12.10.2010

Gift Wrapping with Vintage ~ Pink Saturday

Beverly of How Sweet the Sound says we can take liberties with our Pink Saturday post this happiest of months.....December.  And that's exactly what I did, only of course adding in some very important pink.  She asked us to name our favorite holiday movie this week.  I laugh and laugh every single time I watch National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation with Chevy Chase.  The movie reminds me so much of myself......always trying to make the perfect Christmas and it never happens......at least not in the way it is planned.  And in the end, no matter what mishaps happen, no matter what cookies get burned, no matter what gifts are received.....it's always the best Christmas EVER. :) Although there was no official sound track for Christmas Vacation the music playing today is from the movie.


The Vintage Nest is all about vintage and on this Pink Saturday I would love to show you some ways I incorporate vintage in my gift wrapping.  And if any of my family happens to read this post feel free to try and guess what is in each one because they are for YOU.    :)   xoxo Mom
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Please let the children get in on wrapping the gifts.  It gives them such a sense of pride, instills a sense of holiday spirit and stimulates the imagination.  Ms. Boo, my grand-daughter made this gift wrap for Grandmama in Virginia aka Ginny aka me. :)  Love you Boo. Muwah! 


 This was a Winter White Beach Santa I made that is now happily residing in Georgia.  It was hard to wrap such a large parcel festively when it was going thru the mailing system so I added Christmas cheer to the Santa itself.  I used vintage crocheted shade pulls and vintage like rolled up parchment paper which described the makings of the beach Santa and stamped manila tags.  I heard the recipient loved it. :)


 I love to use brown parcel wrapping paper for holiday gifts.  It's large, it has a vintage look and it's very inexpensive.  On this gift I used vintage red tinsel and vintage avocado green velvet ribbon and simply stamped in black a sweet sentiment.  I have fallen in love with this green ribbon and the small alphabet kit I bought on sale for $1.00 at Michael's.
 

This tiny little gift holds something very special and is a reminder of our summer vacation.  It's wrapped in vintage Christmas sheet music, twine,  and again I used the old green velvet ribbon, which I found at a yard sale for a few pennies.  The tag I made from pretty vintage looking papers and printed out the OH JOY from the computer.  The tag was balled up to give it a crinkle effect, antiqued with brown acrylic paint, and stiffened with watered down white glue so I could curl it.


Again, making use of that large roll of brown parcel paper, this gift was wrapped (hint for the receiver....it will keep you warm and cozy :) and tied with vintage lace.  I bought a huge bag of vintage lace at a church bizarre this past Fall for a buck.  The crepe paper rosette was a gift from a wonderful blogger, Ann-Denise of Whim & Fancy Designs.  She teach classes and makes the most amazing crepe paper confections. 

 Now I saw this icy aqua shiny wrapping paper the other day and thought it was so beautiful.  Found it at Tuesday Morning.  Do you have one of those stores where you live?   I dressed it up with simple, again vintage, white satin ribbon, tiny white Styrofoam ball vintage twigs and would you believe?...... lost white feathers from our chickens.  I think it is very elegant and French-Nordic looking. 


 Here we go again with the brown paper....can't help myself....it's so versatile.  The red, green and tan stripe "ribbon" is not ribbon at all but vintage paper ribbon.  It actually had wire running thru it which I pulled out.  Found at another yard sale and my only regret was I got the only pack they had which was just about 4 feet longThe rosette I made from the tons of cream color burlap I have on hand.  I have had the burlap for years, when I made Santas for the family and now that burlap is so stylish I get to make use of it again.


 Odd shaped presents!  Aren't they the worst to wrap?  I take the easy way out and just plop them in a paper bag.  This one is embellished with a simple white tag and a vintage Japan Santa bell I found while out antiquing.  The recipient is getting two gifts in one.  My youngest has his first Christmas tree this year and the ornament will be a welcome addition to it. :)  I even left the old wire hanger on it.


