What The Heck is Old English Co and Should You Shop There?

Hello Lovely,

This is a sponsored post by Old English Co. I received these products for free in exchange for my honest opinion.

Last week I received an order from Old English Co. You're probably wondering who that is. Well Old English Co is a stationery and giftware brand creating beautiful, hand-lettered products. Based out of Stamford, England, the company sells numerous items from Greeting Cards, Stationary, Accessories, Coasters and Placemats, Linen and more.

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I was surprised at how quickly the package arrived considering it came from England. I've waited up to a month for royal mail so the speediness was a plus for me. The box came a little damaged, which had me worried because of the mug on the inside. But the packaging was great so nothing on the inside was affected, except the notebook.

I love my new mug! You're going to see it in a lot of posts real soon because I can't wait to use it as a prop. It's really short and kind of reminds me a tin cup, but it can still break, so I'll definitely be careful when using it. I wore the pin the day after getting it, but it's so small, I had to go up real close to my co-workers for them to see it. Everyone thought it was funny and totally suits my personality. My only problem is the rubber backing that should make things easier but it's really hard to get off and I had to use my teeth, which looks really awkward, trust me.

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Then it was the notebook. I'm a sucker for a notebook or mug with a cute design or cheeky saying. I've always wondered what A4 looks like but never really saw it up close. They're slightly longer than a letter size, but shorter than a legal size.  I love the look and feel of the notebook, but it did come slightly bent. If anyone knows how much I cherish books, they would understand why this is a problem for me. I don't open books up very far when reading them to prevent bending and damage to the spine (I'm weird like that). The notebook is lined so I'm not entirely sure what I'll use it for. I'm trying to get back into drawing and would love to try my hand at painting so I would've liked to use this for it, but it is lined so that may be a problem. I'll figure it out.

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I love the pillowcases as well. They're made from a high-quality cotton so I understand why they're £20 for two. These remind me so much of my unicorn pillowcases, and have really inspired me to change up my linens this summer. I feel like that's a sign of old age. I'm actually excited about buying new bed sheets and towels. I'm also going to need two new pillows because these two are WAY past their prime.

Overall, I find the items to be a little pricey, especially when you do the conversion from GBP to USD, or whatever currency you use. I love my items, but I also would've loved if the pin and the mug were cheaper as I would never personally spend that much of these kind of items. Then again, I am frugal.

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So what do you think? Would you try shopping at Old English? Share your reactions to my haul in the comment section below!