Friday, April 22, 2011

S is for

is for

Social Graces
Spring Break in Nashville (con't)

Social Graces is one of the many speciality shops I perused while in Nashville.  It is located in Hillsboro Village just a few doors down from Fido’s. (See post for letter F) The name of the shop alone made it a must stop shop. 

I ambled from one display to the next, oohing and awing at the selection of stationary, note cards, invitations, soaps and candles.  But it was the assortment of seals and sealing wax that caught my eye and my interest.  I have a weakness for seals and sealing wax that is only second to my weakness for books.  
My Social Graces Purchase

 There was a basket full of seal rings to choose from. I combed through the letters of the alphabet and images on the interchangeable seal plates, giddy as a child given free range in a sweet shop. I thought my heart would burst with excitement when I came across a seal plate with the image of a parchment scroll and quill pen. I couldn't buy all the plates I singled out and eventually narrowed my choices down to two. Now I had to choose one, but which one?  The letter 'A' or yes you guessed it, the parchment scroll and quill.

I hovered over that basket debating which one to choose for so long the staff began casting suspicious glances in my direction.  My solution, stop deliberating and purchase Both!!!

I just love this type of shop!

Social Graces is located on 
1704 21st Ave S,
Nashville, TN 37212


Old Kitty said...

Oh wow!!! You have a seal and sealing wax fetish!! Yay for you!!! Of course you must have BOTH! :-)

Take care

Heather M. Gardner said...

That is so cool. I would love to send cards out with a wax seal on them. How classy!

Jules said...

I had forgotten all about seal rings. They use to be way cool and like you I was always fascinated with them. Good choice :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Shelley Batt said...

That sounds really neat. I've never worked with seals but always loved seeing them be used in movies and such. Very old style. I love it.

Boonie S said...

This is a fun post. Thanks.
I like seals too, but I haven't sen once since my last trip to the zoo.

All the best, Boonie

Catherine Lavoie said...

Sounds like an awesome shop! As a shopaholic, I have to say that getting both was the only way to go! ;) Have a great weekend!

Ellie said...

Sounds lovely. You can lose yourself for hours in a shop like that!

Ellie Garratt

Hold my hand: a social worker's blog said...

Great choice!


Munir said...

The shop seems like it would be a happy place for an old timer like me. Sometimes older people get tired of too much synthetics. Also because we are all using social networks to be in touch, the fancy stationary seems to be fading away. Thanks for sharing. Nice treat:)

Trisha said...

I can totally imagine spending a fair sum of money in this shop ;)

Tracy said...

What a great find! I love going into little shops and finding treasures!
Happy Easter!

Niki said...

Wow I didn't know they still used seals. It seems so romantic :)