I found some really pretty party goods from Paper Source, and online stationery store I've often browsed but haven't purchased from until now. I got their Floral Stripe plates and napkins and coordinating Blush Floral dessert plates, plus matching cups and floral paper straws that didn't make it into a photo! I love the vintage, sophisticated look of the floral patterns with the metallic gold trim on the plates, everything coordinated nicely with the floral tablecloth I've used for years.
Speaking of which, I often do a bit of a birthday book and gift haul on my blog, but this year I thought I'd try something a little different and do it on Instagram. You can follow me @thatsort to see the books and personal items I got in a series of posts over the next couple of weeks--as a blog-exclusive hint, I'll mention that you can expect vintage fiction, pretty pastel cherry blossom patterns, and a few special items from a certain Bear's V&A exhibition collection!