Another Visit to the Paper Trail, Rhinebeck, NY

Some readers already know of my love for the Paper Trail, a delightful store in Rhinebeck, NY. Here’s an earlier account of my first visit.

I’ve been long overdue for another look with my camera. One day this summer I dropped by on my way to an afternoon movie. As I was in the store, a torrential rain dropped by too. Since I had my camera, I decided to use the next hour to wander around the store and take photos.

Here’s a bit of what I saw.

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First thing in the door, I’m so delighted to see these cards (How Does Your Garden Grow?) by my friend, the sweet Katie Daisy!

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A beautiful assortment of blank journals and notebooks, all sizes, shapes and prices.

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Gifts for your favorite mystic.

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The art of writing is pampered and encouraged here. Books, pens, notebooks and stationery in endless varieties make you want to fill your shopping basket to overflowing, if you’re me.

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Every time I shop for cards, if someone else is there too, one or both of us laughs out loud. This is always a good sign. You’ll find the perfect card here…no matter what you need, I guarantee.

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Some of the baby gifts make me want to take them home. Lucky babies.

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Beautiful French notecards! Each time I look at them, I see something new.

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Need a personalized invitation? Exceptional and unique designs here.

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Time after time when I’m in the store, I play with this perpetual calendar, and picture it on my desk. Think Santa’ll know what I mean if I mention it in my letter this year?

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Mirrors by my friend Fiona! And her Cartolina cards and notebooks too. Her work fits perfectly here.

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Serine Hastings and Maureen Missner, the owners, have such a combined flawless eye that every grouping looks like something that would fit right in at your house. How gorgeous are these three pillows together?

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In the jewelry case, a subtle nod to Rhinebeck’s equestrian crowd.

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Just saw an article about stacking rings being the thing this fall. These are lovely.

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To say the least.

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Hmm, if I want to be extra nice to myself, I’ll have my earrings wrapped in this box. Why not?

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No detail is left to chance. These enchanting evening bags are works of art, just like the selection of luscious fragrances.

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A charming collage was the perfect antidote to the weather outside. Hope springs eternal.

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Since I’ve always been a sucker for packaging, Bellocq tea plays right into my hands.

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A scarf, or even better, the perfect bench to bring some color into your life.

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Again, the attention to detail creates an irresistible spot, especially on a rainy day. The Linda Filley paper dresses are a signature item at the Paper Trail, as are her brilliant paper shoes.

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As if Linda’s paper masterpieces aren’t enough, peruse playful paper collages for every occasion.

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My introduction to John Derian’s work took place at the Paper Trail. He continues to outdo himself.

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This simple little vignette took me straight to a cottage by the lake.

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I recently came across an article in Yankee magazine about Stephen Huneck, the artist who created this image, which makes me love it even more.

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Touchable and tempting leather goods.

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Gorgeous gift wrap to finish off this shopping event — of course.

I feel lucky to have such a wonderful place nearby.

I’ll always be a fan of the handwritten letter and card, and this is where I find so many treasures.

Here’s the Paper Trail’s beautiful website, if you aren’t as close!

4 thoughts on “Another Visit to the Paper Trail, Rhinebeck, NY

  1. Hey Kitty!
    This is the store that we've been wanting to see… thanks so much for the preview! It's a lovely store… great pics. Still need to do that coffee one day. :o)

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