Friday, May 25, 2007

"J" IS FOR...


I thought I would show you my new note cards, which I found last night while looking for clothes at TJ Maxx. It was the only box of initial note cards there so I was glad it was "J" for Julie, originally Julia, named after my sweet lovely Grandma Julia.
I am a sucker for note cards and stationery, and have to restrain myself from buying more than I will actually use. Like Carmen of "Strawberries and Champagne," I love journals - lined or unlined, cloth or paper covers - but definitely decorative. I also adore those little notebooks with the elastic or snap closures, just right for carrying in a purse. I like all the photo albums, the "to do" lists and the address books, be they decorated with floral or vintage designs, famous art reproductions or original artwork, photos of foreign scenery or towns, collage or nature patterns. In short, I am a goner for all paper products. Last night I also found a cool paper accordion portfolio to store all those papers and little notes that have been stacked in wobbly towers on my computer and hard drive.
I don't know why I went into TJ Maxx for clothes; they never have anything in my size. But elsewhere I did find a beautiful emerald green blouse. My eyes are hazel, but when I wear a green blouse my eyes turn green. I also found a beautiful, floaty, lavender, green and white over blouse with a white tank top.
It is hard for me to find nice clothes in my size, especially since I have fore sworn cotton tops, as much as I like them. Because I am such a schlubbuh (spelling?), as my German friends call me, I am always spilling food down my front, so I need something that is stain proof. I also refuse to dress like a dowdy matron!

4 comments:

Vicki said...

I am a sucker for all of these same things! When I wrote my 101 I mentioned that I have a weakness for blank journals and will buy them knowing that I may never write a single word inside them. I have boxes of stationery stacked on a shelf in my closet that will probably never be used. When I worked in HR one of my job duties was to order the office supplies for the department. Both my manager and I loved pouring over the office supply catalog and picking out the more unusual items instead of the bland and boring paper and pens. I understand your weakness very well!

Daisy Lupin said...

I can't resist any sort of journal or notebook or nice paper, and I can never pass a stationery shop. I have a drawer full of notebooks and journals, you know a girl can never have too many!!! Stationery my husband says is a female additction and everyone female he knows is a stationery addict. He's right all my friends love notebooks etc.

AnnieElf said...

I was laughing over my computer this morning. Like everyone else here, I love, and am a sucker for, all the goodies you mentioned. However, the thing that got me laughing was the spillage of food. Honestly, I could make a fortune, if I was inclined to make adult bibs. My first customer would be ME!!!

Ninnie said...

My weakness is for notebooks/journals. Just absolutly love them have way more than I need.