Monday, May 16, 2011

the butterfly roof

I am so excited to share my new blog: the butterfly roof at:

See you there!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

It's hard to believe that it has been almost two years since I posted on this blog Actual Design.

Demands for my business have taken over my life! This blog will remain as a journal of great products and the year before and after my fathers death. But it reminds me so much of that difficult time, so I am starting a new blog in late Spring 2011. I will also include a link to the new blog. Visit our website page Or join our facebook page Paper Petals TM!

I hope you will check back!

Best Wishes,

Monday, April 27, 2009

My Mini Herb Garden

I started adding pots to my mini herb garden. I am so excited about the upcoming herb event Herbalicious at Bowood Farms on Saturday May 2 2pm FREE - The Herb Society will be unveiling their new cookbook - I'm buying one! I love the herbs at Bowood Farms - I found some really great miniature varieties for my kitchen window there too. Sappington Garden also had a nice selection. Find out more about the herb event at Bowood Farms on their website

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

My Favorite Birthday Gift

My sister Linda gave me the most amazing little piece of glass to put flowers in - most call it a vase. This one made by Oulu Glass - a studio that she stops into on her way up to summer camp in Wisconsin with the kids. I love it - paired up with handmade Paper Petals Stationery. The card is available at Art Mart Paperie in St. Louis. Copyright Paper Petals Stationery.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Spring Mart 2009 Junior League of St.Louis

Stop by the Spring Mart 2009 at the Junior League of St. Louis headquarters. The Spring Mart 2009 starts this Friday, April 3 from 7-9 - Sip and Shop, food and wine will be provided, admission is $20 per person. Paper Petals TM Stationery will be part of the festivities. The show will run all day on Saturday April 4 from 9-4. Admission free on Saturday. Paper Petals TM Stationery is offering a free roll of premium wrap with purchase during the show.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Signs of Spring

Crocus are popping up in Missouri. My father planted these.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Artists' Boutique in Kirkwood, Missouri

Paper Petals Stationery will be exhibiting at the Artists' Boutique in Kirkwood, Missouri this weekend. Take a walk in Kirkwood Park, then head to the Kirkwood Community Center for the Spring Artist's Boutique. 10-4 both Saturday and Sunday.

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Fenton, Missouri, United States
I shop. I Share. Design is about ingenuity, being resourceful, quality, scale and beauty. Aside from being a consumer, I am part of the professional design community. This blog Actual Design is about increasing awareness of professionally designed merchandise in the marketplace. My mission as a consumer is to find timeless pieces in the here and now. Not the next best thing or not the biggest bargain. Written 9-16-2007