We all have something we dream about doing – it’s often the stuff you sketch on paper napkins and boarding passes and church programs. For me, it was creating a line of cards.
I wanted to write words that moved people to braveness of the heart or a better day, and print them on paper so good it would make you sigh with the yum of it all.
The design had to be modern, warm, and gender neutral, so that even my brother, Morgan, would feel comfortable using the line. Paper goods that serve men and women with equal amounts of thoughtfulness and quality. Laughter and relationships don’t really have a gender, after all. The good stuff is the good stuff.
It was important to me that the cards would speak to the feelings you have about events and the people involved, rather than focusing on the events themselves. That’s why Read Between The Lines® products don’t say ‘Happy Birthday!’ but, rather, ‘You’re The Best And The Mostest,’ or ‘Heck Yes.’ The whole reason you’re pumped for someone’s life event is because it’s an occasion to celebrate what he or she means to you, and the amazing role they play in your life and in this world. That’s what the cake and candles are really about. Amazingness.
I also envisioned having a stationery and gift store that was special, cozy and easy to shop. A place you could escape to for a lunch hour or on the way home that could turn your day around. You'd experience young, fantastic lines on the move, as well as established brands that still push for greatness each season.
Our brick-and-mortar flagship store in Dallas opened in March of 2015, and, a year later, we launched our new online shop. It's been the busiest, most blessed season of my life, and largely because of the amazing team with which I work, and you, our customers, both wholesale and retail.
Both our flagship and online store sell Read Between The Lines® products as well as curated paper goods, gifts, bar and party wares, jewelry, fine coffee table books and home decor from designers and makers we love. If you are a paper freak or gift giver, you will feel very at home!
Have fun here and please let us know how we can help you at any time. Call (469.904.8034) or shoot us an email firstname.lastname@example.org and it’ll make our day...always.
Loves and lives all things beautiful. Calligraphy and world travel. Autumn. Autumn. Autumn. Photography. White houses with huge steel-frame windows. Family. French music and craft cocktails. Leather jackets, old friends and new planners. Iced dirty chai tea lattes. Organizing: your place or hers. Nancy Meyers movies. All. Of. Them.
Krazy for Korean dramas and Korean pop, and dreams of visiting Seoul and Tokyo. Can find anything you've lost before you even. speak. the. words. Digs all things colorful, including dyed hair. Adores her Maltese-Poodle, Snow. Comments from customers about how they love our packaging warm her heart! Maria is one of the nicest. people. ever. born.
New Orleans Forever. Whiskey cocktails. Vintage cameras. Pursuing a lifetime quest for the perfect fried chicken and a nifty mid-century modern home to remodel. Collects dishes and glasses, including sets belonging to his grandmother and great-grandmother. Best vacation memory ever: driving a Jeep Wrangler in the rain, top-down, with his sweetie, from San Francisco to Napa Valley.
Listens to Beyonce before every job interview. Jesus and Mom top her list of BFF’s. Likes long car rides, but not driving. Her favorite word in second grade was “discombobulated.” Maintains healthy obsessions with Corgis, puns and dresses with pockets. Takes her coffee with chocolate milk. An Austinite – but Dallas has stolen her heart.
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Rolling Dog Farm provides a safe and loving, permanent home for disabled dogs and horses in the White Mountains of northern New Hampshire. You must, must see their website. Entirely upbeat, informative and inspiring!
Meet Celia Jones, Melinda’s fabulous three-legged rescue pup, and our studio mascot. Celia is a nine-year old Welsh Corgi mix and sweet as pie. Adopting Celia several years ago made Melinda aware of the plight of disabled animals who need a home and have so, so much love to share.