Writing in the Woods: A Stationery Roundup for Forest Dwellers

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Fall approaches, the mornings are misty, and Over the Garden Wall (only my favorite show of all time) just won the Emmy for “Outstanding Animated Program”–what a time to be a fan of all things forest!

This is my first foray into writing a links roundup, but I’ve been bookmarking so many delightful, woodsy items lately that I just had to share them with someone. If you’re fond of leaves and dappled sunlight and love the aesthetic of pines, cable-knit sweaters, and exposed wood branches, this is the stationery wishlist for you!

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mt washi tape “Mineral Rocks” // $3.90

I’ve mentioned my fondness for MT’s vintage-style washi tape in past posts, but I am absolutely in love with these “vintage textbook”-style broad tapes. I have my eye on the minerals- and space-themed rolls myself!

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Forest notebook with a carved pattern (set of 3) // $25.50

I use Moleskine Volants–a.k.a. the brightly colored, flat, purse-ready notebooks that many fans of the “classic Moleskine” disdain–for all my journaling and story-writing. At this point, though, I’ve filled up a Volant in every single available color, so I’m looking to branch out.

Lovely notebooks like this would certainly do the trick! Functionally and visually, they’re nearly identical to the Volants, and have the added bonus of featuring sleek little symbols.
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Carboniferous Accordion Book by Estrella Vega // $40

There’s no way I could ever get away with classifying this as “stationery,” but I just had to share this beautiful illustrated artist’s book about the Carboniferous period–look at all that long-extinct color and life!

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Mini Letter-Writing Set: Best Friends Forever & Ever // $14.50

I’m pretty sure this bear and fox are basically just hanging out by a tree stump and eating cupcakes? If anything sums up the pen pal relationship in a nutshell, it would have to be these guys.
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Cryptozoology Tracking Society Sasquatch patch // $6

Again, patches are a hard sell for the “stationery” category, but they are perfect for mailing, and a very affordable and thoughtful gift if you have a pen pal with a birthday coming up. Why wear an ordinary scouting badge, though, when you could iron Sasquatch onto your backpack or jean jacket?

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Red fox notebook // $10

Playing off my ever-present love for foxes, I’ll close with this simplistically beautiful notebook, which could be an excellent “field journal” for recording one’s sylvan encounters. Recently, I’ve made a personal commitment to return to poetry after years of writing just fiction, and I know that the various forests around my town will certainly provide me with lots of inspiration. Investing in a new notebook solely for poetry might be a good way of holding myself accountable–and, as you can see, I’m certainly spoilt for choice!

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