Stationery finds that make me swoon. No.1

Stationery finds that make me swoon. No.1.
Stationery finds that make me swoon.

It’s true. I’m a self confessed stationery addict. And I own the title with pride. I go a little crazy when I enter a paper shop and can honestly say that time stands still as I meander every nook and cranny of the place.

I thought it was time I show you some of my finds, perhaps thinking that this might justify my habit?  Anyway, this first installment of ‘stationery finds that make me swoon‘ is all about paper from Korea (and the adorable polar bears above, from Japan).
Stationery finds that make me swoon. No.1.

Washi tape with teapots

A die hard fan of my monthly letter writing socials (you know who you are) gave me the stationery set of the polar bears. Serious cuteness overload here.  I just adore the envelopes with unique vertical orientation and those stickers are so adorable.

It comes in handy when my neighbor makes a trip to Korea and goes stationery shopping on my behalf. She is one special friend.  The treasures she picked out are all amazing. Check out that washi tape with tea pots. Oh, my. More swooning over here.

Stationery finds that make me swoon. No.1.

Miniature air mail

These stationery finds are like nothing I’ve seen before. Take these miniature air mail envelopes, they are darling. I’m going to try sending one in the mail to see if something so tiny will make it through.

Stationery finds that make me swoon. No.1

Sticky calendar pages

These easy sticky planner pages are so clever. It is a pad and you can take off a page at a time and stick in a journal, a text book or wherever. I was thinking it would be handy to put in a recipe book when I have overnight company for a few days and organize the menu on the planner page.

Stationery finds that make me swoon. No.1.

Creative supplies swap June 17th in Calgary

And this pen. It is just so random that it charmed me right away. Maybe my kind neighbor is trying to tell me something?

So as I figure out what I want to do with this new ‘stationery finds that make me swoon‘ section of the blog, I would love to know if you would be interested in the possibility of purchasing (hopefully at discounted prices) for yourself some of the products that I find? Yes? Maybe? Not so much?

In the mean time, if you are local, I’m going to be bringing some of my stationery to the creative supplies swap tomorrow, June 17th from 1-3. Hope to see some of you there.

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  1. Holy crap, that’s a lot of awesome! My favourite is the polar bears. And the teapot washi. And the sticky calendar…

    • Hi there Emma, Lovely to have connected with you here and on insta/twitter. So fun when we stationery loving people run into each other. Yes, these polar bears are SO amazing, perhaps you would like to receive a letter on some? Let me know, would love to send you some of this stationery goodness.

  2. Barb, I can relate to swooning over stationary! I “collect” stationary and various other paper items. Sometimes I use them, other times I just look at them and smile and look forward to an occasion to write and send them to someone!

    • I know Ramona! The joy of simply looking at them and saving the stationery for just the perfect person or occasion is something I also love to do. Glad to know I’m not the only one.

  3. I second Melanie’s statements, lol!

    • Hi there Kari, Thanks so much for the feedback! Love that you would be interested…it would do my desk space a favor…says the ‘stationery addict.’ 🙂 Lovely to meet you here.

    • Ah, you are too sweet Kari! Thank you for your interest. Stay tuned.

  4. I would LOVE the opportunity to buy stationery that you highlight on your blog. I especially love both of those washi tapes. If I went to China or Japan, I would spend ALL of my time in stationery or paper stores. How kind of your friend to bring you those treats! Thank you for all the fun and informative content you bring us.

    • Washi tape gets me all the time, Melanie. Really appreciate your feedback on my idea of making available some of my favorite stationery finds. Now, just need to make it happen…need to get my head out of my stationery drawer 🙂

  5. Barb, I think it would be fun to be able to occasionally purchase stationary from your blog. But I’d be even more interested in a stationary swap – like the postcard swap but where we send a few pieces of our favorite note paper to someone. Thanks!

    • Oh, Ann, you’ve read my mind! I’ve been toying with a more ‘long read’ version of a swap, just wasn’t sure there would be interest. I think I have a new project… 🙂

  6. Joan Coles says:

    I would definitely be interested in purchasing unusual stationery. Oh, if you ever come across really old writing accessories (paper) count me in as a buyer. If possible please list some if you are able. Joan Coles, GA

    • Hi there Joan, great to know you would be interested in old writing stationery. I do have a bit of a stash. 🙂 I just have to figure out best method of making available. In the meantime, private msg me (via email) and I would love to send you some as a wee gift…from one letter writer to another.