Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Tea-themed school folders

It's been quite a few years since I've needed to do any genuine back-to-school shopping, but I absolutely love seeing what new papers, pens and pencils they come out with each fall, so this is the season I usually buy my stash of office supplies for the year ahead. This week, I was in Walmart browsing the school supplies when I came across some great "Alice in Wonderland" folders. This design was my favorite because it has both the teacup design as well as the subtle teapots in the background.

I remembered how much my two oldest nieces loved the Johnny Depp "Alice" movie when it came out, so I bought a few extra packs of folders to share with them since all three of these packages feature a tea-themed folder as one of the two in the pack.

And it's not tea-themed, but I just had to show you the front and back of this damask design folder. Is that not just gorgeous? I don't know what student this was designed for, but I immediately went home and put this lovely folder to good use!

I also was thrilled to find these vinyl zip-top pouches for $1. I'd been thinking of ordering some from a quilting supply catalog to hold the quilt pieces I will sew this fall, but theirs were $14 for a set of four, plus shipping. This $2 worth of pouches will do the trick just fine (and I had to share because so many of you are also quilters)! Do any of you buy school supplies for yourselves? If so, please tell me where you've found cute ones this year!

10 comments:

Denise :) said...

What fun! And while those damask-designed folders may not be tea-themed, per se, they certainly were tea-person-themed! LOL! Thanks for sharing!! :)

Linda J. said...

I bought AJ's school supplies including plain colored folders. I may have to go back to Walmar to pick up a folder or two for myself. I dont think a teapot folder would go over well for a boy who just entered middle school. *smile*

parTea lady said...

Those Alice folders are great. I guess I need to head over to Walmart.

Marlena said...

I always scarf up some pencils.

Anonymous said...

Love your school supplies! We bought some supplies at Office Depot and Walmart. We can never have enough pencils!

Ginger said...

Thanks for the heads up about the clear pouches. I too have seen them in quilt catalogs.

Susan said...

great quilting tip !( clear pouch)
excellent craft organizer !

ChaChaneen said...

I'm usually buying pens, I lurve pens!!

Holly said...

I saw some spiral bound notebooks with the same 'Alice' designs at my new Walmart. I have a weakness for spiral-bounds, but I didn't buy any because I still have an abundance. Aren't they great though?!?

Marilyn said...

Love those folders.