- Monday, 5 January 2015 -

Bookishly: A Tea, Book and Stationery Subscription

Hello my lovelies! This past week has had me feeling lost in a limbo between clinging on for dear life to the holidays and embracing the reality of returning to a routine. As the Christmas spirit slowly slips away for another year, I've been enjoying having a snoop at what everyone received over the holidays. I love studying their sprawled exhibition of presents, detailing who got what and the various stories behind the gift. Feeling inspired, I wanted to show you all one of my favourite presents, possibly EVER, and I can tell some of you are drooling already.

Bookishly is a monthly subscription catered for bookworms and tea lovers alike, delivering to your door a vintage book, a selection of stationery and some lovely tea to enjoy them with. Each month a lovingly wrapped parcel will be popped through the post carrying a vintage book with the genre of your choice. I absolutely adore how worn and tattered the book is as it looks like it received a lot of love in its lifetime, it also states at the back that it was a mere 35p to purchase when it was first published! The brew to accompany with your book is a white tea, however in the months following you can expect to receive anything from chai tea to earl grey! My subscription also held a selection of beautiful cards: one for Christmas, one for New Years and one displaying a lovely literary quote.

It's no surprise that subscription boxes have taken the blogging world by storm, ranging from food parcels to beauty boxes, it's a very lucrative and popular business. But in my entire year of blogging I never once came across something so enchantingly unique as the Bookishly subscription. Upon glancing at its original packaging, I was actually reluctant to open it as it was wrapped in map-print paper and tied up with some lovely striped string. Nothing pleases me more than picking up a book and inhaling the pages, especially with vintage books, where you can smell its history and imagine its journey from then to now. So, be you a book lover, tea enthusiast or stationery fiend, I urge you to sign up to this monthly subscription and kick back with a book and a brew and maybe some stationery too.

  1. This is quite possibly the dreamiest box idea I've ever come across! Thank you for sharing! My 3 favourite things - I will be subscribing immediately! thank you thank you
    Betty x
    The Betty Stamp

  2. this is perfect, thank you so much for sharing! I've been looking for a monthly subscription like this. stationary, tea & books are my three favourite things! well, maybe candles too. they should totally throw in a mini candle haha!

    lots of love,
    Mara x

  3. This is such a good idea. I really am loving all the new ideas for subscription boxes, makes a change from a beauty box xx
    Love Vicki <3 victoriajanex.co.uk

  4. Whoever thought of this box is a genius! I would be more than happy to recieve all of these and just sit on my bed and enjoy it all. It's like happiness in a box :)


  5. this is just too cute, too cute.
    I want to subscribe so bad!


  6. This is the stuff of dreams. Three of my favourite things in a box! Definitely going to check it out (and drop some major hints for upcoming birthdays) x

    Charlotte / coloursandcarousels

  7. The first word that came to my mind when reading this post was a very Jane Austen-esque 'what a delightful idea'! I've GOT to subscribe to this! Thanks for putting it on my radar :)
    Rebecca | The Two Twenty Somethings

  8. this is, by far, the most dreamy subscribtion box i've seen yet!! books, tea & stationery - 3 of my favorite things!! ^-^

  9. How on earth could anybody choose to have samples of makeup in a box after seeing THIS. It's absolutely perfect!
    My gosh, I may have to consider buying myself a treat! xx

    Laura | elelibee

  10. Ooooh! I absolutely adore this! Will definitely be purchasing this :)

  11. oh my gosh! I need this subscription as it's perfect!

    Katie xo

  12. What a cute idea!


  13. So gorgeous and whimsical! Such a great idea, thanks for sharing. x

    Emily - thebelljarxo.blogspot.co.uk

  14. Oh my goodness, Claire, this is incredible! I think I actually felt my eyes widen when I looked at your photographs. I am a book lover, tea enthusiast AND stationery fiend so I think I'll definitely need to sign up!


  15. wow, what a wonderful concept. tea and a book is the perfect way to spend some down time, then throw in some stationery you have yourself a perfect gift! Lovely post.

  16. I love this idea! I only tend to read on my Kindle as I'm disabled and it's just easier for me, but I would still love to do this. Maybe when I move and I have more space to keep paper books. Definitely going to keep it in mind.

    Sara Bloo xo

  17. This is such a cute idea! I think my bestie would LOVE this so I will be bookmarking this for next Christmas :D <3

    Dannie x

  18. Say whaaaaaaaat?! This sounds bloomin ace!! And my what clever sausages, to tap into the subscription box market but aiming it at us stationary/ book nerds!! : D Genius!

    Faded Windmills