Peggy White makes funny and irreverent greeting cards
The creator of Chateau Blanche Design shares the inspiration behind her off-beat wares.
Name: Peggy White
Known for: Creating Chateau Blanche Design, a company known for its quirky cards. Her stationery and other products are sold at various local shops, including Dwelling Spaces, the Tulsa Artery and Stash in Brookside.
Humble beginnings: Necessity is the mother of invention. When I moved here, I had a difficult time finding a job I knew I would enjoy. I decided to make what was once a small Etsy shop with only a handful of card designs into something more.
Card-making motivation: I went to the Kansas City Art Institute and graduated in 2009. Some of my favorite drawings came from the doodles in the margins of my class notes and not always the “real” art I produced for critiques. I’ve always loved paper goods and stationery products, so it was a natural fit.
Her candid cards: Aside from being honest, I would have to say they’re playful and snarky.
Card of choice: Right now, I really love the dinosaur birthday card that says, “I’m glad you’re not so old you’re dead.”
Tulsa’s small biz scene: The small business community here is one of support and connectivity. It has been the heart of those businesses and their desire to see others succeed that has allowed Chateau Blanche to grow.