The lovely Filofax Personal Ostrich in Buttercup
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!
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 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!!!
The box! As you can see, it’s wrapped in some peace of fabric instead of tissue paper. Nice!
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.
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!
Close up of the embossing and the horizontal card slots.
Sorry for the blur! Close up o the rings.
Good view on the zipped compartment. Ideal if you’d also like to use this planner as a wallet/planner combo.
Same pockets as the Regency. Easy access for receipts and such.
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!