Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Stationery Fiend...

Clockwise from Bottom Left: Spotty notebook: Fortnum & Mason (old). Birthday card: £4.95, Marlby & Elm. 'Thank you' card set, £20, Kate Spade at Amara. Neon biros: £15.95 each, Caran D'ache. Alphabet stickers, £4.50, Meri Meri at John Lewis. Gold pen: £12, Kikki K. 'Ciao' notelets, £10 for set of 6, Marks & SpencerCopper tray: £16, Kikki K. 'The Life Plan' book, £24, Kikki K. Post-it notes: old. 

It's no coincidence that my birthday falls on National Stationery Week...

I'm a paper and pen girl, always have been. A quick note in with a gift to say 'hi', 'thinking of you' or a thank you card - I just love the feeling of pen to paper. Even my 'To Do' list and ideas are jotted down in a real life book, the 'Notes' app redundant on my phone.

I always use the same pens, Caran D'ache neon biros - they're so easy to write with and can always find them in my bag (they're pricey but have had mine for years - and have been known to ask for my birthday!), and more recently I am using the Kikki K gold rollerball. I love personalised notecards too, Honeytree is a really great bespoke service and I now use Moo for all my business cards and Frugality headed notecards - the quality is excellent.

Spotty notebook: Fortnum & Mason (old). Passport holder: Aerin. 'The Frugality' notecards: Moo. Glasses: £98, Bailey Nelson.  'Better Than before' by Gretchen Rubin, £15, Kikki K. 'Thank you' card set, £20, Kate Spade at Amara.
I think with the world becoming so digital, and in particular a job such as mine, I need something that is solid (and I don't want to forget how to do joined up handwriting!). So I've dedicated this post to all those out there like me, who love sending and receiving notelets, postcards, who enjoy sitting and writing down thoughts or memories, or those who take pleasure from wrapping presents with washi tape, coloured ribbon and labels (I am a sucker for stickers, too). Happy #NationalStationeryWeek!

1. 'Save The Date' cards in fluoro: £14.95 for 6, Marlby and Elm

2. Sausage dog washi tape: £4.50, Ohh Deer

3. Pug notelets: £10 for a set of 10, Fortnum & Mason 

4. Liberty print alphabet stickers: £7.50, Meri Meri at Asos

5. 'Welcome Little One': £3.75, Rifle Paper Co at Papermash

6. 'Nib and Ink' calligraphy book: £9.09, Amazon

7. Telegram notepad: £9.50, Kate Spade at Quill London

8. Copper rollerball pen: £12, Kikki K

9. Marble and copper 'E' notecard: £3.95, Studio Sarah

10. 'Love' card: £2.10, Big Jon


  1. I am a massive stationary lover and I am a big fan of studio Sarah. I've just launched my own range inspired by my pirate obsessed daughters who don't fit the usual girl stereotypes -!! ☠

    1. Fab site! Also love the idea of no gender stereotypes x

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  3. Stationery addict over here!! brilliant post, I love stationery week, means that for one week of the year I have an excuse for my obsession!
    happy girl

    1. Trust me, you don't need an excuse! This is part of the reason I love Japan, their stationery shops are INSANE!

  4. I'm slightly obsessed with stationary. Sometimes I feel like I need more and more x
    Fashion and Beauty Blog Yukova

  5. The problems with kids having short attention spans is driven by entertainment, reset buttons on games, games having to do with getting somewhere and heads blowing up. Everything is 'cut to the chase, cut to the chase.'
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  6. Greetings from ,

    Nice pictures you have here.

  7. Gah I love stationery so much, it is very difficult for me not to buy a new notebook every week! I like your recommendations, will have to boomark them for pay day ;)


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