Dear Friend,

Something is "vintage" when it has gracefully weathered time's passing without losing it's value.  It holds a certain charm held up alongside it's contemporaries, like a manual typewriter or telephone that dials and has no push buttons.

The latest tech gadgets or fashion trends may hog the headlines but what is fine need not be new.  Wine is aged to have a better flavor.  Antiques cost a fortune and we know that our treasured seniors grow in wisdom.  As time paints wrinkles across our brows, let's nurture priceless characters and indomitable spirits! 

Happy Grandparent's Day on September 12th!

e-Newsletter Editor


Printable Card for Grandfolks

Give some great grand greetings!

Free card for your lolo or lola!  Print on half of a regular 8.5" x 11" paper.  Cut and fold.  Put your own message inside.  Use as a graphic for a scrapbook project too!  Click here to download

Created by papemelroti artist calej.  Visit her blog calej d'art here

Making it Vintage

When Papemelroti started in the 60's, each product was individually and caringly made by the owners.  Each member of the family participated in making each product special.

One fond memory of the Alejandros is when at a product-making session, the youngest "artist" Meldy kept hammering a product.  This technique was known as "distressing" the wood so it would have an antique feel.

Despite Meldy being very small yet and just playing, her product was deemed most authentic by the customers since it got sold first! 

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If you want to make something new look old, here's a nice article about it.  click here


What is Upcycling?

When you have the urge to throw it away, upcycle instead!  It's when you turn waste items into something useful again.  As they say "waste not, want not"!

Here's a free craft to make for kids.  Print and cutout this doll image and use printed paper pages from books and directories to make the clothing!  Click on the image to download.






Here are some links of people making old things into something new...


Vintage Finds in the City

Want to breathe new life into pre-loved things?  Practice your treasure hunting skills here:

- jewelry, clothing, bags, shoes and more at Papemelroti Vintage Shop - 2f, Korben Place, 91 A. Roces Ave., QC  more info

- Swap Meet Antique decor, lamps, clocks and furniture at 124 Kamuning Road, Quezon City more info

- Cubao Expo is home to old comic books, garage sales, artsy finds and curio shops, Gen. Romulo St., Cubao, QC more info

- Evangelista St. in Bangkal, Makati is another walk about town to find more vintage stuff more info

- If you don't want to leave the comforts of home, you will be able to find a load of stuff of  Just be sure to shop smart and check the trust ratings of the sellers you purchase from.

- Sept. 6 (2nd Friday) - Pathways Choices Event 7:30 PM, #41 Lantana St., 3F Obispado de Cubao Bldg, QC  e-mail for more info

- Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28 (Tuesdays) - Elim Worship Gatherings, 7 pm, Elim Global Headquarters, 51 10th St., New Manila, QC click here

- Sept. 10, 17, 24 (Fridays) - Lingkod ng Panginoon Prayer Meeting, join young professionals in Christifying the workplace at 9/F Banco Filipino Bldg, Paseo de Roxas, Mkti. City or Immaculate Conception Church, 39 Lantana St., Cubao, QC  contact to confirm the schedule 

- Sept. 10 (Friday) - Ramadan - National Holiday

- Sept. 11 (Sat) -  *Ayala Recyclables Fair at Market! Market! Transport Terminal, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

- Sept. 15-19 (Wed-Sun) - "Words without Borders" Manila International Book Fair, SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia, free entrance

- Sept. 16 (Thurs) - *Ayala Recyclables Fair at Ayala Center, Glorietta 3 parking

- Sept. 16-18 (Thurs-Sat) - Free Workshop on Film Appreciation & Teaching Values with Animated Films, Sta. Mesa, Manila click here

- Sept. 17 (3rd Friday) - *Ayala Recyclables Fair, Alabang Town Center (parking lot in front of St. Jerome's Parish), Alabang-Zapote Road

- Sept. 24 (4th Friday) - *Ayala Recyclables Fair, Trinoma, QC

- Sept. 25 (4th Saturday) - *Ayala Recyclables Fair, Marquee Mall, Angeles, Pampanga

- Sept. 29 (Wednesday) - *Ayala Recyclables Fair, UP Diliman, AS Parking Lot (in front of Palma Hall), QC

Click here for marathons, climbs and other fitness events

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*For info on Ayala Recyclables Fairs, sell your printer cartridges, broken appliances, paper, plastic, metal, used batteries, more info: Ayala Foundation (632)752-1084 or


Papemelroti Updates 

1. Papemelroti artist Patsy Paterno was featured on Channel 7's show "Unang Hirit" making Christmas decor out of recycled materials. 

