It's one of those areas of stationery that (theoretically) you set aside when you move from the realm of childhood/teenagerdom into adulthood. I remember loving stamps when I was younger and not having the pennies to buy many. When I did get some, I would hoard them, a paper-crazed Smaug with my beautiful (if small) stash. Eventually, they faded, the sticky wore off, the scented ones stopped smelling of anything, and they got thrown away.
In recent months stickers have been making their way back into my life. They are embellishments for my bullet journal. Colourful extras to help with habit tracking, A gift from a scrapbook-loving friend. A means of brightening up a letter written on plain paper.
It's a simple delight to indulge that inner child who never got the chance to buy all the beautiful stickers she wanted to because she couldn't afford it. It's a grown-up pleasure to use them as I buy them, knowing I have the capacity to replenish that I didn't all those decades ago.
Here's my recent purchases. The top two I got a couple of weeks ago, the larger pack on the bottom I got today, and it's contents are so beautiful they inspired me to write this post.
|Top to bottom:|
Busy B sticky labels
Paris je t'aime labels
Art Nouveau labels, stickers and tapes
|Beautiful, beautiful sticker tape . . .|
|Bottom centre of the page - those fish are gorgeous! So is|
everything on this page to be fair.
|Five pages of designs that are then repeated. Hot air balloons, the Eiffel tower,|
Parisian scenes - a mixture of labels, decorative stickers and post-it sized pieces.
Stationery is just so awesome!