Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Working Ahead

I haven't abandoned my blog I promise!  This month I've been working on things that would seem odd to blog about at this time of year.  Most recently I've been working on fall and Christmas themed projects.  It was fun to pull out my holiday stash and work on things like the packages above in the middle of May.  I love non-traditional wrapping paper with touches of vintage goodness instead of a paper bow. 

Do you love that vintage pick on the polk-a-dot package?  It's actually about 5 picks that I combined and retaped.  Nice picks can be expensive at the flea market, I'd say anywhere from $6 to $15 each.  My husband commented on the "bell & ball thingy", {in reference to the pick} saying it was cute.  I had to giggle because if he knew what that thing cost in total he'd be dumb struck!


Eugenia said...

So funny just re-watched Tasha Tudor's Take Joy. Ms. Tudor started preparing for Christmas in June. You are just in time. It is important to drag out the Christmas spirit. Please share your projects to inspire.

sharon said...

My rule is always never tell the husband what i pay at the flea market for what he calls JUNK!!

Your pieces are fabulous....I adore all that vintage goodness!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Its a good idea to keep husband's in the dark about those things. Its nice that he noticed and thought it was cute, good for him.