Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year from the Dancing Maries and Paper Nosh

Oh those dancing Maries.....they follow me everywhere !   I tried my hand at making a little Petite Theater to showcase their many we are to wish you a Happy Happy New Year and a Prosperous and DreamFulfilled 2012  !!!   

Thanks so much and Merci Beaucoup to all of my wonderful clients and partners for making 2011 a wonderful year for me personally and for our little business that's grown so much from the tiny little bedroom/wanna be office where I created with paper, a printer and my computer 18 hours a day to our very own separate Paper Nosh Studio....the pink Marie Antoinette Playhouse......thank you thank for your loyalty and appreciation of all that "we" do :))

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

"Beauty Starts from Within" My Tribute To A Beautiful Blog The French Beauty Mark

One cold wintery evening while trying to catch up on my blog reading I came across my Marie Antoinette die cut place cards and invitations on a blog I hadn't read before.   Well......I started to look at the delightful photos of the author's house and became enthralled and then more and more delighted as I spent over an hour reading each and every post !    Her name is Karla and she is the creator of her most magical home and activities photographed for her blog.   From the Christmas trees ( there seemed to be many after my own pink loving heart) a little mouse named "Tinsel" with his very own white and pink house, complete with pink Christmas tree and sparkling chandelier plus a pink Christmas banner that reads " Not a creature was Stirring".....well...again....I just smiled and felt giddy to see how imaginative that Karla is.   The image of Laduree's boxes and new recipe book....of first love...the graphics alone make me swoon !! the last photo of the inviting cappuccino and little French Madelines complete with a vase of soft pink roses.......I would love to be able to sit in Karla's pink and white magical world and have a little coffee klatch with her.  ( I forgot to mention the sweet pink and white mice that her daughter and friend made and displayed so beautifully on the tiered platter !)

You'll see if you visit her blog  The French Beauty Mark and please do !

Here is how she describes herself and I believe it fits her to a "T" :

"Beauty starts from within and becomes an expression of who you are. God is in the business of giving beauty for ashes. Taking the rejected and broken things of this world and having a vision to restore them is part of the fabric of my soul. I love pink moss roses, chickens, makeup, perfume, silk lingerie, and French antiques. I love to find old things and create something new and lovely. I love to share ideas and hope you will join me as I learn to blog."

Monday, December 26, 2011

Magical Joy !!

My little "Glammie Daughter" Autumn in her Snow Fairy Tutu that Glammie sent her from Santa and her Tiger that moves, purrs and blinks his eyes.   It was a wonderful Christmas !   We hope all of you experienced the magic and joy that we did this year :))

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Wishing You A Magical Season of Hope and Love

Here's hoping your Christmas week and all the days of the Season are joyful and full of pleasure !

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Sweet Christmas Inspired by Jeanne d'Arc Living ~ My New Passion

Something sweet, quiet and restful to share with you.  There's been no time to blog as we are working hard to complete our Christmas orders, but I've made a bit of time to dream and be inspired by Jeanne de'Arc Living and these are my versions.  I created some simple moss wreaths with burlap ribbon, plus the sweet sheet music deer and the manuscript Reindeer, sparkling on their own for my French doors.   I have more Reindeer for ivy garland that I think will be beautiful draped on my mirrors and windows. 

The next photo is my cocktail table vignette, glowing for us to enjoy on these cold winter evenings.   The last photo is my little fairy birdbath.   I see it every morning on my walk to the Paper Nosh studio and the light snowfall the night before was just perfectly sprinkled on my little fairy, her bird and the ivy......I couldn't resist running to get my camera and share with you.

Hoping you all are enjoying a quiet moment during this bustling Holiday Season !

Friday, November 4, 2011

Marie Antoinette Starring In the Sugarplum Fairy.....New Christmas Cards from Paulette at Paper Nosh

Sugarplum Fairy Large 5 x 7 Folding Christmas Card with pink ribbon and pearl embellishment.
Sugarplum Fairy "Wishing you a Magically Sweet Christmas !  with Love from* inside text design on large folding version.

Digital version showing large 5 x 7 reversible flat card "Wishing You a Magically Sweet Christmas ! with love..text design.  We can custom design the text in your own wording for you or leave them blank for you to write in your own !

It's not too early to order as we have been taking bookings since before Halloween on our new Sugarplum Fairy Christmas Cards at and at the Etsy store   You can now order the larger folding card by special requests or see pricing at the web site.   Also at Etsy you can order an individual card!   Aren't they sweet.    Our client, Nathalie, at The Cake Boudoir, in the UK inspired me to create these darling cards with Marie Antoinette dancing The Sugarplum Fairy.   That's one of Nathalie's cake designs....a blue snowflake tiered cake that our Marie is holding up so beautifully!

