I make stationery. Therefore, I LOVE stationery! One of my favorite things to do when visiting a new city is to check out their local paper stores, gift shops and stationery spots. And even when you can't travel, there's SO many goodies to be found online!
Here are some of my personal favorites...
I just came back from teaching some workshops in Austin, Texas at my friend's shop, the Paper + Craft Pantry. I always come home with some fun treasures and this mini fountain pen is just gorgeous! And it comes in lilac...
Prefer roller pens over fountain pens? My sister friend Amal makes these stunning brass pens! It's my favorite pen, I keep it in my purse at all times and guard it like a hawk anytime I let someone else use it. She has a whole suite of brass goodies and other fun stationery fun over in her shop!
3. Postcard Calendar by Seedlings
A postcard and calendar combo?! Not only does Seedlings have gorgeous illustrations, but they incorporate zero waste into their products through seed paper envelopes and dual purpose products! When you're done with the month, tear away the dates and share the illustrated postcard.
This was another fun discovery in my friend's shop. Dot pens for all your list making! Or drag them to use like a highlighter! I got a few different colors and it was hard to pick a favorite...
Now that you have a gathered a collection of awesome pens, you need somewhere special to keep them! Adam and Danella at McKinnon Collective sew their collection of leather goods in their Nor Cal workshop. Jump on their newsletter so you can get first dibs when their next collection drops online or at their upcoming markets!
Washi tape covered in stationery goodies?! Heck yes. These two sisters have such a fun assortment of paper goods with their unique and adorable illustrations.
This little guy is just so stinking cute! Ernie is the new mascot for Calliope Paperie and I can't think of a cuter mascot for such a cute store.
I love Archer & Olive notebooks and their mini size is just too perfect! I keep the large size on my desk at all times and the smaller one in my backpack when I'm working at coffee shops.
What could be more perfect to store your pencils in than a pencil shaped jar?
Not sure where to start in your pen journey? My friend Shelly has a whole set of some of her favorite pens!
If you haven't seen Moglea products in person, you're missing out. Nearly all their products are painted or printed by hand and each one it totally unique!
Another treasure I found at the Paper + Craft Pantry was this steel tape dispenser. Did I need it? Not really. Do I love the ease of tearing a piece of my custom washi tape for packages and orders? YES!
What other stationery goodies are on your wish list?