Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Reader is desperate. Do you know this planner? Please help!

I received this email today from a reader searching for what this planner could possibly be. Unfortunately I don't know of anything that fits her description (although I know of similar things like Filofax Flex etc.). Can you help?

After hours of trawling the internet I wonder if you, or your readers might be able to help me track down a planner. 

On a recent train journey the lady opposite me had the most beautiful bright red A5 diary planner.  It was a mock (I think!) alligator style leather and was refillable on both sides.  She had a diary on one side and notebook on the other.  I managed to glimpse the name and it was Papillote or a variation thereof.  I have googled and googled until I am blue in the face and still haven’t found it and wondered if somebody else might know who the company is.  It’s not the Czech Papelote,  I’ve tried them!

I wish I knew what this planner was because it sounds really nice! If you know what this planner could possibly be, please post a comment! 

10 comments:

  1. Tracy commented on FB: You know I'm wondering if it is a French or canadian brand? Either current brand or vintage brand - if it's vintage that may be hampering the search -The word she used means parchment and is a cooking term meaning cooking in a parchment / paper package. If you think about it the notebook is like the parchment wrap -- in this case around someones life instead of a piece of fish. I couldnt find anything myself but googling from the US can be limiting. There is a canadian company with that name and looking at their site it looks like there is an agenda category but nothing comes up If I were her I'd do an ebay search worldwide and make it a saved search so if anything comes up it there will be an email generated - most will be cooking things including a magazine named that - It also could have be something made for that magazine? Anyway - those are my thoughts... I might be off on this, might have nothing to do with the french term but it's sort of poetic...

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  2. This might be the company Tracy found: https://www.papillote.ca/fr/shop/81

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  3. I've tried them. I did wonder if it was them. But if so they don't sell anything under papeterie any longer :(

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  4. And yes, the cooking terminology does hamper the google search! I've worked my way through most of the francophone countries and as a French speaker I think there is a fairly good chance I didn't miss much. I suspect it may have been a one off. If it was vintage she had kept hers in tip top condition. Off to work my way through ebay now... Thank you :)

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  6. Was it possibly a journal from TT Patton? http://ttpatton.com/journals/

    Also, have you tried googling "red alligator planner" and then clicked on "images" to see if you can recognize a picture of it?

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    1. Ooh wow gorgeous stuff on that website!

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    2. this company sell something simmilar ...may be worth a look
      http://www.thepaperie.co.uk/planners-organisers/mums-office-mums-party-book.html

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  7. Thank you taylormade. Lovely though the TT Patton ones are it's not there. This one didn't look like a filofax, had no clasp and looked to all intents and purposes just like a notebook. I've been looking at images for a couple of days now. I think I have learned my lesson and next time I shall be brave and just ask where it came from!

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  8. you wouldn't try the red Lizard Filofax Flex, would you? That holds one book on each side and you can make it a calendar and a notebook if you like?

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