Williamsburg Flea Market

Last NYC post for a while I promise!! But before I shut up about my trip, I just wanted to share my  visit to the Williamsburg Flea Market.

On our last day we got the subway over to Brooklyn, specifically Williamsburg, and wandered around the shops, before having brunch cocktails at The Bedford, and tipsily heading to the flea market for a rummage.

It wasn’t  as big as I was expecting it would be but there was still plenty to see. In fact, I think if there was any more it would have been a bit overwhelming.



There was so much great stuff to look through, in fact it was quite good knowing I was just looking for stationery or I wouldn’t have known where to start! I also ate  GREAT doughnut, but that’s by the by (seriously though, it was amazing).

I only spent $15 but I found some really interesting things. I was going to put them all in this post, but I think each one has a bit of a story and shoving them all in here wouldn’t do them justice, so over a few days next week, I’ll share them with you…

Flea Market Finds #1: Antique Advertising Dip Pens
Flea Market Finds #2: NFL Pencils by Faber Castell
Flea Market Finds #3: Wooden & Brass Extendable Rule




Sorry I’ve been quiet for a few days, my amazing boyfriend took me to New York for a surprise weekend!

As you would imagine, as soon as I arrived I started my research on the best stationery shops in NYC. I did  a few shop (or should I stay store) visits, as well a fruitful trip to the Brooklyn Flea Market, and I’ll be posting on all of these over the next couple of weeks. But to start with, for great stationery, I had to look no further than my hotel room in the super cool ACE Hotel.

Simply designed with a slightly industrial feel (like the rest of the hotel), what I think is cleverest about the letterhead paper/envelopes is that they use stamps for the address, meaning that they are easily adaptable for each hotel (they have other locations such as Seattle, LA and just down the road from me in Shoreditch, London).

And because I assume lots of musicians stay there, they even supply music paper.

The hotel info  folder is made the Rite in the Rain folks, who I featured here.

And one of my  favourite things is this Stanley Bostitch pencil sharpener. I really want one… Even though I don’t actually have a desk to attach it to at the moment.

Nice one ACE, I like your style!


Eye Heart Ewe

From Wishbone Letterpress

I LOVE this card from Wishbone Letterpress SO MUCH!! I love all their stuff actually, but this is a particular favourite. It’s a husband and wife team from New York, which just makes it all the lovelier.

They  don’t seem to have a stockist in the UK, which is a shame. They’re on etsy, but the postage on there ends up costing more than the card itself, so I can’t quite justify ordering… Maybe I’ll have to make a trip to New York to get my hands on some of their stuff! Yeah, that sounds like a plan.