The essentials of snail mail

For today’s show and tell hosted by Kelli, I thought I would show you some of my writing papers. I have written letters and cards since I was barely five, and so stationery is a big deal to me. These are some I use for everyday or normal occasions:

You can tell I am definitely a “Toile de Jouy” girl. This particular theme features President George Washington’s Mount Vernon:

I am also an “Old World” type of girl. I cannot resist showing a close-up of the “Old World” beauty:

… and of course, I am a Crane’s girl too!

My stationery wardrobe isn’t complete unless I have some monogrammed items. This particular set of letter sheets is vintage, and features the traditional Portuguese Madeira embroidery that you normally see in linen. It is a much appreciated gift from a friend:

Even with the convenience of emails, I still send letters and cards to the special people in my life. To me, there is just something in receiving a solid piece of mail that you can touch and feel via snail mail.

That’s all for today. Thank you for coming to my “Show and Tell”! I wish you a LOVELY day!

p.s. I ran out of time this week in getting ready for a Lady Carlyle post, but I am working on it…