Monday, 27 April 2015

National Stationery Week: My Top Stationery Picks

If you didn't already know it's National Stationery Week and if you follow my blog or have taken a look at my social media accounts you will notice that I am a stationery addict. I remember as a child always being taught to look after your new pens and pencils and never to write in a notebook until you had something of value to write in it. I'm not ashamed to say that I have taken these lessons into my adult life and have a stack of beautiful notebooks that deserve more than my scribbly handwriting and erroneous spelling.

With that in mind, I am never far from the stationary section and am often stroking paper and cooing over the perfect notecard. I thought I would kick off the week by showing you some of the items I'm lusting after at the moment from online and highstreet stores!

1. Postcards from Penguin - Waterstones £11.34
I don't know why I love these boxes of postcards so much but I currently have 3 (One of them was bought for me so you can let me off!) This box holds 100 postcards of famous Penguin book covers  which I think would be good for any book or stationery lover. Out of the 3 boxes I have I have only ever sent one postcard only because I know the person would have appreciated it!

2. Mark's Tokyo camera Stick Notes - The Fox and Star £4.50
I came across the Fox and Star website when looking for some hard to get hold of washi tape and I instantly began browsing their stationery sections. They have tons of pretty notebooks and other stationery pretties that I could reference but I have never seen post its that look like this before. Gone are the days of plain yellow post its. This is a roll that you pull out from the camera like an old film. Novel and practical!

3.  Emma Bridgewater To Do Pad - Amazon £7.00
I think that stationery and organisation go hand in had so naturally I love these to do pads. They are the perfect desk/life accessorie and really help to plan your time and not forget about anything when you have a  busy week. What I liked about this one though is that you have a nice big space for general notes and jottings and then down the side you have a space for each day to put appointments and things to remember. So you can list and plan at the same time. Perfect.

4. Indigo Dreams Luxury journal - Paperchase £12.50
Remember what I said at the beginning of the post about stroking paper? Well a trip to Paperchase wouldn't be complete without feeling the notebooks. I'm aware this is making me sound really weird but I am going to have faith that there are other Paperphiles out there who understand this necessity. These are not ordinary notebooks. They are hand stitched, fabric, jewelled notebooks with the most beautiful covers. I narrowed it down to this one as I love tea and this one has a very British style but they are all lovely. I challenge you to go into Paperchase and not touch the notebooks, go on, I dare you!

5. Kraft mixed notecards - Paperchase £4.00
I couldn't compile a stationery list without some sort of card so I opted for this cute box of mixed cards from Paperchase (I'm aware I just mentioned them but not many retailers have their cards online!) I am pretty obsessed with brown card right now and these designs are playful and they made me think of spring.

6. Big Band Theory Pencils - Ohh Deer £3.75
My obsession with pencils with novelty writing on started back in summer when I found pencils with the Mean Girls quote' None for you Gretchen Weiners' on. I have held back until recently and I currently have some Blair Waldorf pencils on their way (oops!) and then I spotted these! I love The Big Bang Theory but more importantly Sheldon Cooper. Featuring the favourite quote ' BAZINGA!' and other nerdy genius, these would be a fun addition to my collection. 

7. Binder Clips - Ikea £2.00
 This is a bit of a random one but I just wanted to add it in I the only one who didn't realise Ikea do ALOT of stationery? I'm currently a Teaching Assistant, soon to be training to be a teacher so I am looking at practical stationery in a different way. It doesn't need to be boring! The kids love it when I have novelty post its or cute paper clips and I'm getting known for it so why not carry on. These are super cute, come in a handy pot and are ridiculously cheap.

I'm going to be posting some more this week as part of National Stationery Week so look out for posts featuring handmade businesses and my own collection. Until then, happy paper hoarding!


  1. I love these! I'm very tempted to get the penguin postcards...I just think they're gorgeous and would look great as a feature wall!
    Katie xo

    1. That's such a great idea Katie! I have the vintage puffin covers box and am waiting to use it in a school display! x