Walton Street Stationers is a consult only location. In the heart of Alexandria, Virginia, Nancy helps clients create wedding stationery and gifts personalized for each person in their lives. I wanted to ask Nancy some more information about Walton Street and how she started.
How many years have you been in business? I started my business in 1999.
Do you have a website, if so, what's the address? www.waltonstreetstationers.net
If you were to sell something other than stationery, what would it be? I would sell fabulous bespoke cashmere from Scotland...just like stationery, it is about color and texture and finding the perfect thing
Besides the obvious (stationery ), what is your favorite thing to give as a hostess gift? Some of my favorite things for hostess gifts, (besides notepads and coasters from Haute Papier) are: treats for the hosts pets, if they have them, or some special confections....once again, it is about finding the perfect thing for that person
Here at Haute Papier, we love to eat! When in NYC for the National Stationery Show, where is your favorite place to grab dinner? Two of my favorite spots in NYC are: Osteria al Doge at 142 W.44th Street. It is a great place to relax and enjoy fresh and fabulous Italian food, after being at the Show. Another favorite little spot, although further away, is: Bistro Chat Noir, at 22 E. 66th Street. It is a delightful little french bistro.
Any other tidbits about your store you'd like to share? Without a storefront, I work by appointment and will go wherever my clients are. The beauty of this is that I can give them my complete, undivided attention as we pick out their personal stationery, invitations, holiday cards, baby announcements, and gifts. It is such a treat to get to know clients over the years and to be a part of the milestones in their lives, as well as the everyday. Since I do not have a storefront, my business is based largely on referrals, which is the best compliment anyone can give. I also donate to causes that are important to me, as well as to my clients.
All of the templates are for personal use only. If you love them, let us know! Stay tuned for Thanksgiving inspired designs!
We're just so excited! Our new presses are almost here. Despite a few bumps in the road with the trucking company, the rigging company now has our presses and they'll be delivered to our new larger warehouse in Arlington, Virginia tomorrow! One last task, well, I guess there are many, but one last one you can help us with! We need to name them! Our other C&P is Gertrude since she's got a great work ethic and is a strong lady! Now, we're looking for the most creative names for these two! They're Chandler & Price 12x18 presses (one has a Kluge feeder) and since they're coming as partners in crime, we're hoping to name them as a pair.
Winner gets a set of boxed coasters from our new Fall Collection! Your choice!
It's as simple as commenting on this post - we'll pick a winner next Friday (September 23rd) at noon! Good luck!
(Thank you SO much to our friends at Boxcar Press for these lovely photos!)
As we gear up for the National Stationery Show, we're excited to debut our new signature stationery line. Simply sign a piece of 8.5x11 paper and we'll turn it into letterpressed stationery! In preparation, we're looking for a few more interesting signatures to letterpress as samples, so lucky you, we're giving away letterpressed notes today! Contest runs until we get the first 10 faxes, so hurry hurry for your chance to win!