Bargain Huntress: Exclusive Discount on Vintage Letterpress for Artsy Types


While perusing one of the many flea markets in Barcelona in December of last year, I stumbled upon antique hand-carved letterpress blocks. They varied in shape and size and spelled out "Barcelona." I've mentioned to you my fascination with letters and believe me, the details and the smell of these blocks completely bewitched me to the point that I was ready to pay 475 euros ($607) to give them a home on my already-cluttered shelving unit.

Luckily, my friend talked me out of the impulse buy, but I haven't stopped moping about the letterpress since.

Thanks to Alexandra Charitan, founder of Blue Carrot Shop, an online store specializing in vintage and antique goods, I can quit sulking and start my birthday gift list. Charitan devotes an entire section of her shop to (drum roll...) letterpress! And what gorgeous pieces there are!

Best part? They're very affordable, and if you mention Bargain Huntress' special offer code with your order, Charitan will send you a rebate.

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