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Wednesday, February 13

WOYWW 193 - Tuesday evening photo...


... so it's a tad fuzzy - my wee camera doesn't do low light too well...

Hopefully, you can see my new goodies :) A friend took me to Peterborough shopping yesterday, and we spent ages in an all-time favourite shop, Paperchase ***sigh***

I've spread out the correspondence set so you can see the gorgeousness - 20 sheets of writing paper, 10 envelopes, and stickers!!!

I can't wait to write letters to all the lovely people who have sent me amazing snail mail over the past couple of weeks. (You can scroll down to the previous post and see some of the goodies, if you have time!)

Next to the writing set are two beautiful lined journals, which I'll be using in the next few weeks...

Lent starts today, and I am reading this - the new book from one of favourite authors:


I love his gentle wisdom, and I'm really looking forward to learning lots...

Short and sweet this week - and now I'm off to sneak a peek at all the other interesting desks on show over at Julia's Stamping Ground...

So, till next week xxxx

PS I meant to mention the 'new' item at the top of the pic - an empty Orla Kiely bottle, which was a gorgeous reed diffuser I got for xmas (didn't last long, but it's such a lovely bottle!), and its new life as a container for my found feathers :)



38 comments:

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Your new papers are lovely. Good idea on the little bottle. I tried to display some fall feathers but. the cats seemed not to let them alone.
Enjoy a lovely week and Happy WOYWW.

Tuire Flemming said...

Lovely papers! Love those tree-motives. And you seem to have a new calendar there, too... ;)
Have a Nice Wednesday!
Tuire #10

Bella said...

so nice getting real mail...

Ann B said...

Love the papers, wish we had a Paperchase nearer - the closest is 12 miles away - as I love to browse that shop. Thanks for sharing your desk.
Ann B
33

Ali Wade said...

Happy WOYWW. It is lucky that we don't have a Paperchase near us - I can literally spend hours in there (remember going to the one inside a department store in the Trafford Centre, and Rich thought that I had disappeared - I was still browsing!). Gorgeous paper. Ali x #12

Jackie said...

A day out shopping in Peterbrough what fun... I go there sometimes as its only half an hour from me do you go to sir stamp a lot that's a nice crafty shop?
Book looks interesting
Jackie 3

Eliza said...

Your new papers look lovely, would't mind some of them myself. LOL

Happy WOYWW
Eliza 13

Helen said...

oh, Paperchase....!!! Have a good day, Helen 2.

Redanne said...

I love Paperchase too, don't visit often enough though. Love the papers and stickers you got, they look yummy. Happy WOYWW, Anne x #37

Ria Gall said...

what pretty writing paper almost too nice to use and the journals will be lovely to write in I am sure. It's so nice to get some great shopping done isn't it.
Happy WOYWW I hope you have a great day
Ria #46

Lynn Holland said...

The handmade book, heart and card you sent me were much admired last night at our craft group Claire.
Thank you once again
Lynn x x.
60

Heather Alger said...

Really enjoyed viewing your post, lots to enjoy :0)
Happy WOYWW Heather # 62

okienurse said...

Awesome desk and I love your new correspondence papers! I used to buy a lot of nice papers and envelopes but I hardly write notes anymore due everyone wanting to use the computer all the time! Thanks for sharing. Vickie #17

MaggieC said...

Are those poppies I can see there? They are such a good flower for stamping and colouring, being so dramatic. Those new papers look really gorgeous. Have lots of fun with them. xx Maggie

Nan G said...

Pretty writing papers. Happy WOYWW! Nan 5

butlersabroad said...

Paperchase is such a great store and one I really like to browse in when I'm back in England. I like how you're most excited over the stickers though!!

Hugs
Brenda 100

die amelie said...

Love your paperchased goodies, Claire!

And I would have kept that bottle too ;)
Thank you for your lovely laud upon my header!

Enjoy your WW-afternoon!

die amelie x

Angelfish said...

I love a good tree motif and I'd never turn down the chance for a trip round Paperchase :o)
Fiona #88

Winnie said...

Loving your stationery! Looks so pretty! Paper is my downfall! I love that you saved the bottle and are using it to display your lovely feathers (drool!)
Thanks for the visit! Enjoy your letter writing! Winnie#79

sharon said...

I love, love, love paper, and your new goods look absolutely gorgeous!

Maisie Moonshine said...

Hi Claire I'm an absolute sucker for gorgeous stationery and have been since I was a little girl; love your new writing paper and envy anyone receiving such a beautiful letter. Happy WOYWW MM x #127

JoZart said...

ooh! lucky you, I LOVE Paperchase. Super goodies on your desk lend themselves to the diffused lighting. Very atmospheric!
Jo x

Maxam Made said...

Love your new papers!! I enjoy writeing too
Cheers!
Ginny#9











Maxam Made said...

Love your new papers!! I enjoy writeing too
Cheers!
Ginny#9











Maxam Made said...

Love your new papers!! I enjoy writeing too
Cheers!
Ginny#9











Maxam Made said...

Love your new papers!! I enjoy writeing too
Cheers!
Ginny#9











Maxam Made said...

Love your new papers!! I enjoy writeing too
Cheers!
Ginny#9











Bubbles said...

I've never shopped at Paperchase before - you may have just found them a new customer :)
I love the bottle you're re-using... it reminds me of an old fashioned ink bottle - gorgeous!
Have a wonderful WOYWW!
Bubbles
#28

MiniOwner said...

I too can specd hours in Paperchase and judging by the loveliness displayed on your desk, I am overdue a visit! Happy Wednesday. :o)
Sue x (MiniOwnwer@147)

Alison Scott said...

Beautiful goodies. Two journals- what shall they contain????
Happy WOYWW
Alison #76

Chrysalis said...

Hi Claire - thanks for popping over for a visit. I love your journalling - and the bottle is fab. I'm starting a scrapbook for a group I go to, and am finding it really tough, so well done - you make it look so easy LOL! Have a great week, Chris x

Almo said...

Lovely new paprechase goodies here Claire Love the birdies, and a great use of that pretty bottle. Hugs Mo x

MaryH said...

Hi Clare, your space is so tidy ...I loved those papers. Oh, my - birds. Great idea on recylcing the reed diffuser. Won't your feathers have a sweet smell from leftover fragrance). Sounds as though you had a wonderful outing. Hope your book is enjoyable. This is a new author to me. Will be back to check out your journals...joined as a new follower, and hope you'll find time to visit me some day. Mary H #136

Zorana said...

Just the name Paperchase makes me want to spend hours there.... I actually love your low-light photo and the lovely stuff you showed. xoxo

Tertia said...

So many lovely new goodies. i loved collecting beautiful writing paper as a teenager.
Happy WOYWW!
Tertia#20

MrsC.x said...

oo paperchase my hubby doesnt let me go in there with my purse! lol
enjoy your goodies
Happy Valentines and a Happy belated WOYWW tfs Mrs.C #54
www.craftylittlemoos.blogspot.com

Cynthia@Ornamental Style said...

Peterborough? As in Peterborough, Canada? My brother-in-law is from Peterborough but now lives here in Melbourne, Florida.

trisha too said...

Oh Claire, I can see why you like that shop!!!

:)trisha
Happy woyww to you, a little late!