Monday, December 28, 2009

Lost Art of 2009

This prompt is out of my league. Stationery. When you touch the paper, your heart melts. The ink flows from the pen. What was your stationery find of the year?

Writing notes on lovely stationery is a lost art, at least for me.

I still write a pretty good letter when I'm in the mood but I type everything and print it on traditional white paper. In days past I might get out my ink stamps and decorate the page with a few well placed embellishments but even that added touch has gone by the wayside lately. Lots of emails (long ones) have largely taken over letters.

Truth be known, if I try to write longhand, it doesn't take much to get my right hand into a painful cramp. What's that about? I shake out my hand and get back to writing only to find the hand cramping up again. Typing never provokes a cramp so I pretty much stick to the keyboard.

Oh well. I'm sure there is lovely stationery out there but I won't be buying. However, I did find this fabulous web sit EyeItalia which reminds me of the many fine stationery shops we saw on our trip to Florence last year. Check out EyeItalia's wrapping papers. Gorgeous.


  1. This paper is GORGEOUS!! I love it!

    I still write by hand every day (or close to every day) in my notebooks. It just feels right and good and pure. Typing, sometimes, is too fast for the a-ha to unfold herself and show herself to me.

    I am still sitting here, oooohing and ahhhhing...

  2. That site has beautiful papers of all kinds. I love cards and paper and justify buying them because I will give them away...someday.


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