6 April 2012

April, Easter & Springtime

Hello and a Happy Easter!

Enter our competition!

You still have until 24 April to enter our competition in celebration of our 5th Birthday and National Stationery Day. The theme centres on the written word and we have chosen the first lines from six 19th/20th century novels. All you have to do is tell us the name of each author and the titles of the books. First Prize is a wonderful bundle worth £100 consisting of Claire Tomalin's acclaimed biography of Charles Dickens, a DVD boxed set of the BBC's "Bronte Collection", a stylish rollerball pen from the Autograph range and a selection of quality stationery. There are also five runners up prizes of stationery each worth £10. Visit the Competition Page on our website or pick up an entry form from the shop. Terms and conditions apply.

Easter and the Melrose Sevens

Our 5th Birthday falls at Easter on 6 April (which is as it was when we opened in 2007). We shall be open over the bank holiday weekend (Sun & Mon between noon and 4 p.m.) so we hope you'll call in to say hello and have a little chocolate treat in celebration!

The following weekend, 14 April, sees the Melrose Sevens international rugby competition take place. This is a showcase event for Melrose which receives worldwide coverage. Let's hope for an improvement in the weather and wish the Melrose team luck in their attempt to retain the championship title!

Down on the Farm

Springtime means Easter chicks and newborn lambs which is an ideal time to feature these attractive, quirky and fun items that carry a farm theme: even though cows may not be one's first thought for a greetings card, we have charming animal illustrations from Milkwood; a Baa Baa breadboard and Baa Baa blackboard along with a chicken-shaped wire egg basket to bring gentle humour to kitchen tasks; and Fair Trade jute shopping bags and a clothes peg apron with friendly farm designs.

Our Very Own Mugs

Borders Mugs: we are thrilled to announce the arrival of these bright, colourful mugs, designed by Present Perfect. They celebrate the names of people and places plus other fascinating facts connected with four Borders locations: Melrose, Dryburgh, Jedburgh and Kelso. We think they make an ideal gift or memento for visitors as well as for locals who enjoy displaying their town loyalty. They're also informative, so why not grab yourself a mug, gen up on your surroundings and enjoy a cuppa at the same time?! Only £6.99 each.


These colourful journals from Peter Pauper Press are just some of the stationery items that we have in stock. They would make ideal repositories for your own words of wisdom, innermost thoughts, personal poetry or ideas manual. They might also form part of our competition prizes!


I popped a cheery daffodil plant into this hurricane lamp to give it some symbolic protection from the recent storm and to show that things can often have more than one use if we let our imagination roam a little! In fact, this type of hurricane lamp could also make an attractive vase for fresh flowers or be filled with all sorts of things, like decorative Easter eggs!

We wish everyone a very Happy Easter and hope to see you soon.