Yesterday afternoon I went to visit a Stationery Event at a store called Buiten de Lijntjes which is located in Wolvega (The Netherlands). The store sells lots of stationery and interior products from lots of brands you do not find in a lot of other stores. The store is about 50 minutes away from me by car and I had never visited the store before but I have always been curious. The store is run by two ladies called Hennie and Jacqueline and was founded in 2011. They have a physical store but also a webshop, so go check it out!
I went there with two good friends of mine and when we approached the store we saw a group of people outside, the store was packed! It was the first time they organised this so it must have been amazing for the owners to see it be such a success. Outside of the store was a table with smoothies and all sorts of snacks. There were several bowls filled with snacks throughout the store as well. They took great care of their visitors. At the back of the store was a big table where you could try out pens, washi tape, stickers and make bookmarks and charms for your planner. As it was so busy there we walked around the store first.
It didn’t take us long to have our hands filled with gorgeous tapes, pens, paperclips and TN inserts. We kept calling each other to come over and check out certain products. There was so much to look at! The store sells products from brands like MT (washi tape), Taroko Design, Kaweco, Midori, Traveler’s Company, Hobonichi and many more.
We finally ended up at the craft table in the back and started taking our Traveler’s Notebooks out and trying out pens, washi tapes, stamps, stickers etc. We also made some cute bookmarks with thread and wooden beads. So much fun to do and a very useful addition to a planner. It was a lot of fun trying to find the right beads for the look you wanted, there were so many colours and shapes. Being able to try out so many products and even make stuff for your planner really made it a fun event for me. Everything was free and I thought it was a really nice bonus.
After about 2 hours in the store, we made our way to the till to pay for our products and enter the raffle. You could write your name and email on the back of your receipt and put it in a jar. In the evening they pulled out 6 receipts and the names on those receipts won a goodie bag with a lot of fun stationery supplies.
I had lots of fun and met some nice people while walking around, it was nice seeing so many different Travelers Notebooks and showing newbies my own planner. I hope they will organize more of these events because I would definitely go.
This was our combined haul from the afternoon.