Following yesterday's post about handwritten notes and letters, and continuing with my series of 'collections,' I thought I'd share some of my tea themed stationery, and where it's kept.
Many years ago [forty something] my hubby and I were in my in-law's basement, and I spotted an old mahogany desk with a detached lid due to broken hinges. It was in rough condition. The drawers were empty since it was no longer in use, and it was just taking up space. There was something about it that I liked, so I asked my hubby if he'd ask his parents if we could have it. He did, and they were happy to get rid of it. We ordered new hinges for the drop-down, desk lid and my hubby antiqued it. The desk is called a 'Governor Winthrop Desk,' and it's where I keep my stationery and writing supplies.
It sits in the corner closest to my hubby's side of the bed, so when the desk-top is open he usually lays the remote controls, DVD's, and his guy things on it, and I sit at my computer desk to write. The photo is how it supposed look! ;-)
It has four drawers. The first three hold blank note cards, stationery, assorted cards and date books/calendars. Most are tea themed. The bottom drawer contains wrapping paper.
My mother's motto was "a place for everything, and everything in it's place." And so it is with my stationery desk.
I love Punch Studio Cards and am often able to find them at Tuesday Morning stores.
Carol Wilson, Mary Engelbreit, and Sandy Clough are favorites too. I just got three boxes of Sandy Clough tea themed Birthday, Get Well, and Friendship cards. I can never have too many note cards and stationery supplies.
I loved Sandy Clough's tea themed note cards when I was selling her products, but they are no longer available. I was happy to find the cards below that are prints of Sandy's paintings.
Michael's, Marshall's and T.J. Maxx are often good places to find tea themed note cards, and occasionally Hallmark and American Greetings make blank tea themed note cards too. What's your favorite stationery/card source?