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Heather McNulty Haynie & Dani Antol, Rock Paper Scissors
“Becoming a small business owner was a big step for both of us, but what better town than this, which loves to support the local movement!”
Rock Paper Scissors Co-Owners Heather McNulty Haynie and Dani Antol first purchased the boutique in 2010 from SCARPA-owner Amy Gardner. The two had worked together at a local advertising agency and shared a love of paper and clean design, plus an enterprising spirit they both inherited from their business-owner fathers. “It is amazing sometimes when I think about the support we have…whether it [is] other local business owners or customers who shop locally,” says Antol. In addition to being featured in The Knot and an upcoming spread in Martha Stewart Weddings, RPS’ design work can be see all over town – they’ve donated their services to nonprofits such as Bike Charlottesville, CACF Future Fund and the Junior League of Charlottesville. As self-proclaimed “paperistas,” they always remember their roots as a paper store while simultaneously seeking out fun and unique gift items. “I love hearing people laugh with friends while they read some of the cards around the shop,” says Haynie. Among their current obsessions? Rifle Paper Company and Arzberger note cards. “Nothing is more handsome than a super thick Arzberger note card engraved with one’s name in a clean font at the top!” according to the co-owners. “Who wouldn’t be excited to get that in the mail!?” thinkrockpaperscissors.com.