Great DIY how to

Found this great HOW TO make post cards from vintage books on Apartment Therapy today. Actually was reading a post about Collier West and stumbled upon this How To written by one of our fave bookbinders- Jason Thompson from Rag and Bone Bindery. Fun idea for a snowy winter day!

Thanks for the inspiration- click here for the HOW TO details...

Photos via apartmenttherapy.com


Window Treatments

Michelle did a new winter window to brighten spirits and warm ourwinter blues. While some say love is blue too, we kept the Valentine wedding ribbons in place in our wedding window (below)- just luv the romantic streamers combo-ed with the porcelain feathers. Who says winter doesn't have a softer side?!


Necklaces and Bags and Scarves - Oh My!

You may have noticed that On Paper is not just about paper anymore. Actually, it never was... when we opened our tag line was-

Handmade Paper, Stationery & Invitations, Uncommon Gifts

The years have weathered an interesting ebb and flow on the product front and one of the truly great things about being a small independent business is the ability to be able to shift with the ever changing tides.

I dare say that I am loving all these new products and textures- crunchy crisp canvas bags, the sparkle-ie wink as a necklace glistens, a dangling charm here and there. And that's why today I was just so pleased with myself as I unpacked my first order of scarves.

It's no secret that I am a fabric snob and I selected these little lovelies for their textures, details, and well, yes, their price points. At $26 and $34 they are an easy "yes" and a great way to warm your winter blues!

Now I just need to find the perfect display fixture!



Be Mine Week - Postmark #06

Have a sweet day and share the love!!



Be Mine Week - Postmark #04

Hand stitched hearts by local artist Betsy Marie Johnson


Love-ly Savings

In case you missed this week's email post...
Pop in to the shop for extra $ hugs!

Be Mine Week - Postmark #03

Retro Luv - cards by Angela Driscoll and Lumia Designs


Be Mine Week - Postmark #02

Valentines by Poshta- Designer Elizabeth Jones is an On Paper alumnus!


Be Mine Week - Postmark #01

Glitter valentines by British designer Clare Jordan


OP on SMP - Inspirations

Excited and surprised to see how many of our wedding invitations and calligraphy samples were used to create inspiration boards on the Style Me Pretty Circle! Take a look at just a few and visit SMP for more great ideas...

Two to Tango


Dreaming Just A Little Bigger

Abbey Road

urban fall wedding


Rustic Charm

Ciarla Black & Gold Cotton Sateen


sweet purple

Pink Vintage Romance

Vintage is Vogue

Lindsey's Wedding 1

Winter Elegance


Hot off the Gift Show Floor

Whew! Recovering from one hectic buying trip- The New York International Gift Fair- a whirlwind three days, running the aisles to cull the best of the best!

So what did I buy? Lots of vintage-y inspired treasures in the wings. Here's a hint of what's in store (in a few short weeks)...

Bamboo floor mats w/ uber cool screened calligraphy

Letter boxes

If you love Paris, this one's for you... antiqued wood sign

Bijoux photo frame

Really tried to focus on expanding the assortment of fashion accessories that are gaining popularity - so lots of super cool scarves (!), headbands (!), rings, weekend bags, baubles and bling!!
So excited to have stumbled upon my absolute favorite headbands, which I purchased in abundance!

Great bags for summer (hard to remember that summer even exists in this sub zero weather!) and those long weekends away

Lovely necklaces and earrings fashioned from vintage buttons

Now the really hard part... can't wait till everything arrives!


Magnifique Magnolia

Be Mine

Just lovin' the softest shades of pink this season! Contrasted with black for that splash of drama, or combined with hints of gold for delectable confection softness. Either way, we have the perfect palette of pinks to create the perfect invite.

Inspiration Board via Style Me Pretty Style Circle/Erin Walsh


Truth or Dare

Here's a bit of Valentine spice...

From Chronicle Books: "I Dare You" -- Written by sexpert Susie Bright, this luxe box contains 30 seductive prompts and dares—each sealed in an envelope ready for the taking. Select an envelope, tear it open, and read the card aloud to discover what comes next. No two lovers will play the cards the same way twice!

Don't you just love February?