The Business of Business Cards
January 26, 2010
Many of you know that I am on my way to the Blissdom Conference starting next week in Nashville. At first I hesitated to go, but after some prodding, I decided to hop on a plane from California to attend this much celebrated and talked about event. Plus, I’ve never been to Nashville and I’ve always wanted to visit that city. And I really want to meet some amazing bloggers that inspire me.
Naturally, networking is a big part of these large scale events, and blog/business cards are a necessity, so I set my sights on purchasing a stylish card holder. When a girl goes to a conference, she deserves something pretty to hold her cards, am I right ?
At first I shopped around for some modern cases. Take a peek at some of these beauties, then check out my vintage Etsy find at the end !
Tiffany Blue Patent Leather from Tiffany & Co.
Graphic Image at Saks Fifth Avenue
Kate Spade ‘Jane Street’ in pink
Green Parisian on Etsy
Tori Burch Metallic Leather Holder from Bloomies
Then it dawned on me, being such a lover of vintage accessories, that I should look for something more unique, like a cigarette case from back in the day. What a perfectly chic and modern way to put an antique item to good use.
Vintage Shell case
Silver cigarette case on Etsy
What did I finally settle on ?
This vintage mother of pearl case from the 1950s.
It arrived today. It’s just so pretty in person.
Isn’t it so Betty Draper ? I absolutely love it.
For those of you who will be in attendance, I hope we get to meet each other. Look for the flashy but classy mother of pearl cigarette case – that’s me behind it. Yay for vintage on Etsy !
Any suggestions for “not to miss” spots in Nashville ?