Live with Lisa Week 35: Patents & Silver Cards

January 27, 2021 0 Comments

Live with Lisa Week 35: Patents & Silver Cards-Plymouth Cards

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Hi, I am Lisa DiVasta here from Plymouth cards. Just wanted to pop in for our usual Wednesday chat. I hope you're doing well. I know it's Wednesday already, can you believe it? It always just goes so fast, I never really realized and then all of a sudden, it's like, oh, it's Wednesday, Facebook Live day. So I hope you're doing well, wherever you are. I'd love for you to say hi, let me know where you're watching from. I'm in Florida, we're just outside of Tampa, Florida. We moved here in 2017 because we were tired of winter. We were in the Plymouth Massachusetts area, that's where the company name came from. So I just wanted to say hello and see how everyone was doing. And I just have a few things.


First off, I know I'm in a different location today. And I'm really excited because I'm sure with everything that's... We've been working from home all of last year. We moved the business back to the house. With COVID and everything, it just was the most sensible thing to do. And so over the weekend, Vinny built me this amazing shelving which is right behind me now. So that's why I decided to be here, I'm actually live from the garage. Yeah! So I just wanted to show you. I'm going to just turn the camera, hopefully you don't get seasick. But now, all the ornaments and pins and ribbon and everything are all behind me. I don't know if you can see that. And he made this amazing shelving for me. And then I cannot help myself because I need to have everything be the same. So I made labels for all the boxes. So that's what that's all about. He made that for me. So I was really excited to get that done this weekend. And it's really nice to have everything nice and neat and organized. Because it was a little crazy through the holidays. So now it's much more sensible and I know where everything is. So that's the shelving behind me, yeah Vinny! So thank you. So that's that. I know the little things that make you so happy, right? I just feel so much better when things are organized and in their place. And I'd be lying to say that my house is as neat as what's behind me but anyway, that's really great. So that's what I'm excited about, to have all the ornaments and pins and ribbon all organized and then I have the twine. So now I know exactly how much I have and all that. So that way, when you want something I know if I have it or not now, so that's really exciting. So live from the garage. I thought I'd never say that but here I am. So I hope you've been having a great week.


I'm excited to show you a new-ish product that we've been adding to the website. So I'm not sure if I've mentioned this before, but I absolutely love patents. I think they just tell stories about how things came to life. And I just love that, I think they're really cool looking but it also just shows you you know, I love looking at the years of when the patents were filed for because you just, I don't know... I'll just show you some and then you can... Maybe you'll be like what a weirdo. But anyway, that's all good with me. 

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So anyway, look at this monopoly. Like I don't even think about things of when things are made. And then you look and you're like, wow, monopoly, the patent was filed in 1935. And that's the patent. So I have I think five or six categories of patents now. I have baby, I have board games, pool, like billiard table, beer, and then I'm going to be adding sewing and kitchen things. And if you have a product genre that you're interested in, let me know because I love adding them. 


Okay, so this one that I'm going to show you next is the electric flat iron. The patent was filed for in 1882. Like that just -- I don't know why but that just blew my mind. 1882 so that's the electric flat iron. You know, like, I don't know it just -- okay. Here's one that I found, a nursing bottle from 1897. So a baby bottle from 1897. So, I don't know for me, I just love the history of it. I don't know how you feel about patents if you like them, let me know. If you think they're ridiculous, that's fine, too. I appreciate everyone's opinions. But let's see, this is the pool table frame, which is from 1913. So it's over 100 years old now, this design. How cool is that? Okay, this one made me laugh because one, it's sideways. And this is from 1966 - Twister. And I love how they actually put people drawings in the patent so that you can actually understand what's going on, on the patent. On the website they're under shop, you go to greeting cards, and then you'll see the second or third one down, it says patent cards, and that's where all the patents are. And like I said, I will be adding more and more categories, it just only had so much time to add what I did add. So okay, this one is the bottling machine which is so cool. 1890 is when this patent came out to bottle beverages. I don't know, I just think that's really interesting too. Didn't think you were going to get a history lesson today, did you? So okay, a beer bottle from 1934. So there's that one. It's just think that's cool. And then a beer mug. I'm not really a beer drinker, just so you know, I just think these kind of things are cool. This is from 1876, a beer mug. And it just shows you the side and then also the top view, which I really love. I just think those are really neat to see. 


