The fabulously stylish Molly over at Molly and the Princess has started a great little link-up called Show me your Stationery Saturday which I've been meaning to join in with for the past couple of weeks.
I think it's now or never as within the next few weeks all my worldly possessions are due to be boxed up and left, unloved, in a cold, clinical metal storage unit while we try to hurry up the people who are selling us their house.
In anticipation of this, I purchased these little retro beauties the other week in my favourite house clearance shop. It's the type of place where you have to wash your hands after you come out, there's no style or fanciness to it at all. It's a pile it high and sell it cheap type outlet - just the sort of place I love. There's always a vintage gem to be had if you don't mind the dust!
I loved these for their vintage typeface. They reminded me of 60's shows like Bewitched and the Pink Panther. 20 postcards for 20p, can't say fairer than that! (By the way, the background strawberry paper is from Paperchase and is due to be turned into my next Scrabble artwork!)
To make them look even more authentic, when I finally have a new address, I shall be typing them out on this Brother typewriter I picked up from a hospice shop for £2.
I'd been on the look out for one for a while as I wanted to type labels and gift tags. I love the romance and nostalgia of type written letters, so this is just the ticket.
Finally, again from the house clearance shop, I spotted this red leather writing case.
I bought it with a whole bunch of other bits and bobs, but I reckon it worked out costing me less than a pound. Real leather, with a little pocket for envelopes and stamps. It will proudly hold my Basildon Bond, until I can afford something more upmarket (and something that doesn't eternally remind me of Russ Abbott).
So there, we go. Those are my thrifty, stationery finds. Pop over to Molly's blog by clicking the badge, for more papery lust.