There isn’t an exact date or moment in my life that I suddenly found a passion for all things stationery – like most of us I’m sure, it has evolved gradually over time. If I was to start anywhere though, I guess my childhood is as good as any.
I will always remember the excitement building in late August of being taken shopping with my mum to buy school supplies. Indeed, it was a highlight of my academic years and I still get a small flutter of anticipation in my early 30’s. Each year demanded a new pencil case and matching contents, of course. Even if last years purchase was as good as new, it was a must, a need, a want. I saw stationery as my accessory and still do.
In fact, the stationery I owned as a child was so treasured that some of my earliest purchases are still very much in use today. I have one of my very first pencil cases – it has that freshly sharpened smell. I also own an adorable mouse clip which has found a new lease of life with the evolution of the planner and a gold engraved fountain pen which makes a regular appearance.
Move forward 20 odd years and my tastes (and the amount spent!) have matured like a fabulous bottle of Champagne! The likes of Kate Spade, Mont Blanc and Moleskine now adorn my working environment. My stationery collection continues to be my accessory and is as important as my choice of handbag and shoes. It completes my outfit and in some ways, it completes me.
I would love to hear from you guys as most of my inspiration comes from lovers of stationery and not just the high street.
What is your childhood stationery memory? Do you still use something you vividly remember buying in preparation for school?
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Until the next blog..
Love x PB x