Posted in collection, Pens, The unusual


I was really happy to find these few treasures on a stall at our collectors market here in Fakenham. There is a collectors market every Thursday and I often have a walk around and see if anything catches my eye. The dip pens, the vintage rubber stamp and the paper knife were only £1 each so I snapped them up of course! 🙂

Posted in Art, Birthday, Incoming Mail, Letters, Mail art, Pens, present

In coming Rainbow

I had a belated birthday surprise last week, from my dear pen friend Susanne who lives in Germany,  I was sent a rainbow!

Rainbow 1
Inside the rainbow, presented to me by some beautiful butterflies, were some gorgeous gifts (including what is now my new favourite pen…
Rainbow 2
and a letter.
Rainbow 3

I like belated birthdays! 🙂

Posted in Art, Birthday, Ephemera, Mail art, Paper, Pens, present

Birthday Continued

I’m showing you my birthday presents because they are mostly related to mail and mail art:-)

These are what were in the envelope I showed you yesterday.

Birthday 2

The little package was from my husband. He also bought me this lovely vintage writing case. Have you ever seen one like this before?

Birthday 3

This morning I received this lovely package in the post, from my dear friend in Germany.

Birthday 4

It contained some more washi tape (hurrah),  A beautiful monogrammed block for ink or use as a wax seal and this absolutely delightful glass dip pen.

Birthday 5
I’ve been so spoiled, it’s been lovely 🙂

Posted in Ephemera, Letters, Pens

I have a weakness!

Because I love writing, I have a weakness for fountain pens and a growing dislike of ball point pens. This has been creeping up on me slowly as I didn’t realise until recently how many fountain pens I have. I was talking to my husband about starting a collection of fountain pens and it came to my attention that I already have one!  Any way, this is a subtle way of telling you I’ve bought another one.

This is a type of fountain pen I have, for may years, admired from affar and you are probably wondering what I’m going on about. Well here it is, my new (vintage) Sheaffer fountain pen.

New Pen

There’s a history to this pen and I love it! 🙂

Posted in collection, Ephemera, Letters, Mail art, Pens

Things I’ve bought

I have such a back log of lovely mail to show you because of decorating in the house, so while I’m sorting it into manageable sections I’ll show you some lovely things I’ve bought.

Some lovely vintage ephemera…


………..and a couple of lovely vintage fountain pens.


Very pleased with these. Mail Making rules! 🙂