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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Paper Source in Eastchester: Grand Opening

If you live in the Eastchester/Scarsdale area, you know that the shopping is going from excellent to amazing!    Lord and Taylor, to start, is our gem.   We have great food shopping, although some think there are too many similar types of stores (i.e. Trader Joe's, Mrs. Green's and now Fresh could be worse!)    We recently brought Athleta on board, there's a Johnny Rockets for family fun but what we did not have was a great card store or paper store.  Papyrus, in my opinion, is just so so.   

Well now we have Paper Source!   
NYC has an uptown and a downtown location (Brooklyn too) and now it has a home in Eastchester right in the Fresh Market parking lot.    I went in today to browse and do my usual Emma-thing, check it out and $150 later I have lots to share.  

I asked.  They do birthday parties.   SO want to convince my daughter to do hers here. 
It's a project party where they provide the supplies and everything is done right in the store, after it closes, of course.    Sundays seem best, as they close at 5pm.   All other nights, they close at 7.  
Parties for adults can be done in the evening, however.  

Rolls and rolls and rolls, walls FULL of wrapping paper.   I love paper.....and stationery and cards and pencils and pens.   I remember in elementary school having the pencil case with all of the nice unsharpened pencils and smelly erasers.     The sheets are around $2.50 each which seems expensive but I guess it depends on how many gifts you can wrap with that sheet.   A gift bag in CVS will cost a few dollars and then tissue paper too....This might be more economical.

 Cute little seasonal stuff.....stickers and paper and stamps.  
A little pricey, I won't lie, a little more than pricey but beautiful.  Kind of like a high end JoAnn's or Michael's and more convenient.  Sometimes to not have to drive to the other stores, it's worth the few extra dollars.  
Monkey Puppets!!  Cute birthday party idea.  :-) 

Robots are cute too.   The kits are around $10-11 and I think they make 4 or 5 puppets.   A cute play date activity if you are like me and want to plan a little project.  

And some funny items that I had to take pics of.   Great gifts!  

The whole back wall is colored paper, envelopes, cards in every single size and shape.   
I love such organization.    :-) 

I loved these cards.  These I had to buy.   What a fun holiday activity.   I am imagining what all of my family members would write on these cards.     A nice keepsake.   I think 10 for $6.

The softest cutest little animals.   I bought them for my kids but decided to save them for special occasions, like when one loses a tooth or brings home a good report card or something.   $12.95 and the size of a beanie baby.    A great baby gift for someone if you do not want to buy an outfit.  

Of course, the teacher in me had to include something educational.  Forget the price, maybe $20.  Could be a fun birthday gift.    I already have the book DOGKU to introduce haiku; Now I can follow up with Haikubes.   

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