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Thursday, May 06, 2010

Queen Anne's Lace Stationary

Ok - here is something beautiful (in every way.) If I were every going to ADORE stationary, now would be the time and these would be the pieces.

Peter Pauper Press does Anne of Green Gables.


"This is the very last of the Queen Anne's Lace for the summer." ~ Diana Barry

Could there possibly BE a greater flower on the planet earth after such a statement? (I'm ignoring the history of its use which I just learned on Wikipedia - that bountiful fountain of knowledge.)

At any rate, anyone who loves Anne (as much as I do) must love Queen Anne's Lace, right? Even my son figured out it was my favorite flower (mostly because I told him it was) and last summer every time he saw one he would pick it for me. "Look Mommy! It's your favorite!" Education starts early. (Hopefully his future wife will be equally fond...)

You can imagine my utter glee and joy when I discovered that Peter Pauper Press, my hands-down favorite stationary company, offered a line of Queen Anne's Lace products. (Insert: long string of wild exclamation marks.) I cleaned my whole desk off just so I could display these boxes and smile in peace and tranquility, thinking of Anne and my beloved Prince Edward Island (that I've only been to once.) See? I think God gave me the next best gift of all by planting me in Oregon. Next to PEI, it's the most incredible and beautiful place I've ever seen! I love the land where I live! But I digress...

Prince Edward Island. Queen Anne's Lace. Anne.

Behold the beauty of the Queen Anne's Lace Note Cards. I shall have to refrain from purchasing any other sort ever again! What says Anne "Carrie" like these note cards? I don't know about you all but I'm always trying to find note cards that express ME and who I am. I need never look further!

They are even green! (That's my favorite color - another well-known fact my son is aware of.) I have never been so excited about a NOTE card before in my life. Because, you see, I don't want to be BLATANTLY all about Anne...just subtly. That's why I went this route. It indirectly makes my point! (And if you can't figure it out, I'm not telling you.)

And THEN! This Queen Anne's Lace Roller Ball PEN!!!! I honestly had a hard time opening the box because it was so pretty. I am very picky about the pens I use to write. (This pen makes me want to work on things like handwriting again.)

Anne would approve of this pen, I think. She detested scratchy pens and wrote Gilbert only short notes when the pen was bad. But when the pen was good she felt motivated to write. This pen motivates me to write. It may sound silly and over obsessive, yes. (Yes?) No apologies. Am I not allowed to be thoroughly delighted from time to time? (If not, go away.) If so, read on!

Now, I'll be real and confess that I don't typically make a habit out of writing little notes on square pieces of paper that are not sticky. These Queen Anne's Lace Boxed Designer Desk Notes are so pretty though. And I practice using my pen on them. And I wrote a few little notes to stick in books that are being mailed out and packed away in suitcases. They are just so pretty! Did I mentioned I cleaned off my desk for these boxes? I do not want ANYthing distracting from the beauty which are these products.

Now. Seriously folks. I can't make up this stuff!! It's incredible and awesome and there's no way in a Queen Anne's Lace world I could wax eloquent on stationary for THIS LONG unless I loved it.

I'm just taking a moment today to express my adoration and love affair with Peter Pauper Press's Queen Anne's Lace line. Because I love it. Because I CARE! Because it's Anne. And mostly - because I'm me.

OK! OK! OK! Ya ready!? Peter Pauper Press is very generously offering a package of the notecards and a pen to one of you! U.S. Residents only. This contest will remain open through Wednesday, May 19th. Are you an Anne fan or know someone who is?

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.

37 comments:

Jen @ Happy LIttle Homemaker said...

I love nice pens...count me in!

bekahcubed said...

I agree-those are absolutely marvelous cards. (Even for a slightly-less obsessive Anne-fan like myself!)

Melissa said...

These are gorgeous. I appreciate a good pen, too, and this looks like one that my "men" won't borrow and forget to return. :)

Barbara H. said...

I do love your writing here. :-)

I love note cards. I keep buying really interesting ones even though I don't write note cards all that much any more. But a good pen and a cute note card is motivating.

mary bailey said...

How lovely! I am a fan of both Anne and Queen Anne's Lace. Count me in!

