Last month I joined in with the 5 under £5 feature started by rainbeaubelle. I enjoyed it so much last time I’ve decided to do it all over again. The idea is to post your 5 on the 5th of the month. I’m a couple of days late, but it fits in so well with my 5 on Friday series I thought I would save it until today.
There has certainly been a paper theme to this months bargain selection, much of it courtesy of the ever reliable Paperchase. I happened to be passing a Central London Paperchase last week, whose windows were emblazoned with ‘Sale’ posters. Now whats a girl to do but walk write in and lose herself. Before I new it I was walking out with a clutch of stationery goodness I didn’t know I needed.Paper napkins are a staple in my house. I have a kitchen drawer bulging with them. I pick them up from tiger, Ikea and anytime I find them on sale anywhere else. These love heart ones were presumably part of the Paperchase Valentine range. But who says it has to be Valentines day to use something adorned with hearts? I especially liked the muted colour of these ones. I think they were around £1.50The set of 3 glue sticks was an absolute bargain at 75p. I use them for scrapbooking, card making and sticking bits and pieces into travel journals, so I probably could argue that I needed those. I’m sure you’ll agree they are much prettier than a standard pritt stick. My other Paperchase bargain was the very cute typewriter notebook. It has a plastic cover and looks like an old polaroid (remember them). Again I’m guessing it was from the Valentine range. I love it. And the plastic cover means it won’t get scuffed and battered in the bottom of my bag, which is where many of my note books tend to live. This was half price at £1.75, and as every blogger knows you can never have enough notebooks so again, I could almost convince myself it was an essential purchase. I learnt to type at school on a manual typewriter so I have a particular nostalgic affinity to them.The beautiful card featuring the ‘Hoover Buildling’ is probably my favourite purchase. The Hoover Building is an iconic building in these parts and one I love. This card is by Charlotte Berridge, a local printmaker and artist who creates wonderful prints all inspired by the area in which she lives, which also happens to be the area in which I live. I’d love to buy more of her work in the future. This card was just £2.50. The quality is excellent and I plan to put it in a white frame and stand it on one of my shelves.Finally the note cards. Aren’t they gorgeous? I can never resist note cards, and I found these in a cafe on a recent trip to Florida. I think they were about $4.99, so certainly came in at less than £5. They are made by Iota. I’m not sure if you can buy Iota products in the UK but I shall certainly keep my eyes open. The bold colours and patterns appeal to my instinct for the bright and beautiful.
So that’s it. My 5 for under £5 for April. If you would like to see more like this, and be inspired for your own Five Under £5, then do hop over to the lovely Rainbeaubelle, for lots more beautiful bargains. Or why not join in yourself……..
Have a wonderful weekend.
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