|How about a nice hot cup of relaxing tea in a pretty red cup and saucer?|
|I had a visit the other day to the queen of wrapping gifts, miss ju. She makes Santa's workshop look like amateur hour.|
I left inspired...
|She's wrapping Xmas gifts for our mail art group's Xmas party fund raiser and I am going to be sure to get over to the party early to get my hands on one of these....|
|The gifts JU wraps are almost too pretty to unwrap.....operative word being "almost"...|
|So, I went home and got busy....I like to try to use somewhat unusual things in my gift presentation...it is just more fun that way...|
I painted these matchbooks in gold paint...
|I have boxes and boxes like this with old Xmas balls inside...and I took out the balls and put in twelve small gifts for someone special.|
Quite clever I think, don't you?
You can usually find these at thrift shops and they have a great vintage look.
|And how about going to the Dollar Sore and getting some cookie tins? Sure, you can fill them with cookies but they make great little tins for mailing. This one went out already to the wonderful Dori Singh and it was filled with some PRE-Xmas cheer.|
|I made a little folder with pockets, filled it with some vintage Xmas tags and stuck a vintage Santa on it. Ad, that is a French muslin tea bag from Mariage Frere tucked in there too...|
|I am filling up those flat rate boxes!|
|Now that the day is gone and I've got a good start on my holiday projects, it's time for a nice Campari -- it is certainly a lovely red color that goes with the season.|
Ever since a long ago trip to Italy, Campari is my go-to cocktail. I like it with ice and a splash of white wine or in hot weather with some sparkling water -- or in a Negroni!
I'm playing along with
Bleubeard and Elizabeth
again this week, incorporating some drinks into a post. And now I better go knock out some of the stuff on my to-do list. Things are getting awfully busy around here.
Hope you got an idea for wrapping or a little inspiration or just some eye-candy.
I have a Christmas party to go to on Friday night and a line to stand in at the post office and Xmas cookies to bake and presents to wrap....well...you know the drill.
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