So those are the patents, just a sampling of some of them. But like I said, there's baby, I'm going to be... I don't know if it's on there yet, sewing. There's some really cool sewing ones. And yeah, that's one thing that didn't make it when we moved to Florida, I left my sewing machine behind. So there's that I have a whole bunch of kitchen items. There's Disney on there, all kinds of Disney patents are on there. So if you want the Magic Kingdom or you want to see the Mickey Mouse telephone, they're all on the website. So feel free to take a peek. And I will put the link to the patent cards underneath this live after I finish. And I'll get that posted for you to make it easy in case you're not watching this live and you just want to be able to click and go. 


So I wanted to show you also our silver card... So every week I'm just going to show you some of our new colors that we're adding for this year. So silver is amazing. I don't know if you can see that iridescent-ness. So silver is awesome for I think wedding or any special events. And then all our cards have the quarter-sized logo on the back right there. And the great thing about our logo is it's put on a diagonal, so it will work with either your horizontal or vertical photos. You don't have to worry which orientation your photo is, it doesn't matter. We've designed the cards so that they work with both orientations. And then this is a fun picture I found of Beni. It was at my sister's bridal shower, many moons ago. And so I just thought that was a really fun picture. But it's just -- I thought the silver made it look really cool. So yeah, and again, just... Oh, I probably should show you all the cards are blank inside. So you have plenty of room to write. We do custom printing if you're interested in that. So you have that. So those are the cards. 


And let's see, what else did I want to chat about? It talked about the shelving. Isn't it amazing? I love it. And let's see. And I love, not to go on about the shelving but I love it because sometimes you buy pre-made shelving, it never works exactly the way you want it too. So it was really awesome that Vinny was able to build me custom shelving so it fits perfectly for my boxes and my needs. So I love that. We are fully stocked with Hope pins, Hope ornaments, we have Clarences in every color, the ornament and the pin. So I was really excited, Allen was able to get me all that so we are fully stocked again. We've been getting a lot of requests so I just wanted to make sure that we have that for everybody. And I think that's it. 


So again, if you have any patent products that you are interested in, I don't know maybe I'll look for cars that might be kind of cool or I don't know, quilting things. I'm not sure what you'll be interested in, so just let me know and I will do some digging. That's the fun part, its finding what you're interested in so then I can get it. I'm a little geek, I guess, about the patents. And I have some other really cool vintage ideas coming up for this spring. So I'm excited to share those with you as well. But that'll be in the spring. 


As always, if you ever need to reach out to me, you want to chat, talk to me about new products, ideas, suggestions, I'm always available to listen. I love talking to all of you. It makes me so happy when you, you know, want to chat with me too. The number to reach if you want to call is 877-830-3405. If you have one of the catalogs that came in the mail, I apologize, it has the wrong phone number. So that's why I repeat it every time, so 877-830-3405. Email - you can reach me at And you could always private message me through Facebook or you could just post a message on Facebook too. Either way I look at them all. I read all the messages sometimes not as... The Facebook messages sometimes I don't get the notifications and I apologize because I was on Facebook, they'll ask... 


Oh hi, Nancy, how are you today? How's it in California? Hopefully it's warm. You're not getting any cold yucky weather. But sometimes I don't get your Facebook messages, so I apologize and feel free to... If I don't respond within a few days, hit me up again. I just when I was going through I just found some from the beginning of November. Ooh cold and windy. Oh, well. Sorry! Spring is almost here, right? See, that's why I can be in the garage today showing you all my cool shelving because in Florida, it feels like spring, it's only in the... Listen to me it's only but it's in the 70s and the sun is shining and there's not a lot of humidity, so I can be in here and not be dying. So that's a great thing for me. For this time, you know, another month or so I won't be able to come in here for any length of time. But again, here, you want to take a peek just for anyone who's kept getting on now that missed it. That's all my amazing shelving that Vinny built for me. And it's it goes all the way to the ground. I don't know if you can see that, I don't want to get you sick, but he just yeah. So that is everything. 


So I hope you have a great rest of your week. And I'll be back next Wednesday. And you know, love to hear from you if you have any questions. And I will talk soon. Thank you so much for being here and watching and I appreciate you all. Bye Bye.