The teeming autumn, big with rich increase,
Bearing the wanton burden of the prime,
Like widow’d wombs after their lords’ decease.
– William Shakespeare – Sonnet 97, 6-8


Today is the first day of autumn in the Northern Hemisphere. Although I am lamenting the fact that this summer seemed to fly by much faster than it should have, I love fall and look forward to all it has to offer.


I kick off the season with a quote from The Bard, William Shakespeare, inspired by two pieces I spotted earlier this month at Jules Besch Stationers in Wellfleet, MA. In addition to an unmatched collection of fine cards and stationery, Jules Besch features a quality collection of related antique objects – things like inkwells, fountain pens, desk sets and bookends. I fell in love with these Shakespeare bookends (above) and this absolutely amazing set of mini volumes of his work:


Jules Besch Stationers is located at 15 Bank St in historic Wellfleet, MA.