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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
Fox & Star
Chloe Hall Illustration
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?
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.
After admiring over these pretty Livework Colour Block Point Pens for a while, I finally bought two of them from Shedquarters – “Lilac” and “Snowgray”. It was so hard to pick because I wanted every colour available but I didn’t need that many. I think I will snap up “Vermillion” one next time – bright red, soft blue and cream goes together really well.
They are by far the nicest pens to write with. They are light and their nibs are thin (0.38mm), which I love about after their gorgeous colour palette.
Need new pens? I’d definitely recommend them. You can buy them over at Shedquarters (free UK delivery on all orders!) or Fox and Star. There are some lovely patterned pens too!
Do you have one? Do you love them as much as I do?
Discovering Shedquarters on Twitter is one of the best things I’ve ever done. I am borderline obsessed with stationery and this little online shop is right up my street. I am not just loving their stationery, but their style and consistent branding. They also has accessories, homeware and prints sections.
I went to buy a pocket sized planner, Minimal Planner for my business. What is brilliant about it is that we can start using it anytime because there are no fixed dates. While the paper is obviously good quality, it is also lightweight and will be easily to be packed into a bag if you need it when you are out.
It comes in three colour options: Navy, Coral and Green. I chose Coral but excuse my slightly poor photography, the colour somehow came out more orange than it really is.