Arrival of the Filofax Personal Ostrich in Buttercup!

Arrival of the Filofax Personal Ostrich in Buttercup!

The filofax ostrich in buttercup


The lovely Filofax Personal Ostrich in Buttercup




Hi there!

It’s been ages since I’ve done a proper arrival post! so here we go again :)

Just to inform you; I’m thinking of quitting the Blog. At least for a while. It’s all been fun purchasing and selling Filofaxes, enjoying them and eventually re homing most of them. However, I’m kinda done with all of this. Due to my full time job, family life and so on, I’m not able to keep track of the Blog as much as I’d like.

I might also quit being a member on the Facebook pages. As well for the Gillio page as the Filofax ones (several pages that is). As it’s just too tempting to keep on buying and buying and buying. And it’s just crazy spending all that kind of money on planners! There’s just more to life I guess…

I’ve decided to keep just a few Filofaxes that I love. The Buttercup is among these Filofaxes as well as the Personal and Compact Regency but I’m open to offers for any other Filofax I currently have in my collection. You can read the full overview here in case you’re interested :)

Recently I’ve just found myself not being as dedicated to the Blog as much as I was before and as much as I’d like. Keeping the domain running will cost some money too, so I MIGHT quit the whole thing. Still making up my mind about that.

Just to give you some insight; my work life is just hectic. Being in IT Sales (acquiring new business) full time and being a wife and mother of two small children is just too heavy. I hope you all can relate! There’s currently a lot of pressure at work and I just can’t seem to manage everything in my life right now, except for my Filofax!!! How odd!

That being sad; onto the Buttercup. I did find Filofax love in this one! It’s the most (expensive one) perfect Filofax in my collection.

So here we go!!! I’ve been using it for quite a while now, as this came in just after Christmas last year. I’m still in the Buttercup and it fits my needs perfectly!

Onto the pictures!

Enjoy and let me know what you think of her!


Arrival of the Buttercup!

box of the buttercup

Don’t know exactly when, but it came in around New Year. I’ve been waiting eagerly for this one to arrive, as I ordered it from P&L as my Christmas gift. It didn’t arrive before Christmas thought, due to customs, but that was fine. After all, I did found Filofax love in the Buttercup again, I thought was lost, long time ago. On the contrary!

the arrival of the personal buttercup

The box! Just came in a regular box. No dust bag like the Personal Sienna, but there was some extra fabric wrapping included. I’d expected a little more from such an expensive binder!!!

here we go the personal filofax ostrich

The box! As you can see, it’s wrapped in some peace of fabric instead of tissue paper. Nice!

The filofax ostrich in buttercup

And here it is!!! Doesn’t it just look perfect! The leather is absolutely gorgeous! I’m not at all freaked out by the bumps ;)

It’s soft to the touch. First impression; the leather is sturdy, yet has enough give. It’s flexible, yet structured. To me, the perfect match in a planner.

opened up the filofax buttercup in personal size

The pictures were taken in the evening, so they’re not the best quality, but you get the idea :)

It came with 2013 and 2014 diary, week on two pages, cotton cream. Silver rings, but those can be replaced :)
I won’t be using this as a planner/wallet combo, so I’m okay with the somewhat snug card slots.

On the left you can see the several slots and the hidden pocket/ring protector.

On the right you can see a glimpse of the zipped compartment and also the ‘hidden’ pocket.

The only very very true downside to this planner is the PEN LOOP! It’s way to snug! I can only fit in there a super tiny pen which is also a stylus…  It doesn’t even fit the Filofax pens. Very disappointing… It looks like the pen loop is faulty, as it doesn’t take any slim pen.

Other than that; the perfect Filofax in my opinion!

embossing on the filofax ostrich buttercup

Close up of the embossing and the horizontal card slots.

rings on the filofax buttercup

Sorry for the blur! Close up o the rings.

pockets and lay out on the filofax personal buttercup

Good view on the zipped compartment. Ideal if you’d also like to use this planner as a wallet/planner combo.

pockets on the filofax personal ostrich in buttercup

Same pockets as the Regency. Easy access for receipts and such.

opened up the filofax personal ostrich in buttercup

In all its glory! (click to enlarge :)

Overall this is the best Filofax I’ve come across. I’m so glad I finally bit the bullet and ordered this baby! No regrets, whatsoever.

As I already said, only the narrow pen loop is a bit of a disappointment. Currently I keep a sticky note card holder in one of the side pockets with a Leuchtturm adhesive pen loop on it. This way I can carry two pens in here. My Hi tec C Coleto 5 barreled one and in the pen loop the styles pen as I like to use this on my tablet.

With the pen loop closed, there’s still enough room to fit another pen or even a Hi Tec C Coleto in there, so I’m good.

