Two posts in a week? Whaaaaat?

In honor of throwback thursday, I want to share a place I discovered while tramping around Portland last year. It's a little shop, hidden between offices and thrifty boutiques on a fairly empty side street, tucked away from much of the hubbub of downtown. As soon as I spotted the lettering on the window, my interest was piqued, and I had to step inside.

Oh, it was marvelous! All sorts of knick knacks and stationery organized just right for the compulsive mind. Feeling maybe a little giddy, I made sure to take a little peek around every last corner and came upon these:
I stood in front of them for maybe 5 minutes, gingerly pressing the buttons on each, hoping one would fit right with my fingertips and scheming how best to fit one in my bag for the return trip. Once I had come to the horrible conclusion that I would not be taking one of these beauties home with me, I had to tear myself away, and immediately found solace in these numbered organizers.
Surely, I could spare a little room for Boxes No. 1 & 2?
And maybe a few pens? It was Gelly roll heaven, I tell you. 9-year-old me would have been thrilled by the selection, and I must admit that 22-year-old me was pretty thrilled as well.
Needless to say, I left with a little spring in my step and a little light in the wallet. Thank you, Oblation, for making this trip just a little bit more special.


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