20 Jan 2010

My secret obsession!!!

Hi all! Those of you who know me will know I am pretty obsessed with pretty packaging and adorning my gifts in a way that shows attention to the tiniest detail, I place the same importance on dressing a gift as I do on dressing my clients for that special occasion!
So you will understand that when a person close to me offered me some rather expensive and beautiful gifts unwrapped as they had been extreemly buisy! That much as I love this person dearly I felt deflated and  a little cheated. It suddenly hit me that the ritual of unwrapping a gift almost transends what the gift might be, it's that antisipation. That gentle jelly like quiver in your tummy, that takes us back to being a kid when we discovered new things every day and delighted in the unknown! 
With valentines day just a hop, skip and a jump away I felt it would be rather fun, to explore some of my favourite gift wrapping looks and pay homage to blogger, A Gift Wrapped Life! She has such a inspiring blog choc full of Stylish gift wrapped looks, please visit her and check out her superb giveaway to celebrate her 1st anniversary. Enjoy! Sxx

Hollywood glamour, feel like Ava Gardner, for a few blissful moments!

Are you a hopeless romantic like me ? I would love to know, I could not resist!!

This very chic oval box a little on the side of plain?Why not try a beautiful dimante pin, like this sweet red dress and some contrasting red polka ribbon?

Vintage chic wrap, I am in heaven!

Stack em up, pile them high my sweet cherry pie!

This could be be a tin of beans for all I care, look how beautiful it looks!x

A friend birthday coming up? Personalise the gift with handmade wrapping paper.x

Fireworks display of ribbon, wrapping does not have to be prim and proper!How about adding a pretty corsage?

Wanting to source ethical ribbon to gift wrap with? What about this hemp seed ribbon, such a clever solution or why not use some divine twine!

Pretty in pink x

Or why not swap the black blow for somthing a little more retro and rich in colour?

Create your own little haven gals for gift wrapping amd who knows what feats of delightful, creative genius and mystery might occur in the name of gift giving!

Remember don't miss this beautiful giveaway over at A gift Wrapped Life
Have a lovely weekend! Sharon xx


BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Sharon,
Yes, I'm a hopeless romantic just like you! I have a button that says just that, just copy and paste. Sande at The Gift Wrapped Life is such an inspiration for beautiful wrapping ideas!
All your photos are great, so many pretty packages and it does make everything just a bit more special!

becky said...

Oh lovely lovely!I adore all of these things and yes Im a hopeless Romantic as well.Love the pink box with the black ribbon tooo sweet.

Phyllis said...

oooh these are so cute and whimsical! ...THESE are the sorts of little luxuries i'd want if i were rolling in cash. well, and nice shoes hehee

Kitty M said...

Ooh naughty that sounds like just the sort of thing my husband would do!! The photo of the lilac papers is gorgeous and I always love black and pink as a combo xxx

Sher said...

Oh Sharon, I think I share the same feelings as you! The packaging is almost as important as the gift itself!! These are all such lovely dreamy ribbons and parcels:)


Tiedupmemories said...

oH yES!I'm all about the pretty packaging! My favorite is the Heather Bullard kind! That's a favorite picture of mine! A package can really sell me in the store too..even if the product isn't what it's cracked up to be..I just love the packaging! Don't get me wrong I usually love what's inside too!Very inspiring!

Post Grad Hair Cut said...

I totally get this obsession. Ribbon is just too wonderful.

(always)alanna said...

im with you on the packaging thing. besides, who cares about the gift when the box is stunning?
and gorgeouss blogg! will definitely be stopping by to visit again SOON!

Itch2stitch.com said...

That was a feast for the eyes! I just adore a beautifully wrapped and pakaged parcel! suzie xxx

onsundaymorning said...

Wow, those packages are amazing. I don't think I would want to open one if someone gave me something wrapped that nicely.

Couture Millinery Atelier. said...

Dear Sharon, it looks like we share the love for beautiful packaging!I thought I would recommend unbelievable artist to you, her name is Noel and her Blog is right here - www.fanciful-fanciful.blogspot.com she creats the most fabulous things on earth!:-) Wishing you the most beautiful weekend and THANK YOU for leaving such a beautiful comment for me.

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

i love beautiful wrapping, you are so right, it doubles the pleasure :)

Tiedupmemories said...

Just stopping by to say I would love to trade links and I put you on my side bar. As I was scrolling down...I spotted my locket! Thank you so much to show it!That was very sweet of you. I appreciate it! I wish you a great weekend!

Nicole* said...

Ribbon fireworks :) love it!


Happy 2010! I just stumbled upon your virtual chronicle and absolutely love your world view.

If you get a chance, swing by and say hello. I would love to hear about all your wants, musings, and distractions. Thank you darling and wonderful blog, I will be back regularly.


Kristin said...

I wish I was a better wrapper! I'm just terrible at it.

Duchess of Tea said...

Sharon darling they are all so lovely. My favourite is the small pink one with the black bow and the vintage hat boxes. Darling, how is Aaron doing? much better I hope. Wishing you a marvelous weekend.

Love & Hugs

Michael Mattison said...

Yes, thoughtful packaging is half the fun, which the images here show to brilliant effect.
I'm very, very fortunate that I had a very stylish, cultured aunt who introduced me at a very early age to exquisite gift wrapping, e.g. using fabric instead of paper, and using the finest marbled papers from Florence. That was the 70s and early 80s and in Seattle there wasn't much of that going on. In San Francisco, where my aunt was from, it was an entirely different story.
Love your blog.

Amy said...

I wish I could wrap presents this beautiful, it makes the love instantly flow out even before the gift is unwrapped.

LyddieGal said...

I love it when the wrapping is just as beautiful as the gift - when ever I receive a particularly lovely gift, I always have to take a photo before I unwrap it!

Torie Jayne said...

Fabulous post!I love the vintage wrap and that wrapping station is wonderful! Have a sweet day!

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