2. Watch out for our bigger and better SM Megamall branch!  More space, more products!  Now under construction until the end of September.  We in the same building, located in the basement near the food court as part of the Megamall's rezone developments.

3. The SM Southmall branch is temporarily in a center stall area within the department store while the whole mall undergoes a major renovation.  We will update you on the new location soon!

4. We were featured in Gablifestyle, online lifestyle resource magazine seeking to bring readers the latest and most informative issues dealing with fashion, beauty, health and wellness, home and family, arts and culture, gadgetry, and travel and leisure.  Check it out!

5. Papemelroti celebrates the 25th anniversary of SM North City mall!  The mall opened on Nov. 8, 1985. SM featured Papemelroti alongside other pioneer tenants in a supplement that ran in broadsheets and exhibit, saluting us for taking a chance during the uncertain political climate of 1985 and staying with SM as it opened branches nationwide.

6. Big Basket Sale!  50% off world class quality basket items!  Classic designs!  Click here to view

7. Mallwide Sale dates! 
We will be taking off 30% off all the big, beautiful flower arrangements, 20% off on all the paper products and 10% off other items off on these days!
Sept.3-5 ...... SM Southmall
Sept.3-5 ...... SM Manila
Oct. 1-3 ...... SM Clark

Reseller's Corner:

Do you have a customer base?  Does it have to be expensive to build one?  We don't think so.  Here's an article that agrees with us and gives some tips too!  Click here

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Warehouse Sale!
September 1-30, 2010
8 AM to 5 PM

#643 Mercedes Ave., Brgy. San Miguel,
Pasig City (in front of La Consolacion College)
For inquiries call 633-8554 / 633-8564 / 640-1743 / 0917+630999

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It's easy to find the book you need at Books for Less!  Just e-mail or contact the TEXT Hotline at 630-9999 (no format needed).  

New Papemelroti Products! 
  • #7004-29 Desiderata Wall Calendar Desired things abound in our newest, most elegant 2011 calendar!  This botanical theme is for the romantic in you. Size of 8.5" x 5.5" click to view Watch out for our 2nd design coming out soon!

  • New Stationery Designs! They are fit for your precious letter writing moments.  They are perfect gifts too!  Made of 100% unbleached recycled paper.  Size 5.5" x 8.5"   click to view

  • Botanical Gift Wrapping paper take you back to a bygone era of romantic elegance.  This vintage look is ideal for wrapping old journals and books for protection and to use even for scrapbook projects!  Made of 100% unbleached recycled paper.  click to view wrappers here  Also available in boxes and other products.

  • botanical journal#256-13 to16  New Designs of Journal Notebooks  hold your special memories in a compact size.  Available in beautiful new covers.  Made of 100% unbleached recycled paper. click to view

  • #201-253 to 254 Aromatherapy Candleholder are small and ceramic .

  • #292-9 Big Glaze Earrings These beautiful earrings come in different designs and show off your personality.  They are lightweight.  Metal backing and studs for your ears. Size of each piece is 1" diameter, a pair weighs 20g.

  • #1-1441 Hold Love 2011 Mini Calendar Stock up on these mini calendar standees.  A great gift for everyone!  Made of durable resin.  Size 2.5" height x 2.25" length x 1.25" width, 40g. see other designs

  • More products at our shops!  Click here.

  • Click here to order or inquire about these items.

Papemelroti branches are located at:

SM City North EDSA 9285828
SM Fairview 9393594
Ali Mall 9111267
Gateway Cubao 9111267
SM Centerpoint 7161580
Glorietta III  8195629
SM Southmall 8064578
SM Megamall 6341270
Sta Lucia East Grand Mall
Robinson's Place Manila 5361675
SM San Lazaro 7420143
SM Manila 5218607
SM Clark, Pampanga (045) 4990080
SM Pampanga (045) 963-5871

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