Whether you’re nearly finished with your Christmas and winter holiday décor, or are just getting started, Parcel is a magical place to gain design inspiration and gleefully lose yourself for an hour or two.
The Montclair boutique is billed on its website as “a splendid paper shop and much more…” What more, you ask? The store, located on Bloomfield Avenue, is brimming with vintage décor, quirky collectibles, exquisite papers, custom personalized stationery, memorable gift-wrappings, creative craft materials, and holiday embellishments of all sorts.
Nancy Laboz, Parcel’s owner, likes the idea of adding “bits of bauble and glitz” to the holiday table. “Small things that sparkle add a lot of interest. They catch the light from candles or a chandelier. But it’s important to remember that a little goes a long way.”
Laboz is particularly excited about her foil press paper products. “We create our own designs, make custom plates, and then use a machine that heat presses foil onto the paper,” says Laboz. “We can create custom stationery, invitations, and menu cards or place cards for your holiday table. Because we do it ourselves, we can accommodate personalized orders with as little as a few days notice.”
At Parcel, you can purchase packets of gold confetti or vials of colorful vintage glass glitter to sprinkle on your table, or buy other shiny embellishments to festoon a wreath, a napkin ring, or a wrapped gift.
Laboz says she’s happy to help customers with decorating ideas and themes. “We try not to be just a shop of ‘pretty.’ We’re very one-on-one with our service, and can make almost anything you ask for,” says Laboz. “Our collection is very celebratory–we want to help you honor occasions both small and large.”
UPDATE: Parcel is hosting three special sessions of crafting on Saturday, from 11-5pm, for all ages. Children under 8 must be accompanied by a parent. The price for one craft session is $15, with all materials included, or $30 for all three sessions. Register here.
559 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair
Open Mon. 12-6pm, Tues.-Sat. 10-6pm