It may be shallow, I don't care. Having pretty, colourful things just makes my mood brighter - and that makes it worth buying them!
In one of my favourite shops in Stroud, I recently bought a beautiful new card wallet:
I'd been looking at them every time I went in (or even walked past the window) for weeks, and eventually I gave in. I'm glad I did: it's so pretty, it makes me smile every time I go to use my credit card.
In fact, I like it so much that it was only a couple of days before I went and bought myself a coin purse by the same designer:
Even the back is pretty:
The company, as you can probably read, is called Vendula, and they have a website showcasing their designs. I think my favourite (other than the ones I already own) is the coffee cup motif; go and have a look around if you like this sort of thing as much as I do. For added bonus, they're very reasonably priced (you might even say cheap).
Someone with far more dedication than I have to prettiness in the blogosphere is Kate at Wishing True, a relatively new blog devoted to beautiful things.
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