Manto Fev. Manto Fev. Manto Fev.
Nope, even after saying it three times fast, it still doesn't make sense. But after visiting the shop online, you won't care either. :D
I first discovered Manto Fev about five years ago in one of my magazines. That name, the one I still don't get, was what drew me to the shop. I was intrigued.
Then I went in the online shop and dug. And dug deeper. And deeper still. Two hours later, I emerged victorious with a cart full of ephemera and money left in my wallet.
There are so many reasons why I love Manto Fev: the snarky comments about some of the products; the excellent customer service that Sara provides; the really reasonable prices; the arrangement of the site that leaves nothing to chance; and, of course - the ephemera.
More specifically, the POUNDS of ephemera that you can get for a buck or two (no exaggeration). Yes, I very often order over a pound of paper items that, when it arrives, takes me a good hour to peruse. There is all manner of pamphlets, brochures, typed letters, correspondence, envelopes, funeral items - you name it. I just love it.
If you're looking for embellishments? Sara's your lady. My favorite are the teeny-tiny crowns and the itty-bitty scissors that (GASP!) work. Oh yes they do. They not only move like real scissors but they actually cut paper. Oh yeah. I'm sure I own enough pairs to last me 'til Rapture, but I continue to buy them nonetheless. They just make me happy. :D
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Sara for being such a great shop owner and online friend. Stop in the shop and see for yourself - you won't be disappointed! Check back to the blog often because over the course of the year we'll be doing giveaways for Manto Fev gift certificates - if you're lucky enough to win one, you'll be hooked for life! :D
Here is some artwork I've done using items I've purchased from Manto Fev:
|"On the Bias" ATC (notice the tiny scissors!)|
|"Thanksgiving 2010" pendant featuring Butterball pamphlet from "pound o' Ephenera"|
|"Crown" pendant featuring tiny crowns and matchbox label from Manto Fev!|