The shimmery brilliance of these metallic colored pencils by designer Louise Fili are called, Brillante, companion to two other pencil sets, the Perfetto and Tutti Frutti.   There set of twelve double-sided pencils comes in six metallic shades in a strong and sturdy keepsake box. The six colors are silver/purple; copper/blue; gold/green.   These pencils…

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 Notebooks for visual thinkers. That’s the premise of these unique notebooks published by Princeton Architectural Press. These notebooks, the first in a new series (to be followed by Observer’s Notebook: Weather in spring), went on sale October 4th. First up is the Astronomy Notebook (Amazon / Publisher  / B&N) This sturdy, cloth-bound journal is filled with stunning images and a variety…

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Looking for a stationery subscription box? Check out this #PaperHaul assortment from Crafty Creatives! Although they’re based in the UK, they do ship worldwide! Sweet! Each month has a new theme. I received this shipment a few months ago, but you can see more of an assortment of their previous packages here. Cards, postcards, stickers,…

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Besides mail, my other great love is books, which translates to bookstores, libraries, books about books, most anything to do with reading. Like this little gem with the image of the girl reading a book under a tree. I found this small, wooden, compact-like container at a gift shop when a friend (fellow book lover,…

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I found this homemade address book at a thrift store. It has a wood front and back that is lacquered with a picture and the word “Addressory” (I looked the word up in the dictionary- it’s not there). There are photocopied photos separating each section. In the photo below, you can see it says “AB”…

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I recently went with a friend to the University of Minnesota bookstore. Look at this row of notebooks!! It was notebook heaven! There was also a great selection of pens, but that aisle was too busy to take a photo. But it wasn’t too busy that I couldn’t find a few pens to buy, plus…

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I have a new favorite pen that I purchased through JetPens. I always order a few of my trusted favorites and then one or two new, untried pens to get my total to $25 and enjoy the free shipping option. I love a fine point and a generous flow of ink and the Pilot Multiball…

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I was on my weekly Pinterest visit today (twice a week/30 minutes) and as I kept pinning items with TABS in them, I realized that I love TABS! They appeal to some inner organizer in me and I think they’re useful and appealing. I love It All Etsy Shop I didn’t realize how many types…

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I’m cleaning out my boxes and boxes of ephemera and have decided to pack it up and ship it out for the price of shipping plus $1.65 processing. The assortment of items includes stamps, stickers, photos, maps, advertisements, notepaper, strings, envelopes, ribbons, ticket stubs, bookmarks, stencils, calendar pages, old book pages, scrapbooking supplies, a few…

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I took pictures of the four prize packages for the Mailbox contest that was held last month, however, only one of the pictures turned out. I guess I should have checked the photographs before I mailed the packages. This felt-lined pencil box was filled with pens and pencils and was won by Pamela in San…

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