Guest Groups: Letter Writing in Modern Style

Sitting down to write a new letter is one of my favorite things to do. At the end of the practice, I have had the opportunity to spend a quiet moment by myself, and now I have all the joy of knowing that I have created something unexpected for somebody else. Here is a group of accessories for developing a letter-writing nook for whenever the mood strikes. — Erin out of Reading My Tea Leaves

Hello Tenfold

Hey! Note Card, Single – $4

Not all events call for a long letter. Sometimes a sweet note is going to do. I adore these cards out of Hello Tenfold.

Schoolhouse Electric

Princeton Adjustable Desk Lamp – $229

Letter writing is frequently simpler with only a little bit of focused light. I enjoy this lamp because of its simple layout and traditional form.

Kaufmann Mercantile

Leather Pen Case – $104

If I need to take my letter writing on the move, a simple leather pouch for pencils and pens is always what I’m after.


Oslo Writing Desk by Studio Moe – $875

This writing desk made from sustainably harvested ash would be perfect for a place where space is limited. I love the clean lines and mild end.


Modern Desk Organizer by The Design Pallet – $45

I like to get all my writing implements . This hardy organizer created from reclaimed lumber would do just the trick.

Old Faithful Shop

Carrière Lavender Candle – $51.99

Even though a candle is not a necessary part of letter writing, a sweet scent and a hot glow always help me along. These soy candles out of Carrière Frères Industrie are incredible.

Barneys New York

Arte & Cuoio Leather Desk Blotter

It’s an old-fashioned type of matter, but the sensation of hand writing a letter on a leather desk blotter can not be beat.

Brook Farm General Store

Straw Wastepaper Basket – $59

Not every epistle will come out perfectly the first time. I would use this basket as a spot to store lost drafts on their way to the recycle bin.

Father Rabbit

Wood Memo Clipboard

I sometimes like to write letters in areas other than my desk. Whether I’m curled up on the couch or sitting on a park bench, having a simple wooden clipboard makes it a far more enjoyable experience.


The Spanish Chair – CAD 3,950

This leather chair has armrests so broad I can envision crafting a letter using one of these as a writing surface.


XO + Hello Wax Seals – $16

I love wax seals, but I make a mess whilst using them. These seals are self adhesive — easy peasy.

Hickoree’s Hard Goods

Tombow Pencils – $19

I love the smell of freshly sharpened pencils, and I especially love that they let me erase any pesky spelling mistakes!


Personalized Letterpress Stationery Boxed Set by Honizukle Press – $30

I think I would be compelled to write more letters if I had my own letterpress stationery at the ready. I love the white on white of this collection.


Par Avion Rubber Stamp by Hunter’s Hideaway – $18.95

While I compose letters to individuals abroad, I like to add just a little reminder to the postal company to speed up things.

Schoolhouse Electric

Standard Steel & Oak Dining and Office Chair – $325

For minutes when I actually must focus, sitting upright at a desk helps me concentrate. This simple chair would be the perfect place to perch.


Bear Personalized Letterpress Stationery for Kids by In Haus Press – $125

This stationery might be created for kids, but I would quite enjoy a personalized set for myself.


Postcup by Bailey Doesn’t Bark – $52

I enjoy a fantastic ritual, and sitting down to compose a letter with a cup of tea by my side is just one of my favorites. This Postcup seems like just the thing to accompany a letter author.


Circle Trivet – $10

While I usually opt for tiny versions of things, this oversized coaster is fantastic for a large cup of tea.

Kaufmann Mercantile

Caran D’Ache Ecridor Fountain Pen – $245

If I’m going to tackle a brand new letter, I want to do it in style. No pharmacy ballpoints for me just a fountain pen will do.


Ceramic Cup by Fashioned From $25

I like the form of this catchall. It would be perfect for erasers, clips and even a roll of postage stamps.

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