Let’s say I’ve learned to live with with it, however I dare say that for this amount, I’d expected at least to fit in there just a regular pen or have an elasticated pen loop…

But hey, can’t have everything right?

For now, there’s no Filofax restlessness is over. I’ve found THE Filofax for me and the Filofax search has ended. I’ve owned every Filofax, I’ve lusted after so I’m done.

Gillio on the other hand, is different. I’ve for once, never owned a Medium size Epoca leather.  So this is on my list, but not in the near future. I just have to stop spending all that money on planners, while I have this one Buttercup that could grow old with me if I let it do so.

Hope you enjoyed the arrival of the Buttercup!

There’s another Arrival post next up, the A5 Regency I purchased (same period as the Buttercup) for work as I sold my A5 Gold Mia Cara with gold everything and needed another A5. The A5 Regency was reduced in price and what appealed to me about it, was the non existing clasp on this one! I’ll show you, next up. So, stay tuned!

See you next time!

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17 Responses »

    • Thank you, Silvana.. Yes it’s a true Filo dream. If you can afford one, get one. Best purchase ever. Wish I’d bitten the bullet earlier on this one :)

  1. It is a shame that you want to stop the blog. I enjoy every one of your posts and also every review. It is very usefull. But I can imagne that full time job, full time family consumes a lot of time.
    Love the Buttercup. I neer consider it (due to the price). But seeing your review, maybe in de future.

  2. I too will miss your blog but I truly understand where you are coming from. I know I would never have been able to keep up with blogging when my daughter was young (she is 31 now) and when I was working. I have enjoyed all of your “unboxing” posts. Your Buttercup looks awesome and like it will be your “dream planner” for a long time. Best of luck with your job and your family.

    • Hi Bonnie,

      For some reason, you are a special reader and fan of the Blog. Correct me if I’m wrong though! :) You’re following my Filo journey up close and personal.
      For that, I thank you! I’d like to give you a Filofax for free. I’d like you to pick one:)
      As I know it’s hard for you to purchase any Filofaxes..

      Have your pick!
      Mini Chameleon in black, Mini Topaz in brown, Personal Sketch in Olive.
      Or; Pocket Succes in Gold/Tan, Succes Senior Size (agenda Mulberry size) Firenze in brown (croco)
      Just meet me half way one shipping fee if that’s okay (I prefer to send it with a tracking code).

      Let me know what you feel about this! :)

  3. Sorry to here you won’t be blogging. I enjoy your posts but life gets crazy and some times you have to let go. I consider myself lucky to find your blog even at this late date. The Buttercup is beautiful! Enjoy it! If you would like to give up your Chameleon, let me know.

    • Hi Denise,

      Thanks for being so understanding. It just means a lot that you can relate… I felt kind of alone in this, as there’s no one in my near vacinity to relate to this topic at all. I’m the only filo-crazy-plannner-addict person.. Friends/family just don’t get what the fuss is all about. Perhaps it’s just the ‘selling part’ that tore me up.. It’s been stress full; customs issues, parcels getting undelivered and such. Not being able to ship as fast as you’d like due to several reasons..
      I’ve decided to leave the rest of the collection be. (except for the ones, marked red on the collection overview). I’ll stop selling for a while. This’ll give me more time to put in the Blog again! :) Yay. Hope this works well. I’m enjoying the Buttercup a lot and it feels a bit like the Filofax journey is about to end for me.

      But thanks a lot, again, for understanding!

  4. Hey – my pen loop was super snug too at first when I bought mine several years ago. I put in the largest pen I could get in there, left it for a few days, put it back in the opposite way, left it for a few days, etc. Then did the same thing successively with pens of increasing size. The loop now fits my pen just fine. it will stretch,

    • Aw thanks Marion for the tip! I’ll try that :)
      But I’m okay with it. I currently keep in there my styles ballpoint combo. It’s okay. It does write :)

  5. It’s so satisfying to find The One isn’t it? The ostrich is a beautiful Filofax. I solved the pen loop problem on my red ostrich by cutting down an A5 FF Flex penloop. It’s elasticated and is attached to a card. I inserted the card into the left outer pocket. Funnily enough, I bought a Buttercup after buying a fabulous tan vintage ostrich. Sadly, after lusting for so long, I’m now debating selling my unused Buttercup…..Enjoy yours, it sounds like you’ve found The One.

    • Thanks for the tips about the pen loop! I’ve been stalking your RED before purchasing the buttercup :) Was wondering how you’d fit a pen in there. But it’s fine. It’s not even a default to me. After all, the binder itself is strikingly beautiful!
      Indeed, very satisfying to find this buttercup The One (at least The One Filofax that is) :)

  6. If you ever decide to sell your personal buttercup, please let me know. I’ve been looking for one for a long time, and yours beautiful