The Society of Crossed Pencils

Today I am declaring that I am  proud member of The Society of Crossed Pencils

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I’ve been a fan of And Smile Studio for aaaages (especially all the PERFECT Wes Anderson illustrations!), and actually sat opposite the lady behind it, Viktorija, at a recent flower arranging workshop I went to, but didn’t realise until I made the connection on twitter the next day!

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Anyway, as soon as I saw on the And Smile Instagram that she was starting her own secret stationery lovers society, The Society of Crossed Pencils, and there’s a pin badge to go with it! It was an instant purchase for me.

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And here it is in all it’s glory! There’s also very strict and sensible rules to being in the society, as follows:

✏️use pencils, pens, notebooks daily for all the note taking, list writing, sketching, planning, drawing, signing and marking
✂️embrace woodgrain goodness in all it’s shapes and forms
✏️keep pencils sharpened perfectly
✒️provide a fellow in need with a spare pencil, pen, favourite soft eraser and perfect sharpener when needed
?never ever EVER use the eraser on the other side of the pencil
✒️give bouquets of freshly sharpened pencils to the members of the society of crossed pencils on special occasions
✂️be kind to pencils and other members (do not discriminate against washi tape, mechanical pencils, gel pens or other members who spell stationery with A, BE KIND)

I struggle particularly with the very last point (no pun intended), I have little patience for stationery being spelled wrong… In fact, I nearly called this blog “stationery with an e”!

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So now I’m a fully fledged member. You can get yourself a lovely enamel pin badge here, for £10.

Comments

Thank you for such beautiful photos of the pin & kind words. It was a pleasure seating opposite you at the flower arranging workshop (without realising.. :))

I lovelovelovelovelove your blog.

If you are ever up for a stationery walk (and droll), please let me know, would love to explore London’s secret (or just favourite) gems with you :)) Have a fab day!

Posted 3 years ago by Viktorija Reply

    Hi Viktorija, I’m so sorry, I only just saw this!!! A stationery walk is SUCH a great idea! Maybe we should do a little ATS X Society of Crossed Pencils stationery tour of London! xx

I love this! I live in the US and still definitely just ordered one. 🙂

Beautiful blog… I’m in love!

Posted 3 years ago by Zoe Diaz-McLeese Reply

    Aww great! Thank you 🙂

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