Small Business Saturday 2017

Join us on Saturday, November 25 to shop small and celebrate the magic of small business!
We're so excited to celebrate with you! Here's what we have planned:

Open extended hours: 10am to 6pm!

Free stationery gift bag for everyone who stops by (as supplies last)!

10% Small Business Saturday discount for all in shop purchases!

Launch of our donation drive to benefit Treehouse
From Small Business Saturday until Christmas, we'll be accepting donations of new, warm shoes and socks for foster kids in Seattle. We'll be chipping in donations as well, so every purchase you make this holiday season will do some extra good! 

Unveiling of our new holiday window display!

Holiday snacks!

Hand Lettering 101

We had an amazing time hosting the first of our series of hand lettering workshops with Songbird Paperie! It's absolutely wonderful to see people get excited about learning something new. We can't wait for the next workshop!

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Meet the Team: Amy

Meet Amy! She is a trained opera singer, a vocal teacher with a growing roster of students, an awesome nanny, and she also moonlights on weekends as a shopkeep at Constellation & Co. To get to know her better, read on! (And also check out her website!)

Q: Describe yourself in 6 words or less.
Living all of life as process.

Q: What is your favorite thing about working at Constellation & Co.?
The knowledge that I am supporting Sara's passion, and in turn am spurred on to chase harder after my own. 

Q: What are you doing when you're not in the shop? (Other jobs, hobbies, etc.) 
Building my business, juggling all the jobs, practicing, renovating my new studio space, learning how to love people better, making food from scratch, writing everything down so I don't forget, and consuming stories (books, tv, movies, history) voraciously.

Q: What is your favorite place in Seattle? (Shops, restaurants, parks, etc.)
A tossup between my truly magical apartment, and anywhere from which the endless personalities of the sky can be seen.

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Meet the Team: Brie

It's been a very long time since I did one of these "Meet the Team" blog posts, but I have several amazing new people to introduce to you - so it's about time! Brie and I actually met on Twitter while talking about the Sounders, and bonded over our shared love for printmaking. When they moved from Eastern WA to the Seattle area, it was a no brainer to bring them onto the team! I asked Brie our traditional questions, and this is what they had to say: 

Q: Describe yourself in 6 words or less.
Miles to go before I sleep. (It's from "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" by Robert Frost)

Q: What is your favorite thing about working at Constellation & Co.?
The atmosphere. The shop is such a positive space for me--I love walking out on the docks before work in the mornings and then coming in to greet Atticus and start the day. I always have so much fun chatting with coworkers (Brooke and Chelsa are truly incredible human beings) and enjoy the variety of people that come in the store!

Q: What are you doing when you're not in the shop? (Other jobs, hobbies, etc.) 
Right now I'm taking my last few classes I need to fulfill my degree from Whitman College, where I'm getting a degree in printmaking. I'm new to the presses in the shop, but I spend a lot of my time away from work at my desk working on linoleum carvings and setting up my own little printing space at home. All that keeps me pretty busy, but I'm always free to watch some soccer! My main other hobbies are cooking, cross-stitching, and refilling birdfeeders (We have a lot of birds come to our yard).

Q: What is your favorite place in Seattle? (Shops, restaurants, parks, etc.)
The Elysian Bar on 2nd Ave. I always seem to end up there on my favorite days in town, whether it's after PAX West or before a Sounders game. Plus, they have some of my favorite beers in the world!

Welcome, Brie!

Fishermen's Fall Festival 2017

This weekend we celebrated our shop's 3rd birthday with our 4th Fishermen's Fall Festival! Our first weekend open was the festival in 2014. It was a wonderful way to meet the neighbors and be welcomed to the Fishermen's Terminal community, and our team has loved the event ever since. For 3 years, I've served on the committee to help plan the event, designing the poster and t-shirts for each festival. 

This year's festival was blessed by the perfect Seattle weather, and was very well attended. We were busy in the shop all day, greeting familiar faces and new friends. I spent most of the day at the iron handpress, helping people pull commemorative prints for a donation to the Fishermen's Memorial. I had an awesome day getting inky, but I was also grateful for quick breaks in the sunshine to eat scallops, soak in the sun, admire the bluest skies you've ever seen, and snap these pictures. 

Thank you to everyone who celebrated with us this weekend. It is truly an honor and a joy to see our little brick & mortar grow and thrive these last 3 years. And if you couldn't make it out this time, we'll see you next year!