Thursday Things: Lilac and Gold

Purple and gold fountain pens, paper, and ink products neatly arranged in a flat lay with lilac flowers.

The day that many have been waiting for since the 2016 Special Edition Lamy Safari color was announced (maybe even before that for some purple fans out there) has finally arrived! The Lamy Safari Dark Lilac has taken the Goulet Pen Company by storm. Our website and office were a flurry with the release on Tuesday and we have channeled that excited frenzy into this week’s Thursday Things. This week’s collection is a wonderful menagerie of Lilac and Gold pens and inks that mimic the excitement we’ve all shared over this gorgeous special edition pen and ink.

Featured products clockwise:



Pearlized Purple Edison Nouveau Premiere fountain pen neatly arranged in a flat lay with lilac flowers.
Edison Nouveau Premiere Fountain Pen – Pearlized Purple
Gold Karas Kustoms Ink fountain pen neatly arranged in a flat lay with lilac flowers.
Karas Kustoms Ink Fountain Pen – Gold
Lamy Safari Dark Lilac fountain pen neatly arranged in a flat lay with lilac flowers.
Lamy Safari Fountain Pen – Dark Lilac
Purple Pilot Vanishing Point Decimo fountain pen neatly arranged in a flat lay with lilac flowers.
Pilot Vanishing Point Decimo Fountain Pen – Purple
Purple and gold fountain pens, paper, and ink products neatly arranged in a flat lay with lilac flowers.


What’s your go to purple or gold ink and pen pairing? 


Write on,
The Goulet Pen Company Team

2017-10-13T15:27:31+00:00 April 28th, 2016|Thursday Things|14 Comments
  • Tom Johnson

    More astounding photography and collection of such rich, fantastic colors. The layout is superb. I keep thinking each one is the best so far, and that is my first reaction to this week’s “Things”. So luscious. I may have to get that sealing wax to add to my collection. Lilac and gold go together so well. These Thursday Things would make a fantastic 12-month calendar. I would buy one. OK, I’ve decided that this is my favorite Thursday Things! Eye candy for sure.

    • Lydia At Goulet Pens

      Thanks, Tom! What a great idea! We will have to discuss that calendar idea. 🙂 Thanks for your constant glowing praise. It makes me smile every time.

  • prairiegl

    Love, love this color scheme! The positioning of the flowers, pens, inks and notebooks makes for a very nice composition. That Edison is sure pretty!

    I have a Pilot Metro Leopard that I have sometimes match with R & K Cassia. I don’t always match my pen and inks according to color though; depends on the design of the pen.

    • prairiegl

      I’m replying to my own post – because I wasn’t sure how I could edit a previous post. I meant to say “sometimes matched”.

    • Lydia At Goulet Pens

      That is a gorgeous match up! I have a soft spot for the purple pens and inks. I have a purple retro pop metro, currently inked with Diamine Damson.

  • MaidMirawyn

    I went to the site to buy a purple Leuchtturm 1917 and there was a huge image of a beautiful purple pen! Not only that, but it’s the exact pen I’ve been planning to buy since my brother let me play with his Lamy Safari!

    Yeah, I just spent the last of my fun money for the month. 🙂

    • Lydia At Goulet Pens

      I bet it was a well worth using the last of your fun money though, huh? You sound so excited about your new notebook and pen!

  • Thudthwacker

    I confess that the Dark Lilac Safari doesn’t especially interest me (though I raise a glass in celebration to you folks who are, finally, getting a long-held dream fulfilled). But wow, the Dark Lilac *ink* is gorgeous. Not even bothering with a sample (or, as I’ll sometimes do with Lamy inks, a box of cartridges) — gonna just go get a bottle of that.

    Lamy doesn’t often get a lot of praise for its inks, but they’ve done some good work — Lamy Turquoise, Lamy Copper-Orange, and now Lamy Dark Lilac are (to me) genuinely fine offerings.

    • Lydia At Goulet Pens

      The Dark Lilac ink is fantastic. It took me by surprise when we first swabbed it. So much beautiful sheen. Can’t wait till we get more! Hopefully May!

  • kateseeyou

    Purple/dark lilac used to be my favorite color until two of my sister in laws claimed it as theirs too. Since I don’t like to conform I picked a new favorite color (red). After today’s Thursday Things, I will be claiming purple back. The Edison is gorgeous and yes, gold goes so well with everything dark lilac. I’m waiting for my Lamy Safari to come in and as soon as the Dark Lilac ink goes back in stock I am snatching it up and possibly a couple of notebooks and a bottle of that gold ink. I may also have to exchange my champagne Decimo for the purple one. 😁

    • Lydia At Goulet Pens

      I am definitely coming back around to my first favorite color with all the love that purple is getting this year! I was straying in to the green world for a while but purple is making a strong come back. I even dyed part of my hair purple last weekend. I’m glad to hear you are feeling the purple love again too. It’s such an awesome color!

  • Uniotter

    Really gorgeous, and an inspiring pairing of colors. I agree with Tom’s idea of a calendar — the layouts are beautiful and would make a perfect calendar for fountain pen fans! 🙂

    • Lydia At Goulet Pens

      Thanks, Uniotter. 🙂 The calendar would be pretty cool!

  • Aquaria

    Right now, my pairing is a limited edition purple TWSBI 580 AL with Waterman Tender Purple. Some other purples I’ve used in there are Pilot Iroshizuku Murasaki Shikibu, DeAtramentis Magenta Violet, and Noodler’s Baystate Concord Grape.

    It’s a tie for me between the Waterman and Iroshizuku inks. I love them both, for different reasons.

    I dread what will happen to my bank account when J Herbin makes a 1670 ink in purple.