A bit late in the day today, but here’s my Tuesday Treat for this week and it’s another fabulous online shop that also has a real B&M shop in Camden Passage. Such a fab area!
I can’t remember how I came across Smug, but I know it was through Twitter (another reason I love it so!) Smug sells all my favourite things, from Pug cards to badger cushions, to guinea pig tea towels and wooden owls.
The image above is taken from their range of cards. Aren’t they cool? I can’t wait to visit Camden Passage again and pop into Smug. It’ll be difficult not to buy all the badger related items, but I’ll give it a go!
I’ve been working pretty hard of late, and I’ll let you know what on when everything is ready. But I thought that I needed a bit of a treat. So when I saw that the lovely Gabrielle was giving away a free gift with every purchase from her shop The Green Gables to celebrate the first anniversary of working for herself, I knew where to go.
I’ve bought a few things from The Green Gables in the past. I really like what Gabrielle does and the colours that she uses so this was the pefect opportunity.
I bought some of the decorative sticky tape because it looks so nice on parcels. Whether I’m posting something to my mum or a customer, I’m going to use this! I also wanted a set of the cards. I love these images so much. I already have the typewriter on a notebook but wanted some of the others too. I’m going to put some up in my study but some I’ll use to send to friends.
My free gift was the lovely flowers notebook. As a stationary geek, I know you can never have too many notebooks. And I needed a new lighter one to carry around with me all the time – You never know when inspiration might strike!
Congratulations Gabrielle on producing such lovely products & thank you so much for my free gift! You know I’ll be back – already have my eye on iPhone cover! x
A little while ago I noticed that Alissa at Oxford City Guide was using the hashtag #supportlocalsaturday on Twitter. This is such a great way to remember to use independent companies while spending your hard earned pennies.
Today I pretty much out did myself. First port of call, after returning my library book, was to the local excellence market in the town square. Here I bought some soap from Beyond Bubbles. Then some potatoes, bread and pasties from local producers. My OH bought a book by a local author, MG Harris, from Mostly Books. I also took a trip to my local haberdashery Masons to buy some beads for something crafty I’m working on.
Then we popped into Oxford. We went to Comma Shop, which is a real favourite of mine. It is the perfect place for any stationery geek. And my OH bought me the awesome Slush Puppie badge! Then we went next door to the Magdalen Arms who were having a market. It was filled with handmade, vintage & retro goods. I bought some vintage tea spoons and some homemade jam from Porch Pickles. I can’t wait to try it!
After all that shopping, we headed to Oxfork. I could live here! They have amazing coffee & cakes and do the best fried egg sarnie I’ve ever eaten. We bought some of their coffee, their Simnel cake (it’d be rude not to!) and some Jeeves & Jericho Breakfast Tea. Perfect!
I feel really lucky to live in an area where there are so many independent places & I’m always more than happy to support them!
I have a real passion for stationery. I am a stationery geek & I’m not ashamed to admit it. If I’m having a bad day, buying a new pen will cheer me right up! But that’s not why I made this most recent purchase. I pretty much love everything Gabriel over at The Green Gal does. But I have to limit my buying of stationery or I’ll be overrun with it!
However, when I saw her new range of notebooks, I knew I’d never be able to resist so treated myself to this lovely vintage typewriter one.
I’m not sure what I’ll put in it but it’s bound to be craft related…blog ideas or jewellery designs or something like that. I love it so much! For the moment, I’m just keeping it on my desk & looking at it! x