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Monday, June 6, 2011

Gift Wrapping- Part Deux.

Hello all, I hope your week is off to a good start!
Do you remember that Abby @ Abby's Paperie Garden won my giveaway a while back?
Here's how I wrapped her prize, adding a few extras for her to enjoy! She gave me permission to share with you, so let's start with the box...

As for the other box I showed you in a previous post, I left it very plain so she may stack it up with other boxes in her studio.

Here's what she found opening it. As you can see, it's the care for details that makes a gift really shine, even if it is very simple and inexpensive.

The inside of the lid was completely covered in old paper as usual, with an inscription and a tag I made and glued to add interest and a further touch of care.

and naturally the prize Abby won! :)

I enclosed a few extras to make her smile opening the parcel, and all adds to the presentation.
A cute birdie, a vintage doily and rusty key, she can use for her amazing creations...

I covered an ugly orange notebook Abby can use to write down thoughts or inspired ideas, matching the theme of the box.

I couldn't help but enclosing this dainty Capodimonte vintage rose I had bought for me at the flea market, as an italian souvenir! And some old pages written in italian for little projects, together with a couple of scented sachets that Abby told me filled the air with a wonderful scent of rose as soon as she opened the box...

See, as I previously affirmed, it's not necessary to spend a fortune to elevate the presentation of a simple gift.
Happy gift- wrapping everyone!
Monica x.


  1. How ironic this would be the first post on my blog roll this morning. I am the very lucky recipient of this beautiful presentation and feel extremely blessed to have received it. Your pictures capture the essence and beauty of when I opened each gift. Thank you again for each and every gift. I will treasure EVERY little bit!

    hugs and blessing,


  2. Monica..just lovely..she must have been over the moon~
    I like wrapping special gifts also:) Yesterday was Star Wars.. not my most creative attempt..store bought..Max turned 4.


  3. Hi Monica,
    Abby will be thrilled when she receives this package of treasures, I'm sure! I love all the french themed items you put together. I love using old sewing pattern tissue for wrapping presents too. And the capidimonte rose is just beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week.

  4. Owowwwwwwww!!!!....what a beautiful gift darling !!!...i really like it !!....have a nice week !!..enjoy...love Ria....xxx....

  5. So much pleasure in gift giving - choosing the gift and wrapping it so beautifully brings pleasure to the giver, and then opening the packages so carefully wrapped brings pleasure to the receiver. What a lovely way to give a gift.

  6. A person would really feel special receiving a gift like that - so much thought put into it.

  7. Your presentation was absolutely gorgeous. Your gifts were wonderful and thoughtful and the wrapping beautiful. The Monica touch for sure. Sharon

  8. Thanks for sharing I love the art of presentation~
    It is so fun to do~ So lovely and memorable!

  9. Thank you for stopping by my blog and the lovely comments. I have just been looking over you blog and I love what I am seeing, your work is just beautiful. I absolutely love photographing flowers and I want to learn to paint better so I can paint the pictures I take. *hugs*

  10. You know your special when you receive a gift with such attention in the wrapping. It makes you almost not want to unwrap it. Just Lovely.

  11. Hi Monica,

    Having received a beautiful gift from you, I know how it would have been wrapped with love and care.
    Abby is lucky to get this gorgeous gift from you.
    Have been wondering how you are? hope you are healing well and having a great week


  12. Ahhh, I can tell it was all wrapped with love! Beautiful job, lovely items. Hop on over to my blog as I featured you!

    Angelic Accents

  13. Gorgeous! Love the little dove tucked into the box.


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