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Some new stationery for my collection....

I did think that I was going to get new stationery for my birthday from London, not the grey boots which were a complete indulgence.
Some lovely thank-you cards were delivered however and I now have some gorgeous new cards to add to my collection.
These are from Scribbler in London but you can buy online as well for overseas readers.
There is a theory that you give gifts that you would like to receive yourself. I like to send thank-you cards and use notepaper because I personally love to get snail mail and cards. The thrill of pulling a beautiful envelope out of a pile of bills cannot be replaced by text messages or emails of thanks.
I send cards for all sorts of reasons but here are some occasions where you might send a thank you card or note:
  • You have been to an event or party at someone else's expense
  • You've received a gift
  • Someone has done you a favour
  • Weddings (always, always thank your guests by snail mail!)
The key to thank-you notes is that they must be personalised. There is no point writing to your guests ahead of time and thanking them for un-opened presents. If you are going to take the time to hand write a note, make mention of the gift/event/favour that has been bestowed upon you- recognising the persons effort is the highest form of gratitude you can express.




My parents used to force me to send thankyou notes as a child & now I understand why, I try to send them whenever I can!

She Wore It Well said...

Couldn't agree more.


Vintagesuburbia said...

I also love good stationery. Dymocks in Collins St (Melb)actually has a beautiful collection of notepaper. I also like to send thank you notes to people after I have been to dinner parties etc. I know how much effort it takes to host a dinner party and a written thank you note in the days afterwards is such a nice thing to get.

darlingdee said...

It's beautiful stationary.

I love your side table. It's fabulous.


Faux Fuchsia said...

Dear Lady M
Funny you should mention this topic of thankyou notes- I'm a fan and always send them, and my sister even sends them on behalf of my 4 year old niece if she gets a gift. But thankyou notes can really polarise people. I think they are essential but there is a large group of people whho think that they aren't necessary or perhaps are redundant. Personally I love sending and receiving them. Keep up the good work.

Ellie said...

Completely agree - I have a special drawer which is constantly under change for this very reason :)

mom & son said...

Pretty stationary!
Can I have those esp the green one? *wink*
It's my fave color, sweetie!

You look glamorous btw.

WendyB said...

I like your black and white pooches.

The Queen Vee said...

I've been following your blog for a couple of years and I don't think I've ever left a comment.

I'm of an age that would fit more with your mother's generation but hopefully not your grandmothers.

I just have to say I totally agree with your remarks in regards to snail mail and thank you notes. I'm always so delighted when I get one myself and and I love sending them.

The handwritten letter or note is quickly becoming extinct and that is a sad loss to humankind.

You are a beautiful and talented woman. You have a sense of style that totally eludes me. I enjoy your lovely photos and delightful ensembles very much. Thank you for sharing.

Ashley L. said...

I love your dress! So pretty! And the green and purple cards are so sweet!

KohCo said...

Oh it's far too pretty!
I love that you advocate going back to the politesse of a bygone era...

I just discovered your blog and I totally adore it


Anonymous said...

ooo just saw you on a current affair looking fabulous! Would love to know your fave op shops in Melbourne - I'm coming down on Friday woohoo!


Lady Melbourne said...

ALWAYS CHASING- mine too and I'm exactly the same- now as an adult I get it.

She Wore It Well- why thank you!

Vintagesuburbia- I'll often send thank you notes after dinner parties as well! I'll check out Dymocks, thanks for the tip.

darlingdee- ta, I picked them up at Coburg Trash & Treasure would you believe for $25!

Faux Fuchsia- can't agree more, I have friends who think that I'm ridiculous for sending out notes after every event I attend. I don't care, it makes me happy!

Ellie- I have a shelf at home :)

mom & son- they are nice, I couldn't see them on their website but perhaps you could email them?

WendyB- what can I say, you have great taste Wendy!

The Queen Vee- thank you so much for finally commenting! I'm glad you could relate to the post, like Faux Fuscia said it's not everyone's cup of tea but I think it's important.

Ashley L.- thank you!

KohCo- thanks doll, so glad you like what you read! A bygone era- that made me smile.

fizzleout- If you scroll down there is a section un FAQ's where I mention some of my fav second hand places in Melbourne to shop.