Pens |Storage |Shame

I am quite the novice when it comes to fountain pens, but like many virgins, now that I have discovered the vice, I am entering into it with gay abandon and a burning desire to Own All The Pens.

And All The Ink.

And All The Paper.

I have previous form when it comes to collecting.  I have a collection of tarot decks that just sort of appeared out of nowhere and that I am too afraid to tot up my expenditure on.  I not only have one copy of things that I love but sometimes THREE copies of things that I love.

So I have got a pretty good idea how the fountain pen thing is going to pan out....

I've gone mad and got lots of pens already, but don't know much about them.  Which is what this blog is for.  A good look at them :)

And this is how they are currently stored.  A cardboard box that is so battered not even our house mice want to live in it.

*storage shame face*


If you are just starting out, the fantastically supportive group of like-minded souls of Facebook's Fountain Pens UK will not only hold your hand through any tentative purchases you might make. but evilly enable your buying habit to credit-card melting levels.

They're super-generous with their knowledge and their ink samples, so get yourself along there!

Got any attractive storage solutions you can share?


8 comments:

  1. I look forward to reading more entries, is it possible to subscribe by email?

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    1. I will get that sorted out today, Mim! <3

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  2. Cigar boxes are good! (also collectible)

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    1. oooh cigar boxes ..... *prepares for another collection to begin* :D

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  3. Test tube holders for easy access.

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    1. That's a great idea for the ones that you are using on a regular basis - I like it!

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  4. Cheap 48 pen cases available on Amazon and Ebay. Sturdy, a protective flap between the two sides and will show you how many more pens you need to buy to fill it up. ;-)

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    1. I'll check those cases out - what a brilliant excuse for getting my collection up to 48 lol!

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So, what do you think about this?