Please order early as we are almost fully booked and will be closing the Etsy store so that I can have a bit of Thanksgiving with my family and plan for our own Christmas :))

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Hall Robeson Rehearsal Dinner Invitations by Paper Nosh

Our original chandelier on the palest of blue damask, chosen by Jenny and Mark for their rehearsal dinner invitations, address seals, place cards and table cards. It was a busy Spring and Summer creating pretties for our brides so naturally wanted all of you to see them.

This creation is available to custom order at
contact Paulette at our email at for a quote.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Happy Halloween Let Them Eat Candy !

    HAPPY HALLOWEEN FROM MARIE !!  Trick or Treat Let Them Eat Candy !  Little Marie and her Halloween friends playing at the graveyard creepy as they come but so cute and whimsical. 

Marie Antoinette Sociere Diabolique.....or The Vamprye's Ball.  Still available at www,

Comtesse de la Dracule cards.   Spooky and Pink !!   Still available at

One of my favorite holidays or events is of course Halloween !   We've had fast and furious sales of our Halloween cards and it's been a whirlwind to produce them all for our wonderful clients.  So.....thought to showcase them on the blog and say Happy Halloween to you all !   BOO !!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Paper Nosh Blog Feature in Romantic Country Magazine

Sharing our feature in Romantic Country Magazine with you :)  A very nice and thoughtful article by Fifi O'Neil in their Blog Spot section.   Very sweet to see my blog design.   I had the thought of wanting to make the blog like my cards....very Marie Antoinette and colorful....again something that would say
" Paulette designed that ! " at a glance.  I am always so humbled when I see something of mine in a large publication.....mind you I haven't been in that many, but it always jolts me to run across is that mine ?!!

It looks so pretty in glossy print and as always I love the magazine.   Thank you to Fifi and Romantic Country Magazine !

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Thank You Steven

"Your time is limited so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma, which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary."
~ Steve Jobs

A small but important quote. I lived in the Santa Clara/San Jose area in the 70's and remember all the early conversations and talk about the new innovation in personal computers and two guys who were creating one in their garage. Later on we saw Steven at restaurants and gatherings and I was even introduced to him in what seems like the long ago. It's hard to believe he's gone...he's part of my generation and I am taking it hard. When I found the quote above I felt it relevant to all of us who quest to do something different and persevere through life's bumps to achieve our dream.

Thanks for a brilliant shining life Steven! You'll be missed.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Interview with Paulette by Castles and Carriages

I was so honored to be interviewed by the wonderful Jen at Castles and Carriages blog. The process of an interview to me is always cathartic....I have to look back at where I started and then forward to realize how far I've come....many mistakes and triumphs later and still happy with the whole process of this paper business :))

If you like go to Jen's blog and read the interview : Castles and Carriages
P.S.   I would be doubly honored if you do !

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Morning Glories and Mourning Another Summer Gone

Just wanted to share the last of my summer flowers and the last bit of summer beauty .....we are already decorating for Halloween but the sweet climbing purple Morning Glories are in full bloom every morning to greet me when I walk over to the little pink studio.    This first photo was so rustic and the colors so vivid that it would be a shame to not share them all with you !

They've survived our 113 degree weather all summer and the big grasshoppers that came to munch them away....I love the tenacity of vintage flowers.   I planted so many of the beautiful blue saucer size Glories but never had even one bloom....these purple just took over !    They really have dressed up the studio and it's been lovely as I can see them through the window when I am sitting at my computer....a gentle reminder that our "glorious summer" is almost gone.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

New Facebook Page for Paper Nosh

Paper Nosh on Facebook now has a new page.....I'm so proud of the way it came out, so wanted to show my lovely readers here on the blog. !   Isn't it pink and delicious ? You can visit it here: and like us if you will !   That is the biggest challenge now.....just adding up those "likes".    Hard to find the time to keep up with these important things but the design made it that much easier.    You can even click around and find out more about Paulette (me! :)     Lots of orders to fulfill and many new exciting things happening to Paper Nosh so we're working so hard there's hardly time to eat and sleep !

Friday, August 26, 2011

56 Robes de l'exposition "Le XVIIIème au goût du jour" à Versailles"

House of Dior Robe Doutzen Kroes inspired by Fragonard

Inspiréd by the Portrait of Madame de Pompadour by Boucher  dress by Vivienne Westwood
House of Dior Haute Couture Robe en soie vert pâle brodée et tulle dégradé blanc  Oh so Spring !

 I could not resist posting these lovely couture creations after visiting my friend Marie Arden on her blog today and then promptly going to the Vogue Versailles feature .   Oh be still my beating heart.....the dresses and displays in the Chateau de Versailles are so so beautiful.   I love and admire any type of beautiful design but these dresses fashioned after historical portraits have to be seen and appreciated by any lucky enough to view them.  Marie says there is a way to visit Versailles during the lovely that would be !! 


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