Charity wedding raffle.

Having agreed to recently take part in a very exciting stationery donation, it was only fair for us to let all you brides and grooms to be know about this amazing competition.

We have donated an entire stationery suite worth £1,247 to this charity wedding raffle, the raffle itself is raising money for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for premature babies at Bath's Royal United Hospital, through the Forever Friends charity. The Forever Friends charity raises funds for state of the art medical equipment and facilities over and above that provided by the NHS.

The wedding is worth in total over £20,000 and included in the first prize winnings is the venue at Bailbrook House, reception decor, photography, coordination, traditional stationery(ahem), videography, dress, bridesmaid dresses, evening entertainment, flowers, rings, prop hire, cake, childcare and hair and make up.

Our contribution to the first prize is the wedding stationery. This includes 50 letterpress day invitations, 50 letterpress evening invitations, 100 reply cards and 100 information sheets. We will be selling raffle tickets at Meticulous Ink H.Q. from the end of June, and the raffle itself will take place at Bailbrook House, Bath on the 22nd of October. We will also be keeping you all updated on this competition and blog with lot's more examples of the kind of thing we will be donating. Keep those peepers peeled!

For much more information please visit Snapdragon Weddings site here.

Here are some pictures to whet your appetites.

Friday finds - Antique stationery items

These splendid items were bestowed upon us by some relatives to offload some unwanted but un-throwawayable beauties.
I've always enjoyed the look of older pencil cases, such as these two cardboard cases, beautifully designed in a straightforward bold and almost austere fashion. We like it though, it talks volumes of the kind of design we love and always try to take inspiration from.
My favourite piece in this array of goods is the 'Weldon Roberts Eraser'. I love the design of this, and it's odd style too. Many of these pieces came from a relative who was an engineer during the 50's I think so perhaps this eraser is specific to engineering? Are we wrong to think this? Anyone?
Also along the line of engineering I'm almost certain these tiny rulers were used for that purpose. Well only because one has 'engine divided' on it. Also one has 1552 carved into it, surely not from the year 1552 is it?
Also included here is a pen nib box, pencil refills and some very old pattern binders which we presume were used for clothes pattern assembly. I must confess our knowledge on these items is restricted so if anyone can shed any light or interesting details about them we'd love to hear!