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Paper Source Boston (plus Chicago Warehouse Sale April 29th)

Let’s say you live in Boston. I’m willing to bet that you’ve never taken a duck tour. When I lived in the city, I only boarded a amphibious landing vehicle when coaxed by my manager who was dying to get the team together for a group event.
After about 15 minutes into the tour, everyone was excitedly chattering about the experience, wondering why we hadn’t done this sooner. Duh. It’s local. You can always take advantage of those closest to you. Not that you should, but you can, so you often do.

I’m sure you’ll agree, when we have something in our own city, be it the Taj Mahal or a swank furniture store, we often take it for granted figuring we’ll get there when we get there, it’s not going anywhere. Sorta like that guy who is smitten with us. He’s been crushing on us since grade school and 25 years later, he still gets tongue-tied in our presence. If we’re single, we refer to this fellow as ‘back up’. If we’re married, it’s confirmation that our butt still looks good and gravity hasn’t pulled everything to the floor yet.

Taking advantage of what we call, the old trusty things in life, is the case between me and my relationship with the local Paper Source. I am fortunate to have about four of them here, and with presence only in six states, I guess I should consider myself lucky. There isn’t even one in Manhattan or Brooklyn, so for once, Bostonian stationery addicts can chant ‘nah nah nah nah nah’ to NY lovers of paper. We have a killer store that they can only dream of. The last time I did a happy dance in front of my NY pals was when the Red Sox pummeled the Yankees at the world series. October 20, ’04 will forever be penned in history as the day Sox citizens were liberated from eight decades of torment at the hands of the Yankees.

Shameful as it sounds, I’ve visited Paper Source a total of about 3 times in my life. That’s about the same number of times I’ve attended a Red Sox game over at Fenway. This in itself is insane given my addiction to paper goods and their amazing selection of products, helpful staff, workshops, and a retail space that appears to be organized by either Martha Stewart or staffers at Real Simple magazine. In other words, what is my problem?

Determined to get down there this weekend, I’ve decided to not only sign up for a workshop (Alternative Printmaking), but to start ‘advance’ shopping online so that once I hit the store, I know straight away where I need to go. By the way, when you browse their site, don’t miss the paper flowers. You won’t be able to resist.

psst: If you are in Chicago this weekend, check out their 70% off warehouse sale on April 29th from 9am-2pm over at 328 South Jefferson Street. If you attend, please report back to us!

(images from paper source)

Posted by decor8 in Arts + Crafts, events + markets, reader discounts, shopping, stationery, travel on April 28, 2006

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  1. Carrie Siegel commented
    April 28th, 2006 at 11:05pm

    Yay, yay, yay!!! You’re coming to my store!

    I’m the merchandiser/display artist for the Boylston St. Paper Source. I LOVE my job, and I love the way the store looks right now.

    I’ve just installed three new windows featuring our Norsa patterns (designed and printed for The Source) and it looks so fresh and spring-y. Oh, and inside, be sure to look for my paper birdcage over the Mother’s Day table with the quilled birds inside.

    Hope you enjoy your visit!


  2. decor8 commented
    April 29th, 2006 at 1:15am

    Hi Carrie!

    Thanks so much but I actually can’t come to the workshop because when I tried to register this afternoon, I was told the class is full so I’m not able to attend. Maybe another time? I hope so, I really want to check it out!


  3. John Trosko commented
    April 30th, 2006 at 4:36am


    Paper Source: Love them!

    I especially love the “shipping tag” cards, complete with faux grommet! They’re part of my signature thank you note routine– shh! My little secret!

    Your fan,

    — John

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