 Using simple non printed newsprint is another easy wrap idea.  For this gift I made a a rose gift topper out of vintage black crepe paper, vintage sheet music and vintage pattern paper.  One black paper flower embellished with a vintage black and rhinestone button adds the finishing touch.  Wrapped with black ribbon and placed on a gold star it has a masculine feel.  Merry Christmas C.


 Wrapping with vintage is fun!  You can use old laces as ribbons as I show and embellish with pretty buttons, vintage pearls and rhinestone jewelry, old glass flocked ornaments or just a simple twig of fresh greenery is beautiful.  These old pink and green sugar bell ornaments are one of my favorites.  I have just listed these in the shop for you.  And some fun retro vintage wrapping papers too.  



Happy Pink Saturday!

41 comments :

seeker said...

I also use the plain brown paper for gifts! I love the way it showcases pretty ribbons and other embellishments! And to be honest, I think it looks more elegant than the printed stuff in the stores. But I love your idea of having the kids decorate custom paper! Thanks for the inspiration!

dana said...

You are a gift wrapper extraordinaire!!! Wow! I would love to be the recipient of one of your fabulously embellished presents!

I love to use brown paper, too, Lynn! What a deal on the wonderful green ribbon and vintage lace! They look wonderful on your gifts!

Hope you have a terrific Pink Saturday! L, Dana

Jillian said...

I love wrapping gifts! You did a fabulous job on these...loved them all. Great ideas I hope to use when things slow down here. :0)

Cathy said...

Hi Lynn,

Just love this post. Will you wrap a package and send it to me? LOL

Happy Pink Saturday.

xo Cathy

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

All of it is so pretty! I love all the little details.

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

You put a lot of energy to make the presents look good and they do. It must be an honour to get one :)
Happy PS!

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bj said...

hahhhaaa...this is my 2nd choice movie...it is sooo funny. I love it.
Your packages are beautiful. With so many in our family (10 grands and they all get 4 or 5 gifts), I'd be here until NEXT year, I'm afraid. :))

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

I have all my gifts wrapped. Now would come over and trim them? lol Yours are beautiful!

Maison Mutt said...

J'adore those little letter stamp pads from Michaels! We have a Tuesday Morning in our neck of the wood but I'll admit it's been awhile since i've been in...looks like I need to pay a visit!
Licks & Wags, Niki

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

I knew your present presentation would be beeeeyouteeful !

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Donnie said...

Your recipients must unwrap their gifts very carefully so they can keep the wrapping in one piece. They are just lovely. We send checks and the DIL buys the grands what she knows they want and wraps them beautifully too.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Your granddaughter's wrapping paper is adorable! Love those sweet sugared bells and that Santa is 2die4!

Happy PINK SATURDAY!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Brushed By An Angel said...

I love all your packages, they are so fun. Happy Pink Saturday,
Brenda

Cozy Home Scenes said...

I love a pretty package, and all your ideas are very lovely. I especially like the package with the music sheet as wrapping paper.

One of my favorite gift displays was one year when I went to a neighbor's house. She was the Martha type, so everything was always perfect and matching. Her tree was all clay ornaments, then the gifts were all in brown paper with raffia. You'd think that would be boring, but it all looked so pulled together and elegant.

shirley said...

Oh Lynn, I was not in the mood to wrap but after seeing your packages....the two boxes I have to send out of state will be special as now I'm in the mood to be creative...thanks my friend, you gave me back my JOY!!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Hi Lynn, I just got back from my train trip and had to see what you were up to. Thanks for the ideas, I have a Christmas Party tomorrow night and I am going to wrap it in vintage sheet music. Great ideas!

Carol

NanaDiana said...

Lynn...You are the Wrapping Queen! AND I love those old sugared bells! Darling post-Diana

Lemondrop Marie said...

Love those gorgeously wrapped things. Lovely post- especially liked the retro pics!
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
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Catlyn Berry (Cizz) said...

Gorgeous wrappings!

Blessings'
Catlyn

stefanie said...

oh, I love all the photos!!!

NanE said...

