Buying Season!!!

Greetings! If your wondering why so few new posts of late- suffice it to say- I've been BUSY!!! Just returned from not one, but 3 buying trips! The shop is closed today (Monday) but I wanted to post a quick glimpse of some of the great new buys... and this is JUST from my trip to NY last week...

Old world stationery makes a come back with note packets imported from Italy- traditional Florentine patterns and solid colors, Recife pens- a twelve year fave, an entire new selection and presentation of picture frames (LUV!), luxe holiday ornaments- mini works of art and small art signs- quippy or sweet sayings and the like.

Amazing new handcrafted jewelry much vintage inspired and some with a bit more of a trendy edge.

More guest books from Rag & Bone Bindery and a frame made from linen rags!

Cool decorative pillows at incredibly affordable prices- wish I'd ordered more!

Last year handmade ornaments were such a hit that I ordered more- the detail work is intricate and defies the word patience!

More pix soon... Can't wait for you to see all of these in real time!!!

Quote of the Week


Linnea's Lights

Brand new selection of Linnea's Lights candles just in! We love these candles: a) 'cuz they're beautiful, b) they smell fantastic, c) they have a 60 hour burn time, d) are triple scented, eco-friendly, soy based, and, hand poured! Grab 'em while they're hot!


Friday the 13th!

It's not every retailer that can boast 13 years of brick and mortar merriment! As On Paper's 13th Anniversary approaches we're getting ready for our biggest sale of the year.

Two days of great savings- everything in the shop will be on sale (at least 13% off) and that includes all new purchases that are flowing in from my recent buying trips. My way of saying thanks for all of your continued support over the years, without you- well, you know where we'd be!!!!

So save the date for a glass of bubbly and help me celebrate 13 years purvey-ing paper in the Short North! ;)

Bobbin Designs

Good things really do come in small packages! We couldn't wait to open this little treasure! This is our second order from Bobbin Designs and we can't say enough about their sweet chic designs.

Artist Jean Johnson uses an array of fabrics to create her charming cards. Many incorporate felt, which is an eco-conscious blend of post-consumer recycled plastic bottles and plant dyed wool.

Combining traditional utilitarian fabrics like burlap, ticking and linen- combo-ed together with ric- rac each piece is hand stitched to create a mini handmade piece of art.
Animals and charming subjects- all with a whimsical, primitive naive quality. Ideal for framing, these cards make the perfect Baby Shower gift!