Christmas Open House at Antiquities in Mountain Brook Village

11 November, 2014

Beyond excited to be at A•N•T•I•Q•U•I•T•I•E•S in Mountain Brook for Christmas Open House on December 4th. Lots of Christmas goodies and gifts in the store along with their always stunning selection of carefully procured antiques.  Drop by the store . . . Come see me!!!!!!!!!!! I'll have lots of letterpressed goodies like gift tags for the holidays, letterpressed notes and a few pieces from the new Letterpressed Scripture line.  Exclusively at Antiquities throughout the holiday season!!!   I am so excited!!!!!!!!  Mark your calendar!!! Make it a Girl's Night Out and COME!!!!! Snag a few things for the special people in your life!  

Thursday, December 4th

11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Antiquities in Mountain Brook Village

Address: 2421 Canterbury Road, Mountain Brook, AL 35223

Phone: (205) 870-1030


Merry! Merry!

xo, Brantley

PLEASE VOTE!!! We've been chosen as a 2014 Martha Stewart American Made Awards Finalist!!!

15 September, 2014

Southern Stationery Ranks Best Invitations in Birmingham!!

15 May, 2014

Brantley Pearson Bowden, owner, designer and printer at Southern Stationery ranks Best Invitations in Birmingham!!

Letterpress is unique among all printing processes, sought after for its elegance, impeccable quality and Southern nostalgic feel. For ages, letterpress printers around the world have flocked to this age old technique!  In our studio we use a huge Chandler & Price Old Style treadle letterpress made in 1885 (do that math), a smaller Kelsey table press for demonstrations and we also have a larger 10 x 15 Kluge auto feed for larger commercial projects.  Want a four color process? . . . we can also flat print.

We create all types of invitations from conception and design, cards, social stationery and limited edition art prints.

We've been busy at Southern Stationery!!

18 October, 2013



Christmas is right around the corner!!! 









ShellB Acres Raffle Winners!!!

19 July, 2013

The Winners from the ShellB Acres Raffle who will win 50% off your oh so essential Save the Date OR your first married Christmas Card!! . . . AAAARE . . . 12, 56, 33, 72.

Great Venue out at ShellB Acres in Helena! We had fun seeing the grounds at the grand opening!! Check them out online at

Font Friday- Peoni Pro 4.12.13

12 April, 2013

 Really Excited about the youthful swing of this special script!!

Font Friday 3.22.13 - Great for the Guys

22 March, 2013

This one's for the guys!!!  

Sleek, masculine and straight to the point. 

The entire Columbia Titling Family is a favorite for little boys names and notecards as well as modern invitations!!!

FONT Friday 3.8.13 - Hop On Over

08 March, 2013


Font Friday 3.1.13

01 March, 2013

Fonts vs. the art of beautiful penmanship

Introducing Mary Catherine Folmar of Cotton + quill,

custom calligraphy / illustrations / textile designer

Mary Catherine's loose calligraphy is one of a kind, cheery and graceful.

Fonts are typefaces that have multiple weights and styles, there's lots of them out there and that's what this column will focus on every Friday on the Blog. But we can't pay homage to the art of typography without first saluting the original form of the art; beautifully handwritten is, after all, where most fonts get their birth.  There's nothing more personal than your very own art and whether you start with a carefully drawn monogram or a commissioned piece for your letterpressed wedding invitation, or even commission your very own stationery art!!! - nothing- nothing - nothing-compares to something original.

Giddy about New Fonts!!!

28 February, 2013

Introducing FONT FRIDAY!!!!!

OK...granted, today is Thursday -- but we just couldn't contain the excitement any longer!!  It's no secret we LOVE FONTS over here at SouthernStationery!! Might even be considered a slight addiction by those of us designers who relish playing with typography in the custom announcements, invitations and stationery pieces we're always designing for our clients.  So... starting tomorrow, we will be introducing a NEW FONT EVERY FRIDAY that we will now be carrying in our lines. The possibilities are endless!!!!!  Let us know your favorites!!!