6/07/2009

Mrs. John l Strong



I was sad to read that Mrs. John L Strong, the incredible hand-engraved stationer since 1929, has closed its doors. The company was started by Flora Strong during the depression, and for over 75 years has produced beautiful stationery sought-after by all fine papier connoisseurs. Customers included the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Oprah, and even Vogue's editor Anna Wintour. I will miss her "strong vanilla" paper envelopes!

Above, a picture of Nanette Brown, who bought the company from Mrs. Strong. 

7 comments:

KAG said...

I heart her papers - so sad. hope you'll come enter my fun father's day giveaway! xoxo KAG

Pink Martini said...

Hi. I am so glad you found my blog. Yours is very cute and now I'm a reader of yours. :) Congratulations on your graduation from Cornell. That is quite an accomplishment! We are planning a trip back there this summer. I could sure use any advice about the campus, area, life on the hill that you would care to give. :)

stacilynfeldman said...

she was such an icon! how sad.

Kathie Truitt said...

Unfortunately, so many of the 'graces' have fallen by the wayside. People just don't use stationery like they used to. Too many conveniences, such as e-mail, texting, etc. Too bad, though.

Miss Janice said...

I read this recently and always hate to see any company close their doors!

Little Bow Prep said...

Oh no! This is rather saddening :(

Kappa Prep said...

Oh, how I adore Mrs. John L Strong. Not only are her paper beautfiul, but she makes wonderful house books, art books and agendas. This is very, very sad.