Posts Tagged "letter-writing"

Magpie Monday: Vintage Calling Card Case

Posted by on Apr 28, 2014 in Home & Garden | 7 comments

After a wet and blustery walk on the moor on Saturday, we stopped off for a mooch around the flag-festooned town of Moretonhampstead (I love the flag with the teacups!).     We popped into some lovely antiques and interior shops, and also a charity shop, where I spotted this little thing in the ‘£2 unless marked otherwise’ cabinet:     It’s a leather (I’m presuming Victorian?) calling card case, and although a bit tatty (and unfortunately not ‘marked otherwise’), I thought it was sweet and bought it, with an intended purpose in mind....

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Stunning Stationery: CL.AM Luxury Correspondence

Posted by on Apr 1, 2014 in Home & Garden | 6 comments

It’s National Stationery Week 2014 and I have some wonderful stationery to show you! This week I’m featuring two stationery brands – one using print, and the other letterpress – both different, but both equally beautiful.     Today I want to introduce you to CL.AM – the makers of luxury printed stationery. It is so beautiful I literally swooned when I first saw a picture, and was even more bowled over when I was able to see and touch the real thing! CL.AM kindly sent me some of their cards, notelets and gift cards to review. Let me show you in pictures...

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Perfumed Prose

Posted by on Nov 6, 2010 in Home & Garden | 4 comments

It’s so lovely to receive a hand-written letter on beautiful paper, but even nicer when it has been written on scented paper or with perfumed ink. Since my post on letter-writing, I have had lots of requests to write about this, so it’s time I shared with you my scenting secrets! I have a range of coloured ink cartridges by J. Herbin, some of which are scented, which I bought in the shop of the National Gallery London. These are small cartridges, and so do not fit my Waterman pen or my vintage Parker pen, but I just buy a selection of cheap fountain pens in WHSmith that take this...

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Letter to an old friend

Posted by on Oct 1, 2010 in Home & Garden, Personal | 2 comments

Rain and a headache today meant that I postponed my plans to take the Princess out on a train journey and cycle in the country. But sometimes a rainy day at home can be just as perfect, and a time to catch up on nice things, such as writing letters. I have loved writing (and receiving) letters ever since I was little. My aunty, who used to live with us, moved away when I was seven, and I used to write to her every day! I would rush home from school in my lunch breaks and eagerly wait for the postman, looking out from a little window at the top of the stairs where I could best see his van...

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