Fun post today Lynn! Love those sugar bells, so pretty. Oh, and I love Natl. Lampoons Christmas Vacay too. Laugh and laugh, the old aunt cracks me up when she arrives with her cat and the jello wrapped up and then when she recites the pledge for the Grace, Ha Ha! Have a great weekend, Nan

Rose Brier Studio said...

I love using vintage for gift wrapping. Pretty packages make a gift even more special.
Happy Pink Saturday,
~Marilee

Miss Rhea said...

I LOVE the sugar bells !! Just darling :) You can tell what a thoughtful person you are by how much detail you put into your wrapping :) My favorite is the aqua with white sprigs on top, yum !! :) Happy Pink Saturday !!!

Cindy said...

I just love all your different embellishments on the plain paper; great inspiration for me!

Cat & Cricket said...

Lynn~ canI have your address please..? I will be over a few days before Christmas with my gifts.. then i will return on christmas Eve.. ok with you? ;) LOL! Your wrapping is remarkable! Your post is the sweetest!
Love it all!
Happy PS!
Smiles~
Cat

Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

I just love gift wrapping too and making a box look so special. I love to see the look in people's eyes when I give them a beautifully gift wrapped box.

I love all your boxes, they are beautiful!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea said...

Such wonderful gift wrapping ideas ~ you're ideas & blog are lovely.

I'm a new follower from Pink Saturday.

Happy Holidays from Sally Lee by the Sea. http://SallyLeeByTheSea.com

M.Kate said...

I love your grand daughter's drawing, so cute and you've got some fantastic ideas there. Tks for sharing and enjoy the festivities preparation. Hugs/M

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Your creative spirit sure shows in every pretty present! Lots of great ideas for using what you have on hand and for personalizing for each special person on your list. Movie is hysterical....I always need a vacation after watching it...LOL! Happy Pink Saturday and Merry Merry Christmas!

Mary said...

What a lovely post, Lynn. Those gifts are beautifully wrapped and have given me some wonderful ideas. I hope you have a great weekend and enjoy Pink Saturday. Blessings...Mary

luluslovlies said...

Happy Pink Saturday Lynn, Love all your wrapping ideas. Love all my goodies, some will have to stay and a few will re-purpose. Look forward to my head , a long time retired hair dresser back in my youth needs that head! lol. I'll do something fun with it and it will remind me of days gone by! Happy Holidays and Hugs! Marilou

Maggie said...

What wonderful creative wrapping ideas! I'm having a wrapping party tomorrow and will send everyone this link and see what sort of goodies we can bring to the table!

Happy PS!
In Shoes We Trust,
Maggie Mae @
"Do these shoes match this purse?"

Julie said...

Beautiful and creative wrapping ideas! Happy Pink Saturday!!

Olivia said...

Oh sweetie your gift wrapping is fabulous! Love it! Thanks for all of the inspiration!
Hugs,
Olivia

English Cottage in Georgia said...

Your are so talented! Loved all your goodies. I do wish the Santa in Georgia was at my house.
The aluminum tree I got from you was a hit during the Tour of Homes this year.

Gail said...

Great gift wrapping ideas. Love the bells. Happy PS
Gail

Trotter said...

Hi Lynn! Wow! Lovely!! But, you know, perfect perfect never happens... ;))

Blogtrotter Two has started to cruise the Nile for you, but without Poirot... ;) Enjoy and have a great week!

Kristin said...

What lovely ideas! I sometimes buy plain brown boxes, give my little man some markers and let him go to town. It's always a hit!

Margaret Cloud said...

I love the aqua wrapping with white ribbon and it is French-Nordic looking. I have to admit I love them all/ Happy Pink Saturday.

shirley said...

Oh Lynn, Thanks for stopping by and YES, I did mail my package just today! I wish I had taken pictures of my art work..I used a snowman theme and even glued on cotton balls for snow..Wishing you the best ever...Merry Christmas good friend...

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Lynn, When you come over will you wrap my gifts for me? Yours all look so wonderful.
Hugs,
Sherry

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