the greatest thing, ever

Guess who has a few nibs, a serious geek-love of all things calligraphy and lettering (with a very soft spot for French lettering and French vintage)... and the biggest collection in France of antique and vintage objects devoted to l'écriture...  IN HER NEIGHBOURHOOD? Well, almost!  Le Musée du Scribe, curated and presided over by the lovely and knowledgeable Jean-Louis Bonnefille, is just a petite demi-heure from our place.  Jean-Louis doesn't mind if you take a million pictures and share them on the internet.  Enjoy, Internet!  

pen case

pen case

bicycle of an "écrivain publique", 1940s

bicycle of an "écrivain publique", 1940s

sweet little ink well, or encrier, in the form of an escargot.  Tips forward and back to keep the ink from drying out or getting dusty.

sweet little ink well, or encrier, in the form of an escargot.  Tips forward and back to keep the ink from drying out or getting dusty.

lots of vintage ads for inks and nibs.

lots of vintage ads for inks and nibs.

bottles and bottles of ink  ::swoon::

bottles and bottles of ink  ::swoon::

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nibs and nibs

nibs and nibs

this pencil box compliments of Marie Rose, the perfumed death of head lice.  :-0

this pencil box compliments of Marie Rose, the perfumed death of head lice.  :-0

conjugaison for the little écoliers   

conjugaison for the little écoliers   

l'écriture française

l'écriture française

how to cut a goose quill

how to cut a goose quill

or get yourself one of those new-fangled Yankee steel nibs.  

or get yourself one of those new-fangled Yankee steel nibs.  

I'll be back for sure.  I just had to get a few photos up for the calligraphy lovers over at Tumblr.  ;)