Museo Italo Americano

San Francisco is a museum-rich city, with many museums, particularly its small ones, scattered about in the city’s colorful neighborhoods. One in particular, The Museo Italo Americano, also known as the Italian American Museum was started by Giuliana Nardelli Haight in 1978 in a small space in North Beach in San Francisco. Solely focused on Italian and Italian-American art and culture, the nonprofit museum is now housed within the Fort Mason Center. Read More

Pettinaroli, the Milan Legend

Founded in 1881 by Francesco Pettinaroli when he first moved to Milan from Lago di Orta, this historic store has been known for years as the ‘Bottega Storica”. Right at the start, it took the form of a stationery store with an adjacent printing and binding shop. It quickly became very popular and well known in Milan, as it filled an obvious need. Read More

A beautiful Holiday Table with Rossi Decorative Papers, Here is how

The weather is turning cool and favorite scent and taste is pumpkin spice. We tend to think of the upcoming holidays and the gathering of friends and family around some great meals, presented with a beautiful tablescape of course. But if your budget is tight (and whose isn’t these days), you may be searching for a low cost way to reve up your presentation. Economical acrylic chargers are a great way to instantly elevate your placesetting, but just look how covering the chargers with some decorative paper makes so much more impact.  Read More

Jane Means

If someone had told Jane Means 15 years ago that she would one day be making a living by wrapping up a six-foot rhinoceros for one of the Beatles or a gift for the Queen, she would have thought they were a bit off. Yet, Jane has seen her wrapping company grow from a tiny start-up working out of a spare room into a hugely profitable internationally renowned company, with clients including Ralph Lauren, Banana Republic, Harrods, and celebrities she won’t mention for their privacy. Read More

The Paper Tree

For exquisite gift wrapping, bookbinding and book covering, scrapbooking, paper crafts, origami, decoupage, iris folding, card making, gift tags and stationery.

The Paper Tree store online

Over the years, we have featured many of our retailers and most often they are brick and mortar stores that we love, many of which also have an on-line “shop”. This time, perhaps for our very first time, we are featuring a totally-on-line retailer: The Paper Tree of Newark, England. Read More