6.21.2009

It's a Wrap

I love old wrapping paper. Something about it makes my heart go pitter-patter. Thrift stores and yard sales are the PERFECT place to pick up vintage looking gift wrap, and usually it's priced at .25 and under!
Here are some of my favorite finds up close: (some may have been gifted to me by my mum, she's good at feeding my love for paper stuff and she shops thrift stores too!)







Today's Thrift Treasures

Edited to add: I do use the paper to wrap gifts for people, but generally only for gifts I won't see the recipient open. I don't want to know that they ripped up and threw out the beautiful paper! :)

10 comments:

Muthering Heights and Other Senseless Sensibility said...

Those are such beautiful patterns! I can see why your heart is going pitter-patter!!

BeckeyZ said...

Those ARE pretty. Do you ever wrap anything in it, or do you just like to get it out and look at it? I think I would scan some and use it as a desktop wallpaper.

The Tattered Cottage said...

Those papers are beautiful...I'm curious as to what you do with them. Do you use them in crafts? wrap gifts? etc?
Toni

Amy Lu said...

I *love* old wrapping paper! My grandmother occasionally gave gifts wrapped with something old from her stash. It would always make my heart skip a beat!

It's just priceless!

I love your blog! What a Kindred Spirit! I can't wait to read more!

The Tattered Cottage said...

Jessica -
I'm with you, I don't think I could watch anyone ripping those beautiful papers. About the lamp, I am thinking about painting it, not quite sure what color....but white would work in my bedroom and that is where I'm thinking about putting it. I have a beautiful shabby french vanity I posted about that is in my bedroom.
Toni

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

What beautiful paper! Great treasurers!

Thanks for sharing

Tina

Ashley@AshleysBusy said...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment :) I saw the clothes line idea on another blog and thought it was so cute. All I did was hang up a line of twine, then I painted some clothes pins if different colors and then did an antique wash over them. Print out some art that I liked on the web and collected a few family photos, and voila, something to fill up a big empty wall :)

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Jessica, that is some sweet paper. I really love the lime green. I can see why you get attached to it.

The Stylish House said...

Hi Jessica,
This is a neat idea for a collection. Do you save them or use them? My favorite is the green with umbrellas on it. I will have to keep my eyes open now that I have seen yours.
Cathy

ThriftyAnnabella said...

Such pretty paper

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