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Sunday, 24 May 2015

There's something very special about writing and receiving letters. I recently purchased a beautiful typewriter  - I know, very hipster of me - but I've fallen head over heels with it! The sound of typing and the ding for when you get to the end of the page makes me so happy! It's made my letter writing a little ritualistic, I take so much more time writing and I always make sure that I light a candle and play some music to get the most out of the experience. I love writing letters, I've always loved the thought of sitting down and sharing your life with someone you love in writing. I love all forms of cards and letters. My favourite part is picking out the paper and envelopes, I could spend hours looking at stationary. I have a little collection of cards I keep just in case someone is in need of congratulations or a bit of a pick me up. I always make sure to add something special to my letters and cards as well like stickers and my recently purchased Kate Spade stamp. 

Now although I love writing letters I think receiving them is just as special. I've had a few pen pals in the past and have always looked forward to receiving their replies. I've kept every letter I've ever received. I think theres something special about opening a box and skimming through papers filled with thoughts and wishes from the past. I also want to have something that I could show my kids and grandkids from when I was 17. Social media and emails seem so temporary. 

There wasn't much point in me writing this post but it's something thats been making me very happy recently. 


  1. Really cute photos! I love typewriters- there's something so romantic about them. x

  2. Typewriters look so cool and vintage, very cute! I also love the stationary you have. One question, if you make a mistake or spell something wrong on the typewriter, what do you have to do? Random question haha! xx

    Beauty Girl

    1. Thank you so much! I've thought the same thing.. Im sure their must be an easier way but I just use white out and then type over it :)

  3. I love your typewriter! So cute! It's perfect! - A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  4. I don't think that this post is pointless -- I loved the post! It's so wonderful that you've been doing actual letter writing and that you have pen pals who send you physical letters! And that typewriter; it's beautiful! I've only seen a typewriter in real life a handful of times but they've taken my breath away during all these times. I really do want to own one in the near future!

    It definitely is such a pleasantry to open up to a box filled with carefully etched words and well-wishes. While I can't write to you physically, I'll write to you here:

    Dear Frances,

    I hope you're having a wonderful week. I've just had a nice little dinner with my mum and she told me novel-worthy stories about her life when she was younger. I might need to start compiling them for a potential future memoir! Wishing you all the best for the rest of the week.

    Lots of love,
    May x •

    1. You are unbelievably sweet! That made my day. Thank you so much!!!

  5. I too have a typewriter that I adore and I agree there is something so special about typing lettters with them! Yours is beautiful by the way! Mine is rather plain since it's grey but I picked it up a few years ago in an antique shop and love it! x


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