2

    Last week I wrote about the beginning of an amazing wedding weekend in Sun Valley, Idaho for DJ and Alan. The design for the printed materials started with the mother of the bride's vision of a quilt with each square representing something personal to the couple. The image squares were throughout... View Post

Welcome to The Giving Ink's Blog

The Giving Ink is a store and brand by Michelle Castle, with a vision to guide customers toward a richer, more fulfilled lifestyle through goods that encourage both the growing and sustaining connections we make with each other. The shop reflects her desire to connect the hearts of people through handwriting, illustrations, and a renewed interest in incorporating a more analog lifestyle through slower, more thoughtful forms of communication such as letter writing and journaling.