Linda Maye Adams

Stopping to smell the office supplies


I’m a geek when it comes to stationary supplies.  Target and K-Mart are just getting their school supplies in, so I’m plotting a reconnaissance mission for some on sale writing supplies like composition books and pens.

But when I was kid, we had actual stationary stores where you bought supplies like this.  I always loved to go in there and browse through the paper and the notebooks, and especially smell the paper.  There was a wonderfully inviting smell on every piece of paper that says, “Use me for writing!”

 

From a blog prompt on the Daily Post

From the yeasty warmth of freshly baked bread to the clean, summery haze of lavender flowers, we all have favorite smells we find particularly comforting. What’s yours?

4 Comments

  1. Turkey roasting in the oven.

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  2. I get you… I used to stick my nose in new books and notebooks when I bought them… Now, when I have a book in my hand I need to go through the pages so it leaves the scent in the air. Of that book. 🙂

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  3. A stationary store is a treasure trove, one never knows what the next shelf will hold! As for my favourite smell, its Petrichor.

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    • Treasure is the perfect way to describe one! It’s so full of everything that the hunt is part of the fun.

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