Tuesday, 2 September 2014

In Praise of Utter Gorgeousness

It's not often I wax lyrical about a store.
But Paperchase on Tottenham Court Road in Central London does it for me.
Three floors of utter gorgeousness.
 What is it about a display of white mugs embossed with black initials that catches the eye?
And as for their super cute Russian-doll-style snack boxes (ideal for school bags) ... The Boy Child chose the set with the Underground design on.
Obviously.
I snagged another notebook.  In the sale.  Just because.  To add to the pile of notebooks in my office.
 You can stand for hours just looking at all the greetings cards.
 And, erm, stroke the 2015 diaries ...
And postcards that make you laugh out loud.  And to tell The Boy Child not to read them out loud. And to wonder who you might send one to ...
Popping into the TCR Paperchase store is food for the soul.
We did actually go in to get something specific.
Something for The Boy Child.
Something he has named Henry.
The only fly in the ointment is their policy on no photography ... does that sound familiar?
Summer 500: 226.

10 comments:

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a fun shop! I love the graphics quality of their goods.

Glad you and the Boy Child both got something to enjoy!

I love "just because" things.

xo

Sheila :-)

Liz said...

The problem is there is too much to choose from. Don't think DH would like it if I bought one of each!!!!

Margaret J said...

A shop full of temptation!

Mel said...

You couldn't call yourself a scrapbooker and then say you don't like paperchase! The one in Manchester has loads of really pretty homemade paper too.

Abi said...

Oh i love paper chase. I have a special weakness for their simple kraft notebooks. I also love their postcards.

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

LOL - looks like you made it past that pesky little rule of no photography. That store looks amazing!!! I want to go there!!!

debs14 said...

Looks like a much larger branch than we have nearby in Cambridge. So much more gorgeousness. It really is a store in which you can spend lots of time!

Sian said...

The say Paperchase opened here was a good day indeed! These photos are a feast for the eyes. The one thing which caught my eye was..the honeycomb tissue paper pompoms. I bet it's cheaper to buy them there. Certainly easier than making them

Melissa said...

LOL - you're certainly going to all the "no photography" places lately! Fantastic notebook you picked up!

Missus Wookie said...

You've not even gone to the top floor where the art supplies are yet... Tis a lovely place to go.