I was browsing around the interwebs, as you do, and came across the company Cavallini & Co, who make some good-looking stationery, with a vintage twist. I found two particular favourites:
These rather good Sticky Notes come in a fancy tin and cover every eventuality. From a simple to-do list, to a reminder, and even a day by day note. They look quite small, but I love the variety. Sadly, they are out of stock, or I would have been quite tempted.
I would be more likely to suggest getting a blog rather than a Travel Notebook, but if you’re going to do it manually, I love this one. It reminds me of the song “New York -London -Paris -Munich, everyone’s talking ’bout…”
Thinking about it, it’s probably not a good idea to take this book otherwise I’d get Pop Muzik stuck in my head and be singing it under the Eiffel Tower.
This post is specifically for Amy, because she asked for more stationery. Reluctantly, eh-hem, I am obliging. It is such a wrench to scour the web for this stuff, you know?
I hate the idea of someone throwing away Monopoly, because… why would you? But if you’re going to get rid of your board games, it makes sense for them to be turned into something useful, doesn’t it? Also available: Scrabble and Trivial Pursuit!
I’ve never been much of a planner person. Love the idea of them, but I’m just not organised enough to keep it up to date. Even Google’s many services can’t keep my life straight!
Just another recycling option. I have a Coke Zero t-shirt, why not get a notebook to go with it?
I actually really like this idea. Instead of an address book (can’t remember the last time I needed someone’s address), this little book keeps track of your login information for all the many websites you frequent. It could also be used to note down must-see sites, and which of your acquaintances they belong to, so you can keep track.
There’s plenty of debate over whether writing down passwords is a good idea or not, but if you’re going to do it, do it in a pretty notebook!
I just love the green on this, and the general ancient feeling about it. I don’t want to make assumptions, but people are going to be writing spells in it, aren’t they?
Thus, the first Card Week series draws to a close, and it’s going back to animals, I’m afraid. These rather cute caterpillar thank you cards appealed to me and were actually the first one I found when searching for a week’s worth of cards.
Caterpillar Thank You Notes
I hope this week of cards hasn’t been too self-indulgant, although if I’m honest with myself, the entire premise of Stationery Corner is just that! We’ll be back to pens and paper tomorrow.
The fourth entry for card week takes a completely different turn. It doesn’t feature animals – I don’t suppose the Pacman family are animals, are they? I love this card for when your geek friends get married.
Mr and Mrs Pacman Wedding Card
It’s quirky, and only a certain type of couple would appreciate it but I know Mr C and I would have if we’d accepted cards for our wedding.
Card Week number three, and we’re continuing our animal theme but rather than pigs and cows, we’re taking off into the skies. These flying geese look good, I love the colours, and the empty bench. Plus, the simplicity of writing hello in the bottom corner. A great way for a card to break the ice or just to simply say ‘hello’.
Flying Geese Hello Folded Note Cards
It’s just occurred to me that the script at the bottom looks a little bit like grass, which would also make sense.
The second entrant on our Card Week special is a postcard rather than a greetings card. I have never really been a big fan of sending postcards because I don’t like the idea of anyone reading what is written there, and of course, if you send it from a holiday destination, you are likely to return before it does. However, I do like these vintage cards.
Vintage Pig/Cow Carte Postale
I’m a fan of farm animals, and the simple black and white drawing appeals to me. I like that it is pretty realistic, although I would probably be equally amused if it was a big cartoon pig as well.
Greetings cards and note cards are very personal things. What works for one person may be considered hideous by someone else, and it’s all a matter of taste. This week, for five days, I’ll post a different card each day, making this the first ever Card Week. They’re all from Etsy, and I love them all for very different reasons.
Today – Penguins in Love.
The first of many cards that involve plenty of white space and simple, cute designs. I like penguins and thus, I like this.