Wednesday, December 8, 2010
I happen to come across this inspiring image the other day, and instantly fell for the old world charm and feel of the way in which these presents were wrapped for Christmas... rich, jewel–toned tissue paper, tied with a simple string, and sealed in several places with a decadent wax seal. Such a lovely alternative, and so fun to give—especially stacked in such a variety of colors and sizes. Though the image does not show it very well, these gifts are in fact stacked at a dining table—each guest, along with an elegant name card, has their own special tier of parcels. Perhaps a new tradition to start? Never do I have quite as much fun with paper and other adornments as I do at Christmastime—the opportunity to be creative and show a little extra love and thought when wrapping up a gift for a loved one. Below are some wonderful items, for both gifts and gift wrapping, from Kate's Paperie to inspire—from glamorous rich, red tags, so perfect for crisp white bags, to exquisite Christian Lacroix notebooks, to wonderful scallop scissors for edging paper or tags...
01 Martha Stewart gift tags—set of 5 / 02 red paper star lantern / 03 hand carved wood block stamp / 04 Christian Lacroix Croquis notebooks / 05 scallop paper edger / 06 Washi masking tape / 07 Campo Marzio purple jewelry case / 08 Romane wax seal stamp / 09 Christmas Lacoix 2011 agenda / + also, a few ideas: embroidered gift tags, gingerbread cottages, a sweet, thoughtful gift — who do you look most forward to wrapping up gifts for?
— images: 01 Victoria Dec. 2000, by Gross & Daley, remainder: Kate's Paperie