Sunday, 5 May 2013

More Swapping and a New Family Member

Can I just say how much I love the Philofaxy community - there are now three splinter groups set up on FB, one for bags (there seem to be many people in the group who love their bags too, so Steve has set up a group to go with his Bagsey blog), one for washi tape appreciation (which seems to cover all the prettiness that people put in their filos, not just washi tape), and the fabulous Swap Sell Source Stationery where people can look to do swaps, find out where to get various stationery/filofaxes from and potentially sell some of their stationery that they no longer need to friends within the group.

It was on this last group that I spied that the wonderful Stephanie was looking for a personal ochre Malden and had a green Kate Spade planner that she was willing to swap for one. Did I have a personal ochre Malden, yep, did I like the look of the green Kate Spade planner, big, big, big yes!!! I have seems the one that Imy bought with her to the Philofaxy meetup in London and it was gorgeous, but the main thing to consider was could I cope with the fact that it has gold rings... that did take a bit of thinking about as I have a bit of an aversion to gold generally. I have a maroon Panama which has never been used (and probably never will be), mainly because it has gold rings. Being the Filofax traitor that I am I decided to go with the swap and was so excited when it arrived - OK, so it was actually the day after it arrived as I was expecting a knock on the door from the postwoman and I only discovered by checking the tracker when Stephanie messaged it to me that it had actually been delivered the day before. I sprinted down the stairs and out of the house, down to the bottom of the path, to my postbox and saw a package sat there (it had been there all the previous day and night poor thing, but it forgave me).

Check it out...

Badly angled shot, it isn't stumpy at all...
 Lots of pics inside, as it has the cutest inserts...

Inside front
Notes & Doodles
To Do
More To Do
Birthdays
Restaurants
Addresses
Inside rear
So my Malden family was sad to see it's middle ochre buddy leave, but they have welcomed the new Kate Spade with love and open clasps.

But what made the pain of their beloved friend leave, was the arrival of their new aunty...

Not to worry guys, aunty Rose is here :-)
As lovely on the inside as on the outside
I haven't taken a stack of photos of the new Malden addition as she wanted to get to her family as quickly as possible and fuss over them like a mother hen.

Thank you so much to the lovely Christa for selling me this gorgeous Malden - I had missed out on one on eBay a couple of weeks previously, so was very pleased when this one came up for sale :o)

LJx

19 comments:

  1. OOh love the Kate Spade!! When I'm in San Fran later in the year I want to swing by a Kate Spade shop and check out all their ranges as they do such glorious colours and prints for clothes/bags and of course organisers!!

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    1. You should do that - so amazing!!!

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  2. YAY! I am so happy you love the kate spade as much as I love the personal ochre malden. It is beautiful!! You are just a sweetie! :) Great post!!

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    1. Thank you - she is just utterly gorgeous!!!

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  3. The green one is sooooo yummy!!!!

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    1. I know - I still ca´n´t get over how stunning she looks :o)

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  4. Wow - what a stunning green!

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  5. I've just nominated you for a Liebster Blog Award! Check out my new post: http://jaggedlittlethoughts.blogspot.co.uk/ xx

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    1. I've got so far behind with reading blogs this last week or so - running off to take a look now (before I start on the huge list of things I need to get done) :o) I'm very excited to see what I've been nominated for :-)

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  6. I have chosen to nominate you for the Liebster Blog award!

    Details are on this blogpost;
    http://the-wonderful-life-of-alice.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/liebster-blog-award_17.html

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  7. I nominated you : LIEBSTER-BLOG-AWARD
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  8. LJ - I have nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award! Read about it here: http://www.thoughtsandexploration.com/2013/05/liebster-blog-award.html

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  9. Thank you to everyone who has nominated me for the Lieabster Blog Award - I am so pleased. I will get round to posting my answers etc, but have been a bit busy with family stuff and work recently :-)

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