monthly giveaway – september 2014

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Have you written on paper made from stone?
It is luxurious plus it’s extremely environmentally friendly.
This month we have a stone paper notebook as part of our giveaway.

It’s easy to enter:
On Saturday September 13th (all day) simply do one of the following:
• send us an email to say you’d like to be entered in the prize draw
• start following us on Instagram
• start following us on Twitter

The prize for September – A lined stone paper notebook from Ogami of Italy, a coordinating grey leather pencil roll, plus a Lamy Safari ballpoint pen in charcoal. A very elegant set indeed. A total value of $104.

The Fine Print
The giveaway begins Saturday September 13th at 12.01am and ends Saturday September 13th at 11.59pm and is open to New Zealand residents only. No purchase is necessary to qualify for entry.

The winner will be selected using Random.org and will be notified by email. The winner has 72 hours to confirm their delivery address otherwise a new winner will be selected. The prize cannot be exchanged or redeemed for cash.

By providing your information in entering this giveaway, you are providing your information to FitzgeraldTaylor only.  We do not share or sell information and will use the information only for the purpose of contacting the winner.

Good Luck!

 

monthly giveaway – august 2014

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Men in black.
Father’s day is fast approaching. The stylish black items in this month’s giveaway would make a great gift – or of course you could keep them for yourself!

It’s easy to enter:
On Wednesday August 13th (all day) simply do one of the following:
• send us an email to say you’d like to be entered in the prize draw
• start following us on Instagram
• start following us on Twitter

The prize for August.
An elegant refillable journal from Castelli of Italy accompanied by a very smart matching ballpoint pen & mechanical pencil set from Cross – plus a refill for the pen and replacement leads for the pencil!
A total value of $110.

The Fine Print

The giveaway begins Wednesday August 13th at 12.01am and ends Wednesday August 13th at 11.59pm and is open to New Zealand residents only. No purchase is necessary to qualify for entry.

The winner will be selected using Random.org and will be notified by email. The winner has 72 hours to confirm their delivery address otherwise a new winner will be selected. The prize cannot be exchanged or redeemed for cash.

By providing your information in entering this giveaway, you are providing your information to FitzgeraldTaylor only.  We do not share or sell information and will use the information only for the purpose of contacting the winner.

Good Luck!

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C is for consistency. This is what I am aiming for with my calligraphy practise now. I  think I am going to have to change my routine a little. I always start with the lowercase letters – which, with the odd exception, I am quite pleased with now. By the time I get to the uppercase letters though I often find I am getting rather tired or it it getting late! I will have to alternate what I start with I think in order to give all letters a go. There are also more variations with the uppercase letters so more forms to practise, although I am finding I prefer some forms over others. Lots of fun still being had! Pity about the ink stain I always seem to end up with!!

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hot off the press |3|

ftcardscWe like to practise what we preach here at FitzgeraldTaylor, so all shipments from purchases on our webstore, giveaway parcels and other deliveries are accompanied by a hand written card.

As they say, it’s all in the details, and we get great pleasure from putting together gorgeous parcels.

We have been rather busy here of late so hot off the press are more supplies. Nice and simple in FitzgeraldTaylor colours.

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diesWell I simply could not resist this assortment of cutting dies when it came up on a recent online auction. The listing stated that there were over 200 of various shapes and sizes! Needless to say I had great fun one evening unpacking the two large boxes, eager to see what treasures were contained within. I was not disappointed. There were circles and ovals and tags, even hearts and a shield/crest!! Oh the opportunities …

monthly giveaway – july 2014

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We have some gorgeous Kate Spade New York stationery in store. The boxed sticky notes are a favourite so we thought we’d share some with you plus some co-ordinating goodies that would make any desk look great!

The prize for July.
A boxed set of Kate Spade New York sticky notes, a Spring Evolution fountain pen in white, a tin of J Herbin ink cartridges in “Orange Indien”, a PaperThinks recycled leather journal, two crystal topped pencils and a two little erasers!
A value of $110.
It’s easy to enter:
On Sunday July 13th (all day) simply do one of the following:
• send us an email to say you’d like to be entered in the prize draw
• start following us on Instagram
• start following us on Twitter

The Fine Print

The giveaway begins Sunday April 13th at 12.01am and ends Sunday April 13th at 11.59pm and is open to New Zealand residents only. No purchase is necessary to qualify for entry.

The winner will be selected using Random.org and will be notified by email. The winner has 72 hours to confirm their delivery address otherwise a new winner will be selected. The prize cannot be exchanged or redeemed for cash.

By providing your information in entering this giveaway, you are providing your information to FitzgeraldTaylor only.  We do not share or sell information and will use the information only for the purpose of contacting the winner.

Good Luck!

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I have a beautiful Kate Spade New York bag that I carry all my stuff in to and from work each day and a couple of pairs of her shoes and some jewellery also. And I always search out the Kate Spade shops in any overseas cities I visit. I am a firm fan. So needless to say we are delighted to have some gorgeous Kate Spade stationery in store at FitzgeraldTaylor.

katespadeWe have the luxurious linen covered journals, a selection of the elegant notecards, the very stylish pencil case complete with pencils, ruler, eraser & sharpener, the stylish notepad and my favourite the stunning neon sticky notes. More items have just been added to the range and we hope to have some of them in store soon also.

 

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SONY DSCIsn’t it strange how things happen? I had already taken the photograph for this post, which as you see contains a modern inkwell. The majority of my collection is as you have started to see vintage / antique. Then I had a customer enquire if we sold any inkwells into which ink could be decanted.

We have the Campo Marzio ones as pictured here that are sold as part of a blotter or quill set but have never come across any other more modern/new inkwells. An internet search yields very little also. Perhaps we’ll have to design and manufacture our own!

on the desk in … |6| navy blue

Regular visitors to the shop will know that I am normally dressed head to toe in black. My rationale for this is that then I blend in and let the beautiful colours in the shop shine through. Lately though quite a number of navy blue items have been added to my wardrobe. I find it an elegant colour and navy stationery is most certainly elegant. Below is a selection of navy blue items we have in store.

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1. Leuchtturm1917 journals.  2. Globe Trotter roller ball pen.  3. Leuchtturm1917 pen loop.  4. Campo Marzio pen holder.  5. Clairefontaine leather pencil cases.  6. Spool of Divine Twine.  7. Lamy bottled ink in blueblack.  8. J. Herbin Anniversary ink in Ocean Bleu Ocean.  9. Lamy Safari mechanical pencil.  10. Lamy Safari ballpoint pen.  11. Lamy Safari rollerball pen.  12. Lamy Safari fountain pen.

to the letter |6| F

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F is for fountain pen, file, folder, foolscap and of course FitzgeraldTaylor!

Here are some Fs from around the Devonport village – top right is my favourite. I rather like forming lowercase Fs in my calligraphy, not quite so the uppercase – but I’ll keep working on it.