through the looking glass |5|

valentinesdaycValentines Day is fast approaching.

Some people love it, many people hate it.

For me I find it a nice opportunity to stop and write an “i love you” card to my man!

I think sometimes we express ourselves better in writing than in saying things out loud. I know I do! Plus they get to keep the card/letter and will be forever reminded of how much we love them.

Case in point – I was practising some calligraphy recently and wrote a cute little message to Mr M and stuck it to his bathroom mirror, for him to find when he brushed his teeth. He liked it so much it’s still there!

I encourage you to put pen to paper this Valentines Day.

monthly giveaway – january 13 2014

jan14Happy New Year stationery lovers!

Did you have a great festive season? Are you ready to make your mark in 2014?

Well, we may be able to help you with that! Our giveaway this month is for a beautiful boxed wax seal gift set.

It’s easy to enter:
On January 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

Presented in a beautiful timber box with clear lid, the gift set contains a wooden handled brass seal of the Sun, three sticks of burgundy sealing wax, 10 small cards and a candle to melt the wax. Plus we’ll give you an extra brass seal disc in your choice of initial.

The Fine Print

The giveaway begins Monday January 13th at 12.01am and ends Monday January 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 and their choice of initial seal 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!

new / noteworthy |3|

masterplancI know many people have converted to a “digital” diary but I find that there is nothing like writing it all down and having it all there in front of you in black & white or in my case grey and white!

For me when my diary is new I take great pleasure in the actual writing down of things – that is when it is still nice and tidy. That seems to deteriorate rapidly and is possibly why last year I wrote in pencil!

Aside from enjoying the writing I also think the physical act of writing appointments/notes/to do etc down makes me remember things better.

My diary of choice for the past two years has been The Master Plan, designed and published by Milestone Press and which we sell in the shop. The concept behind it is that it is for a parent  – for their own appointments/schedule and to keep track of all the activities that each of their children and family are taking part in. I had seen wall calendars for a similar purpose before but not an actual diary that you could carry around with you. Now I don’t have any children but use the extra rows for other parts of my life – shop staff schedule, important financial/tax dates, shop events and so on.

The colours change each year – I went with grey this year as it is one of my “corporate” colours. Team it with a pen loop and you’re set. I highly recommend it!

 

 

well, well, well |4|

twincIsn’t this a cutie? I had not seen a small twin inkwell like this before so jumped at the chance to add it to my collection. And it is more or less square so it fits in with the underlying “theme” of the  collection. Funnily enough since purchasing it I have seen two other twin inkwells. One identical to this and possibly in even better condition, the other a rather large more industrial number. I haven’t of course ruled out adding them to the collection so watch this space! Hopefully they will still be there if I decide I must have them!!

 

through the looking glass |4|

summersalecHappy New Year everyone!

Wow, didn’t last year just fly by!?! December certainly seemed to disappear in a blur. The shop was busy –  thank you to all of our lovely customers, we really do appreciate your support.

We reopen Friday January 3rd and we’re having a Summer Sale. We need to clear some space for some exciting new products this year. Stop by to pick up a some bargains!

 

 

monthly giveaway – december 13 2013

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Wow – can you believe it has been a month since our last giveaway? It seems like it was just last week.

And it is only 12 days until Christmas! Are you ready? Perhaps this prize could be a gift for someone on your list!?!

This months prize  – rich brown!

A stack of brown journals from Campo Marzio Design of Italy plus a co-ordinating brown and cream fountain pen complete with a tin of ink cartridges in “tea leaf” – with a retail value of $149.75!

It’s easy to enter:
On December 13th (all day)
• send us an email to say you’d like to be entered in the prize draw
• follow us on Instagram
• follow us on Twitter

The Fine Print

The giveaway begins Friday December 13th at 12.01am and ends Friday December 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!