A year has gone by. And one Christmas bazaar to another, TempleTree still enthralls. It was by far my most fave stall at this year’s OWC bazaar too! Here is my loot from today…
Gift tags, in packs of 5 and 10. I was hard pressed to pick out just 5 of the designs!
And the gift wrap paper. You just have to firmly tell yourself to stop! They are all so fabulously colourful!
So here is a year old post, very much a post for today!
A million colours jumping out at you and whirling you away into wonderland. Reds and greens vying with each other, while the blues simply transfixed. Silver and gold motifs bouncing around. Walking past TempleTree – The Paper Boutique at the Christmas Bazaar was wondrous.
Meet Sonali Maniar, who brings colour into everything she touches. TempleTree Paper is her venture, and she designs and makes the most beautiful products with paper. A graphic designer, Sonali has had her share of working with retail giants like Fossil, Lyric (the company that produces Barney) and JC Penny. But when she had to take a break from a full time career she went back to her first love – paper. And the Mumbai TempleTree Paper store was set up.
Her studio cum store in Bangalore is a recent addition. It’s a riot of colour and it’s like festival time all year round!
Sonali started out scrapbooking for herself. Only when she started making tags and cards and expanded her range of work, did she think of going commercial. Now, her studio is set up at her home, and clients visit by appointment only. It gives her a personal sense of being in touch with clients and giving them exactly what they want, she says.
Sonali custom makes a number of personal stationery things like notes, cards, gift tags, party invitations, and box invites. Working on greeting cards where she can exercise her creativity is her favourite activity.
Baby shower bags, invites and matching chocolate wrapper, party invites and greeting cards (clockwise from top left)
You can also pick from her range of gift wrap paper, wine bags, and boxes in all the colours of the rainbow.
Preyas, 20 Dadyseth Road, Babulnath, Mumbai 400007
Store Hours: Monday – Saturday, 10:00 am – 6:30 pm
Villa 319/2 Adarsh Palm Retreat, Outer Ring Road
Belandur Post, Near Intel Offices, Bangalore 560103
Call Sonali at +91-99452 77749
All pictures courtesy and copyright TempleTree Paper