Looking for something whimsical, fun, and colorful? On Small Business Saturday, we visited my sister's friend Holly's shop, Papeterie, in the Stony Point Shopping Center in Bon Air for stationery printing needs but also to check out her extensive gift line of candles, entertainment essentials, cards, and Christmas decor.
Small Business Saturday was encouraged by Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling who during his years as Virginia's chief job creator has supported local businesses. Small Business Saturday, which falls between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, supports the national movement to drive consumers to shop at local, independently owned businesses during the heaviest shopping weekend of the year. Small Business Saturday was created in 2010 in response to small business owners’ most pressing need: more customers.
Holly describes her shop as offering engraved, thermographed, letterpressed, and flat printed stationery and invitations, plus a variety of gift items including picture frames, baby items, sachets, pottery, Italian soaps, holiday items, wrapping paper, Caspari paper plates and napkins, guest books, ICU readers, fun socks, night gowns and PJs, silk flowers, and lots more.
These little guys are adorable!
Lines carried are Crane's, William Arthur, Carlson Craft, Krepe Kraft, Page, Betsey Hall, Cast Paper Art, Cid Pear, Kate Spade & Martha Stewart.
They do in-house printing on all stationery lines carried in the store including Cranes, William Arthur, Odd Balls, English Paper Co., Kate Spade, Meri Meri, Cid Pear, Karen Adams, Bella Ink, Smudge Letterpress, Sharp and Sally, Anna Griffin, Bella Adorna, & B Designs Letterpress.
The shop was busy Saturday when we were there as others shoppers took advantage of Small Business Saturday.
Photos by Lynn R. Mitchell
November 30, 2013