Wednesday, December 8, 2010

L'avènement de Noël: № 8

Beautiful paper and accessories.

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...






Click on the item of your choice, to shop: 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

21 comments:

  1. I love Kate's too! And I thought that first image was yours - was going to complement you on your awesome wrapping! But you're going to try it right? :-)

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  2. Quintessence -- oh yes! I think I must try it out... I purchased some lovely metallic tissue paper with scalloped edges -- might try it with that :)

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  3. What a chic gift ideas for Christmas! Love this inspirational posts of yours. Have a nice day, Sarah!

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  4. So beautiful and elegant ideas, Sarah. I like it,
    Hugs
    Cecilia

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  5. My kind of wrapping!! Definitely doing something fun for the girls!

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  6. I have a seal and wax, but never thought of using it on presents. Great idea! Love your selection, Sarah.
    Teresa

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  7. I think the wrapping with the wax seal is the prettiest holiday item I've seen this year!!

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  8. Oh wow! I think I've just fallen in love with way those presents have been wrapped as well! They've got such a charm to them!

    I also like the Christian Lacroix notebooks and agendas!

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  9. Love your ideas - you're giving me such good material for my Christmas shopping... which has yet to begin! I plan to get everything from Vancouver and bring it back to Edmonton.

    Hope you are enjoying the holiday season.

    x

    Caroline

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  10. thanks, ladies! so glad you like the ideas...

    Caroline -- there are so many great places here :) enjoy the shopping! if you need any help with some great shops, let me know.

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  11. wonderful gift wrapping ideas!I love to put some extra thought and show more creativity when I give presents at Christmas time.

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  12. oh..can`t wait for christmas presents:X:X...I wish you the best days ever ..kisses

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  13. As ever your blog is a one-stop shop of style. I love the wax seals on those gifts - oh to have the time!! Lou x

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  14. I love the gift tags and cards. Wrapping presents is so much fun, (if I don't leave it to be done all at the same time)! I still like wrapping presents for the kids best!

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  15. Lots of goodies from Kate's Paperie! Love it!

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  16. Ooo what lovely things, loving the wax seals.

    Will be checking out Kate's Paperie, gorgeous!
    xxxx

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  17. The top image is such a great idea, I'm loving it. Also love Kate's paperie and always find something interesting everytime I go. Thank you for remind me of it.

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  18. hello Sarah! i'm a huge fan of paper goods. love your post, love the first pic! have a sweet monday + a sweet week.

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  19. Love the Christmas Lacoix agenda so amazing! I just love your blog :)

    Xo Chelle
    discoveringelegance.com

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