The Japanese Stationary Haul

The Japanese Stationary Haul

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In case I haven’t told you already –  I’ve got this thing for Japan. It’s the ultimate juxtaposition of quirky and traditional and the shopping there is JUST. SO. INCREDIBLE. I wouldn’t really describe myself a stationary geek per-se… Sure, a back to school stationary haul would get me a little too giddy, and my prized furry sticker book collection was something of a precious commodity to me, but that’s where it ended.

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The shop Itoya is stationary heaven. Throw in the equivalent of Japanese £1 shops and any rational person would go a little bit nuts. Cheap and wonderful! It’s the stuff shopping dreams are made of.

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Naturally I needed these adorable make-up stickers.

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Of course these guys spoke to me and told me how much they wanted to live in London with me.

How could I refuse?

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The only problem is, the stationary is just so beautiful and just so cute, that I can’t bring myself to write in any of the note books. Until I master the art of washi tape craft only those lucky birthday boys and gals are benefiting from my rather large tape collection.  You’re welcome.

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Whilst I can’t take you stationary haulin’ in Japan (sob) I can show you a couple of cute stationary bits from around the web…

I dare you not to fall in love with washi tape!

 

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