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!
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!
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.
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!
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?
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!