10 July, 2014

inbox/outbox

Leaving England behind has always broken my heart a little bit, but coming home to Liam and a pile of lovely mail from my pen pals made this time easier. One of my favorite purchases from the trip (along with 6492 sheets of stickers) was this amazing glittery notebook from Paperchase, which I couldn't resist including!


The incredibly talented and adorable Jenna sent me this brilliant letter which nearly made my eyes pop out of my head in glee when I opened it.





Jenna's polka dotted envelope contained so many cute details, including this paper mobile which is now hanging above my desk.


My most recent letter from Jessica was written on super soft Japanese paper which she illustrated and hand stitched into a beautiful little booklet!




As mentioned, to say that I returned from the UK with a lot of stationery would be an understatement. I also brought back a whole stack of Tube maps (thanks TfL) and other paper souvenirs to send my pen pals.



34 comments:

thimble said...

what a lovely lot of mail! I received your great letter and I'll try to reply to it soon!

Lucy in the Sky said...

What a lovely surprise to come home to. I can't believe your brought back so many stickers! Love those Lisa Frank puppies too!

Rosalinda Tjioe said...

These are all so cute <3 xx

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burntfeather said...

eep love all that amazing cat goodness scattered through your letters! such cuteness everywhere :)

alissa cha said...

this is so adorable and aesthetically pleasing ≧◔◡◔≦ oh my ! lucky you with such amazing pen pals ♡ also, such wonderful photos being assembled so well (: i'm in awe (:

Tessie Jayne said...

You have the best pen pals ever! I love all the pretty details. And thank you for the comment on my blog!

Michelle said...

Wow!! All that beautiful mail! And Jenna's is nice and colorful, indeed. Love it!

Marielle Anne said...

Wow I also love sending and receiving handwritten letters. <3

Jane said...

Aw everything is so adorable. I love the idea of paper souvenirs to send to penpals!

Anita said...

lovely blog :)
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Kati said...

Isn't it the best to receive mail from friends??

-Kati

Toni-Louise said...

O my goodness! I need pen pals like yours and you, with a love for stationary and a beautiful imagination. Photos are perfect! xx

trés beans said...

i love stationary! these are soooo cute ♡

Katie Frank said...

yay those letters are amazing <3 my letter is ready to send straight to you. now i'm waiting for my salary and then i send it <3

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Melanie said...

Stationary poorn! I have a soft spot for Japanese stationary. I never knew the UK was brilliant in this field as well.

Rita P. said...
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Rita P. said...

I really like having pen pals and send/receive cute mail. And your pen pals are definitely the most creative! I love everything <3

Sammy Scott said...

Oh my gosh, everything looks amazing! Ii love all the packaging :) xox

Louise said...

Amazing. That's all I can say. I love the things your penpals sent you. Good heavens, that little booklet with the illustrations is gorgeous.

Tina Sosna said...

Thank you so! I love to capture light. :)

Laura Mitbrodt said...

Cute! Love all of the colourful photos.
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peach said...

simply amazing. Enjoying reading your posts, keep in touch! xx Peach

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Saskia B said...

Aww! I'm glad the UK could be of service when it comes to stationery!

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Natasha Rose said...

Such a lot of lovely stationary things & letters! Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving your tumblr link. Now following you both your blog and tumblr :) xx

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Marlen said...

ohhh my gosh, this is SO much fun!! I love that you guys don't just send letters to each other but pimp out the letters to the max. I'd totally freak out getting something like that in the mail too :D

xo marlen
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Nicole Raybaud said...

What a beautiful blog! xx

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Merissa Revestir said...

Now that's snail mail!!!

VintageLoveandPhotographs said...

All this snail mail is so cute! :)

Jenna said...

Hi Sarah,

Thanks for including my mail in your lovely snail mail post - so happy to hear you liked it all. Currently putting together another letter for you. Will be in the post soon!

xx

Eena said...

Awww those cats are so adorable!!!! I used to have a pen pal growing up! We lost touch after I moved to a different country but I recently found her on Instagram. Haha, sorry that just came to mind.

Lovely blog by the way!

Chantele Cross-Jones said...

Oh I do love a bit of snail mail! I love my penal ladies and think post is such a fun hobby to have!
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Pauline said...

omg!!
I love it!
<3333

Konstantina Antoniadou said...


Omg!!these cats are the cuttest thing&lovely pen pals:)))


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Marie Holm said...

Hi, I am a new follower :-) I blog about letters on www.writepretty.blogspot.com
- Would love to hear which stores in London you prefer to go to when buying stickers and stationary. Maybe you could do a post on that?