Pretty Paper: Scouted Stationery Experts in the East You Should Know About

In an era in which impersonal electronic communication reigns supreme, these Scouted stationery experts in the East are keeping the last vestiges of old-fashioned letter service alive. From curating a sophisticated suite for personal correspondence and creating one-of-kind holiday cards to personalized invitations and announcements that herald major life milestones, read on for a roundup of stationers that provide the individual consideration your correspondence deserves. To find a Scouted stationer near you, explore The Scout Guide Directory.

BUSINESS: The Happy Envelope
LOCATION: Knoxville, Tennessee
WHAT MAKES THEM SPECIAL: The Happy Envelope is a bespoke letterpress studio that takes a personal approach to creating custom stationery while also offering their own pre-packaged stationery. Customers also enjoy perusing the selection of tea towels, placemats, and wall art that are infused with Southern charm.

The Happy Envelope appears in The Scout Guide Knoxville.

Photography by Ryan & Alyssa Photography.

BUSINESS: Paisley and Paper 
LOCATION: Greenville, South Carolina
WHAT MAKES THEM SPECIAL: The team behind Paisley and Paper are evangelists of gratitude and crusaders of all things proper on paper. They carry the very best of stationery, notes, gift wrap, and greeting cards. If they don’t have it in stock or available on their two online sites, they can get it promptly and from the very best suppliers in the industry.

Paisley and Paper appears in The Scout Guide Greenville.

Photography by Camille Delaune Photography.

BUSINESS: Shindig Paperie 
LOCATION: Fayetteville, Arkansas
WHAT MAKES THEM SPECIAL: Recognizing that in a world of evites and social media, some occasions call for substance and style, Shindig Paperie was born, and they love to party. They love all occasions, and whatever the reason for gathering, they want to be there for yours. They carry unique, artisan lines for the paper lovers and custom invitation suites for the social butterfly.

Shindig Paperie appears in The Scout Guide Northwest Arkansas.

Photography by Neva Michelle.

BUSINESS: Vie Creative Co. 
LOCATION: Greensboro, North Carolina
WHAT MAKES THEM SPECIAL: Vie Creative Co. works with you on each detail to create a cohesive aesthetic and brand for your event, business, and invitations. They prioritize immersing the client’s vision into every aspect of the paper goods that will elevate any occasion.

Vie Creative Co. appears in The Scout Guide Triad.

BUSINESS: Laura Hooper Design House 
LOCATION: Alexandria, Virginia
WHAT MAKES THEM SPECIAL: A dynamic duo of creatives, the sister-owners have found joy in cultivating artistry for their clients’ homes and invitation needs, mastering pointed-pen calligraphy and illustrations on fine art prints, homeware, and wedding invitations. They even offer calligraphy education and supplies for clients looking to learn the art form.

Laura Hooper Design House appears in The Scout Guide Alexandria.

BUSINESS: The Keeping Room 
LOCATION: Baton Rouge, Louisiana 
WHAT MAKES THEM SPECIAL: The full-service printing and design boutique for custom invitation suites started out as a side venture for owner, Andi Berthelot. The Keeping Room has since expanded into the quintessential Southern paperie and gift destination.

The Keeping Room appears in The Scout Guide Baton Rouge.

BUSINESS: Ruby B Watkins Stationery 
LOCATION: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
WHAT MAKES THEM SPECIAL: Ruby curates luxury, individualized wedding invitation suites from start to finish. She offers custom invitation designs and graphics, addressing and mailing services, and “day of” paper goods like beautiful menus, signage, place cards, and table numbers to perfect your special day.

Ruby B Watkins Stationery appears in The Scout Guide Pittsburgh.

BUSINESS: Lowcountry Paper Co.
LOCATION: Bluffton, South Carolina and Savannah, Georgia
WHAT MAKES THEM SPECIAL: Meredith of Lowcountry Paper Co. is an extremely talented calligrapher and stationery extraordinaire. Customers describe her as a joy to work with—full of ideas, collaborative, creative, and timely.

Lowcountry Paper Co. appears in The Scout Guide Beaufort & Bluffton.

BUSINESS: Frill Seekers Gifts 
LOCATION: Destin, Florida
WHAT MAKES THEM SPECIAL: If it’s personalized, it’s from Frill Seekers Gifts. Heidi LoCicero is the owner of Frill Seekers Gifts and a true expert when it comes to stationery. In today’s digital age, the art of stationery might seem outdated to some. However, Heidi believes that it still holds immense relevance, expressing the sender’s effort to form a personal connection, emotional touch, and gratitude with the added plus of a beautiful keepsake.

Frill Seekers Gifts appears in The Scout Guide 30A & Destin.

BUSINESS: Shadowbox Paperie 
LOCATION: Chattanooga, Tennessee
WHAT MAKES THEM SPECIAL: Owner Mariah not only knows the ins and outs of the stationery world, but she also is an expert on event design. This expertise helps her guide her customers through choosing beautiful invitations that are unlike anything else you will find in the region.

Shadowbox Paperie appears in The Scout Guide Chattanooga.

BUSINESS: The Script Shop
LOCATION: Greenville, South Carolina
WHAT MAKES THEM SPECIAL: Ashley Sellars, founder of The Script Shop, began her calligraphy journey in 2013. Her intensive classic calligraphy training differentiates her from the rest, as she is  a member of the International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers, and Teachers of Handwriting. She hones her experience and professionalism to create beautiful, delicate tablescape designs, invitations, and keepsakes.

The Script Shop appears in The Scout Guide Greenville.

BUSINESS: Tiramisu Paperie 
LOCATION: Huntsville, Alabama
WHAT MAKES THEM SPECIAL: Lisa’s stationery and store are delightfully sassy and spunky. Not only is her store well stocked with cards and gifts for any occasion, but she offers fabulous custom designs as seen at The Scout Guide Huntsville launch parties.

Tiramisu Paperie appears in The Scout Guide Huntsville.

BUSINESS: Katherine Kelly Design & Paper Co 
LOCATION: Nashville, Tennessee
WHAT MAKES THEM SPECIAL: Katherine has a wonderful eye for design, specializing in a myriad of paper goods for all occasions. She is talented at composing unique invitations for anything from adorable kids’ birthdays to elegant luncheon soirees. 

Katherine Kelly Design & Paper Co appears in The Scout Guide Nashville & Franklin.

Photography courtesy of Haute Papier.

BUSINESS: Purple Puddle 
LOCATION: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
WHAT MAKES THEM SPECIAL: Chapel Hill’s go-to destination for florals and gifts for over thirty years is Purple Puddle. They carry over twenty five high-end greeting card brands, locally crafted gifts, and customizable florals and stationery.

Purple Puddle appears in The Scout Guide Raleigh, Durham, & Chapel Hill.

BUSINESS: Rock Paper Scissors 
LOCATION: Ann Arbor, Michigan
WHAT MAKES THEM SPECIAL: Rock Paper Scissors specializes in whimsical custom wedding invitations. But these gift gurus also have an eclectic offering of items available in store and online. Notably, their gift boxes for any occasion offer an elevated and thoughtful approach for any recipient ranging from celebratory gifts for a new home, a self-care box for an independent friend, to a bloody mary kit for family you won’t see this holiday.

Rock Paper Scissors appears in The Scout Guide Ann Arbor.