When I was young, I used to collect stickers. Lots and lots of stickers! Some might say I was a sticker whore. I'd prefer to be called a sticker aficionado. An embarrassing amount of time during my childhood was dedicated to arranging and organizing my albums. (That's right, I said, "albums.") I arranged them by category, size, year, and (oh, how I wish I were kidding) sometimes company. (Lisa Frank or Mrs. Grossman's ring a bell?)
The part that kills me is that I NEVER stuck my stickers on anything. NEVER. I clearly remember finding my younger sister in my room and discovering that, to my horror, she was sticking one of my stickers on her shirt. WTF? I'm sure I tortured her for the next couple of days because that's just the kind of loving sister I was. Recently, as I relayed this story to my husband, he started laughing and said, "Funny that you now collect paper, journals, and pens." As hard as it is for me to deny, he is right. I love all things paper. Currently, I have about 5 untouched journals in our office, a stack of cute stickers/labels, and a bag of pens, which are MINE and off limits to him. (He is not an up and down writer and thus will ruin my preferred pen collection.) Don't get me wrong, I plan to use all of my possessions, but am saving them for something other than a "to do list."
My love of both vintage and modern items has led to the discovery of a fantastic store, Three Potato Four. Their retro/contemporary mix make Three Potato Four my new number one store. Here are some photos of my favorite things:
Royal 1950's Typewriter: What's not to love? Color, clicking, and no delete button.
Apple Coathanger: Very sweet, cute bright print:
Early Learning Puzzle: Modern, clean, educational.
Darling Plushie: Blue-eyed bunny.
Three words: Three mini journals.
Measuring Cups: Love the fact that it all stacks together.
The stickers are so freaking cute. I just might have to purchase a new album...