Amy @ Hope Is the Word said...

Beautiful, Carrie! SIgn me up!

Julie said...

I love pretty stationary-thanks

aunteegem@yahoo.com

Katy said...

That is really pretty stationary! And I enjoyed your commentary on it too. ;) Please throw my name in the hat!

Susanne said...

Bummer, I would love to have entered! But good luck to everyone else!

Annette W. said...

BEAUTIFUL!! I would love to have this set...love the green!

stephanie@{Olive Tree} said...

Pretty!!! Me, please!

Julia said...

Yes, I'm a big time Anne fan! My online tag is avonleajules. These are beautiful.

julesreffner(at)gmail(dot)com

Hull.Margaret said...

My daughters and I have always like Anne with an e...and I went to Nova Scotia, but somehow didn't make it to Prince Edward Island..oh my. Please plese pick me..
Penny

Krista said...

I seriously heart a good pen for writing letters! :) Also, you made me so curious I had to wiki and see what it's use was. Crazy!
I read the whole Anne series when I was young... maybe high school although I think earlier. I want to read them again, but can never get past the first one... Anne is just a bit too wordy for me in that one! :)

Brittanie said...

I love Anne and stationary. Enter me please. :)

Page Turner said...

Ooooohhh! Those look so lovely, and your gushing enthusiasm is so Anne-like! (That's a compliment, really!) Please enter me, too.

Janice Phillips said...

Gorgeous! Can't wait to see it in person.

debbie said...

I love Anne. These cards are really pretty
twoofakind12@yahoo.com

Abi said...

Oh, please count me in on this giveaway. What beautiful stationary and pen set. Way cool

Thanks
ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Abi said...

BTW ~ I'm a Anne Fan forgot to mention it in first post.
ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

MoziEsmé said...

Definitely an Anne fan!

We posted about this giveaway at Winning Readings: http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2010/05/queen-annes-lace-stationery.html

janemaritz at yahoo dot com

Z-Kids said...

These are beautiful! I'm an Anne fan, my kids are Anne fans, but my wife is the biggest Anne fan I personally know. I'd love to win them for Z-Mom :)

Z-Dad

Linda Kish said...

This would be wonderful. count me in, please.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Mel said...

I LOVE "Anne with an e" and the stationery is adorable. Thanks for the giveaway!
mjudge83 at gmail dot com

Stephanie's Mommy Brain said...

I have found memories of driving through the pasture in my Grandpa's truck and seeing Queen Anne's Lace everywhere. These notecards ARE pretty! And I love a good pen. :)

Anonymous said...

Ooh, how nice! Count me in!

hismercysurrounding(at)yahoo(dot)com

Benita said...

These are wonderful. I'm an Anne fan. My fingers are crossed.

bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

Amy said...

I'm an Anne fan. Please count me in.

Anonymous said...

a beautiful giveaway...thanks Carrie :)

karenk
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

What beautiful cards! Please enter me.

Wendy
ebeandebe at gmail dot com

wmmahaney said...

These are so lovely. Would love to win them. Green is my favorite color too. :-)
wmmahaney(at)att(dot)net

Dr. Bill (William L.) Smith said...

Note card and pen are good! I am a follower,

Bill ;-)

billsmith2003 (at) gmail (dot) com

Hope you'll check out my book giveaway:
http://drbillsbookbazaar.blogspot.com/2010/05/book-giveaway-dead-or-alive.html
http://thehomeplaceseries.blogspot.com/

Cassandra said...

What gorgeous stationery! I love the Anne series. It's been awhile since I've read it so I might have to read it again soon.

Esther Y.M. said...

I love the cards. They're too pretty

Count me in and now I am totally an Anne fan.

estherym[at]yahoo[dot]com

Little Tesoro said...

Lovely! Please include me.

Lisa.2713@gmail.com

jewelknits said...

I think that having pretty little dainty feminine things around us always makes us feel good! I love little 'cottage style' and vintage goods and this set is really adorable! Thanks for a great giveaway!

jewel330 at aim dot com

Linda Kish said...

These are beautiful. I think my mom would love to have them.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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