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National Stationery Week

National Stationery Week image via death to stock

This week is National Stationery Week! It is a celebration of “the written word and all things stationery – the wonderful products which make it all possible, and give so much pleasure to so many people.”

Being both stationery lover and supporter of small businesses, I am sharing where you can buy stationery from small businesses. If I have forgotten to include you or you know anyone that sells stationery, feel free to leave links in the comments below – I love discovering new businesses to support!

Made By Mrs M
Shedquarters
Plewsy
Cardboard Cities
Fox & Star
Chloe Hall Illustration
Georgia Bosson

To celebrate, I naughtily bought couple of notebooks from Andsmile, started using one of my brand new notebooks and sent a greeting card to my friend. How are you celebrating guys?

New Notebooks

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If you didn’t know already, I am a big fan of stationery. I collect notebooks. I have two and half drawers full of notebooks. I think I was influenced by my mum, all my life I have seen her loving notebooks and she’d have each notebook for recipes, dream house and so on. I remember that she had a box full of empty notebooks with the sign saying “Keep out” with funny drawing of skull and bone!

Pictured above are my new notebooks:

This pen is a Livework brand (Snowgray).

I am not sure if I can bring myself to write in them, they are so pretty! Weirdly (or not?), I always feel my notebook is ruined when I write in it. But I do get over that feeling eventually. I have that notebook to scribble down recipes I found or invented, at the start I was annoyed with myself for ruining it and then I got over it – it is useful and I can’t live without it when I cook.