Tuesday, August 25, 2009


When I was kid, the back to school season brought mixed reviews for me. I was excited about catching up with friends and getting some new shoes, clothes and notebooks. Remember those "TrapperKeepers"? I was always obsessed with school and office supplies and one of my favorite childhood acquisitions was a mini red swingline stapler - go figure. Despite the "newness" of an impending school year, a large part of me hated to say goodbye to carefree Summer and the homework-less zone. The gracious and uber-creative Kate van Geldern over at DomestiKated Life has been featuring some fun fantasy back-to-school lists by bloggers lately and you can check out mine here if you're curious (or bored!).


Sanity Fair said...

Love the list - desk especially. I have ALWAYS loved back to school (new books and pencils!) - but on an adult budget? That's something to look forward to.

MrsLittleJeans said...

I felt the same way about school starting again...didn't want summer to end, and still don't but I did like the smell of new books and notebooks and new clothes.

Have a great Tuesday tomorrow.


Chichi and Luxe said...

oohhh yeah i loved strawberry shortcake!! and the faux chinese takeaway lunchbox is genius!
personally, i hated the back-to-school atmosphere but these things would have helped to soften the blow :)

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

My 'children' are 30 and 28, so back to school time was ages ago, although I don't remember them eager to get back. Like you though, they did love buying all the stationery etc....I might pop over for a look...just for curiosity purposes !!!!!

Kellie Collis said...

I used to love back to school because it was the one time of the year mum would buy me such fabulous stationary!

Ps. Thank you for adding me to your blogroll. I have your art all framed looking gorgeous on my wall so its extra special. I am delighted!

I saw your art on Anna S's blog, the chair is just fabulous.

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

Anne ~ Your chair "gift" to Anna is simply divine. I think it is my new favorite. More chairs!

Unknown said...


I love back to school and love supplies of all kinds. It means a new beginning. It means making new friends, It means learning new stuff.

I love the lists, desks, and supplies what else can I say. I am a lifetime learner.


Yansy said...

Anne- I just love that desk! By the way your painting of Anna's chair is fantastic. I just love everything about it!